After a months-long investigation into the thefts of tools and construction equipment in the Village of Quogue and the surrounding area, Quogue Village Police, in collaboration with other police agencies, arrested a Mastic man this week and charged him with the thefts. Roman M. Zhinin, 21, of Mastic, was arrested by Quogue Village Police on Tuesday, January 21, at 1:10 p.m. at his home. He was charged with one count of grand larceny in the third degree, three counts of criminal mischief in the third degree — both felonies, one count of criminal mischief in the fourth degree and one ... by Rachel Valdespino
SOUTHAMPTON VILLAGE—Southampton Village Police ticketed two individuals for public urination on January 14. At 8:46 p.m. a 25-year-old of Riverhead man was given a village code violation for urinating on Aldrich Lane and earlier in the day, at 10:21 a.m. A 51-year-old Southampton man received the same violation for allegedly relieving himself on Miller Road. SOUTHAMPTON VILLAGE—On January 15, an officer found a loaded gun magazine with two rounds next to it in the parking lot of Southampton Village Police headquarters. The officer who discovered the ammunition secured it in the facility’s armory. SOUTHAMPTON VILLAGE—Frank C. DeVito, 58, of Southampton ... 22 Jan 2020 by Staff Writer
Zita M. Harris, 52, of Cutchogue was going west on Bay Avenue in East Quogue at 1:36 a.m. on January 19 when she was stopped by Southampton Town Police for a traffic infraction. Police say she exhibited the classic signs of intoxication and charged her with driving while intoxicated, a misdemeanor. by Staff Writer
Between last September and this week, Southampton Town Police received reports of tools stolen from 15 construction sites, with both construction tools and landscaping tools taken, according to department spokeswoman Lieutenant Susan Ralph. There were four new cases townwide in the last week alone, two of them in Tuckahoe. On Saturday, January 18, a worker reported that someone broke a window of his work vehicle and stole $200 worth of tools while the car was parked on Magee Street. On North Magee Street on Tuesday, January 14, another construction worker called police to say that an array of power tools, ... by Kitty Merrill
SOUTHAMPTON VILLAGE—A Jobs Lane business owner spoke to Southampton Village Police, reporting potential stolen credit cards on January 9. The victim said he sent out a 14-karat white gold cuff bracelet, worth $1,950, to a Lisa Walker of West Bloomfield, Michigan. Ms. Walker reportedly called and paid for the jewelry with two separate American Express cards. One card was charged $1,000, the other was charged $950. The transactions were initially authorized, so he sent the bracelet out to Michigan. Subsequently, however, the credit card company back charged the transaction and the $1,950 was taken from his company account. When he ... 15 Jan 2020 by Staff Writer
Darrell J. Colletti, 61, of Mastic Beach on January 9 at 3:12 a.m. was driving westbound on Willow Street near the North Sea Road intersection in Southampton Village following a report of a hit-and-run accident. Southampton Town Police said he rear-ended a vehicle on Montauk Highway near Butter Lane in Bridgehampton. He was pulled over and, police said, exhibited signs of intoxication and failed standard field sobriety tests. A computer check revealed his driving privileges were revoked in New York State. He was charged with aggravated DWI with a passenger younger than 16, a felony, and misdemeanor child endangerment, as ... by Staff Writer
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