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Police Blotter: Tractor Accident Temporarily Shuts Down LIRR

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On Wednesday, February 19, the Southampton Town police reported a motor vehicle accident that occurred on Tuckahoe Road at the intersection with County Road 39, in Southampton. An accident investigation revealed that a tractor trailer operated by Jason Lee Poling, 35, of Michigan attempted to negotiate a right turn onto Tuckahoe Road from County Road 39, but impacted with a Long Island Rail Road crossing gate support pole causing the rear axle to lodge on one of the support pilings and the tractor trailer became stuck across the railroad tracks. The LIRR was immediately advised to halt train traffic in the area and Tuckahoe Road was closed to vehicle traffic. Once the vehicle had been removed, the LIRR service reopened.

Michael Rincon, 20, of Hampton Bays was arrested by Sag Harbor Village Police on Thursday, February 19. Police say Rincon was observed driving a 2000 Ford Focus down Jermain Avenue, and was reportedly speeding at 41 miles per hour in a 25 mile per hour zone. When stopped by police, a Department of Motor Vehicle scan revealed that his drivers license was revoked on January 6, 2009, for driving while his ability was impaired by alcohol. His license was suspended, pending prosecution by the court. On Thursday, Rincon was charged with aggravated unlicensed operation, a misdemeanor, and speeding, a violation.

According to Southampton Town Police, a Sag Harbor resident reported on Thursday, February 19, unknown suspects shot the front siding and roofing, along the north west side of his employer’s Southampton residence with numerous pink paintballs. The victim stated the incident caused a substantial inconvenience because he had to wash the paint off the residence.

On Saturday, February 21, Marshall Crowley, 68 of Hampton Bays was arrested by Sag Harbor Village Police on the charge of failing to appear in court. Southampton Village Police picked up Crowley at the Sag Harbor Village police station, where he had been temporarily held. Crowley was then turned over to the East Hampton Town Police Department, where he was held until his arraignment.

Some driveway lights were ripped out of the ground on a North Haven property, says a report filed with the Southampton Town Police. The victim told police the damage exceeds $250. Police have no leads at this time.

Javier Viteri Calle, was arrested by Sag Harbor Village Police on Saturday, February 21. Calle was charged with driving while intoxicated, a misdemeanor, and unlicensed operator, a violation. According to police, Calle was observed driving on Hampton Street, when he failed to keep to the right side of the road and drove his vehicle in the wrong lane of traffic. Police say Calle failed to pull over when the police car’s overhead light was turned on. He allegedly continued to drive on the wrong side of the road. Shortly after the sirens were used, in conjunction with the overhead lights, Calle was pulled to the side of the road. Once Calle was stopped on Hampton Street, the police say they ascertained that Calle was intoxicated by alcohol.

An East Hampton resident reported on Thursday, February 19 someone threw a brick through the passenger side window of her car and stole her handbag while it was parked at a non-profit Bridgehampton organization. The victim told police there were several items in her handbag, including her debit and credit cards, $40 dollars in cash, her driver’s license and her check book. She also informed police the bag was worth $120. The victim believed the damage to her window will cost close to $300.

On Wednesday, February 18, at 10 a.m. Jason Katalinas, 23, of South Berlin, N.Y., was arrested for aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle in the second degree, a misdemeanor. According to Southampton Town Police, Katalinas was observed operating his 2000 Chrysler on Route 114 in North Haven and stopped for a tinted windows violation. A driver’s license check revealed that his license had five suspensions. During the traffic stop, a passenger was found to be in possession of a small quantity marijuana. William Katalinas, 21, of Afton, N.Y. was arrested for unlawful possession of marijuana, a violation. Both men were arraigned in Southampton Town Justice Court.

According to Southampton Town Police, an unknown person or persons, chopped down several trees at a Sagaponack residence between Saturday, January 31, and Saturday, February 7. Police say no evidence was left at the scene. The victim reported the location is a summer community with no permanent residents.

A North Sea resident’s car was allegedly stolen from his driveway, along with his wallet, between Saturday, February 21, and Sunday, 22. According to a report filed with the Southampton Town Police, the car keys were in the unlocked vehicle.

A Water Mill resident was driving through Sag Harbor when, he says, his Volvo was struck by a silver Cadillac on Noyac Road. The police searched the area but failed to find a car matching the victim’s description.

Southampton Town Police say on Tuesday, February 17, a North Sea resident was issued a bad check by a prospective renter. The victim told police he had posted an advertisement on the Internet for a room he was renting in his home during the summer. He then received a reply from the suspect. The suspect later sent the victim four moneygram money orders for $1,000 each. The suspect allegedly informed the victim she was sending her belongings to the residence ahead of time and the shipment would be C.O.D., or cash on delivery. The victim deposited the money orders into his bank account and was told it would take three to five days to clear. On Wednesday, February 18, the suspect contacted the victim and told him she needed the money back to pay the shipping company prior to the shipment. The victim supposedly sent $650, of his own money, through Western Union, but then later discovered the money orders were void.

Police Blotter: What’s Not In Your Wallet?

