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Southampton Police Reports for the Week of May 30

SOUTHAMPTON VILLAGE — Village Police arrested Mellissa Deanna Tricoche, 58, of Mastic on charges of petit larceny at the Stop & Shop on Main Street on May 21 at 7:42 a.m. Police said the supermarket’s manager told them that Tricoche was trying to leave with multiple items that she had not paid for. She was taken to police headquarters for processing and released on a field appearance ticket.

SOUTHAMPTON VILLAGE — Village Police responded to a report of noise from contractors on May 20 at 7:04 p.m. on South Hill Street and heard what appeared to be a power washer from the roadway. Police said that on arrival, an officer saw someone engaging in construction activity during prohibited hours. The worker was issued an appearance ticket with a return date to Justice Court and informed of the village code regulations.

SOUTHAMPTON VILLAGE — Village Police responded to the Topiaire Flower Shop on Jobs Lane on May 21 at 10:03 a.m. after its owner told them that a client had hired her business for an event in April, and that the client had decided to no longer use her business for the event but still owed $800 for two flower mockups. According to police, the shop’s owner said that she had received a check from the client on April 29 but the check was invalid, that she informed the client of that, and that the client said that they had sent another check but it had not yet been received. The owner requested documentation.

SOUTHAMPTON VILLAGE — Village Police responded to 295 Fowler Street on May 21 at 11:31 a.m. after the property manager told them that on May 13 at around 9:14 a.m. a large tractor-trailer backed into the front gate and pillar, causing damage, and as a result the gate does not close properly. Police said that the incident and vehicle was captured on the residence’s video surveillance system. According to police, the project manager for a neighboring property that is under construction said that he has ruled out that the tractor-trailer was from his job site. An investigation is pending.

SOUTHAMPTON VILLAGE — Village Police responded to Stony Brook Southampton Hospital on May 22 at 6:12 p.m. for a report of a man with a firearm. Police said that a man told them that he regularly goes to the hospital for bloodwork and usually enters via a side door on the south side. According to police, on May 22 he was stopped by a hospital employee who told the man that he cannot use the door and would have to use the main lobby entrance. Police said that the man tried to explain to the hospital employee that he is a retired NYPD officer and has used the door before, and he tried to show his ID and credentials. Police said that the employee told them that while the man was going into his bag to retrieve his credentials he saw what he thought looked like a small firearm in the bag and demanded that he go to the main lobby, after which he called police. According to police, the man told them that he did not have his firearm at the time of the encounter and was just trying to show the employee his ID, and provided police with his credentials including multiple carry permits. Police advised the man that in the future he must use the main lobby entrance and adhere to the hospital policy of no firearms allowed on the premises.

SOUTHAMPTON VILLAGE — Village Police saw two people operating an off-highway electric motorcycle recklessly and taunting officers verbally and with gestures on Hill Street on May 22 at 6:18 p.m. but were unable to conduct a traffic stop due to safety concerns. Police said they found the two behind 36 Hampton Road and that one of them, a youth, claimed ownership of the motorcycle and admitted to operating it. According to police, the motorcycle was unregistered and uninsured. Police contacted the youth’s father, who responded to the scene where he was advised of the incident and warned and admonished. The motorcycle was taken to police headquarters and impounded.

SOUTHAMPTON VILLAGE — Village Police responded to a motor vehicle accident at the BP gas station on County Road 39 on May 23 at 8:29 a.m. According to police, a woman told them that as she was backing up in the parking lot she accidentally struck another vehicle. The operator of the other vehicle confirmed this, and the damages appeared to be more than $1,000, police said.

SOUTHAMPTON VILLAGE — Village Police responded to a Captains Neck Lane address in reference to a motor vehicle accident on May 24 at 4:35 p.m., where a man told them that while attempting to maneuver his vehicle around a parked vehicle in the driveway he collided with it. No one was in the parked vehicle, police said, but both vehicles had minor damage. Police said that both parties requested documentation.

