August 09, 2006

On The Beat

Attempted Robbery

Richard Parry, 36, of Rocky Point was arrested on Saturday and charged with robbery in the first degree after he allegedly threatened to use a weapon during an attempted robbery of the McDonald's in Riverside. He was apprehended nearby.

A 22 year-old Mastic woman was charged with two counts of grand larceny and criminal possession of stolen property after she was found with a stolen pocketbook on August 1. She had allegedly made unlawful use of credit cards.

A coin collection valued at $5,500 was stolen from a home on Suffolk Rd. in Hampton Bays on July 28. Seven hundred dollars were stolen from a Lake Ave., Riverside home on July 31. A television valued at $1000, a batch of DVDs and a DVD player, and $100 in cash were stolen from a home in North Sea last Friday.

Last Saturday, the manager of a Montauk motel reported $462 stolen from a cash envelope stored under his front desk. Mysteriously, the money was returned, plus $10 extra, in the night key drop at the office. Seems like the burglar had a crisis of conscience.

Earlier in the season, on June 30, an East Hampton man contacted the police after he discovered $10,000 in cash missing from his closet shelf. The money was wrapped inside a pair of pants and the bedroom door was locked. $9000 has since been recovered. The victim was able to identify his cash by ink markings he had made on the bills. The moral of the story? Don't keep money in your mattress. Last Thursday, $1200 in cash, three bottles of beer, and a chunk of cheese were stolen from a home on Holock Ave. in East Quogue. The larcenous efforts left the thief parched and famished, no doubt.

A 1996 Ford Ranger was stolen from in front of a house on Williams Way in Southampton sometime between last Thursday and Friday; the keys had been left inside. On July 31, an East Hampton man notified police after discovering his 2001 Suzuki motorcycle stolen outside of the Accabonac Apartments. The complainant had the bike's two sets of keys in his possession and didn't understand how someone could have lifted it. Fortunately, the motorcycle was later found undamaged in a nearby playground.

Police responded on August 2 to a report of a stolen laptop. The computer was left on top of a pay phone. When its owner returned, minutes after leaving the item, the $3000 piece of equipment was gone.

ID theft rounds up this edition of stolen stuff. One thousand dollars worth of charges were made to the debit card of a Hampton Bays man, between July 28 and 30.

Assaultin' Sorts

Santiago Bustos-Montero, 29, of Flanders was charged with assault one after he allegedly stabbed a his housemate, a 30 year old Flanders man, with a knife on Wood Road Trail in Flanders Wednesday. The victim was admitted into the intensive care unit at Peconic Bay Medical Center. A 20 year-old Hampton Bays man was arrested last Wednesday and charged with assault three after a fight on Montauk Hwy in the hamlet by the bays. The victim, 20, was airlifted to Stony Brook hospital with a fractured sinus. Police are looking for two other suspects. A 24 year-old Quogue man faces also assault three charges after he punched another man in the face at a Montauk Hwy., Hampton Bays locale on Sunday.

Southampton police are looking to hook someone on assault three charges after a Mastic man, 20, was jumped on Old Quogue Rd. in Riverside August 1. He was punched several times in the face. A 19 year-old Ronkonkoma woman was the victim of an assault on Rte. 114 in Sag Harbor last Thursday, where she was beaten by several women while stopped by the side of the road.

Three East Hampton teenagers were arrested on charges of criminal mischief and criminal possession of a weapon (among other charges) for endangering people and property with a BB gun in six separate instances.

Violence hit closer to home, when police responded to a domestic disturbance on July 31 near Oakview Highway. There, a woman was physically assaulted by her boyfriend with whom she was living. He was taken into custody and awaits arraignment at the East Hampton Town Justice Court.

On Saturday, police responded to a report of a fight in front of Fort Pond Blvd. that allegedly took place between two roommates. Prior to police arrival, the pugnacious aggressors ran off. A victim was found lying beneath a deck in the backyard. He sustained injuries to his right eye and head. The suspects were apprehended at Pizza and Things on Springs-Fireplace Rd. Further investigation resulted in an additional charge of false personation for one of the defendants.

Inebriated Incidents

Numerous drunk driving arrests were made this week by East Hampton Town cops. Inebriated individuals were pulled over and taken into police custody on Georgica Rd., at the intersection of Route 27 and Stone Rd. in Wainscott, on the corner of Cedar Ridge Dr. and Springs Fireplace Rd. in East Hampton, Fort Pond Blvd. and Accabonac Rd. In Southampton, cops reported four DWI arrests, three in Hampton Bays and one in Flanders.

A 21 year-old Holtsville man was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh and operating a motor vehicle impaired by alcohol after he was pulled over for traffic violations. He was in possession of Valium without a prescription.

Rounding Up The Usual Suspects ...

Pilfered Pastries: Guard your apple pies, people, thieves are on the loose. On August 2, two men were arrested by East Hampton Town Police outside of Gaviola's market in Montauk for stealing pastries and hard rolls. The defendants were taken to headquarters and released with a court appearance ticket. Dining in the Hamptons sure ain't cheap.

Additional reporting by Mariah Quinn

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