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Police Blotter: Local Arrested For Mischief

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Manuel Munoz, 22, of East Hampton was arrested by Sag Harbor Police for alleged criminal trespass in the third degree, a misdemeanor. Apparently, Munoz knocked on the bedroom sliding glass door of a former coworker on Redwood Road in the early morning hours of Saturday, May 30. The victim told police that Munoz asked if she wanted to hang out with him and drink some beers. The victim told Munoz to leave and she later called the police. When the police arrived, they searched the neighborhood and say they found Munoz driving from Long Island Avenue onto Main Street. Police say they stopped Munoz on Bay Street and found that he fit the description given by the defendant. The victim was called to the scene where she identified Munoz. He was processed and later released on $400 bail.

According to Sag Harbor Village Police, Rolanda Stephanos, 29, of Sagaponack was charged with driving a vehicle without a registration, a misdemeanor, on Tuesday, May 26. Police say they stopped Stephanos at the corner of Madison Street and Susan Street, for having an expired inspection sticker, but police say they also discovered that the vehicle was suspended in September 2008 for an insurance lapse. Police report that Stephanos presented police an insurance card that had expired in February 2009.

On Wednesday, May 27, Sag Harbor Village Police arrested Bonilla Esteban, 34, of Bridgehampton, for alleged aggravated unlicensed operation in the third degree, a misdemeanor. Police say they stopped Esteban on Hampton Street for a traffic violation. Police say they discovered that Esteban’s license was suspended in December 2006 for failing to answer a summons.

On Thursday, May 21, Nancy Mone, 50, of Sag Harbor was arrested and charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated, a misdemeanor. Southampton Village police stopped Mone while she was driving her Mini Cooper on Old Town Road for allegedly running into a curb while attempting to turn onto Wickapogue Road.
Hector Mora, 27, of Hampton Bays was arrested by Southampton Town Police on charges of aggravated unlicensed operation in the third degree, a misdemeanor, on Friday, May15. Police say Mora was stopped for failing to wear his seat belt in North Sea. Police say a driver license check revealed that Mora’s license was suspended for failing to pay fines out of Queens in May 2007 and April 2007.

Southampton Town Police arrested George McBride, 58, of Hampton Bays on Friday, May 26. According to police, McBride was seen driving on Montauk Highway in Bridgehampton with a trailer attached and no license plate or working brake lights. Upon a stop, police say they learned that McBride’s license had been revoked for failing to submit to a chemical test. McBride was arrested on charges of aggravated unlicensed operation in the second degree, a misdemeanor.

On Saturday, May 27, Southampton Town Police arrested Claudio Lliguin, 22, of Hampton Bays for alleged aggravated unlicensed operation in third degree, a misdemeanor. Police report that Lliguin was seen driving in a dangerous manner on the Sag Harbor Turnpike. When stopped, police say they discovered that Lliguin’s license was suspended for operating a vehicle without insurance.
Southampton Town Police say that a Southampton Town resident beach permit was removed from a parked vehicle at Sagg Main Beach on Saturday, May 30.

William Zawacki, 17, of Sleepy Hollow, N.Y. was arrested by Southampton Town police on Saturday, May 23, in Noyac. According to police, Zawacki was arrested after throwing a water balloon from a moving vehicle. Police say Zawacki was a passenger in the vehicle and threw the balloon onto the windshield of the vehicle behind him. The victim told police that the balloon hit the driver’s side of her windshield and shattered it, causing damage in excess of $250. The victim told police that she wanted the perpetrator arrested. Zawacki was charged with criminal mischief in the fourth degree, a misdemeanor.

Man Found Unconscious in 7-11 Parking Lot

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According to Sag Harbor Village Police, a man was found unconscious in the 7-eleven parking lot on Sunday evening at around 9:40 p.m. Police say they were called by a witness who said they saw two Hispanic males in their mid-twenties exit a green Mercury Sable and then pull a third Hispanic male – also mid-twenties out of the vehicle. Police say the victim was then knocked to the ground, before the unknown suspects sped away. The victim was later medevaced to Stony Brook University Medical Center. As of yet, the police haven’t disclosed the identity of the victim. Police say the incident is still under investigation, and anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Sag Harbor Police Department Detective Jeffrey Proctor at 725-0623. 

