Police Blotter: June 4 through June 11

Posted on 11 June 2009

$3,000 Theft at Antiques Store

According to Southampton Town Police, three young women attempted to steal approximately $3,000 worth of merchandise from a Bridgehampton antiques store on Saturday, June 6. The victim told police that two of the women had visited the store last week to possibly scout out the location. On Saturday, they returned with a girl of around 13 years of age. One women tried to distract the victim while the other women handed items to the young girl. All three women attempted to leave in a vehicle driven by a male. The victim ran out and confronted the women as they hopped into the van. The victim told them that he had called the police and had given them their license plate number. Police say they still haven’t positively identified the criminals. The items stolen included a Chinese Porcelain Dog, worth $750, a Turkish pot, worth $950, and a Chinese carving, worth $1,125.
Daniel Barrantes, 27, of Hampton Bays was arrested by Sag Harbor Village police on Saturday, June 6. According to police, Barrantes was arrested for an open bench warrant out of Sag Harbor, through Southampton Town Police, for failing to pay a fine, a misdemeanor.

According to Sag Harbor Village Police reports, a local resident found their front windshield broken after returning to the parked car on Meadow Street on Tuesday, June 2.

On Wednesday, June 3, a pager was allegedly lifted from a parked car on Bay Street, says Sag Harbor Village Police reports. Although the report didn’t specify whether or not the car was unlocked.

According to Southampton Town Police reports, a North Haven home on Actors Colony Road was broken into on Monday, June 1. Police report that the trespassers stole a six-pack of Corona beer. A truck on the premises was spray painted in black lettering. “DNK” and “BYES” were painted on the sides of the vehicle. Police say there are still no suspects in this case.

A Southampton resident reported to Southampton Town Police on Tuesday, June 2, that she saw a speeding car make a sharp turn and strike a tree on Ocean Road in Bridgehampton. The witness told police the driver attempted to hide the vehicle behind some hedges in a field near Hildreth Lane. Police say they learned the driver possibly lived on Sagg Road in Bridgehampton. When police arrived at the driver’s residence and knocked on the door, the alleged driver ran from the front door to the back of the house. Police say they weren’t able to locate the driver.
According to a resident of Elm Street in Sag Harbor, her home was damaged by a car on Wednesday, June 3. The victim told Southampton Town Police that the driver also hit two small trees on the street, before leaving the scene of the accident. After an investigation, police say they located the vehicle at the Getty Gas Station on Main Street. Apparently, the damage to the vehicle matched the damage to the residence.

A Sag Harbor resident’s wallet was allegedly stolen from her locked vehicle on Saturday, June 6. The victim spent the day at Ocean Road Beach in Bridgehampton and told Southampton Town Police she left her car keys on the tire in the wheel well. The wallet was valued at $300. The victim said $100 in cash and seven other credit cards, in the wallet, were also stolen.
Johnathan Wintjen, 47, undomiciled was charged with driving while intoxicated and aggravated unlicensed operation in the third degree, both misdemeanors, by Southampton Town Police on Wednesday, June 3. Police say Wintjen struck a parked vehicle at the Starbucks in Bridgehampton, damaging the car. According to police, Wintjen had glassy eyes, his speech was slurred and his breath smelled strongly of alcohol. Wintjen allegedly refused to submit to a sobriety test. Wintjen’s license had also been suspended for failing to pay child support.

Southampton Town Police stopped Anibal Urgiles, 28, of East Quogue on Bricklin Road in Sag Harbor on Saturday, June 6. Police say Urgiles was pulled over for a stop sign violation, but a DMV check showed that Urgiles’ license was suspended. Urgiles faces charges of aggravated unlicensed operation in the third degree, a misdemeanor.

Gilberto Gallardo, 18, of Sag Harbor, was stopped by Southampton Town Police on Thursday, June 4, in Southampton. Police say Gallardo was stopped for having a sub-standard left rear tire/wheel. A DMV check showed that Gallardo was unlicensed and didn’t have insurance for his vehicle. Gallardo faces charges of unlicensed operator, a violation.

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