August 30, 2006
Cars were the big ticket item of the week for those looking for a free ride. A 1996 Chevrolet Astro van was stolen from a West Lake Dr., Montauk restaurant on Sunday. On Saturday, a 2005 Nissan Altima was robbed from a Good Ground Rd., Hampton Bays locale. A 1991 Geo was driven away, illegally, from a Coopers Ln., North Sea home sometime between last Thursday and Friday; in that same time frame, a 1996 Dodge Status was stolen from a Springs Fireplace Rd., Springs locale. A 2002 Infiniti was stolen from a Little Neck Rd., Southampton home between August 21 and 22.
Another form of transport, minus the horsepower, was a different favored stolen goodie: four bikes were reported stolen, two at the Montauk train station and one at the Born Free Motel in Montauk, all on Sunday; an $800 two-wheeler was swiped from near the East Hampton High School on August 21.
An East Hampton woman found that consignment meant larceny at a shop in East Hampton Village. She reports items such as a $1000 painting, two ivory statues valued at $6000, and various other goods left on consignment were never sold but rather taken by the owner of the store, whom she has been unable to contact.
Thirty-five hundred in cash was stolen from a car on Timber Trail in East Hampton on August 12. The money had been kept in the glove compartment. In Flanders, $500 in cash, jewelry, a digital camera, and other electronics were swiped from a Deck St. abode last Friday; also in Flanders, $1000 in currency, two necklaces valued at $950 and a camera were taken from an East St. home on August 22.
In Hampton Bays a VCR, an AC unit, a love seat and a palm tree valued at $450 were stolen from a Hyler Dr. home on Saturday. Last Friday, two blowers were absconded with from the back of a landscaping truck in East Quogue; the owner provided police with a description of the thieves. On the same day, in Riverside, two cameras, one valued at $400 and the other at $350, and a $400 TV were pilfered from a Deck St. home.
On August 22, clothes, jewelry, tools and DVDs of an unknown value were lifted from a Fanning Ave., Hampton Bays home. Sometime between August 19 and 21, a generator valued at approximately $1600 was robbed from a recently purchased plot of land on Windmill Ln. in Water Mill.
Contempt for Authority
Southampton Police charged Michael Booker, 47, a homeless man, with assault in the second degree and resisting arrest after he allegedly injured the police officer who was arresting him for an active bench warrant on Old Quogue Rd. in Riverside on Sunday. Julio Bermeo-Buestan, 30, of East Hampton, was charged with criminal contempt in the first degree, physical contact, on Sunday after he allegedly hit his wife at her Queens Ln., home, violating an order of protection.
A 58-year-old East Hampton man was charged with second degree harassment with physical contact after he allegedly punched a woman and pushed her into a car at the Windmill Village apartments on Accabonac Rd. in East Hampton on August 21.
Drugs & DWIs
A 19-year-old Westhampton man was arrested on Saturday at his home and charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh after police say they found an open container of cocaine while searching the Edwards Ave. home for a wanted suspect. A 40-year-old Riverhead woman was booked on CPCS7 charges after police saw her "staggering" down Bell Ave. in Flanders with a crack pipe visible in her pocket on August 21.
Southampton Town Police report nine DWI arrests this week. Seven were arrested on Saturday, all in Hampton Bays; on Sunday cops picked up a drunk driver on Shinnecock Ave. in the hamlet formerly known as Good Ground. Last Wednesday, a 46-year-old East Quogue man was charged with DWI after being involved in an accident on Montauk Hwy. in Hampton Bays.
In East Hampton, cops report seven DWI arrests: one on Sunday on Montauk Hwy. in Wainscott, one on Saturday on Montauk Hwy. in Montauk, two last Friday, on Abraham's Path and on Main St., two last Thursday in East Hampton and Wainscott, and one on August 21 on Three Mile Harbor Rd. in East Hampton.