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Unconscious Driver Collides with Row of Mailboxes

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Southampton Town Police say Brian Locascio, 25, of Sag Harbor fell asleep behind the wheel of his car while driving on Noyac Road on Saturday, December 12, at 7:15 a.m. According to police, Loscacio drove into several mailboxes and then continued on Noyac Road. He allegedly stopped partially on the road and then fell asleep. Police claim Locascio was intoxicated and he faces charges of driving while intoxicated, a misdemeanor. Locascio was transported to police headquarters for processing and held for morning arraignment.

Police Blotter: Baby Left Out in the Cold

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Baby Left in the Cold
Southampton Town Police have arrested a 20-year-old Bridgehampton woman for leaving her four-month-old infant in the parking lot of Schmidt’s Market on Friday, November 6. According to police, Gilda Rojas left her baby in a car seat by the side of the building. Rojas then allegedly left the scene as she was reportedly verbally fighting with an unidentified male. Police say the baby was alone for 15 minutes in cold weather and was wearing “improper clothing.” Neighbors found the infant in the parking lot after hearing crying. Rojas is said to have returned to Schmidt’s, 1282 North Sea Road, Southampton, before police arrived, but both she and her baby were taken to police headquarters in Hampton Bays. Rojas was charged with one count of endangering the welfare of a child, a misdemeanor. Child protective services were also made aware of the incident.
John Hollyer, 43, of Sag Harbor, was pulled over by Sag Harbor Village Police on Monday, November 9, for allegedly speeding in a school zone. Police say Hollyer was stopped on Hampton Street where they discovered his license was suspended for an insurance lapse and failing to answer three summons dating back to October 25, 2009. Hollyer faces charges of speeding, a violation, and aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle in the third degree, a misdemeanor.

On Saturday, November 7, Southampton Town Police say they pulled over Kevin Street, 45, of Bridgehampton for speeding on the Bridgehampton/Sag Harbor Turnpike. When the officer attempted to stop the car, Street allegedly pulled into a private driveway. Police say Street then fled to the front porch of the home where there was a group of aggressive, albeit restrained, pit bulls. A female passenger, Kristen Morgan, 26, of East Hampton remained in the car and was later escorted out by police. According to police, after additional officers arrived at the scene, Street left the porch. Police say Street had an active bench warrant for his arrest out of Southampton Town for a larceny charge. Street now faces the charges of obstructing governmental administration in the second degree, a misdemeanor, aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle in the third degree, a misdemeanor, and speeding, a violation.

Morgan also had an active probation warrant with Suffolk County.

Vicente Procel, 28, of Riverhead was pulled over by a Southampton Town Police officer in Water Mill on Tuesday, November 3, for allegedly having insufficient taillights. After stopping Procel, police say the officer discovered that Procel’s license had been revoked. He faces charges of aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle in the second degree, a misdemeanor.
On Tuesday, November 3, Southampton Town Police say William Perez was involved in a car accident on Montauk Highway in Bridgehampton. Perez, 30, of Riverhead allegedly hit a parked car and continued driving. According to police, Perez eventually stopped after driving a quarter mile down the road. Police say they discovered that Perez’s license was suspended for failing to answer a summons. He faces charges of leaving the scene of an accident with property damage, misdemeanor, and aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle in the third degree, a misdemeanor.

