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Islander arrested for assault

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Thomas P. Ritzler, 48, was arrested  on Monday at 5:45 p.m. by Shelter Island Police officers and charged with two counts of second-degree assault, three counts of second-degree strangulation, and one count of criminal mischief.

Police said Mr. Ritzler’s arrest was the result of a reported domestic dispute and “conduct over several months prior to the arrest.”

Mr. Ritzler, police said, was processed at police headquarters, arraigned at Shelter Island Justice Court, and released  on $10,000 cash bail. He was directed to return at a later date.

An order of protection was issued on behalf of the victim.

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