October 11, 2006

On The Beat

Beach Burglaries

Cops is on the light side this week as some area departments pause to honor Columbus' sailing of the ocean blue in 1492.

One New Yorker was a bit blue after her purse was stolen from her car while parked on Beach Lane in East Hampton Saturday; the thief smashed the back window and grabbed the purse, which contained $1550 worth of goods. Over at Atlantic Beach in Amagansett, $200 and a license were filched from a knapsack in a car parked at the beach on Sunday.

Five thousand in cash was lifted from a dresser drawer of a Three Mile Harbor Rd., East Hampton home on October 2. Police have a suspect. Close to $2000 worth of teak furniture was stolen from a home on Three Mile Harbor Dr. in East Hampton between September 30 and last Sunday. A gold necklace valued at $1000 was purloined from a home on Neighborhood House Rd. in East Hampton on September 29; many people had access to the room where it was kept, according to the police report.

Overcrowded House

Southampton Town Police raided a Riverside rooming house on October 3; they say there were 15 people living in overcrowded, hazardous conditions. According to a press release from the town, the home had 12 bedrooms and exposed electrical wiring. Several commercial businesses were being run out of the house as well.

Of Contempt and Cups

Southold Police arrested Mary Hughes, 45, of Greenport for criminal contempt in the first degree, harassment second, and resisting arrest at a First St., Greenport locale on Sunday after she allegedly violated an order of protection.

East Hampton Police report two DWI arrests. Last Friday, a 53-year-old East Hamptonite wore the silver bracelets after he engaged in some erratic driving on Three Mile Harbor Rd; on October 3, cops collared an East Hampton man, 36, on Cedar Street after he was involved in an accident.

Southold cops locked up four drunk drivers. First up was a 26-year-old Corona, Queens woman, arrested on Sunday on Rt. 25 in Laurel after being stopped for a traffic violation. The same day a Southold man, 32, was arrested on Rt. 25 in Cutchogue after he nearly collided with a police car. On Saturday, cops hooked two DWIs: a 30-year-old Southold man who was pulled over for a traffic violation on Front St. in Greenport and a Riverhead woman, 56, who was involved in an accident on Rt. 25 in Cutchogue.

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