Two Arrested in Burglaries, Again

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 On Thanksgiving eve in 2007, Bryan Lopez and Andrew Wawryk, two local teenagers, illegally gained access to three Sag Harbor businesses — Whaler’s Cleaners, Vincenzo’s Pizza and the Ice Cream Club. Lopez was charged with two felonies in connection with the incident, and served almost five months in jail, said Sag Harbor Village Police Lieutenant Thomas Mackey. Wawryk still has open charges in connection with this crime said his lawyer Brian Decessa.

 This past weekend, the two young men were again arrested by Sag Harbor Village Police for allegedly engaging in similar criminal behavior. On February 23, between 3 a.m. and 4 a.m., police say Lopez, 20, broke into the store Weekend Warriors on Long Island Avenue in Sag Harbor, by using a pry bar to open a rear door.

 According to police, Lopez proceeded to steal approximately $349 in cash from the store’s register. Later that same day, at around 7:20 a.m., police say Wawryk, also 20, attempted to gain entry into the Black Cat Book Store, located at 78 Main Street. Wawryk is said to have used a butter knife to jimmy the lock of the front door. According to Mackey, a witness, however, saw Wawryk and he then fled the scene.

 Mackey reported that village police launched an investigation of the incidents and gathered evidence including video surveillance footage, physical evidence and a series of interviews. Lopez was allegedly seen on video footage from the surveillance cameras of businesses neighboring Weekend Warriors, including 7-Eleven and physical evidence consisted of the pry bar, which was left at the scene of the crime. In addition, numerous interviews conducted by the police helped round out the investigation and lead to the arrests of Lopez and Wawryk.

 Although the crimes were allegedly committed in February, the two young men weren’t arrested until Saturday, March 14. According to Mackey, both men have confessed to the crimes and signed written confessions. Although they acted independently at each location, Mackey said police ascertained during the investigation that Lopez and Wawryk had spent time together on February 23, before the crimes were committed.

 Wawryk was arrested and charged with attempted burglary in the third degree, a class E felony. He was later issued an appearance ticket and released on a cash bail of $100. Because Lopez successfully committed a burglary, he faces more serious charges and stricter bail terms. Lopez was arrested on charges of burglary in the third degree, a class D felony, and petit larceny, a misdemeanor. He was arraigned at the Southampton Town Justice Court on Sunday, March 15 and was remanded to Suffolk County Jail in Riverhead in lieu of his bail, which was set at $51,085. Wawryk’s arraignment is set for Monday, March 23.

 “I am happy there was an arrest,” said David Lys, the owner of Weekend Warriors. 

 

Above: Mugshots of Bryan Lopez and Andrew Wawryk. 

Police Blotter, March 15: Three Young Men Face Felony Charges

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On Saturday, March 7, the Southampton Town Police Department’s Detective Division reported the arrest of Ashley T. Koral, 27, Spencer W. Koral, 24, and Tripoli Patterson, 24, all of Bridgehampton, on charges of burglary of a residence on Edgewood Avenue, Bridgehampton. According to police, on Saturday, at around 12:30 p.m. the three men entered the residence of a person known to them through a bedroom window. While inside the residence, police say, they assaulted a male resident, causing serious physical injuries. Another resident allegedly called the Southampton Town Police for assistance. The victim was taken to Southampton Hospital by Bridgehampton Volunteer Ambulance personnel for medical treatment. The three men were approached inside the residence by responding Southampton Town Police officers. The victim suffered from lacerations, facial bruising and stitches on both sides of his mouth. The three subjects were charged with burglary in the second degree, a felony, a gang assault in the second degree, a felony, and criminal mischief in the third degree, a felony.

