Thomas Lippens and his parents drove up to a security booth at Squassux Landing Marina, located on Beaver Dam Road in Brookhaven, around 1 o’clock, police say. Lippens, 24, became irate and threatened the security guard after the guard denied the family access to the marina. Police say the family did not have the proper credentials to access to the property.
Lippens exited the vehicle and left on foot. About 15 minutes later, he returned threatened the security guard with what appeared to be a handgun, police say. He then fled on a dirt-bike.
A short time later, Fifth Precinct Police Officer Jeremy Fanning questioned the victim and witnesses at the marina. The officer was able to locate the family’s vehicle, which was left in the marina parking lot by Lippens’ parents. Officer Fanning ran the license plate and obtained Lippens’ home address. Fifth Precinct Police Officers Mike Campbell and Paul Parasmo went to Lippens’ residence, located at 7 Bond Lane in Brookhaven. Lippens attempted to flee the residence when he saw the officers approaching but, after a brief struggle, the officers were able to detain him, police say. Officers from the Emergency Service and Property Sections also responded and helped seize ammunition and several weapons, including loaded assault rifles, Kung Fu stars and knives. A bullet proof vest and more than 20-marijuana plants and drug paraphernalia were also seized.
Lippens was charged with Menacing 2nd Degree, Criminal Possession of a Weapon 4th Degree and Unlawful Possession of Marijuana. He is being held overnight and is scheduled to be arraigned August 6 at First District Court in Central Islip.