Cops: Teen Stole iPod, Meds, and Marijauna

An 18-year-old boy tried to hide after police set up a perimeter and brought out a search dog after thefts from vehicles in Hampton Bays on Christmas Eve.

The following information was supplied by the Southampton Town Police Department. A criminal charge is only an accusation and does not indicate guilt.

• An 18-year-old Hampton Bays High School student was picked up on theft charges near where police said several larcenies from cars occurred on Stuart Court in Hampton Bays on Christmas Eve around 10 p.m.

Police had received a 911 call from a resident who said someone had been rummaging through several vehicles that were parked in a driveway during a party. After being confronted by a resident, the teen fled on foot.

"Arriving officers set up a perimeter to contain the subject and called for K-9 assistance," police said. The Suffolk County Sheriff’s K-9 unit responded, while trying to track the thief, police received another 911 call from an area resident saying there was someone in their back yard.

Officers responded to the house, and located the young man, whom they said matched the description provided by the original caller. He took off running, and they caught up to him after a brief foot pursuit. They said he had stolen property in his possession, including prescription medication, an iPod, cash, and marijuana.

He was charged with four misdemeanors; petty larceny, criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree, fifth-degree criminal possession of stolen property, and obstruction of governmental administration. He was also charged with unlawful possession of marijuana, a violation. He was released on an appearance ticket.

Patch withheld the name of the teen because he was charged with non-drunken driving related misdemeanors.


• Winfield C. Jessup, 53, of Westhampton, was arrested on a drunken driver charge after he hit some shrubs on Sea Breeze Avenue, near County Road 80, in Westhampton, and kept driving on Dec. 25. Police said they received a 911 call of an erratic motorist, who had driven off the road, and struck the shrubs at about 7:20 p.m. Police located Jessup, who they said also drove over a fallen tree limb on Country Estates Road, was driving a 2009 Ford F15 pickup truck with a blood alcohol level above .18. He was charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated, a misdemeanor.

Hampton Bays

• Police arrested a 19-year-old whom they said was driving drunk and without a license when he tried to elude an officer and drove into a tree in Hampton Bays on Dec. 27. Police said Jose Cuahutle, of Hampton Bays, was driving a 2002 Honda Accord on the shoulder on Wakeman Road, near Loetscher Lane. Police turned around to follow him, and they said he lost control while attempting to and crashed at 1:35 a.m. Police said he appeared intoxicated and had some marijuana on him. He also had two hand-rolled marijuana cigarettes, police said. He was charged with driving while ability impaired by alcohol, unlawful possession of marijuana, and unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, all violations.


• A 44-year-old Flanders man was arrested after he allegedly violated an order of protection on Dec. 29. Police said the man texted his wife, which was in violation of a Family Court order. He was charged with second-degree criminal contempt, a misdemeanor, at 1:58 a.m. Patch withheld the name of the man because he was charged with a non-drunken driving related misdemeanor.


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