On Monday, March 9, Luis Nano, 25 of Sag Harbor was arrested by Southampton Village Police on an outstanding bench warrant for failing to appear in court.

Sag Harbor Village Police arrested Kim Alison Snyder, 48, of Manhattan, New York for failing to appear in court. According to police, Snyder turned herself into the police to answer a bench warrant that was received on December 23, 2008. Snyder was processed and transported to Southampton Town Justice Court for arraignment.

Southampton Town Police arrested Mario Rodriguez, 41, of Sag Harbor on Friday, February 27, for aggravated unlicensed operation in the third degree, a misdemeanor. Police say Rodriguez was seen speeding on Lower Seven Ponds road in Water Mill. Police allegedly discovered Rodriguez didn’t have a license and a Department of Motor Vehicle scan showed he had been suspended for failing to pay a fine.

A Sag Harbor resident, Charles Laspesa, was arrested by Southampton Town Police in North Haven on Tuesday, February 17. Laspesa was stopped by police while driving his car on Short Beach Road in North Haven. After being stopped, police say, they discovered the vehicle’s registration was suspended due to an insurance lapse. Laspesa was charged with suspended registration, a violation, and operating an uninsured vehicle, a violation.

Kristine Pearson, 21, of South Berlin, New York was arrested by Southampton Town Police on Wednesday, February 18, in North Haven. Police say Pearson was stopped by police for a traffic infraction. The vehicle was subsequently impounded. After a search of the vehicle, police say, a bag of marijuana was found in the car. Pearson allegedly admitted to police that it was her bag. Pearson was charged with unlawful possession of marijuana, a violation.

A dry wall sander, worth $900, was stolen from a Noyac construction site. Numerous people have access to the site, but the authorities have no leads at this time.

According to Southampton Town Police, Jeffrey Phillips, 38, of Noyac violated a duly served order of protection which stated that he must refrain from purchasing, consuming, possessing or being under the influence of alcohol while on the premises of his residence. Phillips was allegedly found by police to be intoxicated at his Noyac home on Saturday, March 7. He was charged criminal contempt of court in the second degree, a misdemeanor.

A 17-year-old girl from East Hampton was arrested in Bridgehampton by Southampton Town Police on Friday, March 6, on charges of petit larceny, a misdemeanor. Allegedly, the girl was seen by a security officer removing items from the racks at T.J. Maxx and placing them into her personal bag. She was then seen leaving the store with the property, say police. The value of the stolen items totaled $166.85.

Appliances and other fixtures were allegedly stolen from a Bridgehampton home on the market, according to a report filed by a Corcoran real estate agent with the Southampton Town Police on Wednesday, March 4. The agent told police all but a few toilets were lifted from the home. The residence was unfurnished. The residence is in foreclosure, and thus has no caretaker. There was no sign of forced entry. The agent also told police the work inside the house was put to a stop several months ago. She also believed the contractors were not paid for their services.

Roy Timmermann, 46, of Southampton was arrested by Southampton Town Police on Sunday, March 8, on charges of identity theft in the third degree, a misdemeanor. According to police, Timmermann used the Bridgehampton National Bank checking account of Susan Vinski to make car payments.

According to a Southampton Town Police report, an unknown person drove on the lawn of a Sagaponack residence on Saturday, February 28. The owner told police the vehicle caused $200 worth of damages to the lawn.

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.

Bridge Graffiti Art Will Stay

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Over a month ago, under the cloak of night, a lone graffiti artist spray painted an homage to a 19-year-old Sag Harbor resident killed in the line of duty in Iraq. Two weeks later, the Sag Harbor-North Haven Bridge, under which the graffiti artist penned the red, white and blue, Captain America-themed tribute, was officially renamed the Lance Corporal Jordan Haerter Veterans Memorial Bridge. And now, this week, the state has announced that it will not seek to have the illegally painted mural removed, but instead will allow it to remain as another honor to Lance Corporal Haerter’s young life.

On Tuesday, December 2, New York State Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele, Jr. announced that the mural would be allowed to stay, rather than be repainted by the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT). The bridge is state property, and is maintained by the NYSDOT.

