Sag Harbor Man Charged In Felony Car Theft

Posted on 16 October 2008

A Sag Harbor resident was charged with grand larceny in the third degree and criminal possession of stolen property in the third degree, class D felonies, after Southampton Town Police arrested him on Thursday, October 9 for allegedly stealing a car.

According to police, Mark Harbersham, 50, of Sag Harbor was charged after a police investigation into the theft of a 1996 Chevrolet Impala from a West Montauk Highway business. Harbersham is alleged to have stolen the vehicle and withheld it from its owner. The car was recovered at a Sag Harbor residence, said police, and Harbersham arrested.

Police said Harbersham was also discovered to have driven another vehicle during a period where his license was suspended and revoked 22 time in the State of New York. That vehicle was impounded, and Harbersham faces an additional charge of aggravated unlicensed operation in the second degree, a misdemeanor, and for having an unregistered vehicle, a traffic infraction. He was held overnight, following his arrest, for arraignment.

Southampton Town Police Department’s Street Crime Unit reported the arrest of Sam Cooper, 29, of East Hampton on Wednesday, October 8 after an investigation in Bridgehampton. According to police, Cooper was allegedly seem loitering and making repeated drug transactions, leading police on a foot chase through a residential area before finally being apprehended. Cooper is charged with two counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance in the third degree, a class B felony, criminal possession of a controlled substance in the fourth degree, a class C felony, criminal sale of a controlled substance in the third degree, a class B felony, criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree, a class A misdemeanor, as well as unlawful possession of marijuana, resisting arrest, both violations, and for loitering.

After Southampton Town Police said they observed Heriberto Otero, 44, of Sag Harbor failing to maintain his lane of traffic while driving on Narrow Lane in Bridgehampton on Sunday, October 12 at 2:04 a.m. police pulled him over and arrested him for allegedly driving while intoxicated, a misdemeanor, and felony aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle.

Anthony J. Robb, 33, of Inwood, New York was arrested by Southampton Town Police on Monday, October 13 around 12:30 a.m. on charges of driving while intoxicated, a misdemeanor. According to police, they pulled Robb over after observing his 2006 Mini Copper on Main Street, Sag Harbor, failing to maintain its lane of travel. Robb was charged and held for arraignment the following morning, where he was released on his own recognizance.

Sag Harbor Village Police report the arrest of Richie Daniel Rivera, 26, of Hampton Bays on Thursday, October 9. According to police they pulled him over on Brickiln Road after Rivera allegedly ran a red light and discovered his license was suspended in April and again in July. Rivera was charged with aggravated unlicensed operation in the third degree, a misdemeanor, and released on an appearance ticket.

On Sunday, September 28 Southampton Town Police arrested Nicholas M. Letcher, 29, of East Hampton in Bridgehampton after police said they found him in possession of marijuana. He was charged with unlawful possession of marijuana, which is a violation.

Thomas Ray Brennan, 29, of Ronkonkoma was arrested by Sag Harbor Village Police on Thursday, October 9. Police said while working at a Bluff Point Road residence Brennan was involved in a verbal altercation with another man, who alleges Brennan struck him on the left side of the head. Brennan was charged with harassment in the second degree, a violation, and released on an appearance ticket.

Southampton Town police arrested J.R. Hires, 23, of Bridgehampton for on Tuesday, October 7 for failure to appear on a bench warrant. According to police, they responded to a domestic incident at Hires’ Sag Harbor-Bridgehampton Turnpike residence and during a routine check found he was allegedly wanted on a county warrant for aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle in the third degree, a misdemeanor, as well as on a local bench warrant for failure to appear.

Sag Harbor Village Police received a report on Sunday, October 12 about an incident on Ninevah Beach where an elderly man allegedly approached another man, who was walking his dog on the beach, and told him to get his dog off the beach while holding a large kitchen knife in one hand, a meat cleaver in the other. The man walking his dog left the scene and contacted police, who were unable to locate the elderly gentleman.

On Saturday, October 11 Sag Harbor Village Police received a report of a damaged vehicle, which sustained a 10-inch red scratch, according to the owner of the car, by unknown persons.

A license plate for a trailer was reported stolen by a Madison Street resident, according to a report filed with Sag Harbor Village Police on Monday, October 13. 

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