Police make fourth arrest in ATV abduction case

01/17/2012 3:24 PM |

A fourth person has been charged in the September abduction of a Mattituck resident from the Empire gas station in Laurel.

Southold Town Police said Sunday that Anthony Infantolino, 18, of Riverhead was recently charged with second-degree robbery, second-degree unlawful imprisonment and third-degree assault in the Sept. 1 kidnapping.

The victim told police in September that he was confronted by three males and an older woman, forced into a white Dodge Neon and taken to a Jamesport address where a fourth male arrived. The alleged assailants then took his cell phone and called his friends and said they would continue to hold him until a stolen ATV was returned. Police said in September that the victim was then stripped of his shoes and cigarettes and assaulted before being forced into the back of a pickup truck and released near Pier Avenue in Riverhead.

Police arrested Elizabeth Bucalo-Lingerfelt, 51, and her son, Conon Lingerfelt, 17, both of Jamesport, and Philip Trentacoste, 18, of Aquebogue, in September, and said at the time that other arrests were pending.

Police said that all four individuals are currently awaiting future court dates.

This is not Mr. Infantolino’s first run-in with the law. In November, he was charged with fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon and unlawful possession of marijuana following a traffic stop on County Road 105, state police said.