“Certainly, the village does not condone defacing public property, but this is not a village owned structure so we have no authority,” said Sag Harbor Mayor Greg Ferraris. “I am glad the memorial will stay and it is a tribute to Jordan. I hope it will be there as long as its integrity is still there.”

Following the mural’s creation, state officials had confirmed that they would allow the artistic display to remain under the bridge through the rededication ceremony honoring Lance Corporal Haerter on November 15. In addition to re-naming the bridge after the fallen marine, a granite obelisk memorial was also unveiled that stormy morning in Lance Corporal Haerter’s name next to Windmill Beach in Sag Harbor.

Lance Corporal Haerter was killed in Ramadi, Iraq on April 22 during his first month of duty as a Marine in overseas combat, along with Corporal Jonathan Yale of Meherrin, Virginia when a suicide bomber drove into the checkpoint they were guarding, detonating the vehicle.

Lance Corporal Haerter’s death had a profound effect on the Sag Harbor community, where he was raised by father Christian Haerter and mother JoAnn Lyles and graduated Pierson High School. The community gathered in collective mourning to welcome Lance Corporal Haerter’s body home in Sag Harbor, lining the streets and the cemetery, paying tribute to the sacrifice the young Marine made for his country.

And it seems another person, who remains anonymous, only known publicly by the tag “AMP 26” was also touched by Lance Corporal Haerter’s sacrifice, first spray painting a bench near the 19-year-old’s grave site with the words “thank you,” and then completing the mural weeks later. A man identifying himself as “AMP 26” called The Express office shortly after a police report indicated the spray painting of the bench was a “desecration.” “AMP26,” speaking through a device that changed the sound of his voice, maintained that his work was a “tribute,” not a desecration.

“AMP 26” is not unfamiliar to Sag Harbor Village Police or Southampton Town Police, who have logged numerous reports about graffiti in Sagaponack, Bridgehampton and Sag Harbor, but have yet to catch the individual in the act.

The decision to allow the mural to stay, for now, said Thiele on Wednesday, was in part due to the effort of a letter writing campaign in support of the graffiti art.

“I had gotten somewhere between 20 and 30 letters requesting the mural be kept, mostly from Pierson High School,” said Thiele.

Thiele said he reached out to the New York State Department of Transportation after hearing reports that the mural would be removed as a part of regularly scheduled maintenance, but was informed the mural’s removal was not in fact imminent. Regardless, Thiele said he asked the NYSDOT for a commitment to allow the mural to stay as long as it is properly maintained.

“As long as it looks good and presentable, they will leave it be,” said Thiele.

Thiele said that the mural will remain as long as it is not defaced or begins to deteriorate. What will happen after that, he said, will depend on the wishes of community and government leaders in Sag Harbor.

“The mural is there to honor Jordan, and the person who put it there, that was their intention,” said Thiele. “If it is defaced or deteriorated it is not an honor anymore.”

“I understand the importance of the particular mural, to a family and a community that has endured an extremely painful loss. The artist is obviously very talented. I only wish he would use that talent in a more productive manner.”

Fire Leads To Trespass, Endangerment Arrest

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A fire in the basement of a Main Street, Sag Harbor business on Wednesday, November 26 led to the arrest of a Sag Harbor man on charges of criminal trespass in the third degree and reckless endangerment, both misdemeanors, after he allegedly confessed to having a hand in the crime the following day.

According to Sag Harbor Village Police, Pedro Moreno, 50 was questioned in regards to the fire, which was set around 8 p.m. last Wednesday, reportedly by lit candles in the basement of the business which subsequently caused a fire. Police said that while Moreno was not at the scene of the fire, he was known to have trespassed in the basement prior and signed a confession admitted that he had been in the basement and knocked over a candle lighting a mattress, which caused the blaze. Moreno reportedly sustained burns as a result of the fire, but was treated at Southampton Hospital for his injuries.

