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Halloween Fracases In Sag Harbor

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Halloween is traditionally a holiday associated with both tricks and treats, but according to Sag Harbor Village Police Lieutenant Thomas Mackey, one Halloween prank went too far and has resulted in the arrest of a Sag Harbor teen on a felony count of burglary.

On Wednesday, November 5 Sag Harbor Village Police arrested Stephen Taylor Early, 16, of Sag Harbor for burglary in the third degree, a class D felony, and criminal mischief in the fourth degree, a class A misdemeanor, following the discovery of a break-in at Pierson Middle-High School on Monday morning. According to police, Early gave them a written statement on Tuesday, and turned himself into police on Wednesday.

On Monday morning, staff at the school discovered that someone had entered the building, removed three fire extinguishers and sprayed them throughout the stairwells on all three floors. On Wednesday, Mackey said the incident occurred on Halloween night, when Early and another individual allegedly entered the building through an unopened door on the roof. School officials have estimated the damage to school property in excess of $500, which covers the extensive cleanup needed following the fracas, said Mackey, as well as a broken Snapple vending machine. There was no other damage to the property, he added.

According to Mackey, a malfunction in the alarm system had occurred prior to the incident, which is why police were not aware of the break-in until Monday. The malfunction has since been rectified.

Mackey said Early has been cooperative with police and stressed this was “a prank that got out of hand.”

Early was expected to be arraigned at East Hampton Town Justice Court on Wednesday, and Mackey said another person is expected to be arrested this week in connection with the burglary.

The burglary at Pierson Middle-High School wasn’t the only prank played on Halloween. On Saturday, November 1, a number of Sag Harbor and Noyac residents called Southampton Town Police to report their tires had been slashed. According to police reports, a North Valley Road, Sag Harbor resident reported that sometime overnight someone slashed her tires, causing $200 in damage. Two Long Beach Lane, Sag Harbor residents reported the tires on their vehicles were slashed – one reported damage to the tune of $250. Two residents of Ridge Road also reported their tires were slashed. One said the left rear tire of her 1993 Honda Accord was cut, possibly with a box cutter, resulting in $125 in damage. The other Ridge Road resident said someone punctured the rear tire of her boyfriend’s work van, and also threw a pair of his work boots in the road. Police said there are no leads or suspects at this time and an investigation is ongoing.

In what appears to be another Halloween related incident, a Division Street resident called Sag Harbor Village Police on Sunday, November 2 to report that at some point on Halloween, a one hundred year old American flag, which was displayed on his porch, was torn to shreds. The flag had been in the family for generations. 

North Sea Home Gutted In Blaze

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In the pre-dawn hours of Saturday, November 1 Southampton Town Police received a number of calls that a Maple Avenue, North Sea residence was on fire with residents of the abode trying to escape and possibly injured.

According to police, the North Sea Fire Department and patrol officers from Southampton Town arrived and discovered a fully involved fire at a two-story residence at 3 Maple Avenue, just off Water Mill Towd Road. All occupants of the house had been able to escape the blaze prior to the arrival of emergency responders, with at least one occupant reportedly jumping from a window to escape the flames. Southampton Ambulance responded to the scene and transported one person to Southampton Hospital for treatment of injuries from the fire. Additionally, two other occupants were transported to the hospital in a private vehicle seeking medical attention. The extent of the injuries was unknown as of press time.

Southampton Town and Bridgehampton fire departments provided mutual aid to the North Sea Fire Department to help extinguish the blaze. No firefighters were reported injured, although damage to the residence was reported as severe, gutting the house. The Southampton Town Fire Marshall’s Office is conducting the investigation into the cause of the fire.

Melvin I Araya, 20, of Noyac was arrested by Southampton Town Police on Sunday, November 2 on charges of criminal possession of a controlled substance in the fifth degree, a misdemeanor, after police said they observed him acting suspiciously in a parked vehicle on Montauk Highway West in Hampton Bays and discovered he was allegedly in possession of cocaine.

