July 12, 2006
Cops Address Quality Of Life
Southampton Town and Southampton Village Police have been cracking down on disorderly conduct in a continuing effort to address the quality of life issues. From June 29 to July 2 the Village Police Department arrested and charged nine individuals with disorderly conduct for urinating in public.
On June 29 Christopher Morrell of Southampton was arrested and charged with criminal mischief in the fourth degree. Later that day, Allison Pharaoh was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct, resisting arrest and public lewdness after becoming both physically and verbally abusive to the police. Last Wednesday, Alexander Reison of Chappaqua was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct after starting a fire on Main Street in the village.
In a bigger bust, on July 1, Derrick Hughes of Southampton was arrested and charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree, unlawful possession of marijuana, resisting arrest, tampering with evidence and aggravated unlicensed operation in the third degree. Hughes was stopped by police for vehicle and traffic violations and found to be in possession of crack/cocaine. He was arraigned and remanded to the Suffolk County Jail in lieu of $32,525 bail.
Neptune's Beach Club in Hampton Bays was the focus of the Southampton Town Police Department's crackdown; on July 4, officers made 18 arrests in the general vicinity. Neil Holtermann of Staten Island was arrested for criminal possession of a controlled substance in the fifth degree, a D felony. Three men were all arrested for criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree.
In addition, there were five unlawful possession of marijuana violations, four open alcoholic beverage violations, one peddling without permit violation, one littering violation and two public urination violations.