On Saturday, November 29 Southampton Town Police arrested a Westhampton woman after she allegedly pretended to be a police officer, asking people to move their cars from parking spaces in a Montauk Highway, Bridgehampton parking lot, or she would give them a ticket. Melissa B. Broderick, 55, of Westhampton was found in a navy blue security uniform and was charged with criminal impersonation in the second degree, a misdemeanor, and was later released on an appearance ticket at $200 bail.

A Bridgehampton woman was arrested by Southampton Town Police on Saturday, November 29 after police said that she allegedly drove while under the influence of alcohol with her three children in the car. Catherine J. Prieto-Wallick, 33 was pulled over on Montauk Highway in Bridgehampton after police said she was unable to maintain her lane of traffic and was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, as well as three counts of endangering the welfare of a child, both misdemeanor crimes, after police discovered her three children, ages seven, six and two, in the car with her.

Richard Jason Petty, 33, of Southampton was arrested by town police on Sunday, November 30 at Murray Place in Bridgehampton after police said he contacted his mother, violating an order of protection issued in August. Petty faces the charge of criminal contempt in the second degree, a misdemeanor.

On Friday, November 28, Sag Harbor Village Police were called by East Hampton Village Police and informed that Hugo Napolean Mena, 24, of Hampton Bays was in their custody on traffic related offenses, but had an outstanding criminal summons out of Sag Harbor on the charge of aggravated harassment in the second degree, stemming from a May 2008 incident. He was arrested by village police and released on an appearance ticket and $200 cash bail.

Yvette D. Mckie, 44, of Sag Harbor was arrested by Sag Harbor Village Police on Sunday, November 30 for aggravated unlicensed operation in the third degree after police said she was found in her car on Main Street after apparently falling asleep, crossing over the street and striking a utility pole. Police said upon further inspection they discovered her license was allegedly suspended in July of 2007 for an insurance lapse.

Southampton Town Police arrested Margolin F. Errol, 64, of New York on Saturday, November 15 after they pulled him over at Montauk Highway and Sagg Road in Sagaponack and discovered his license and registration were allegedly suspended. He was charged with aggravated unlicensed operation in the third degree and for driving with a suspended registration, both misdemeanors. On Wednesday, November 19 town police charged Erlon S. Dasilva, 28, of North Sea with aggravated unlicensed operation in the third degree after police pulled his 1998 Ford over on County Road 39 in Southampton for failing to maintain his lane of travel and found he was allegedly driving with a suspended license. He was released on a traffic ticket.

A Sag Harbor resident called village police on Sunday, November 30 after he said he began receiving several threatening messages from a man who said he would be coming to the area with other men prepared to collect money from the resident. Police were able to locate the phone number used to make the calls, as the resident had caller identification on his phone, and left a message advising the men to stop the harassing phone calls.

On Wednesday, November 26, a Deerfield Road, Water Mill business owner called Southampton Town Police to report that the wife of an employee has been calling him in an attempt to get her husband fired, and the calls have started to create an annoyance. Police are looking into having the woman arrested on aggravated harassment changes. 

A $1,999 Weber Summit Grill and $69.99 grill top were stolen from a Whispering Fields, Water Mill home, according to a police report filed with Southampton Town Police on Sunday, November 23.

On Sunday, November 23, a Manhattan resident reported to Southampton Town Police that someone stole a cord of firewood, valued at $225, from his Rose Grove Road, North Sea residence.

A $100 radio antenna was removed from a Manhattan resident’s car while it was parked at a Montauk Highway, Bridgehampton business, according to a report filed with Southampton Town Police on Sunday, November 23.

On Tuesday, November 25 Southampton were contacted by a Parsonage Pond, Sagaponack resident who reported that $480 was stolen from a drawer in his home. The money was left for a housekeeper in October and was taken before she arrived to work at the house, he said.

An intoxicated man at a Main Street, Sag Harbor restaurant forced the business owner to call Sag Harbor Village Police on Thursday, November 27 after he refused to leave the premises. Police arrived and asked the gentleman to leave the area, which he refused to do, prompting police to physically escort him out of the establishment.

