Crimes Nearby: Armed Masked Men Hold Up Gas Station

The following information was supplied by police departments on the East End. A criminal charge is only an accusation and does not indicate guilt.

The following is a round-up of crimes across the East End during the week of March 11. 


• Two masked men armed with handguns held up a Wading River gas station Monday night, police said. According to Riverhead Police Detective Sgt. Joseph Loggia, on Monday at 10:30 p.m., two masked men entered the Valero gas station on Route 25A in Wading River armed with handguns. The station attendant was ordered to open up the register and cash was removed by one of the suspects, Loggia said. He added that the suspects were both wearing dark colored masks; no further description was given. No arrests have been made yet.

• Police are investigating anonymous threats of violence left on the office phone of an Aquebogue man charged in a fatal accident that killed two in Nassau County last week. On Tuesday, Southampton Town Police Detective Sgt. Lisa Costa said authorities are investigating an anonymous message left for Robert Beodeker, who was charged last week after the fatal accident. The message was left on Beodeker's phone at Suffolk County Community College, where he is the Campus Associate Dean for Student Services at Suffolk County.


• Allison Greene, 48, of New York City, was arrested on March 8 on felony counts of fourth-degree grand larceny, second-degree forgery and second-degree identity theft. According to a Southampton Town police arrest report, Greene posed as her mother, using her banking information when signing in for a room at the Enclave Inn on Montauk Highway in Bridgehampton.

• Predawn on Saturday morning, a fight involving at least a dozen 75 Main patrons broke out in the restaurant and bar's parking lot as they were leaving, according to Southampton Village police. Police said they responded to Main Street at 4:18 a.m. after receiving a complaint of a fight, and arrived to find a man on the ground bleeding. The man suffered injuries from being kicked and punched by several others, police stated. The victim, who had a broken nose and lacerations on his face, was taken to Southampton Hospital by Southampton Village Volunteer Ambulance. An East Hampton man was placed under arrest for his connection to the fight, police said. Jonathan Mauricio Rodas Castro, 23, was charged with assault in the third degree, a misdemeanor.

• When a Sag Harbor police officer pulled over a driver who was repeatedly stopping on Ferry Road, it was discovered that the man was drunk behind the wheel while a child was in the back seat, according to an arrest report. Romulo Quezada-Santos, 29, of East Hampton, was placed under arrest March 9 at 3:45 p.m. and charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated with a child passenger, which is a felony under New York State's Leandra's Law, as well as DWI, a misdemeanor.


• A suspect was arrested in Greenport Thursday after police said he threatened to kill a man with a kitchen knife.

According to Southold Town police, Robert Lee Smith, 54, of Greenport, was arrested on Thursday at 2:21 p.m. and charged with criminal possession of a weapon and menacing, felony charges, after an incident on Third Street.

Police said a Greenport resident, 69, called 911 to report that Smith had picked up a kitchen knife, held it up, pointed it in the man's direction and told him he was going to kill him.
Smith was arrested, transported to Southold Town police headquarters, processed and held for arraignment.

• A high-speed police chase led to a driving while intoxicated charge for an East Marion man Thursday night.

According to Southold Town police, Michael Zervos, 46, of East Marion, was arrested in East Marion and charged with DWI and fleeing an officer in a motor vehicle, both misdemeanors, on Thursday at 7:53 p.m.

Police said an officer attempted to stop Zervos on a traffic violation on Route 25 in Greenport.

Zervos, police said, ignored the police lights and siren, increasing his speed and continuing to drive, ignoring all traffic control devices. Next, police said, Zervos continued east on Route 25 until he was found in his vehicle behind an occupied residence in East Marion.

Zervos was arrested and charged with DWI, fleeing an officer in a motor vehicle, and several additional traffic violations, police said.

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