FARMINGVILLE, NY (OnSachem.com / OnTownMedia.com) — Somers Court in Farmingville turned into a lively party over the weekend with 200 to 300 people in attendance, according to the Suffolk County Police Department.
But, police said there were a few alleged problems – underage drinking, assault of a 62-year-old man, and hosting a gathering with more people than allowed during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Sixth Precinct officers based in Selden responded to 6 Somers Court in Farmingville at approximately 8:40 p.m. Saturday after receiving what police said were “multiple 911 calls regarding a large party.”
Once officers arrived, they found a party with 200 to 300 people in attendance. Under current New York State COVID-19 safety restrictions, gatherings in phase four regions like Suffolk County are limited to 50 or fewer people. Police also learned there was alleged underage drinking at the party.
“Additionally, a 62-year-old man who lives on the street was struck in the face by a male as the group was dispersing from the party,” a police spokesperson said.
The man was treated for minor injuries at Stony Brook University Hospital. Sixth Precinct Crime Section officers are investigating the assault.
Resident Kim Catalanotto, 47, was charged with Criminal Nuisance 2nd Degree for allegedly hosting a gathering larger than allowed. She has also been charged under the Suffolk County Social Host Law for the alleged underage drinking. Police said Catalanotto will be arraigned at a later date.
A month ago, a Sweet 16 party with allegedly 81 guests at Miller Place Inn became what Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone called a ‘super-spreader’ event, which led to a COVID-19 outbreak and the two-week closure of Sachem High School North in Lake Ronkonkoma.