On Wednesday, November 26, a Medford resident contacted town police to report a 1992 Kawasaki dirt bike, valued at $500, was stolen from a Topping Path, Sagaponack residence.

On Tuesday, November 25, Southampton Town Police were contacted by a Montauk resident who reported that while he was shopping in the Bridgehampton Commons on November 7 someone damaged the left front fender of his 2007 Toyota pickup and left the scene of the accident.

 

 

Westhampton Man Charged With DWI, Stealing Plates

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A Westhampton man was arrested by Southampton Town Police on a number of counts after police say he not only drove under the influence of alcohol, but also switched license plates with a Noyac resident without her permission.

On Friday, November 21, Rene Paul Torres, 32, was pulled over at Noyac Road and Locust Lane in Noyac at 1:23 a.m. after police said he was unable to maintain his lane of travel. Torres was subsequently charged with driving while intoxicated, as well as for driving an unregistered motor vehicle, both misdemeanor crimes and for switching plates. A Clearview Drive, Noyac resident contacted Southampton Town Police to report that Torres allegedly removed two license plates from her 2003 Dodge pickup truck without permission.

On Thursday, November 23 at 7:45 p.m. Southampton Town Police arrested James J. Jensen, 41, of Sag Harbor on a felony count of driving while intoxicated after they pulled him over on Flanders Road for driving in an erratic manner and found he was allegedly intoxicated. Jensen faces the felony count because he was convicted of a prior driving while intoxicated charge in the last 10 years, said police.

Angel Bamberger, 21, of Sag Harbor was arrested on Sunday, November 23 at 2 a.m. on County Road 39 in Southampton after he was stopped for a traffic infraction and police said they discovered he was in possession of a forged driver’s license. Bamberger was charged with criminal possession of a forged instrument in the second degree, a felony.

On Sunday, November 23 at 5:52 p.m., Sag Harbor Village Police arrested Frank Ruhl Peterson, 56, of Hampton Bays on a number of charges after police said they pulled him over for driving erratically on Main Street, Sag Harbor. According to police, Peterson failed several standard field sobriety tests. Peterson faces a felony charge of aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, as well as a felony charge of driving while ability impaired, in addition to a misdemeanor count of criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree and a number of traffic infractions. He was released from East Hampton Town Justice Court on $500 cash bail.

Sag Harbor Village Police arrested Andrew Niles, 33, of Hampton Bays on Saturday, November 22 at 5:50 p.m. after police said he ran a stop sign at Long Island Avenue and was stopped on Route 114 and Fahys Road where police believed him to be intoxicated. Niles faces charges of felony aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle in the first degree, as well as driving while intoxicated and operating a motor vehicle while under the influence, both misdemeanors. He was released from East Hampton Town Justice Court the following day on $500 cash bail.

After allegedly trespassing at a Cove Road, North Haven residence and then allegedly making an expletive tinged remark at a police officer when she was asked to leave the premises, Ivory L. King, 19, of East Hampton was arrested for disorderly conduct, a misdemeanor on Friday, November 21.

Three individuals were charged with a misdemeanor count of aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle in the last two weeks, according to Southampton Town Police arrest reports. On Sunday, November 16, police charged Jose G. Salinas, 39, of East Hampton with the crime after they pulled him over at David Whites Lane and County Road 39 in Southampton. The same day, Akeem S. Waldo, 19, of Sag Harbor was arrested on the same count after police say they stopped him on Montauk Highway and Hildreth Lane in Bridgehampton for making an improper u-turn and discovered his license was suspended. On Wednesday, November 19, Cesar R. Jara-Arabito, 28, of Hampton Bays was picked up on the same charge after police pulled him over on Noyac Road in Noyac and said his license had been suspended on an alcohol related charge.