On Saturday, November 1 Southampton Town Police arrested Irwin Javier Soto, 19, of East Hampton on a felony count charge of driving while intoxicated, as well as a number of traffic violations after police said they observed him failing to maintain his lane of traffic on Montauk Highway in Bridgehampton and found he was intoxicated. Due to a prior DWI conviction, police said the charge was upgraded to a felony county and the vehicle Soto was operating was seized.

Sag Harbor Village Police reported one driving while intoxicated arrest this week. Benjamin Angel Gonzalea-Reynosa, 33, of Sag Harbor was charged with driving while intoxicated, aggravated driving while intoxicated and operating a motor vehicle while under the influence, all misdemeanors, as well as for two traffic violations on Saturday, November 1 at 3:20 a.m. Police said they pulled him over on Bayview Avenue after they observed him allegedly swerving on Long Island Avenue. Following his arrest, Gonzalea-Reynosa was held for his arraignment later that morning at Southampton Town Justice Court where he was released on $300 cash bail.

Perry P. Schaefer, 45, of Sag Harbor was arrested on charges of grand larceny in the fourth degree and criminal possession of stolen property on Monday, November 3 after Sag Harbor Village Police said they questioned him in reference to a possible connection to a stolen boat trailer, and said that during an interview Schaefer gave an incriminating statement. He was released on $250 cash bail.

Southampton Town Police arrested Marvin A. Garcia, 27, of Southampton on Sunday, November 2 for allegedly driving while intoxicated, a misdemeanor, for speeding and for being an unlicensed driver, both traffic infractions after police said they pulled him over at County Road 39 and Hill Station Road in Southampton and found that he was intoxicated.

On Tuesday, October 28 Southampton Town police arrested Felix W. Estrada, 20, of Bridgehampton for criminal mischief in the fourth degree on the Sag Harbor Turnpike after police said he was involved in a domestic dispute with his father and damaged property.

Juan Soledad, 26, of Southampton was arrested by Southampton Town Police on Wednesday, October 29 on the Sag Harbor Turnpike at Huntington Station in Bridgehampton for alleged forgery in the second degree, criminal possession of a forged instrument in the second degree and for speeding. Police said they pulled him over for speeding for allegedly driving 50 miles per hour in a 30 mile per hour zone and upon examining his license noticed an expiration date appeared to be allegedly altered. Using equipment, police said they confirmed the license had a forgery on it. When asked about the change, police said Soledad responded, “Yea, I was just messing with it I changed it from a 6 to an 8.”

Sag Harbor Village Police reported two arrests this week for aggravated unlicensed operation in the third degree, a misdemeanor crime. On Wednesday, October 29 they arrested Carol L. Tintle, 69, of Sagaponack on the charge after police said they pulled her over on Madison Street after she allegedly failed to make a full stop at the intersection of Madison and Union streets and found her license was suspended in 2007 for failure to answer a summons. On Thursday, October 30 Verna Eggleston, 52, of Brooklyn was arrested on the same charge after police said they pulled him over on Hampton Street for talking on his cell phone while driving and found his license was suspended this summer for failure to pay a fine. Both were released on traffic tickets.

On Friday, October 31 Southampton Town Police received a report from a Manhattan resident who reported that someone stole a Samsung 52 inch LCD television, valued at $4,000 and a flat screen television with unknown value from his Mid Ocean, Sagaponack home. The victim said the last time the residence was secured was roughly three weeks earlier, and that the house is under major construction.

A clothing business off Main Street, Sag Harbor reported that a number of items appeared to have been taken from the premises, according to a report filed with Sag Harbor Village Police on Thursday, October 30.

On Saturday, November 1 an East Hampton resident shopping at a Montauk Highway, Bridgehampton business called Southampton Town Police to report that during a 20-minute period someone removed her wallet, which was in her purse, in a shopping cart. In addition to $200, the wallet contained several credit cards and a driver’s license.

A Bridgehampton/Sag Harbor Turnpike business owner contacted Southampton Town Police on Wednesday, October 29 to report that two subjects tried to cash checks from the business on two separate occasions and places. The checks, according to the police report, were both washed and altered. An investigation is ongoing.

