April 12, 2006
Beach Burglars Caught
Southampton Police arrested four people in connection with a series of larcenies that took place at beaches and parks across the South Fork since the fall of 2005. Yeison Monroy, 22, Jennifer Monroy, 17, and Samantha Kinney, 20, all from Noyac were arrested on Sunday after they allegedly broke into a police decoy car at Elliston Park in North Sea and stole a purse that was on the front seat.
The four were charged with criminal mischief in the third degree, a class E felony, petit larceny, possession of burglar tools, and conspiracy in the fifth degree. Raphael Goncalves, 20, of Southampton, an alleged associate of the three, was arrested later after being interviewed by the police, and was charged with two counts of criminal mischief and grand larceny, both felonies, and conspiracy. The police expect to file additional charges based on a continuing investigation, and request that anyone with information concerning these incidents or suspects contact the Southampton or East Hampton police departments.
If You Build It...
They will steal. In Bridgehampton, $3000 worth of cabinets were stolen from a house under construction on Mecox Road. In other construction-related crime, $1500 worth of tools, including three sanders and a drill, were taken from a house on Harborview Avenue in East Hampton.
Cash, jewelry, electronics, and a pricey bedspread round out the stuff stolen on the South Fork this past week. Sixteen hundred dollars in cash and $1100 in jewelry were lifted from a house on Andrew's Circle in Southampton. In Westhampton, someone with a taste for expensive television sets made off with a $6000 plasma TV from a house on Dune Road. Other stolen electronics included a $2000 TV and a $1000 laptop, which were taken from house on Main Street in Amagansett. Also in Amagansett, a $500 bedspread and $500 in silverware were stolen from a house on Meeting House Lane on April 1.
Last Wednesday evening, two women reported being robbed at knifepoint of a small amount cash by two men at the train station in Bridgehampton. When the women began to scream, the men fled on bikes.
On the same day, Southampton cops picked up Mark Scaramucci, 27, of Riverhead and charged him with burglary in the third for allegedly burglarizing Sunwater's Grill in Hampton Bays on September 6, 2005.
Going 99 M.P.H. In A 30 . . .
Is a bad idea. Doing it drunk is even dumber. Southampton cops arrested a 27-year-old East Hampton man for just that infraction on Sunday on Poxabogue Lane in Sagaponack.
A tanked twosome got a police-sponsored visit to headquarters after they were arrested and charged with DWI near Suffolk County National Bank in Hampton Bays last Friday. The lady, 30, of Southampton, went first after she was stopped for driving erratically. Her male passenger, 32 of Southampton, failed to take the cop's advice that he not drive and took over where his friend left off. He was picked up moments later.
An East Hampton lady who lushes was stopped on County Road 39 in Southampton last Wednesday. In Hampton Bays, a 33 year-old man was charged with DWI on Saturday after cops spotted him driving on the shoulder. Another drunken shoulder-hugger was a 30 year-old Montauk man who was stopped after police spotted him driving on the side of Flamingo Road on Saturday. Rounding out the week was a 23 year-old Sag Harbor man who was arrested for DWI after he crashed his car into a fence on Montauk Highway in East Quogue on Sunday.
Frederick V. Caroprese, 30, of Yonkers, was arrested on March 24 and charged with criminal sale and possession of a controlled substance, B felonies. Southampton police allege
that Caroprese sold cocaine to an
undercover officer at Casey's Dance
Hall in Westhampton Beach on June 30, 2005.
Beware The Chimney Sweep
If he doesn't travel in the company of Mary Poppins, don't let him in. Southampton police are warning locals to beware of a bogus company named Fire and Safety Chimney and Masonry that charges people to clean and fix
their chimneys without actually doing any such thing. The latest victim was
an elderly Hampton Bays woman who was charged $238 by the sham sweepers. Cops say the woman "paid out of fear."