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East Hampton Police Reports for the Week of September 29

AMAGANSETT — David Arnold Kahn, 61, of East Hampton was arrested by Town Police on September 9 at 8:39 a.m. and charged with driving while impaired by drugs, a misdemeanor. According to police, he was driving 80 mph in a 55-mph zone on Montauk Highway near Dunes Lane and was seen crossing over the double yellow line numerous times to pass other vehicles. Police said they pulled him over and he smelled like marijuana and showed other signs of intoxication. He was released on an appearance ticket following his arrest.

NORTHWEST — A Route 114 resident called Town Police on September 12 to report that his son had been scammed by someone online. Between May 6 and August 31, the son sent a total of $15,000 to the scammer through Western Union using his father’s bank account.

EAST HAMPTON — An Amagansett resident reported to Town Police on September 13 that he had been hit by another driver on Spring Close Highway near Spring Close Lane just after midnight, after he confronted a driver about a road rage incident that started when he was tailgated while driving in Wainscott. The man told police after confronting the driver, he was struck by the man’s 2021 Hyundai Elantra rental vehicle. The man said he would get medical attention privately and police are investigating the incident.

SPRINGS — On September 17, a town employee reported to Town Police that a sink had been ripped off the wall in the men’s bathrooms at the Maidstone Park Pavillion and a mirror shattered on the floor. Town employees said the cleaning crew left the bathroom the previous night at 11 and everything was fine, but that by 7:28 a.m. someone had vandalized the bathroom. It will cost $1,750 to repair.

AMAGANSETT — An Amagansett resident told Town Police that he was rear-ended after slowing down in traffic on Montauk Highway near Brent’s General Store and the driver of the other vehicle — a dark sedan — left the scene of the accident. Police said they canvassed the area but did not find the other driver.

MONTAUK — Franklin P. Campoverde-Pauta, 34, of Montauk was arrested by Town Police on September 19 at 1:53 p.m. and charged with sexual abuse in the third degree and two counts of acting in a manner injurious to a child less than 17 years old, all misdemeanors. According to Town Police, on September 3, he had sexual contact with someone under the age of 17 — the age of consent. Police said he also sent a digital photo to that person. He has also been charged with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle. Following his arraignment on September 20, he was released on his own recognizance for a future court date.

WAINSCOTT — Matthew P. Kopoulous, 30, of East Hampton, was arrested by East Hampton Town Police on September 19 at 3:44 p.m. and charged with driving while ability impaired by drugs, a felony because of a previous conviction in 2014 for driving with a blood alcohol level of .08 of 1 percent or more. According to police, Kopoulos was driving south on Wainscott Northwest Road near Montauk Highway when police said they pulled him over for not wearing a seatbelt and for not having operational brake lights. Police said he appeared intoxicated and submitted to blood tests and a breathalyzer. He was also charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree, a misdemeanor, after police said they found him with tinfoil containing a white powder that later tested positive for fentanyl. He was held for arraignment where he was released on supervised released for a future court date.

EAST HAMPTON VILLAGE — A small bullet hole was found in a glass window at East Hampton Village Hall on Main Street, according to a report filed with police on September 21 at 8:24 a.m. According to the police report, the bullet passed through the glass and a metal projectile, possibly a BB, was found in the wooden trim of the window.

EAST HAMPTON — An 18-year-old was arrested by East Hampton Town Police on September 21 at 9:50 p.m. and charged with larceny and criminal possession of stolen property in the fifth degree, both misdemeanors, after police said the teenager took $780 from someone without permission. Police said they recovered $144 from the teen, whose name was not divulged because of age. The money was taken from inside a 2012 black Acura parked at a Pantigo Road business.

EAST HAMPTON — A Babes Lane resident reported to Town Police on September 23, that between September 10 and 20, someone removed $5,479.85 from her bank account after she was scammed via text into sharing bank information with someone claiming to be from UPS.

EAST HAMPTON — A Pantigo Place resident told Town Police on September 24 that someone had filed for unemployment benefits in his name on June 30, 2021. He was informed of the incident in a letter from the state that he received on September 19. The same victim also told police he received another letter in the mail, from ERC Debt Collection, that he owned $4,117.51 in connection to an AT&T account that he did open himself.