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Hardy2
October 25, 2006

On The Beat


DWIs

Oh, yeah, this guy was going to get locked up for sure. Stopping in the middle of Edgemere Avenue in Montauk raised the suspicions of the officer following him. Backing into the police car when he was pulled over clinched the collar. The arrestee, who was sent to the clink on Saturday, resides in Montauk. The other trio in the faced foursome charged with DWI by town cops all hail from Springs. On Saturday night it was speeding that undid a souse. Friday, it was slouching. A witness noticed the snockered suspect's poor posture behind the wheel and dropped a dime. Cops found the car and watched it drift into an oncoming lane. Failure to stay in his own lane was the clue to the last driver's drunkenness Thursday night.

In the drugs department, a 64-year-old Hampton Bays man was pulled in on charges of criminal possession of a controlled substance after Southampton police say they saw him exiting a known drug locale on Flanders Rd. last Thursday. Cops allege they found a crack stem and crack in his vehicle

Fighting Folks

Gabrielle Alter, 26, of Moriches was picked up on assault second charges after she allegedly stabbed a man in the back at a Depot Rd., Westhampton locale last Friday. In East Hampton, a local man faces a charge of harassment following a confrontation on Accabonac Highway last week. The victim says he was driving when a car stopped abruptly in front of him. The defendant, 19, got out, came over to him and punched him in the head. On Thursday, a domestic disturbance resulted in several charges lodged against a Springs woman. The victim says she took her purse and hit her in the face. Nice guest.

Friday the 13th was anything but lucky for a Springs youth. He told cops that someone hit him from behind as he was walking in the parking lot of the Resort nightclub. Suspects fled in a car. A 26-year-old Bedford, PA man faces criminal possession of a weapon and aggravated unlicensed operation of a vehicle charges after being pulled over for speeding on Wakeman Rd. in Hampton Bays. Cops say they found a billy club in the backseat of the car.

An assault at East Hampton High School sent a teen to the doctor earlier this month. On October 4, a Montauk resident got into an altercation with a student. It escalated and the Lighthouse district resident struck the juvenile victim in the head, causing him to hit a cement wall. A short while later the victim blacked out in class and was transported to the E.R. He chose not to pursue charges.

Lock It Up

Southampton police report the arrest of Richard Mazara, 26, of Amityville on Sunday on burglary second charges for allegedly burglarizing a High Rd., Hampton Bays home on October 6.

On Saturday, a 16-year-old East Hampton woman was picked up on burglary second charges, a felony, in connection with a burglary that occurred in Bridgehampton last Wednesday.

A trailer with $100,000 in tools inside was trucked away from an Oakhurst Rd., Hampton Bays abode sometime between October 5 and 9. In other transport-related thievery, a Lexus valued at $11,000 was stolen from a Wakeman Rd., Hampton Bays home where the vehicle's owner was attending a party on Saturday night. A Honda ATV worth $6000 was looted from a Ridge Rd., Sag Harbor residence sometime between last Wednesday and Friday.

EHTPD is investigating several burglaries and attempts this week. Nick & Toni's restaurant on North Main Street was targeted by a would-be thief sometime after closing time Sunday morning. An alarm brought cops to the scene of the almost-crime. They found a broken second floor window, but nothing stolen.

A broken window was the key clue in a residential break-in on Old Stone Highway. Nothing was taken, but a house safe that was kept in a closet was found in the kitchen. A Three Mile Harbor Road resident forgot to lock his doors and lost a cell phone. An intruder swiped it off the kitchen counter. In other kitchen-centered crime, $500 was looted from the cooking area of a Lynn Ave., Hampton Bays home sometime last Wednesday. The sticky-fingered sort kicked in the back door to gain entry.

Also suffering the perils of an unlocked life was a Baiting Hollow sales rep. She left her car open whilst visiting a handful of Montauk restaurants on sales calls last week. A laptop was looted.

In the village, on Saturday morning an East Hampton man reported a grand larceny. No further information was available as to what was stolen. Same day, the folks at The Monogram Shop on Newtown Lane reported the theft of a $2500 cashmere blanket.

A Bridgehampton antique store was missing thousands of dollars of goods, including an antique locket, gold photo pins and carpet balls. The owner told Southampton police that a suspicious person had been frequenting the store on a regular basis.

On the identity theft beat, someone used a Montauk woman's personal info to open a PayPal account and make charges in her name.

A 36-year-old East Quogue woman faces forgery second charges for allegedly forging the name of a former employer on a bank document in March. She was arrested on October 16.

Bad To The Boats

East Hampton Town cops received a number of reports relating to maritime malfeasance last week. Someone shot a hole through one of the town barges docked in Lazy Point, thieves heisted $5000 worth of electronics from a boat trailer parked on West Lake Drive in Montauk, and a mooring line for an inflatable boat kept at Northwest Landing Road was cut. On Louse Point Road a mischief-maker tied a boat's mooring line to a vehicle and tried to drag the boat onto the beach. Vandals also threw debris, sand and rocks into the boat.

In other news of vandalism, stockade fencing on Three Mile Harbor Road was manhandled.

Rounding Up The Usual Suspects:

HAM SCRAMS: An East Hampton woman called the cops reporting the theft of pork chops last week. She says police found no sign of forced entry at the house. They're looking for a culprit packing applesauce or sauerkraut.

INTO THE WOODS: An East Hampton resident complained that a joyrider took his '92 pickup, drove it into the woods and damaged a bumper. The victim declined to pursue the investigation, in stark contrast to how Editor Murphy would have reacted should someone dare molest his man machine.

COP ON COP ACTION: For the second year in a row the East Hampton Village Police slapped their town counterparts in softball. The score was 19-15. Detective Scott Aldrich took the win on the mound.

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