SOUTHAMPTON VILLAGE — Village Police responded to a Pelletreau Street residence on May 25 at 1:22 p.m. regarding a suspicious incident. Police said that a man told them that it appeared that the cable wire to his residence had been cut, and that part of the cable wire was found hanging above the roadway but the other half coming from the residence was missing. According to police, the man told them that two weeks earlier he had noticed that the cable wire was cut but the half coming from his residence was still intact. The cause is unknown.

SOUTHAMPTON VILLAGE — Village Police responded to a report of a verbal altercation involving the use of a fraudulent ID card at the 7-Eleven on County Road 39A on May 25 at 8:59 p.m. According to police, a juvenile attempted to buy alcoholic beverages using a fake Colombian identification card. Police said the manager refused to sell the beverages as he could not confirm the authenticity of the card. According to police, the juvenile became agitated, at which time the manager called for police assistance, and the juvenile admitted that the ID card was fraudulent. Officers called his mother, who came to the store and requested that the card be destroyed.

SOUTHAMPTON VILLAGE — Village Police arrested a juvenile outside of Southampton Publick House on Jobs Lane on May 26 at 8:40 p.m. after observing him drinking an alcoholic beverage on the sidewalk. Police said the youth walked past officers with an open bottle, upon which they asked that he dispose of it as it is prohibited on a public sidewalk, and the youth emptied the bottle, left it on the sidewalk and walked away. According to police, when they asked him to dispose of the bottle the youth said “No, I’m good” and walked away, and they followed and stopped him to issue a summons, at which time he became aggressive, shouting profanities and refusing to cooperate. He was subsequently arrested, handcuffed, placed in the back of a police vehicle and taken to police headquarters for processing. Police said the youth was released to his mother on a summons and appearance ticket.

SOUTHAMPTON VILLAGE — Village Police responded to a report of petit larceny at the 7-Eleven on County Road 39A on May 26 at 4:48 p.m. Police said they were told that four males had taken several items totaling $40.79 and left without paying for them. Police took video and photographic evidence.

SOUTHAMPTON VILLAGE — Village Police responded to a minor motor vehicle accident at 31 Hillcrest Terrace on May 26 at 4:14 p.m. According to police, a man said that he was making a right turn onto Hillcrest Terrace when a woman was backing out of her driveway and struck his vehicle on the driver’s side front bumper, causing damage. Police said that the man had used his horn to try to prevent the collision but to no avail, and that the woman said that she did not see the vehicle behind her when backing out of her driveway. Minimal damage was reported.

WESTHAMPTON BEACH — John Delaney, 44, of Hampton Bays was arrested by Westhampton Beach Village Police on May 21 at the intersection of Montauk Highway and Depot Road after a Flock license plate reader notification flagged his vehicle, a 2010 Ford F150. The driver was found to have an active felony arrest warrant for theft-related offenses out of Delaware County in Pennsylvania. A copy of the warrant for Delaney’s arrest was provided by the Delaware County district attorney’s office. Delaney was handcuffed, searched and transported back to Westhampton Beach Village Police headquarters. He was booked for providing no identification and was charged with being a fugitive from justice. Delaney was issued three traffic tickets and remanded to Yaphank Correctional Facility for an extradition hearing.

FLANDERS — Town Police responded to a report of a larceny on Flanders Road on May 18 at 7:57 a.m. According to police, a man told them that a Garmin depth finder valued at approximately $800 was taken from the cabin of his boat, which was docked at the Flanders Men’s Club with the cabin door left open and unlocked for repairs to be done. The man told police that the theft had occurred between May 13 and 18, and that no other items were missing.

REMSENBURG — A Mallard Lane man told Town Police on May 18 at 2:43 p.m. that both of his Hayward pool pumps were missing, and that he had last seen them in on March 17. According to police, the man said that on or about May 4 or 5 he saw that the pipes were cut off and that both pumps were missing. Their combined value is around $3,000, he told police.