Ninety dollars were reported stolen from a not-for-profit thrift store on Division Street in Sag Harbor, according to a report filed with village police on Tuesday, October 28.

Several mailboxes on Suffolk Street were knocked over sometime between October 29 and October 30, according to a report filed with Sag Harbor Village Police.

On Saturday, November 1 a Noyac Road, Noyac resident called Southampton Town Police to report that an unknown object hit her windshield cracking and shattering it while she was driving eastbound on Noyac Road. She does not know where the object came from. 

Assault Against Vehicle Leads To Criminal Mischief Charge

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A Sag Harbor woman is facing a felony criminal mischief charge after she allegedly struck a man’s vehicle with her hands and feet causing an estimated $2,203.81 in damage.

On Thursday, October 23 at 4 p.m. Sag Harbor Village Police received a compliant from a Sag Harbor resident, reporting that that Dawn Burgeaud, 36, of Sag Harbor intentionally damaged his 2007 Toyota Camry by striking it with her hands and feet, causing substantial damage to the truck lid and rear passenger side fender, according to Sag Harbor Village Police. According to the police report, the damage exceeded $250 and police said an estimate to repair the damage had already been calculated at $2,203.81. Burgeaud was processed and released on $250 cash bail.

After Southampton Town Police arrested Eric S. Mayo, 32, of Southampton on Friday, October 24 on a bench warrant, police said he allegedly fled, leading police on a brief foot chase before being apprehended near Long Springs Road and North Sea Mecox in Southampton. Mayo is facing charges of criminal possession of a weapon in the fourth degree, a misdemeanor, false personation, and escape in the third degree.

On Friday, October 24 Southampton Town Police arrested Scott T. Ruane, 47, of Water Mill for allegedly driving while intoxicated, a misdemeanor, after they pulled him over at Montauk Highway and Hayground Road in Bridgehampton.

James P. Barrett III, 28, of East Hampton was arrested by Southampton Town Police on Sunday, October 26 at Noyac and Water Mill Towd roads after he was stopped for a traffic violation and found to allegedly be intoxicated. He is charged with driving while intoxicated, a misdemeanor.

On Monday, October 27 Sag Harbor Village Police arrested Carina Nicoletta-Dicostanzo, 38, of Sag Harbor for alleged unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, a misdemeanor, after police said she was stopped for a traffic violation and police discovered the vehicle had been reported stolen. Dicostanzo was processed and released on an appearance ticket.

Sag Harbor Village Police reported two arrests for alleged aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle in the third degree this week. On Friday, October 24, police arrested Lawrence Bevis, 34, of Sag Harbor on the charge after police said they pulled him over on Glover Street for driving with a cracked windshield and found his license was suspended. On Saturday, October 25 Scot Robertson, 47, of East Hampton was arrested by village police for alleged aggravated unlicensed operation in the third degree after police said they pulled him over on Jermain Avenue for driving with a trailer brake light out and found his license was revoked. Both men were released on uniform traffic tickets for the misdemeanor crime.

On Sunday, October 26 Sag Harbor Village Police arrested David E. Christian, 60, of East Hampton on a bench warrant for failure to appear out of East Hampton Town on a disorderly conduct charge. He was released on his own recognizance for time served following his arraignment. Ashley C. Martinez, 17, of Sag Harbor was picked up at Southampton Town Justice Court on a bench warrant for failure to appear in East Hampton Town Justice Court. She was brought to East Hampton Town, where she was released on $500 cash bail.

A Milton Avenue, Sag Harbor resident called Sag Harbor Village Police on Sunday, October 26 to report that she suspected the boyfriend of a former tenant was living in her basement. Police responded to the scene and found the man, who agreed to remove his things and leave.

On Friday, October 24, the caretaker of a Fair Hills Court, Bridgehampton residence reported that seven copper leaders were removed from that residence. The leaders are valued at $4,000.

