November 08, 2006

On The Beat

E.Q. Man Charged with Sexual Abuse

Southampton Police arrested Cletis K. Odom, 46, of East Quogue last Thursday and charged him with sexual abuse in the first degree and endangering the welfare of a child for allegedly touching a juvenile in a sexual manner on August 20. The investigation is continuing.

Frank O. Dawson, 51, of Swainsburg, Georgia was charged with assault in the second degree and criminal possession of a weapon in the fourth for allegedly stabbing a co-worker at a labor camp on Cooks Ln. in Bridgehampton on Saturday. The victim, a 52-year-old man from Trenton, New Jersey, was treated at Southampton Hospital for a large laceration on his arm.

Last Friday, the Southampton P.D. paid another visit to the Cooks Ln. labor camp after receiving reports of gambling taking place there. They arrested R.C. Russell, 64, of Bridgehampton for criminal possession of a controlled substance in the third and fifth degrees. Police say Russell threw a bag of crack cocaine on the ground while attempting to flee the area.

In other drug-related crimes, Ann Marie Friar, 42, of Southampton was charged with three counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance in the third, two counts of CPCS fifth and two counts of CPCS seventh on October 30 after police arrested her for allegedly trying to make a narcotics sale on Cold Spring Rd. in Southampton. Police say they recovered the Bolivian marching powder from her car and apartment.

Stolen Stuff

A 24-year-old Center Moriches man was attacked and robbed while walking along Montauk Hwy. in East Quogue on Saturday night. Police say two unknown males attacked the man and stole his wallet before fleeing east down the highway.

In East Hampton, a $5000 Cartier watch was swiped from a Manor Ln. residence on October 24. A computer worth $2500 was stolen from the Montauk Yacht Club on October 28. In more "east of the Canal" crime, an $800 leaf blower was stolen from Tuboarsman Rd. in East Hampton sometime between October 27 and 30; $600 worth of hand tools were lifted from a Lincoln Rd., Montauk residence last Thursday.

In Hampton Bays, $3200 in cash was lifted from a Prospect Ave. home last Wednesday. Three thousand dollars worth of tools were stolen from Speonk Wood Recycling in Speonk sometime between October 28 and 30. A $2000 plate compactor was taken from a home under construction on Old Country Rd. in Westhampton between October 31 and last Wednesday.

A $300 TV was burgled from a North Magee St., Southampton home last Wednesday. Over in Flanders, two mattresses valued at $800, a $1000 set of table and chairs, a $2000 bracelet and $300 worth of electronic equipment were stolen from a Flanders home sometime between October 1 and Saturday.

DWI Arrests

East Hampton Town Police arrested Paul Moschetta, 49, of East Hampton for aggravated unlicensed operation first, a felony, and DWI after stopping him for speeding on Three Mile Harbor Rd. on October 31. EHTPD report two additional DWI arrests: a 30-year-old East Hampton man pulled in for his second offense on Boat Header's Ln. on October 31 and a 24-year-old East Hampton man stopped on Miller Ln. in East Hampton on Sunday. East Hampton Village Police arrested a 45-year-old Cooperstown man for DWI on Saturday after stopping him for speeding on Montauk Hwy.

Southold Town Police report two DWI arrests this week. A 44-year-old Jamesport woman wore the silver bracelets after being arrested for aggravated DWI on Route 25 in Mattituck on Friday. On Sunday, police arrested a 22-year-old Cutchogue man after he was observed driving erratically, also on Route 25 in Mattituck.

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