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Arrest Reports For Week Of December 5

HAMPTON BAYS—Southampton Town Police were alerted to a stabbing in the Good Ground Cemetery on November 26 just before 6 p.m. The responding officer found the victim, an area resident, emerging from the woods of the cemetery grounds bleeding from his neck and head area. The victim told police he was in a scuffle with an unknown assailant and, during the scuffle, was stabbed. According to the police report, the victim was transported to Southampton Hospital for treatment, and the suspected stabber, Douglas Brownson, 50, of Hampton Bays was arrested and charged with second-degree assault and third-degree criminal possession of a weapon, both felonies.

RIVERSIDE—A Goodridge Avenue resident reported to Southampton Town Police on November 25 that between 1 and 2 a.m. that day a man walked into her driveway and stole a $300 pair of Michael Kors sunglasses from her car.

BRIDGEHAMPTON—A Bridgehampton resident called Southampton Town Police on November 25 reporting someone ran up $733.35 in charges on his Citi/AAdvantage gold card between May and that date. All the charges appear to be related to a food delivery service he’s never heard of or used.

SPEONK-REMSENBURG—An area woman reported that she mailed two payroll checks totaling $4,200 to an employee. When the employee didn’t receive them, the woman investigated and discovered one of the checks was altered to a different, higher amount and cashed.

BRIDGEHAMPTON—Contractors from several companies working in the same building reported to Southampton Town Police the theft of tools from a job site on Mitchell Lane. A house under construction was burgled and a $600 saw from one company was stolen sometime between the evening hours of November 25 and the next morning; a $500 table saw and a $500 chop saw belonging to another company was also stolen, So, too, was a $150 circular saw.

BRIDGEHAMPTON—Members of the Bridgehampton Association on Montauk Highway called Southampton Town Police on November 26 reporting vandals damaged the doorknob on the building. Volunteers found it bent and on the ground. No other damage was visible, and it didn’t appear anyone had attempted to forcibly enter the building.

EAST QUOGUE—New Moon Café employees told Southampton Town Police that a man and woman dined and dashed on a $99.94 bill on November 26. Staff said the pair presented a debit card that was declined.

NOYAC—A resident of Bay Avenue called Southampton Town Police on November 29 reporting a $3,000 Yamaha boat motor had been stolen off his dinghy.

NORTH SEA—A home on Wooleys Drive was the scene of a porch pirating on November 29. Sometime between 12:34 and 4:15 p.m. a package that had just been delivered by FedEx was ripped open and an $813 cellphone was taken.

HAMPTON BAYS—A woman told Southampton Town Police on November 28 she found a suspicious charge on her Bank of America account from Apple, and called a number she found on an ad. The person on the other end directed her to verify her account by going to the local grocery store, purchasing a gift card, scratching the back and reading the number over the phone. The victim spent several hours doing this traveling to different locations and buying 31 gift cards altogether for charges totaling $8100 before realizing she’d been scammed.

NORTH SEA—Someone shattered the glass door at a West Neck Lane premises, the caretaker reported to Southampton Town Police on December 1. It was valued at $5,000 and the vandalism occurred during the previous night.

SOUTHAMPTON VILLAGE—Julia M. Hentschel, 23, of Wainscott was arrested on November 23 and charged with two counts of fourth-degree grand larceny, a felony, and one count of issuing a bad check, a misdemeanor. Police said she purchased $1,800 worth of merchandise from Tenet with an unauthorized credit card in February 2018. She is also accused of using a bad check on a closed account to pay for a $1,250 cosmetic procedure last September.

SOUTHAMPTON VILLAGE—Two men, on two separate occasions, were issued village code violations for public urination on Aldrich Lane. The first, a 47-year-old from Riverhead, was cited just before 9 on the morning of November 19. The next day, at 8:46 p.m. a 34-year-old man from Hampton Bays got a summons.

SAG HARBOR VILLAGE—A Jermain Avenue woman reported to Sag Harbor Village Police that a fire hydrant was leaking on November 26 at around 4:22 p.m. The Suffolk County Water Authority was called to the scene and fixed the leaky hydrant.

SAG HARBOR VILLAGE—An elderly woman who suffers from dementia and lives on Amherst Road was overheard on the phone by her live-in health aide giving her social security number to an unknown person. When the home health aide tried to call the number back, the number was not in service. A relative of the elderly woman contacted Sag Harbor Village Police on November 27 at around 5 p.m. to report the incident of possible identity theft.

SAG HARBOR VILLAGE—A Sag Harbor Village Police officer noticed a suspicious car on Hampton Street on November 27 at 10:50 p.m. A black Volkswagen had its trunk open for an extended period of time. The officer was able to contact the owner who didn’t know his trunk was left open.

SAG HARBOR VILLAGE—A 7-Eleven employee contacted Sag Harbor Village Police on November 28 at 2:37 a.m. to report a man attempting to use the bathroom at the Long Island Avenue store. When police arrived, the employee said the man was intoxicated and was told he was not allowed to use the bathroom. The man disobeyed the employee and went to the bathroom anyway. The employee said that this had happened on more than one occasion with the same man. The employee wanted to sign a trespass affidavit, the report stated.

SAG HARBOR VILLAGE—A Jermain Avenue resident reported an injured deer to Sag Harbor Village Police on November 29 at 5:31 p.m. Police arrived to find the deer dead in the middle of the road. The officers pulled the deer to the side of the road and contacted the village highway department for removal.

SAG HARBOR VILLAGE—A Jermain Avenue man reported suspicious people on a roof in his neighborhood on November 30 at around 12 p.m. Police noticed a person sitting on the roof; however, a truck in the roadway stated that a roof repair company was on the premises. All appeared normal, police said.

SAG HARBOR VILLAGE—A High Street resident reported to Sag Harbor Village Police on November 30 at 6:25 p.m. that a suspicious person was in a nearby backyard with a flashlight. Police arrived at the house, which was unoccupied at the time, and didn’t find a person or any signs of forced entry.

SAG HARBOR VILLAGE—A man reported to Sag Harbor Village Police on December 1 at 11 a.m. that while his car was parked on Bay Street, across from the Sag Harbor Gym, someone keyed his 2018 Toyota Camry. He exited the gym and noticed someone had keyed the driver side from the fender to the bumper with a deep scratch. The damage was valued at $1,000, the report stated. The man wishes to document the incident at this time.

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