September 13, 2006

On The Beat

Drug Arrests Made

Southampton Town Police arrested James R. Cherry, 39, and Michael A. Turner, 23, both of Bridgehampton, in Bridgehampton on Friday for allegedly selling crack cocaine to an undercover officer on prior occasions. Cherry was charged with two counts of criminal sale of a controlled substance in the third degree and one count of criminal possession of a controlled substance in the third degree, all felonies. Turner was charged with criminal sale in the third, criminal possession in the third, attempted escape, all felonies, and resisting arrest.

A 31-year-old Hampton Bays man was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree and unlawful possession of marijuana after he was found to be in possession of cocaine, Oxycontin and marijuana after being stopped for a seatbelt violation on Montauk Highway in Hampton Bays last Thursday. A 36-year-old Southold man was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance after he was found with a quantity of cocaine after being stopped for speeding by Southold Town Police. A 20-year-old Mastic man and a 17-year-old Hampton Bays man were charged with criminal possession of marijuana last Friday after, Southampton police say, they were seen by an officer with a quantity of marijuana at the Hamlet Green in Hampton Bays.

East Hampton Town and Village Police report six DWI arrests this week. On Saturday, town cops arrested a 21-year-old East Hampton man on Maidstone Park Rd. South after he was observed blocking traffic. Village police picked up a 25-year-old Southampton woman on Main St. last Thursday after she failed to stay in her lane.

On September 5, town police made two DWI arrests at a safety checkpoint on Montauk Highway: a 23-year-old Roslyn man and an 18-year-old Amagansett man. A 23-year-old East Hampton man was arrested on Abrahams Path on September 4 after police spotted the driver after receiving a call reporting a possible soused driver. The same day, cops pulled in a 45-year-old East Hampton man for DWI on Accabonac Rd. after the driver was stopped for having a defective brake light.

Criminally Contemptuous

Prassanna G. Lewis, 29, of East Hampton, was arrested at the Lakeside Inn in Montauk on September 4 and charged with criminal contempt in the first, physical contact and harassment second, physical contact after he allegedly grabbed his wife and shook her, violating an order of protection. A 54-year-old East Hampton man was arrested last Wednesday after he allegedly sent a letter to his wife, also violating an order of protection. He faces criminal contempt second charges.

Stolen Stuff

A stolen diamond ring valued at $7000 kicks of the larcenous-ly obtained loot section of the column. Said ring was lifted from a Sherri Ct., Speonk home sometime between September 3 and last Friday. A sticky-paddle sort boated away with a $3000 canoe from a Mecox Lane dock last Wednesday; on Friday, $500 in cash was stolen from a home on David's Lane in Water Mill. The perp entered through a bathroom window. More than $1000 worth of electronic equipment, including a DVD player and an X-Box were looted from an Ocean View Ave., East Hampton residence, on September 5.

Wallets and pocketbooks were the apples of errant eyes this week. A wallet with $1800 in cash and a $1000 check was stolen from Best Choice on Flanders Rd. in Riverside last Wednesday. On Friday, someone absconded with a pocketbook containing credit cards, a checkbook, and keys from a home on Seasons Lane in Southampton.

The following day, a wallet with $100 in cash, a cell phone and credit cards was lifted from a car parked on Ocean Rd. in Bridgehampton. Over in East Quogue, a wallet with a credit card and a $200 watch was stolen on September 5. Two other missing wallets round out the week: one stolen from the Lobster Inn in Southampton and another lifted from a Magee Street, Southampton residence.

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