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SAG HARBOR — On January 4, a Sag Harbor resident reported to Village Police that on January 2, while at his daughter’s house on Brick Kiln Road, he believes his car may have been intentionally scratched by keys by another family member. Police said they were awaiting more information from the man.
SAG HARBOR — Nathaniel L. Curtis, 38, of Sag Harbor, was arrested by Village Police on January 6 and charged with stalking in the fourth degree, a misdemeanor. According to police, a Sag Harbor resident reported receiving a social media message on December 19 from Mr. Curtis after previously reporting prior incidences to police on July 24 and November 3. Police said they had made direct contact with Mr. Curtis after both incidents advising him to cease communications with the victim. He was arraigned on January 6 and released on his own recognizance.
SAG HARBOR — A Madison Street resident called Village Police on Thursday, January 7, to report that someone attempted to open a bank account with his personal information. It is the second time this year that has happened, the man told police. In June 2020, a TD Bank in Rhode Island advised him someone had attempted to open an account in his name there.
SAG HARBOR — Herman S. Taylor, 42, of East Hampton, was arrested by Village Police on Friday, January 8, at 11:49 p.m. and charged with criminal contempt in the second degree and false personation, both misdemeanors, as well as for having firearms despite having an active order of protection prohibiting possession of them, according to police. Police said that Mr. Taylor discharged a shotgun three times in the direction of a flock of ducks, over the docks and within 500 feet of the Sag Harbor Yacht Club office building while his boat was underway. Police said he gave his name as Kyle S. Herman, but when police could not find that name in the state DMV database, he was questioned and after some time told police his name and date of birth. Police said they took the shotgun for safekeeping, and charged Mr. Taylor, who was released on his own recognizance.
SOUTHAMPTON VILLAGE — Harrison Beauchamp, 19, of Medford was stopped for an expired inspection sticker on Montauk Highway just before 9 a.m. on January 8. The arresting Southampton Village Police officer reported smelling marijuana wafting from the vehicle. A closer look revealed both pot and THC vape cartridges. The charges are criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree, a misdemeanor, and unlawful possession of marijuana, a violation.
SOUTHAMPTON VILLAGE — An officer with the Southampton Village Police smelled marijuana when pulling Dylan McMahon, 29, of Water Mill over on North Sea Road on January 7 just after 5 p.m. The traffic violation was for window tint, but the ultimate charge was misdemeanor seventh degree criminal possession of a controlled substance after Oxycontin pills were discovered in the vehicle.
SOUTHAMPTON VILLAGE — Joseph A. Reitberger, 25, of Westbury was pulled over on Toylsome Lane on January 8 at around 2 a.m. Southampton Village Police made note of a strong smell of marijuana and a closer look also produced LSD, which the driver said he planned to take with a friend, according to the police report. Instead, he was taken in for booking on a charge of misdemeanor seventh degree criminal possession of a controlled substance.
SOUTHAMPTON VILLAGE — It was a drive by fruiting. A female victim stopped in to Southampton Village Police headquarters on Windmill Lane on January 5 at around 2:45 p.m., reporting a road rage incident. She was behind a car stopped at the light and the driver appeared to be looking down at something, she told police. He didn’t move when the light turned green, so the woman honked her horn, she said. The same thing happened at the next light, and the woman honked the horn again. This time she drove past the car. The driver gave her the single finger gesture and threw something at her vehicle. Further inspection produced a piece of produce smeared on the rear passenger side door, police said.
SOUTHAMPTON VILLAGE — A local woman’s employers contacted her after unemployment claims were made in her name. The claims featured her married name, which she hadn’t used in years, she told Southampton Village Police on January 7. The identity thief used a strange, New York City address, but they had her Social Security number.
SOUTHAMPTON VILLAGE — Staff at a Windmill Lane boutique reported that two shoppers in the store on January 7 at around 3 p.m. questioned her about items for sale. When she went to the back of the store for a moment, the pair acted strangely and rushed out of the shop. Later on, the woman discovered a Gucci bag was missing. Southampton Village Police are investigating.
SOUTHAMPTON VILLAGE — An Adams Lane resident contacted Southampton Village Police on January 9 when she learned her request to open a credit card account with Wells Fargo Bank had been denied. The problem is, she’d never made any request. It appears someone tried to steal her identity and she was advised to monitor all her bank accounts for suspicious activity, police said.
SHINNECOCK HILLS — A resident of Shinnecock Hills Road called Southampton Town Police on January 9 reporting someone damaged the mailbox located on the property, causing some $250 in damage.
EAST QUOGUE — Southampton Town Police charged Kimberly Barone, 40, of Hauppauge with resisting arrest, a misdemeanor, plus second-degree harassment and disorderly conduct, both violations, on January 4. According to the police report, she was standing in the road on Montauk Highway obstructing traffic and very unsteady on her feet. An officer tried to find her a way home, but police say she told them members of her family had been diagnosed with COVID-19, then purposely coughed in their faces.
FLANDERS — Southampton Town Police are investigating a larceny at the Seafield Center on Bay Avenue and Fanning Road. According to the police report, someone got in through the house manager’s bedroom window, stole his money off the dresser, then took a safe key and stole money from the safe. Police didn’t say how much money was taken. Police filed the report on January 6 but didn’t state when the larceny may have taken place.
FLANDERS — A victim told Southampton Town Police on January 6 that someone hacked her Facebook and WhatsApp platforms changing the usernames and passwords. The hacker then sent messages to the victim’s friends asking to borrow money, garnering $800 from one of them.
AMAGANSETT — A Shore Road resident called East Hampton Town Police on December 30 to report that windows on the rear of her residence had been damaged some time between December 26 and 27, causing an estimated $500 in damage.
EAST HAMPTON VILLAGE — A nursery and preschool on Gingerbread Lane contacted East Hampton Village Police on January 4, at 8:09 a.m. to report that she discovered a large rock had been thrown through a window leading to a storage/cleaning room. Police said they found a beer can inside the room. The school’s program director and executive director told police that nothing appeared missing from the facility. The detective division was notified of the incident.
GEORGICA — On January 5, at 10:54 a.m., a Ruxton Road resident contacted East Hampton Village Police to report that between 4 p.m. on January 4 and 9 a.m. on January 5 the driveway gate was damaged by what the property owner believes was a motor vehicle causing several thousand dollars in damage.
EAST HAMPTON VILLAGE — East Hampton Village Police were contacted by village officials on January 6, at 12:42 p.m., to report a street light was damaged, possibly by a motor vehicle, on Baiting Hollow Road. The repair, according to the police report, will cost several thousand dollars.
EAST HAMPTON VILLAGE — On January 8, at 3:17 p.m., a Main Street hotel called East Hampton Village Police to report a guest was not leaving a room despite being asked to check out. Police responded to the scene and advised the 50-year-old Bethpage resident to take his belongings and vacate the room. The manager signed a trespass affidavit and police said they told the individual he could not return to the hotel.
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