Southampton Town Police pulled over Jose Escalante, 36, of Mastic for a traffic violation on Monday, November 2, at the intersection of Noyac Path and Little Noyac Path. Police say a check of Escalante’s license revealed that it had been suspended for an insurance lapse. Escalante faces charges of aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle in the third degree, a misdemeanor.
David Chapin, 44, of Sag Harbor was pulled over by Southampton Town Police on Lumber Lane in Bridgehampton on Wednesday, October 28, for a traffic violation. Police say they discovered that Chapin’s license was also suspended for failing to pay his insurance. He faces charges of aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle in the third degree, a misdemeanor.
On Sunday, November 1, a Westhampton resident was partying at a Bridgehampton Turnpike restaurant, which doubles at a club, when a female friend was allegedly aggressively escorted out of the building by a bouncer. The Westhampton man told police that the woman was grabbed and picked up by the neck. The man’s girlfriend allegedly started fighting with the bouncer over the treatment of her friend when the man started talking to the bouncers, looking for an explanation. He was then picked up by a different bouncer and taken out of the club. Outside, two other bouncers allegedly started punching the man in the face and head. A different bouncer was reportedly holding back the man’s girlfriend. Three days later, on November 4, the man went to Wilson Memorial Regional Medical Center to treat a maxillary fracture, double vision, swelling, bruising and substantial pain to the face and left eye. Police say they haven’t discovered the identities of the bouncers at this time.

A Bridgehampton couple reported to Southampton Town Police that four flat screen televisions were stolen from their home. The couple had left the house on October 23 and returned on Friday, November 6, to find the front door unlocked. Police say the burglar or burglars entered through a front window, first removing the screen with a screwdriver. ADT, the couple’s alarm company, said an alarm wasn’t set off during the stunt. The total value of the televisions is around $30,000. The couple added that two pillows, worth a total of $200, and eight placemats, worth a total of $300, were also stolen from the home.

Bridgehampton Woman Left Child in Parking Lot

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Southampton Town Police have arrested a 20-year-old Bridgehampton woman for leaving her four-month-old infant in the parking lot of Schmidt’s Fish Market on Friday, November 6. According to police, Gilda Rojas left her baby in a car seat by the side of the building. Rojas then allegedly left the scene as she was reportedly verbally fighting with an unidentified male. Police say the baby was alone for an extended amount of time in cold weather. Neighbors found the infant in the parking lot because it was crying. Rojas is said to have returned to Schmidts, 1282 North Sea Road, Southampton, before police arrived but both she and her baby were taken to policeheadquarters in Hampton Bays. Rojas was charged with one count of endangering the welfare of a child, a misdemeanor. Child protective services were also made aware of the incident.

Man Stopped in North Haven for DWI and Endangering Kid

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Southampton Town Police pulled over Eugene O’Boyle, 41, of Merrick, on Friday, September 4, at around 11:30 p.m. O’Boyle was stopped on Fresh Pond Road in North Haven for allegedly operating his vehicle in an erratic manner and was found to be intoxicated. O’Boyle faces charges of driving while intoxicated, a misdemeanor, and two counts of endangering the welfare of a child, a misdemeanor. Police say O’Boyle had two 14-year-old passengers in his vehicle The youths were later turned over to family members and child protective services was notified.

Bridgehampton Accident Leaves Watermill Man in Critical Condition

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On Sunday, July 12, a head-on car accident occurred on Montauk Highway near Poxabogue Lane in Bridgehampton at around 8:30 am after Fred Slaughter, 43, of Hackensack, New Jersey fell asleep at the wheel. According to Southampton Town Police, while asleep Slaughter crossed over the eastbound lane and onto the shoulder of the road when he awoke and swerved sharply to his right, striking an eastbound vehicle head-on near the center of the road. Police say the car that was hit was driven by a 41-year-old male resident of Watermill, whose name is being withheld pending family notification. When police arrived at the scene they found the 41-year-old seriously injured and trapped in his car, while Slaughter suffered only minor injuries. The Bridgehampton Fire Department responded and extricated the 41-year-old from the car and transported him to a landing zone where he was transferred to Stony Brook University Hospital by way of a Suffolk County Police Medi-Vac helicopter. Slaughter was taken to Southampton Hospital for his injuries. It was later determined that Slaughter’s driving privileges had been suspended eight times for numerous traffic infractions dating back to March 2008. Slaughter faces charges of aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle in the second degree, a misdemeanor, and failing to maintain his lane, a traffic infraction. Slaughter has already been treated and released from the hospital, but police say the 41-year-old is still in critical condition and suffering from life threatening injuries.

