Source: The Independent

On The Beat

by Mariah Quinn

July 12, 2006

Thousands In Jewelry Stolen

Close to $80,000 worth of jewelry was stolen from a home on Deerfield Road in Water Mill between Friday and Saturday. Two watches, valued at $25,000 and $27,000 respectively, were purloined, as were three earrings valued at $13,000, a $5000 ring and two wedding rings valued at $1500. The home was gated and alarmed; there are no suspects at this time.

More pricey baubles were spirited away from a home on Homan’s Ave. in Quiogue, including a $7500 ring and a $5000 bracelet. According to cops, many people had access to the room where the jewelry was stored. In East Hampton, a $5000 watch was stolen from a home on Spring Banks Rd. last Friday. Police have a suspect.

Cars were a hot item this week. A 2004 Volvo was stolen from Fresh Pond Rd. in Southampton last Thursday; the car was unlocked and the keys inside. Between July 2 and 3, a 2000 Ford pickup, also with the keys inside, was stolen from a driveway on Tuckahoe Lane in Southampton.

In East Hampton Village, police are conducting an investigation to find out who is behind $6500 worth of forged checks. The victims are Copiaque and Amagansett women. A thief in Hampton Bays evidently has a new direction in life after walking away with a $2500 GPS system from a boat docked at Jackson’s Marina in Hampton Bays.

Menacing Sorts

William Dexter, 40, of Southampton was arrested on assault two charges after he fought with another man in front of Blockbuster Video in Hampton Bays on Saturday and then pursued the victim, who fled on motorcycle, in his car. A 21-year-old Bohemia woman was arrested on assault charges on Bellow’s Pond Rd. in Hampton Bays last Wednesday after she bit her boyfriend on the thumb, back and forearm during a domestic dispute.

A 20-year-old Smithtown man was charged with assault with intent to cause physical injury after he punched another man in the head at the Point Bar & Grill in Montauk early last Friday morning. An East Hampton man was slashed in the arm on Main Street in Montauk on July 4. The incident happened too fast for the victim to identify his assailant, according to E.H. police.

Southampton police are looking for five teens between the ages of 12 and 19, four boys and a girl, who drove up to a home in East Quogue and fired a pellet or BB gun into the side of a house last Thursday while the owner was standing outside. The license plate of the car was recorded. A 19-year-old Flanders man was arrested by New York State police last Friday after he menaced several people with a large kitchen knife at the Gulf Gas Station on Peconic Ave. in Riverside.

Drugs & DWIs

Dune Road between Tiana Beach and Neptune’s Beach Club was once again drug arrest central for Southampton Town Police. On Friday a 31-year-old Lindenhurst man was arrested at Neptune’s last Sunday after he sold a quantity of ecstasy to an undercover officer. Last Friday a 26-year-old Port Jefferson woman was arrested on Old Riverhead Road in Hampton Bays stemming from an incident on Dune Road earlier in the day. Cops say an investigation turned up cocaine in her purse. A 24-year-old LaGrange man was arrested on criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh after he was observed hoovering cocaine in the parking lot of Tiana Beach on July 2; on the same day, same place, a 26-year-old New York man was arrested on CPCS 7 and unlawful possession of marijuana charges after he was found in possession of Ketamine. On July 1, a 26-year-old Selden man was pulled in on CPCS 7 charges after being spotted taking cocaine.

Southampton Town police reported three DWI arrests, two on Sunday in Hampton Bay. A 23-year-old Shirley woman was arrested on July 3 on Red Creek Road in the hamlet by the bay and charged with DWI, unlawful possession of marijuana and criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh after she was found to be in possession of Vicodin. Southampton village police report two DWIs, both on Independence Day: a 29-year-old Southampton woman who hit a utility pole and a 32-year-old Huntington man who was found asleep at the wheel at the intersection of Windmill Lane and North Sea Road.

East Hampton Town cops pulled in three drunk drivers, one in Montauk and one in Wainscott last Wednesday, and one on Stephen Hands Path on Sunday. E.H. Village cops picked up two soused sorts; a 22-year-old East Hampton man driving erratically on Woods Lane on July 4 and a 42-year-old East Hampton woman who ran a red on Main Street on July 3.

Rounding Up The Usual Suspects . . .

• Of Lovers And Lobsters: An Amagansett woman is without her car after her boyfriend of one month took it, telling her he was going to Montauk to buy lobsters. He never returned.

• Stowaway: A 23-year-old New York man was arrested and charged with criminal mischief after he was found disoriented and smelling of alcohol stowed away aboard a ship in Montauk. The man had damaged the plumbing of the outboard toilets.

• Up In Smoke: Two portable toilets were set ablaze at Hampton West Park on Jackson Ave. in Hampton Bays on July 4. Apparently fireworks didn’t suffice for suspected arsonist.