Headlines That Topped in September: Jogger Killed by Car, Brothel Arrest and Boardy Barn Investigated

Other top headlines included ones related to a bank robber and Royal Pains.

As we get ready to welcome October, here is a quick look back at the top headlines posted by Westhampton-Hampton Bays Patch in September. 

1. Jogger Dies After Being Struck By Car

Michael Schwartz said Tuesday morning began just like any other, when he said good-bye to his wife Ruby, not knowing that he would never see her again.

"I said good-bye and gave her a kiss," he said. 

Ruby Schwartz, 43, left her Manorville home Tuesday morning to go for a jog and died after being struck by a teenage driver; the 17-year-old was not charged after the accident.

2. Cops: 3 Women Arrested In New Brothel Bust

Only days after a high profile bust of an alleged house of prostitution in Riverhead, police arrested three Flanders women on Saturday on charges of prostitution.

Members of the New York State Police Special Investigations Unit, State Police Troop L Riverside, and the Department of Homeland Security, with assistance from the Southampton Police Department, arrested three women in an alleged prostitution operation located at 424 Flanders Road in Flanders.

Mariluz Fonseca, 62 of 424 Flanders Road in Flanders was charged with promoting prostitution in the third degree, a class "D" felony. Milady Leclerc-Roman, 59, of the Bronx, was charged with prostitution, a B misdemeanor. Belkis Serrano-Tejeda, 40 ,of 424 Flanders Road was also charged with prostitution.

3. Inside Edition Investigates the Boardy Barn

The  Boardy Barn was the subject of an Inside Edition Investigative report with the entertainment news program going inside the popular Sunday spot.

The report, which aired Sept. 9, depicts the rowdy scene inside the barn, which closed its doors for the summer on Saturday, as well as the scene on the train as party goers headed home.


Southampton Town Police said they have charged at 29-year-old Selden man in connection with a bank robbery that took place at TD Bank in Hampton Bays on Sept. 10. According to Detective Sergeant Lisa A. Costa, Donnell Thomas, 29, was found hiding out at a residence on Hawthorne Street in Mastic on Tuesday morning. He was arrested without incident and charged with robbery in the third degree, a felony.


Those heading through Westhampton Beach September 19 may have noticed it looked more like the holiday season as opposed to fall. That's because the USA network's Royal Pains was filming for it's fourth season.

More Top Headlines: 

  • Fire Breaks Out on Atlantic Avenue in Hampton Bays
  • Illegal Immigration Protestor Squabbles With Shop Owner
  • Police Nab Wrong-Way Driver on DWI Charge Friday After 911 Calls
  • Chamber President: Hampton Bays Is Going Through An Identity Crisis
  • Westhampton Beach Cops Investigating Stabbing
  • Where is the Blight in Hampton Bays?


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