On Monday, November 24, Sag Harbor Village Police arrested three individuals on bench warrants for failure to appear in court. Eric Daniel Egan, 28, of East Hampton, Justin Perry Martell, 32, of Sag Harbor and Pia L. Chepolis, 25, of Sag Harbor all turned themselves into village police.

A Sag Harbor real estate office employee contacted Sag Harbor Village Police on Tuesday, November 18 after receiving a message from a client who allegedly threatened to hurt her own mother if the agency did not rent her home. In the phone message, the woman allegedly said that she would “beat” her mother as she had done so before if the agency did not rent the home. Police spoke to the daughter, who said she was frustrated at the time of making the call. The mother told police the daughter had never hurt her and never would. However, after smelling urine in the residence, police said they contacted Adult Protective Services as a precaution.

A Montauk Highway, Bridgehampton business reported to Southampton Town Police on Friday, November 21 that a 2008 silver Ford Focus was rented and has not been returned despite being due back at the business three weeks ago. The business owner has tried contacting the person via phone, but discovered it was the wrong number. Police are investigating the possible crime.

On Thursday, November 20, an Oakland Drive, Sag Harbor resident contacted town police to report someone entered his Round Pond Lane, Sag Harbor property and turned the water faucet on outside, flooding the basement and causing $5,000 in damage.

A Glenwood Lane, Sagaponack resident contacted town police on Tuesday, November 18 after he discovered a 20-foot extension ladder was removed from his residence sometime between October 21 and November 16.

A campfire appears to have caused a brush fire on Garden Street, behind the Customs House, according to a report filed with Sag Harbor Village Police on Friday, November 21. The blaze was extinguished by the time police arrived on the scene.

On Saturday, November 15, an Oak Drive, Sag Harbor resident reported to town police that someone struck his 2006 Nissan Maxima while it was parked overnight in front of his residence.

A number of mailboxes on Latham Street in Sag Harbor were damaged, according to a report filed with Sag Harbor Village Police on Monday, November 24. 

Pedestrian Struck in Southampton, Sustaining Serious Injuries

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An 25-year-old Southampton man sustained serious injuries after being hit by a car on County Road 39 in Southampton near the Burger King at 9:43 p.m. on November 13.

According to Southampton Town Police, their unit responded to the scene of the accident and found a vehicle had struck and injured a pedestrian, who suffered from “major traumatic injuries” as a result of the accident. Southampton Volunteer Ambulance responded to the scene and transported the pedestrian to Southampton Hospital. Police said the driver of the car, Paukina Loretto Castro Duarte, 27, of Southampton was not injured.

Police said Castro Duarte did not see the man step off the north curb while she was driving westbound on County Road 39 as the man was wearing dark clothing. She was issued a traffic summons for being an unlicensed operator, and her vehicle was impounded for safety inspection. Police said no additional criminal charges have been filed against Castro Duarte, and alcohol does not appear to be a factor in the accident.

The pedestrian, whose name is being withheld pending notification of his family, was listed in extremely critical condition at Southampton Hospital as of Friday morning and was transferred to the trauma center at Stony Brook University Hospital for further treatment.

Police are asking any witnesses to the accident contact their detective division at 728-5000.

A fire at a Main Street, Sag Harbor restaurant on Thursday, November 13 resulted in four individuals being transported to Southampton Hospital for chemical inhalation. According to police, the fire, which was extinguished in the kitchen area before police and fire personnel arrived on the scene, is under investigation by the Sag Harbor Fire Marshall. 

Thomas O. Spagnoli, 26, of Central Islip was arrested for alleged possession of a controlled substance and criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree, misdemeanor crimes, on Noyac Road in Noyac on Tuesday, November 11. Southampton Town Police said they pulled Spagnoli over and found a small bag with white residue in it that they said he confirmed was Vicodin.

