By Claire Walla
Several thefts from cars in the Sag Harbor area were reported to Southampton Town Police on Thursday, January 20. A Noyac resident reported witnessing (via video surveillance footage) an unknown figure — allegedly a white male, age 18 to 25—throw an object through a car’s window, at which point the man allegedly entered the vehicle and then fled on foot. Based on a related incident, police determined the thrown item was a tape measure with the name “Tom L.” written on it.
The alleged break-ins — occurring between the hours of 3 p.m. on Wednesday, January 19 and 10 a.m. January 20 — targeted unlocked vehicles on Walnut Street, High View Drive, Parkway Drive, Noyac Road and two cars outside residences on Whitney Road, according to police. Items reported stolen include: two check books, one GM-model car stereo ($125), two BlackBerry car chargers ($20 each), one RCA DVD player with screen ($100), one black Coach bag ($20), one HP Graphite laptop with a 15-inch screen ($800) and two Garmin GPS units ($120 to $150). Police say they have no suspects at this time.
Antonio E. Mejia, 31, of East Hampton was issued charges on Friday, January 21 of aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle in the third degree, a misdemeanor, and an equipment obstruction, a violation, according to Sag Harbor Village Police. Mejia was traveling southbound on Hampton Street with an object attached to his vehicle that obstructed the operator’s rear view of the roadway, police say. Upon traffic stop, it was ascertained that Mejia had been driving with a suspended license.
On Sunday, January 23, Sag Harbor Village Police say Wendy L. Moonan, 63, of New York City was issued four citation charges for improper right turn, unsafe lane change, failing to stop at a stop sign and failing to signal; she was also charged with driving while intoxicated, a misdemeanor. Upon investigation, police say, it was determined she was intoxicated.
Wojciech Radziwonski, 22, of Riverhead was issued charges of aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle in the third degree, a misdemeanor, unlicensed operator, a violation, and failing to stop at a stop sign, a violation, according to Southampton Town Police. Radziwonski allegedly failed to stop at a stop sign on Hedges Lane North in Sagaponack when police pulled him over and noticed his license had been revoked.
On Friday, January 21, Maria Michel Mendez-Yanez, 30, of Wainscott was issued charges of petit larceny for allegedly stealing about $600 from a business on Montauk Highway in Bridgehampton. She was working as a cashier when she was put on surveillance by the business’ “loss prevention manager” who had found shortages in her register since beginning in October 2010, police say. Mendez-Yanez was caught on tape, according to the report, on January 14, 15 and 16 taking U.S. currency from a cash register and dropping it into a shopping bag underneath the counter. In total, police say she allegedly stole $600.
On Sunday, January 23, Southampton Town Police report that Segundo Jovanni Pizarro, 31, of Water Mill was issued charges of aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle in the second degree, a misdemeanor, unlicensed operator, a violation, and failure to signal, a violation. Pizarro allegedly failed to signal at the corner of Brick Kiln and Noyac Roads, when police pulled him over and discovered his license had been suspended.
On Friday, January 21 at approximately 9:14 p.m. Susan Linda Kataka, 34, of Sag Harbor was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct, a violation, Southampton Village Police say.
On Monday, January 24 at approximately 5:25 p.m. Richard Finder, 54, of Water Mill was arrested and charged with unlawful possession of marijuana, a violation.