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Police: Suspect arrested after ice pick stabbing in Mount Sinai

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A Mount Sinai man was arrested Saturday evening after a dispute turned violent and the man allegedly stabbed his landlord with an ice pick, according to police sources and a Jan. 18 report in Newsday.

Ulesses Andrade, 50, of 53 Chestnut St., will face a judge Sunday morning for arraignment after being charged with second-degree assault and fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon.

Andrade, police said, had been arguing with the victim, 24-year-old Joseph Berendowski, who also lives in the home. When the dispute escalated, Andrade allegedly grabbed an ice pick and stabbed Berendowski in the neck.

A law enforcement source said the argument appeared to have stemmed from a landlord-tenant matter.

Berendowski, who suffered minor injuries, was treated Saturday night at Stony Brook University Hospital, police said. Attempts to reach him Sunday morning were not successful.

Andrade was arrested after the incident and taken to the Fifth Precinct in Patchogue. He is due to appear at First District Court in Central Islip for arraignment.

This is a developing story. Stay with for updates as more information becomes available.

With Andrew Tetreault