Police Blotter: June 4 through June 11

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$3,000 Theft at Antiques Store

According to Southampton Town Police, three young women attempted to steal approximately $3,000 worth of merchandise from a Bridgehampton antiques store on Saturday, June 6. The victim told police that two of the women had visited the store last week to possibly scout out the location. On Saturday, they returned with a girl of around 13 years of age. One women tried to distract the victim while the other women handed items to the young girl. All three women attempted to leave in a vehicle driven by a male. The victim ran out and confronted the women as they hopped into the van. The victim told them that he had called the police and had given them their license plate number. Police say they still haven’t positively identified the criminals. The items stolen included a Chinese Porcelain Dog, worth $750, a Turkish pot, worth $950, and a Chinese carving, worth $1,125.
Daniel Barrantes, 27, of Hampton Bays was arrested by Sag Harbor Village police on Saturday, June 6. According to police, Barrantes was arrested for an open bench warrant out of Sag Harbor, through Southampton Town Police, for failing to pay a fine, a misdemeanor.

According to Sag Harbor Village Police reports, a local resident found their front windshield broken after returning to the parked car on Meadow Street on Tuesday, June 2.

On Wednesday, June 3, a pager was allegedly lifted from a parked car on Bay Street, says Sag Harbor Village Police reports. Although the report didn’t specify whether or not the car was unlocked.

According to Southampton Town Police reports, a North Haven home on Actors Colony Road was broken into on Monday, June 1. Police report that the trespassers stole a six-pack of Corona beer. A truck on the premises was spray painted in black lettering. “DNK” and “BYES” were painted on the sides of the vehicle. Police say there are still no suspects in this case.

A Southampton resident reported to Southampton Town Police on Tuesday, June 2, that she saw a speeding car make a sharp turn and strike a tree on Ocean Road in Bridgehampton. The witness told police the driver attempted to hide the vehicle behind some hedges in a field near Hildreth Lane. Police say they learned the driver possibly lived on Sagg Road in Bridgehampton. When police arrived at the driver’s residence and knocked on the door, the alleged driver ran from the front door to the back of the house. Police say they weren’t able to locate the driver.
According to a resident of Elm Street in Sag Harbor, her home was damaged by a car on Wednesday, June 3. The victim told Southampton Town Police that the driver also hit two small trees on the street, before leaving the scene of the accident. After an investigation, police say they located the vehicle at the Getty Gas Station on Main Street. Apparently, the damage to the vehicle matched the damage to the residence.

A Sag Harbor resident’s wallet was allegedly stolen from her locked vehicle on Saturday, June 6. The victim spent the day at Ocean Road Beach in Bridgehampton and told Southampton Town Police she left her car keys on the tire in the wheel well. The wallet was valued at $300. The victim said $100 in cash and seven other credit cards, in the wallet, were also stolen.
Johnathan Wintjen, 47, undomiciled was charged with driving while intoxicated and aggravated unlicensed operation in the third degree, both misdemeanors, by Southampton Town Police on Wednesday, June 3. Police say Wintjen struck a parked vehicle at the Starbucks in Bridgehampton, damaging the car. According to police, Wintjen had glassy eyes, his speech was slurred and his breath smelled strongly of alcohol. Wintjen allegedly refused to submit to a sobriety test. Wintjen’s license had also been suspended for failing to pay child support.

Southampton Town Police stopped Anibal Urgiles, 28, of East Quogue on Bricklin Road in Sag Harbor on Saturday, June 6. Police say Urgiles was pulled over for a stop sign violation, but a DMV check showed that Urgiles’ license was suspended. Urgiles faces charges of aggravated unlicensed operation in the third degree, a misdemeanor.

Gilberto Gallardo, 18, of Sag Harbor, was stopped by Southampton Town Police on Thursday, June 4, in Southampton. Police say Gallardo was stopped for having a sub-standard left rear tire/wheel. A DMV check showed that Gallardo was unlicensed and didn’t have insurance for his vehicle. Gallardo faces charges of unlicensed operator, a violation.

