August 02, 2006

On The Beat

Robbery at Knifepoint

Southampton Town Police arrested two men, Brett Stokely, 21, of Riverhead and William Mackey, 17, of Hampton Bays for allegedly robbing a man at knifepoint on Terrace Dr. in Hampton Bays last Wednesday. Stokely was charged with robbery in the first degree and criminal possession of a weapon in the third degree, both felonies; Mackey was charged with robbery in the first and criminal possession of a weapon in the fourth degree. The two allegedly approached the victim, threatened him with a knife and demanded money. Police arrested the two suspects shortly thereafter in the parking lot of Wild By Nature. The investigation continues.

In East Hampton $8,300 in cash was stolen from a residence on Country Lane last Friday. Police report the money had been kept in a coat pocket and a number of people had access to the unlocked room. Another big haul, $12,919 worth of deposit monies, was stolen from Southampton Brick and Tile in East Hampton last Thursday.

A Montauk man reported someone used his debit card to make $1,200 in unauthorized charges throughout the month of July. The delinquent debiter is believed to live in Louisiana. In Hampton Bays, a 1996 Range Rover was stolen from the Getty Gas station sometime between July 21 and 22; the vehicle had been left for repairs. A $3,000 lawn tractor was stolen from a home on Peters Lane in Quiogue sometime between June and July 27. Four lounge chairs valued at $3,600 were stolen from a Foxhollow Dr. East Quogue home between July 24 and last Saturday.

The "I Didn't Know They Had This Charge On the Books" award for this week goes to: "Jostling Hand Near Pocket." An East Hampton man, 45, was arrested on Sunday after he was caught picking the pockets of two people sleeping in the car outside of an Oakview Hwy., East Hampton residence. He allegedly stole $600 from the wallet of one victim. He was charged with grand larceny in the fourth and the aforementioned jostling hand near pocket.

Summer 'Saults

A Flanders man was the victim of an assault last Saturday; he was brought to the Peconic Bay Medical Center with slashes on his arm that required stitches. Police described the vic as intoxicated and uncooperative.

A gas attendant at the Shell Gas Station in Hampton Bays was punched and the door of the station kicked in last Friday. Police have a suspect.

A 22-year-old East Hampton man was charged with criminal mischief and harassment with physical contact, after he allegedly punched a woman in the face and damaged her car at Indian Wells Beach last Thursday. The victim is seeking an order of protection.

East Hampton cops also report a 43-year-old Montauk woman turned herself into police on July 24; she was charged with assault with intent to cause physical harm in relation to a July 21 incident. No further information was available at press time.

Felony DWI Arrests

Mel Gibson had plenty of company last week. At least when it comes to boozy driving. Southampton police report two felony DWI arrests last week, in addition to two of the misdemeanor variety.

Dorothy Brown, 56, of Southampton was arrested on Canal Rd. in Hampton Bays on Sunday. On the same day, Paul Fishburne, 56, of Bridgehampton was arrested on Flanders Rd. in Hampton Bays after police received reports from several motorists that he was driving erratically. Both had been previously convicted of DWI. A 21-year-old Astoria man was arrested on Lynn Ave. in Hampton Bays on Sunday and a 26-year-old Patchogue man was arrested on Saturday.

In East Hampton, police report six DWI collars. On Sunday, a 25-year-old New York man was arrested on Montauk Hwy. in Wainscott, and a 51-year-old East Hampton man was arrested on Gardiner Ave. in East Hampton, both after engaging in some erratic driving. Last Wednesday, a 65-year-old East Hampton man was arrested on Montauk Highway in E.H.; there were three arrests on July 24, one in Amagansett and two in East Hampton.

On the controlled substance front, only one arrest was reported: a 25-year-old East Hampton man was arrested on Springs Fireplace Rd. last Thursday. No word on what the substance was.

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