New Arrest In Pierson Burglary

Posted on 13 November 2008

Another Sag Harbor teen has been arrested in connection with an alleged burglary at Pierson Middle-High School on Halloween night, according to an arrest report provided by Sag Harbor Village Police.

On Wednesday, November 5 police arrested Benjamin Joseph Lehmann, 17, of Sag Harbor on a felony count of burglary in the third degree and criminal mischief in the fourth degree, a misdemeanor, stemming from an October 31 incident where Lehmann and Steven Early allegedly entered the school through a door on the roof of the building and while inside removed three fire extinguishers, spraying the contents in the school’s three stairwells. 

According to police, the alarm at the school temporarily malfunctioned and has since been fixed.

Both Early and Lehmann were arraigned at East Hampton Town Justice Court on Thursday, November 6 and both were released on their own recognizance.

Southampton Village Police reported the arrest of two men for felony burglary after a resident called police after seeing two men acting suspiciously in the area of Little Plains Road and Foster Crossing. On Friday, November 7 police received the call, and dispatched officers to the area of what was a prior burglary, discovering two males at the scene allegedly burglarizing the residence. After a foot pursuit, police said they were able to apprehend Axel Monroy, 23, of Southampton and Esly Antonio Turcious Diaz, 33. Monroy was charged with burglary in the third degree and possession of burglars tools, while Diaz is facing charged of burglary in the third degree, possession of burglar tools and two counts of criminal possession of stolen property in the fifth degree. On November 8 both were arraigned at Southampton Village Justice Court and were remanded to the Suffolk County Correctional Facility in Riverhead in lieu of $30,000 bail apiece.

An e-mail has been circulating throughout the Sag Harbor, North Haven and Bridgehampton communities regarding two men in a dark green Jeep who have allegedly approached children in North Haven on a few occasions. According to a report filed with Sag Harbor Village Police on Tuesday, November 4, three students came forward to a Sag Harbor Elementary School teacher reporting that two men in the Jeep attempted to get them to enter the vehicle by asking for help. The men, according to a description filed with police, are in there 30s, one with blond hair, the other with black hair. The e-mail described another incident, involving two young boys being approached by the same men in Bay Haven. Southampton Town Police have also been notified about the incident.

Daniel Lachcik, 55, of Southampton was arrested by Southampton Town Police on Thursday, November 6, at North Sea and Sandy Hollow roads in North Sea and charged with driving while intoxicated, a misdemeanor, after he was involved in a motor vehicle accident. Police said no one was injured in the accident.

On Saturday, November 8 Southampton Town Police arrested John Montgomery, 29, of Mastic Beach for allegedly driving while intoxicated, a misdemeanor, after police said he was in an accident involving two other vehicles on Montauk Highway in Sagaponack.

A former employee of a Main Street, Sag Harbor business was arrested by Sag Harbor Village Police on Monday, November 10 after allegedly stealing from the businesses cash register on several occasions since October 2008. Orlando F. Tavares, 56, of Sag Harbor was charged with petit larceny, a misdemeanor. According to police no more than $100 was taken from the business and Tavares was released on an appearance ticket.

On Tuesday, November 4, Southampton Village Police arrested Steven F. Price, 31, of Sag Harbor for alleged aggravated unlicensed operation in the third degree, a misdemeanor. No other details about the arrest were provided by police.

Southampton Town Police arrested Selvin Juarez-Luna, 29, of Flanders on charges of unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, a misdemeanor offense, on Saturday, November 8 after he was allegedly found to be driving without a license on West Pond Drive in Bridgehampton. Police said the Department of Immigration and Customs Enforcement has also been looking for Juarez-Luna.

Southampton Village Police arrested Glenn A. Gibson, 46, of Wainscott on Friday, November 7 on an outstanding bench warrant for failure to appear. He was arraigned at village justice court and released on $500 bail.

A white graffiti expletive was spray painted on a stone pillar at the corner of Montauk Avenue Extension and Harrison Street according to a report filed with Sag Harbor Village Police on Wednesday, November 5.

A Suffolk Street, Sag Harbor resident called village police on Saturday, November 8 to report someone damaged his mailbox. 

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