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.

Amagansett Man Arrested for Harassing Giuliani in Bridgehampton

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On Saturday, May 23, John McClusky, 69, of Amagansett was arrested in the early afternoon by Southampton Town Police on charges of harassment in the second degree, a violation. Apparently, McCluskey, a documentary filmmaker, repeatedly approached and threatened former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani, while he was walking down Main Street. Giuliani told police that he wished to have Mclusky arrested, but was advised by police to agree to a civilian arrest procedure. McCluskey was transported to Southampton Town Police Headquarters, and was eventually released on bail. Giuliani told police he would respond with a signed formal agreement.

Sag Harbor Youth Killed in Accident on CR39

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By Marissa Maier and Marianna Levine

Nearly two weeks after a fatal accident occurred on County Road 39, another local resident has died on the road – this time a 16-year-old Bridgehampton Student – on Saturday, April 11.

At around 4:30 p.m., Southampton Town Police received a report of an accident in front of the Starbucks on County Road 39, near the intersection of North Sea Road. The Southampton Volunteer Ambulance, Village Police and Fire Department responded to the scene, but it was soon ascertained that Pablo Saldivar, 16, who lived on the Sag Harbor/Bridgehampton Turnpike was in critical condition.

Saldivar was riding in a 1995 Chevrolet Camaro, driven by a Joshua Harris, 20, of Hampton Bays. The Camaro was traveling westbound on County Road 39, as rain lightly pelted the road. According to police, Harris lost control of the vehicle, which spun out into the eastbound lane colliding with a Toyota Sedan. Michael Krafve, 29, of Amagansett was operating the Toyota.

Although the exact cause of the accident is yet to be determined, Southampton Lieutenant Bruce Molloy said the rear tires on the Camaro were worn down and in poor condition. According to Molloy, the combination of the poor tires and the wet road probably caused the vehicle’

s instability.

Saldivar was taken by ambulance to Southampton Hospital where he was pronounced dead. Harris was transported by Suffolk County Police Helicopter to Stony Brook University Hospital. As of Monday, Harris was in stable condition. Krafve was taken by ambulance to Southampton Hospital for treatment.

Saldivar had been a student at Bridgehampton School since the fall of 2008, where he had been a member of the Killer Bees basketball team. Although the school was closed for spring break, Principal Jack Pryor decided to open the school and have an open meeting for students, teachers, and parents on Monday morning. Pryor estimated about 150 people gathered at the school from Bridgehampton as well as Hampton Bays where Saldivar had previously resided.

Pryor sent out an email about the meeting through the PTO because he was concerned students weren’

t getting reliable information about the accident, and also wanted to provide a place for them to come together and remember Saldivar.

“It was very emotional, but necessary and therapeutic,”

said Pryor.

Pryor remembers, “He had a certain level of compassion for people, and a real charming quality. He had recently turned his life around. His grades were up and his confidence was up. Making the basketball team was really big for him.”

Killer Bees coach Carl Johnson recalls, “He was just so happy to be a part of the team. He always showed up to practice and he’d give 100%.”

Like Pryor, Johnson notes, “He was very sincere, and looking for someone to believe in him and encourage him. He had had a rough life but he was turning it around by always remembering to do the right thing.”

 

Johnson choked up saying, “All I keep seeing is his little face looking up at me. He’s one of the few kids who came up to me and personally thanked me for my coaching.”

Pablo Saldivar was born on February 17, 1993 in Auernavaca, Mexico, the son of Jose Luis Sandivar Cabrera and Jatzin Ruiz Aranda, who survive. He is also survived by brothers Luis Fernando Saldivar and Eric Roberto Saldivar.

Visiting will be held at Yardley & Pino Funeral Home, 94 Pantigo Rd. East Hampton, on Thursday, April 16, from 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Friday, April 17, at 2 p.m. at Iglesia Church (Bridgehampton United Methodist Church), Bridgehampton. Interment at Good Ground Cemetery in Hampton Bays will follow.

 

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.