An exhaust vent cover was removed from the left side of a trailer parked on Brick Kiln Road in Sag Harbor, according to a report filed with Southampton Town Police on Friday, October 24. The trailer was also shot at with a paint gun and a common drain was broken as well, resulting in an estimated $2,500 in damage. Police are investigating two suspects as an investigation continues.

A Bridgehampton resident called Southampton Town on Friday, October 24 to report an incidence of credit card theft. According to police someone used a credit card of hers totaling $1,096.26 in charges. The card has since been cancelled. On Saturday, October 25 a Sag Harbor resident contacted Sag Harbor Village Police to report that someone had made charges to her 83-year-old mother’s credit card via computer.

The owner of a Maysfield Close, Sagaponack resident called Southampton Town Police on Wednesday, October 22 to report that someone removed six copper leaders, valued at $2,000 from the property. On Thursday, October 23 a Head of Pond, Bridgehampton residence called Southampton Town Police to report that someone removed two copper downspouts from the rear of his residence. The value of the missing downspouts is $200.

Four electric golf carts were damaged at a Snake Hollow Road, Bridgehampton business, according to a report filed with Southampton Town Police on Sunday, October 19. All four vehicles sustained minor damage and will be secured from now on, said police.

A Sag Harbor resident called Sag Harbor Village Police on Sunday, October 26 to report another man had threatened to punch him in the face at a Main Street, Sag Harbor bar.

The owner of a Main Street, Sag Harbor business called Sag Harbor Village Police on Sunday, October 26 to report that the front door to his business was broken into. Nothing appeared to be missing upon further inspection, he said.

On Tuesday, October 21, a business owner on Guyer Road in Bridgehampton reported that $5 was removed from his business. Whoever took the money, forced themselves into the building through a side-loading door, according to police.

A Cedar Point Lane, Bridgehampton business owner reported on Sunday, October 26 someone broke into his office through a side window by pushing an air conditioning unit out. The business owner is unsure if any property is missing.

 

Sag Harbor Man Charged In Felony Car Theft

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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. 

Hot Water & Oil Allegedly Throw During Fight

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On Tuesday, October 7 at 6:30 a.m. Sag Harbor Village Police arrested Rosa Zhizhin, 33, of Sag Harbor on charges of assault in the second degree, a misdemeanor, after she allegedly threw a pot of hot water and oil on her boyfriend during a fight.

According to police, Zhizhin and her live-in boyfriend were involved in a domestic dispute at their Hampton Street residence when the incident occurred. The victim was transported to Stony Brook University Hospital via Medevac from Haven’s Beach for treatment as a result of the incident.

Zhizhin was charged and held at Sag Harbor Village Police headquarters until her arraignment at East Hampton Town Justice Court.

A 20-year-old Sag Harbor resident was arrested by Southampton Town Police after police said they were called on Sunday, October 5 to answer a menacing complaint.

According to police, a Carroll Street, Sag Harbor resident alleges that Joshua Phillip Distefano, 20 passed by him in a Mustang, giving him the middle finger, before stopping, getting out of the car with an aluminum bat and walking towards the complainant’s truck swinging the bat, yelling, “Come on, I’ll kill you,” followed by an expletive.

The complainant left the scene and called police, who picked up Distefano and transported him to town police headquarters for booking. He is charged with criminal possession of a weapon in the fourth degree and menacing in the second degree.

On Tuesday, September 30 Sag Harbor Village Police arrested Rachel Virginia Goodale, 21, of Southampton on charges of driving while intoxicated and operating a motor vehicle while under the influence. Police said they pulled her over on Route 114 after they witnessed her fail to stop at a stop sign at Bay and Main streets. According to police, Goodale failed standard field sobriety tests and was arrested, held until her morning arraignment where she was released on her own recognizance.

James C. Wojcik, 46, of Huntington was arrested by Southampton Town Police on Friday, October 3 on charges of driving while intoxicated, a misdemeanor after police said they pulled over his 2008 Black Land Rover on Montauk Highway in Water Mill. Police said Wojcik failed to maintain his lane of travel and discovered he was allegedly driving under the influence. Police said Wojcik failed field sobriety tests.

