May 17, 2006
Dope Bust In Flanders
Southampton Town Police arrested three people last Thursday and charged them with criminal possession of a controlled substance in the third and fifth degrees after they allegedly found crack cocaine in the vehicle the three were driving in. Frank Hanna, 44, Amy Parker, 37, and Antoine Petty, 38, all of East Hampton were stopped on Priscilla Avenue in Flanders.
A 37 year-old Riverhead man was arrested last Wednesday on Old Quogue Road in Riverside and charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree after cops allegedly spotted him making a drug transaction. Last Friday a 27 year-old Riverhead man was arrested at the same Old Quogue Road locale after police say they saw him smoking a crack pipe; cops say the suspect tried to flee on foot. He was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh, obstructing governmental administration, and tampering with evidence.
Bad Checks And Flying Carpets
An unknown perp paid for close to $9000 worth of goods at Home Depot using three duplicated business checks of a Southampton victim. The check-kiter faces grand larceny and forgery charges.
No word on whether the carpet flew out, but what is known is that a $1200 carpet was stolen from a newly constructed home on Season Lane in Southampton sometime between May 5 and 6. A laptop valued at $1700 and a $150 DVD player were stolen from a basement on Mill Farm Lane in Southampton while the basement was being painted. Police have a suspect. In Riverside, a DVD player, a television, and $600 in cash was stolen from an Old Quogue Road abode. Someone stole $3430 in cash from a home on Seabright Avenue in East Hampton on May 6.
Power me up: a $3000 power meter was stolen from a home on Surf Side Drive in Montauk. The meter had been removed while work was being done on the wall to which it was attached. A $2000 television was stolen from a room at a Montauk Hotel.
Four Riverhead men who offered to pay for sexual acts were caught red-handed on May 9 after they solicited an undercover police officer. All of the men were arrested for patronizing a prostitute and held for arraignment in lieu of bail.
A disgruntled employee allegedly attacked his boss, a Patchogue man, at a home on Clay Pit Road in Remsenburg where the two men were doing a home renovation project. According to the police report, the man attacked his boss with a stick of maple wood and his fists after he was told to go home because of a bad attitude. The man fled; he faces assault second charges.
On the DWI front, Southampton police report four arrests, three in Hampton Bays and one in Southampton, while East Hampton Town cops rang in three. All were stopped for erratic driving, including a 22 year-old Riverside man who hit two vehicles on Montauk Highway in Hampton Bays.
A 22 year-old Hampton Bays man was arrested on Montauk Highway in said hamlet on Saturday and charged with operating a motor vehicle while impaired by drugs. Cops, who stopped the man for a traffic violation, said a bag of marijuana was in plain view.
Rounding Up the Usual Suspects...
• A safety/seat belt checkpoint on May 5 on Sound Avenue in Jamesport resulted in the issuance of 21 summonses for seat belt, cell phone, and equipment violations, uninspected vehicles, and other vehicle and traffic violations.