September 20, 2006

On The Beat

Hampton Bays Robbery

A Hampton Bays woman was robbed of her purse, which contained $5000 in cash, on September 12. According to Southampton police, two men approached the woman outside the Hampton Bays Blockbuster and threatened to harm her if she didn't give them her bag; one held the woman while the other stole the purse from the car. They fled on foot; a police K-9 unit failed to turn up any leads.

A 29-year-old Southamptonite was charged with assault third on September 7 after he allegedly punched another man on Montauk Highway in Southampton, breaking the victim's nose and causing swelling and facial contusions. Last Wednesday a 28-year-old Flanders man was arrested on Flanders Rd. in said hamlet and charged with harassment first for allegedly slapping his girlfriend and throwing things at her during a dispute about their child's custody.

Coppers Catch Copper Cadgers

Down to the wire: Southampton police arrested Robert Young, 42, and James Mule, 41, both of Hampton Bays on Majors Path in Southampton on September 12. They were charged with criminal possession of stolen property third after police responded to a report that two men matching their descriptions had allegedly stolen $3000 worth of copper wire from the Verizon Telephone yard. Police say the wire was found in the car. Joshua Flannery, 26, of Westhampton was charged with second degree burglary after being arrested in Speonk last Friday. Southampton cops say the arrest was the result of a continuing investigation.

A Rolex watch valued at $15,000 and a Breitling watch valued at $5000 were stolen from a home on Osborne St. in East Hampton between September 9 and 10. There were no signs of forced entry. Two string trimmers worth a combined $800 were lifted from Whitmore's Nursery in East Hampton last Friday. In Water Mill, a $4000 sofa was swifted from the back of a pick-up truck parked on Montauk Highway last Wednesday.

A game-minded thief stole a ping pong table and outdoor speakers valued at a total of $3200 from a Cemetery Lane, Sagaponack home on Saturday. Two laptops, worth $1500 and $1700, respectively, a digital video recorder worth $2600 and other electronic equipment was lifted from a Speonk home between September 7 and last Thursday. Police have a suspect.


William Walker, 56, of Bridgehampton was charged with five counts each of criminal possession of controlled substance and criminal sale of a controlled substance in the third after he was arrested on Huntington Crossway in Bridgehampton on Sunday. Police say he sold crack to an undercover officer on five occasions. Bruce Fisten, 52, of Hampton Bays was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance in the third, fourth and fifth degrees after being stopped while driving along Montauk Highway in the hamlet by the bays on September 11. Police allegedly found cocaine in the car.

On Saturday, a 50-year-old Riverhead man was arrested on CR 104 in Riverside and charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh and aggravated unlicensed operation of a vehicle second after being stopped for traffic violations. Southampton cops allege there was cocaine in the car.

East Hampton police report three DWI arrests this week. On Saturday, a 37-year-old East Hampton man was picked up on Three Mile Harbor Rd. after a bout of erratic driving. Last Thursday, a 37-year-old Wainscott man was nabbed on Barclay Rd. in Wainscott after hitting a tree, and on September 12, a 64-year-old East Hampton man was charged with DWI after being involved in an accident on Park Place in the village.

In Southampton, three soused sorts were picked up. A 26-year-old Southampton man wore the silver bracelets after cops spotted him weaving along Woodroad Trail in Flanders on Sunday; the same day, cops booked a 49-year-old Hampton Bays man for DWI after he hit another car on Flanders Rd. A 31-year-old Riverhead man rounds out the crowd, arrested on Friday on Speonk-Riverhead Rd. in Speonk after he hit a pole.

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