Southampton Town Police arrested Andrew J. Matos, 19, of East Hampton on Tuesday, September 30 for alleged aggravated unlicensed operation in the second degree after police said he was involved in a minor motor vehicle accident on Montauk Highway in Bridgehampton. During a check, police discovered his licensed was revoked in July. On Saturday, October 4, town police arrested Thomas Edward Gilliam, 29, of Flanders on Noyac Road and Long Beach in Sag Harbor on charges of aggravated unlicensed operation in the third degree and for being an unlicensed operator, both misdemeanor crimes. Gilliam was also charged with prohibited use of a cell phone. According to police, he also had an active bench warrant out of Southampton Justice Court for aggravated unlicensed.

Charles T. Stoddart, 40, of Massapequa Park was arrested by Sag Harbor Village Police on Sunday, October 5 after police said they pulled him over on Glover Street and discovered his vehicle’s registration was suspended for an insurance lapse in March of 2008. He was charged with the misdemeanor crime and released on a traffic ticket.

On Monday, September 29 Southampton Town Police arrested Kevin R. Geddie, 19, of Sag Harbor for allegedly driving while ability impaired, unlawful possession of marijuana, a violation, and for allegedly speeding. Police said they pulled him over at Barkers Island Road and Whites Lane in Southampton and found he was allegedly in possession of marijuana in the ashtray of the center consol of his vehicle. Police said Geddie failed standard field sobriety tests and admitted to police that he smoked marijuana earlier. He was transported to headquarters and held for morning arraignment.

A 17-year-old East Hampton girl was arrested by Sag Harbor Village Police on Saturday, October 4 on charges related to a violation of state liquor authority laws after police said she allegedly provided a Sag Harbor business with fake identification while trying to purchase two 12-packs of beer.

On Thursday, October 2 a Bridgehampton/Sag Harbor Turnpike resident called Southampton Town Police to report that a Chloe leather pocketbook valued at $750, a Chloe wallet valued at $400, a small yellow gold ring with citrine stone, valued at $200, a United States passport, valued at $65, as well as a social security card, insurance card, ATM card and driver’s license, were taken from the home during a house party. The victim provided police with a list of suspects and an investigation is ongoing.

A $300 10-foot maple tree, a $150 red hand cart and two wooden ramps, valued at $50 were stolen from a Sag Harbor business on Tuesday, September 30, according to a report filed with Sag Harbor Village Police on Thursday, October 2.

Sag Harbor Village Police were called about a dispute at a Sag Harbor wines and spirits locale on Saturday, October 4. According to police, a female customer was uncomfortable after watching the store’s clerk deny service to a customer who attempted to pay for his purchase in change. The woman asked that the clerk void her purchase and refund the amount on her credit card, but said she was denied. She then said the clerk followed her outside and took her license plate number, prompting her call to police for documentation.

An East Hampton Town resident called Southampton Town Police on Saturday, October 4 to report that three remnant rugs, valued at $300, cleaning supplies valued at $60 and two coats valued at $170, valued at a total of $530 were taken from the inside of her vehicle at a Montauk Highway, Bridgehampton business.

On Sunday, October 5 Southampton Town Police received a call from a Noyac Bay Avenue, Sag Harbor resident that two fish finders, valued at $675 were stolen from his boat.

Three hundred dollars was reported stolen from a lock box at a Sagg Main, Sagaponack farm stand, according to a report filed with Southampton Town Police on Monday, September 29. According to the police report someone cut off the lock from the cash back to get to the money.

Southampton Town Police were also summoned to a Mecox Bay Lane, Water Mill residence on Saturday, October 4 to take a report on the theft of copper leaders, valued at $200, from the house.

On Tuesday, September 30, a Claypit Road, Sag Harbor resident called Southampton Town Police to report someone removed a United Parcel Service delivered package, valued at $200, from his roadside mailbox.

On Saturday, October 4 Southampton Town Police received a report from a Noyac Road, Sag Harbor resident who said he heard a loud bang at 3 a.m. and noticed the next day his mailbox was intentionally damaged by unknown persons.