Sag Harbor Village Police and Southampton Town Police reported a number of arrests this week for alleged aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, a misdemeanor crime. On Thursday, November 6 Southampton Town Police arrested Paul D. Schwartz, 39, of Sag Harbor on the charge after pulling him over on Route 114 and Fahys Road in North Haven. On Friday, November 7 Southampton Town Police charged John P. Morra, 35, of Mastic Beach for the same crime after they pulled him over at Route 114 and Hawthorne Avenue in North Haven. Michael W. Smith, 53, of Massapequa also is facing an aggravated unlicensed operation charge after Southampton Town Police pulled him over on Lower Seven Ponds Road in Water Mill on Sunday, November 9 and discovered his license was suspended. Also in Water Mill, on Friday, November 14 Damien J.J. Avery, 18, of Shirley was arrested for the offense after police responded to a motor vehicle accident he was involved in and found his license was suspended for failure to pay summonses on five separate dates. All men were released on traffic tickets.

In Sag Harbor, village police arrested Jakob Robert Slowey-Nilsen, 28, of Sag Harbor for alleged aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle on Tuesday, November 11 after police pulled him over on Division Street and found his license was suspended. The same day, village police picked by Drew M. Meyer, 31, of Hampton Bays on the same charge after pulling him over on Rector Street. On Saturday, November 15 Sag Harbor Village Police charged Matthew Charles Miller, 53, of Sag Harbor with the same crime after police pulled him over on Main Street. Miller was also charged with operation while registration is suspended, another misdemeanor crime. All were released on traffic tickets.

Sag Harbor Village Police were called to a residence near Shaw Road in Sag Harbor on Monday, November 17 after a woman called 911 reporting her mother was being thrown around the kitchen area by an ex-boyfriend. Police said the woman asked the man to leave the residence and after a verbal dispute he allegedly pushed her to the ground, then left the home. After conducting a search of the area police found and arrested Robert Scott Arbogast, 45, of Sag Harbor on charges of harassment in the second degree, a violation. He was released on his own recognizance from Southampton Town Justice Court.

Southampton Town Police brought Justin Thomas Bennett, 30, of North Sea into Sag Harbor Village Police on an outstanding warrant for failure to appear. Bennett was transported to Southampton Town Justice Court for arraignment and released on $200 towards owed fines and $50 cash bail.

Nine thousand dollars in wood flooring was taken from a Ruggs Path, Noyac construction site, according to a report filed with Southampton Town Police on Friday, November 15.

A $1,500 camera, flash and lens was reported stolen from a Main Street, Sag Harbor restaurant in the early morning hours of Sunday, November 16. According to police, the victim had been taking photos at a birthday party at the restaurant, and laid his camera down on a bar, discovering later it was gone.

A Scholastic Books truck spilled diesel fuel in the parking lot of the Sag Harbor Elementary School, according to a report filed with Sag Harbor Village Police on Friday, November 14.

On Tuesday, November 11 Southampton Town Police received a call from a Montauk Highway, Bridgehampton  business owner who said she discovered numerous tags stuffed in between the cushions in a fitting room – tags she believes go with 773.75 worth of missing panties and bras.

Several hit and runs were reported in Sag Harbor this week, and one was reported in Bridgehampton. On Wednesday, November 12 a car was sideswiped while parked overnight in front of a Jermain Avenue, Sag Harbor residence. On November 13, Sag Harbor Village Police received a report that the driver’s side of a car was damaged in a hit and run in a Long Island Avenue parking lot. On November 14, a Manhattan man called Southampton Town Police to report that a dark SUV struck his Honda Accord while it was parked in a Montauk Highway, Bridgehampton parking lot. Lastly, on Sunday, November 16, a Hampton Street, Sag Harbor resident reported that someone drove a vehicle into her fence and a tree on her property.

A $475 dollar wooden, antique telescope was taken from a Division Street, Sag Harbor business, according to a report filed with village police on Wednesday, November 12.

On Wednesday, November 12, a Sag Harbor resident reported that his post office box lock was blocked with a foreign substance. He believes his soon-to-be ex-wife may be the culprit.

A Division Street, Sag Harbor resident called village police on Thursday, November 13 to report that someone kicked in a section of his fence, damaging a couple of pickets. 

New Arrest In Pierson Burglary

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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.