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According to Sag Harbor Village police, a bank teller at Capitol One Bank, in Sag Harbor, allegedly stole more than $11,000 from her employer. On November 15, someone from 7-eleven made a deposit with the bank teller. Police say that the teller subsequently took the money, and a log of the deposit was never registered on the bank’s computer system. Capitol One has video evidence of the teller committing the crime, said village Leiutenant Tom McKay. McKay added that although the teller later confessed to the crime, Capitol One didn’t report the crime to police until Tuesday, January 6, and have not signed an affidavit. Police believe the teller is in the process of repaying the sum to the bank.

A Sag Harbor Pierson High School student was allegedly assaulted on Thursday, January 8. The victim had been involved in a fight on the second floor hallway of the high school, reports the Sag Harbor Village Police. According to police, the victim sustained numerous injuries, including a broken cheekbone, fractured eye socket, broken nose and possible nerve damage. The student was rushed to Southampton Hospital. Police say that an arrest is pending and an investigation of the incident is ongoing.

On Tuesday, January 6, Pamela Prager, 55, of New York, NY was arrested by the Sag Harbor Village Police on charges of aggravated unlicensed in the third degree, a misdemeanor, unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and operating an uninsured motor vehicle, both traffic violations. Police say they observed Prager operating here vehicle on Division Street with less than two brake lights. Upon traffic stop at Division Street, a scan of her license allegedly showed that her operating privileges in New York State had been suspended in July 2008 for failure to answer a summons.

Pedro Diaz, 40, of Mattituck was arrested by Sag Harbor Village Police on Friday, January 8. Police say that Diaz was stopped on Hampton Street for traffic violations and a drivers license check revealed that he had an active Bench Warrant out of Southold Town.

Several items were reportedly stolen from a vehicle parked in the parking lot of Bridgehampton commons on Wednesday, January 7. According to Southampton Town Police, the victim, a Brooklyn resident, reported that the hatch back of her vehicle was unlocked and that a laptop car charger, worth $25, two sets of Legos blocks, worth $17, and a pair of bookends, worth $10, were taken from the vehicle.

According to Southampton Town Police, on Sunday, January 4, three unknown persons damaged a spot light on the grounds of North Haven business. Police say that the unknown persons also knocked down a Christmas tree and broke a guard booth window. Although the business does have video surveillance of the area, say police, it does not show the exact are where the damage occurred. Instead, police report that the video shows three people walking around the area, two women and one man, and three vehicle: a gray jeep, a dark-colored Mercedes-Benz, and possibly a Lexus. Police say that the owner believes the damages total less than $1,000. This case is active pending further investigation and the Southampton Town Police urges anyone with any information to call their offices.

Joao Martins, 54, of Farmingville was arrested at 9 a.m. in Bridgehampton on Sunday, January 4. According to Southampton Town Police, Martins was observed hunting on a private property. He was later released and issued an appearance ticket. Martins faces charges of trespassing, a misdemeanor. On the same day, at 10:41 a.m., Joao Silva, 58, of Holtsville, NY was also arrested on the premises for allegedly hunting on the property without permission.

On Monday, January 5, Katheryn Cooke was arrested by Southampton Town Police in Noyac on charges of driving while intoxicated, a misdemeanor, and aggravated driving while intoxicated, a misdemeanor. Cooke, 18, of West Sand, NY was allegedly involved in a single motor vehicle accident, where her vehicle rolled-over. Police reported that Cooke’s breath smelled of an alcoholic beverage and she allegedly failed a field test. Police say they asked her why her vehicle had departed the roadway and she stated that she had imbibed a few shots. Cooke was then transferred to Southampton Hospital for medical treatment, but reportedly refused treatment and was released.

On Wednesday, January 7, at 6:17 p.m. Chloe Gifkins, 19, of Sagaponack was charged with operating a vehicle with a suspended registration, a misdemeanor. The vehicle was impounded.

As a North Sea resident was out for a walk on the morning of Wednesday, December 17, Southampton Town Police say that she noticed one of her neighbor’s kitchen window was broken. According to police, the following morning she went for another walk and noticed that the window was still broken. Later that day, the woman called the police. They did searched the house, but couldn’t determine if any items had been stolen. The police say that they later called the homeowner, who reported that he hadn’t been in the house for two months.

On Thursday, January 8, a North Sea resident reported that four bottles of alcohol were stolen from her home. Southampton Town Police believe that the subjects entered through the unlocked garage door then broke a small window on an inside door to gain access to the residence. Police also suspect that the subject(s) exited the same way they entered. The victim allegedly reported to police that nothing else was taken from the home, except the two bottles of wine, worth $12 each a $25 bottle of vodka, and a $25 bottle of gin.

On Sunday, January 11, at about 1:30 p.m. Southampton Town Police responded of a pedestrian that had been struck by a vehicle on North Sea Road in Southampton. Upon investigating, police say they determined that a 2005 For Taurus, operated by Stephen Grozio, 56 of Southampton was northbound on North Sea Road when the driver suffered a medical condition which caused him to briefly lose consciousness, driving onto the shoulder of the roadway and striking the pedestrian. The pedestrian was identified as Jose Luis Silva, 23, of Southampton. Silva was treated at the scene by the Southampton Volunteer Ambulance and transported to Stony Brook University Hospital by a Suffolk County Police helicopter for treatment of his injuries. The driver of the vehicle was transported to Southampton Hospital, and no charges have been filed against him.