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Young Man Killed After Collision with Tree

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On Friday, January 30, at around 7:05 p.m., Southampton Town Police received a report of a single motor vehicle accident on Noyac Road which took the life of 21-year-old Evaristo Choy Lix, a Noyac resident.

An investigation revealed that Lix was driving his 1998 Saturn four-door sedan westbound on Noyac Road when, according to police, he collided with a tree on the north shoulder of the road at the intersection with Elm Street. The reason Lix lost control of the vehicle is unclear, say police, and the accident is still under investigation.

Following the accident, Lix was flown by Suffolk County Medevac to Stony Brook University Hospital where he died from his injuries. Two passengers in the car were also injured. One occupant was also flown to Stony Brook University Hospital where he was listed in stable condition. The second passenger was transported to Southampton Hospital were he was treated for his injuries and later released.

According to a police source, an autopsy will be conducted to rule out intoxication as a possible cause of the accident.

Lix was a native of Guatemala, born September 19, 1987 to Juan Roman Choy Nij and Yolanda Lix Camey. He was employed locally as a carpenter.

Lix is survived by his parents; siblings Marta Julia, Teresa, Julia Rosaura, Ana Diselida, Alexander, Maria Asuncion and Florinda; and grandparents Anacleto Choy and Rodrigo Lix; all of Guatemala.

The family received friends on Wednesday, February 4, at the DeFriest-Grattan Funeral Home in Mattituck. Lix’s remains will be returned home for interment in his native Guatemala.

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. 

Noose in Southampton Prompts Policy

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 A hanging noose, discovered just before Halloween on a Long Island Power Authority tower near the Long Pond Greenbelt just off the Sag Harbor/Bridgehampton Turnpike, has prompted the Southampton Town Board to create a formal policy on how the town, and its police force, investigate hate crimes in Southampton.

The noose was first discovered around October 27, hanging over 20 feet off the ground. Quickly, e-mails about its existence spread, including a number that were sent to members of the town’s anti-bias task force.

The noose has since been taken down, according to Southampton Town Police Chief James Overton, who said his department has been investigating the incident since it was first reported to them.

“It was a noose and we found it very offensive,” said Chief Overton on Monday. He added that whether a crime occurred remains to be seen as police continue to investigate the incident, which Overton noted occurred in a remote area.

“We are still investigating,” he said. “We have different units working on this.”

According to legislation adopted on November 1, 2008, the state penal law has been updated to classify the displaying of a noose as aggravated harassment in the first degree when the intent is “to harass, annoy, threaten or alarm another person, because of a belief or perception regarding such a person’s race, color, national origin, ancestry, gender, religion, religious practice, age, disability or sexual orientation.”

The law covers whether the noose is etched, painted, drawn, or otherwise placed on any building, public or private.

The noose incident and investigation was discussed at a November 3 Southampton Town Anti-Bias Task Force meeting, which was attended by Southampton Town Councilwoman and Sag Harbor resident Anna Throne-Holst.

On November 12, at the request of the task force and in response to a lack of a formal policy on how hate or bias crimes are investigated and when the town board is informed, Throne-Holst introduced a resolution seeking those very guidelines. The resolution was adopted unanimously.

The resolution requests that Chief Overton develop a formal procedure for the investigation of such a crime and that police inform the town board when such an investigation begins. Overton has been asked to deliver a policy to the board by December 12.

“We need to have a way to deal with such events and because we didn’t have a policy like that it was my request that the town be informed,” said Throne-Holst on Monday. 

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. 

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.