Crimes Nearby: Cops Report Rash of Vehicle Burglaries

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


•  in Springs over the weekend, according to East Hampton Town Police Det. Lt. Chris Anderson. While Anderson could not provide an exact number, he estimated that between 20 and 30 reports were filed about items stolen from inside cars. Some cars were also rummaged through, in search of valuables, but nothing was found. Little damage occurred.


• Harley Decker, 18, of Sag Harbor, was arrested on Aug. 5 on felony charges of criminal possession of a controlled substance in the fifth degree, and misdemeanor charges of criminal possession of marijuana in the fourth degree, and two charges of criminally using drug paraphernalia. According to Sag Harbor Village police, Decker was pulled over while driving eastbound on Jermain Avenue while his view was obstructed. Police said that upon approaching the truck, Decker “appeared very nervous and fidgety.” According to the arrest report, an officer asked Decker if he had any drugs or weapons in his car, and he admitted that “pills and weed” were in a duffle bag. Police reportedly found several bags of marijuana and 15 ecstasy pills in the bag, as well as several empty envelopes and a digital scale. Decker was brought to headquarters and processed for arraignment.

• A 16-year old Southampton boy was arrested July 30 at 8:13 p.m. and charged with criminal possession of marijuana in the fifth degree, a misdemeanor, and unlawful possession of marijuana, a violation. Southampton Village police said they also confiscated a marijuana pipe and a quantity of marijuana. He was processed and released to his parents, according to police.

• Erick J. Fernandez, 31, of Shirley, was arrested Aug. 2 at 11:35 a.m. on an outstanding bench warrant for failure to appear, according to Southampton Village police. In addition, he was charged with bail jumping in the third degree, a misdemeanor.


• A Suffolk County grand jury indicted a Flanders man on Friday for allegedly sexually abusing two children.According to Robert Clifford, spokesman for Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota, Flanders resident Albert J. Carini, 53, was indicted on charges that he allegedly committed the crimes from mid-2011 through May of 2012. He is charged with sexually abusing a child less than 11 years old and another alleged victim less than 14 years old. Carini, who is currently in the Suffolk County Correctional facility in lieu of $150,000 cash bail following his Friday arraignment, pleaded not guilty to two charges of course of sexual conduct against a child in the first and second degree, sexual abuse in the second degree, and two counts of endangering the welfare of a child.

• One man was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated after a T-bone crash on Horton Avenue in Riverhead this week.According to Riverhead Town police, Samuel McCoy, 63, of Riverhead was driving a 2008 Dodge 4500 series truck northbound on Horton Avenue when he was allegedly struck by a 2009 Honda Accord operated by Robert McCoy, 50, of Happauge; the men are not related.Robert McCoy was arrested at the scene and charged with DWI. Samuel McCoy, who was transported to Peconic Bay Medical Center by the Riverhead Town Volunteer Ambulance Corp., was treated and released. Robert McCoy was transported by a Suffolk County police helicopter for treatment of serious, but non-life-threatening, injuries, police said.

• On August 1, the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office East End Drug Task Force and Southampton Town Police arrested Moses Bullock, 39, of Vail Avenue in Riverside and charged him with two counts of criminal sale of a controlled substance in the third degree, a class B felony.Bullock was arrested after police said he had allegedly sold a quantity of crack cocaine on multiple dates.

Riverhead Police arrested two men for DWI on Friday night. According to police, William Kerwick, 26, of Centereach, was arrested on East Main Street at approximately 11:55 p.m. and charged with driving while intoxicated and driving with a suspended license.Also nabbed was Nicholas Dolce, 49, of Deer Park, who was arrested at approximately 12:20 a.m. on Old Country Road near Doctors Path and charged with driving while intoxicated.

• Riverhead Town Police caught an alleged burglar red-handed on Sunday night. Police say they received a call at approximately 9:38 p.m. from Julio Romero, of 313 Osborne Avenue, reporting a burglary at his home. Riverhead Town Police and a K-9 unit responded to the scene; the K-9 unit tracked the residence and police found a male suspect hiding behind the house with a pocketbook and cash belonging to the owner of the home. Cristobal Cruz, 44, who also lives at 313 Osbourne Avenue, was arrested at the scene and charged with burglary in the second degree. Police say although both parties lived at the address, there are multiple units on the property and the men are


• Charles D. Miller, 47, of Manhasset, was charged with boating while intoxicated, endangering the welfare of a child and reckless operation of a vehicle on Aug. 5 at 2:52 p.m., after stopped him for operating a 22-foot boat that was overloaded 16 minors aboard in the Greenport breakwater area, police said. He was found to be operating the vessel in an intoxicated condition, police said. Miller was placed under arrest, transported to Southold Town Police headquarters and held pending arraignment in Southold Town Justice Court.

• Ralph Mims III, 34, of East Marion, was charged with driving with a suspended license, evading police and other offenses on Aug. 4 at 12:48 a.m., after police observed Mims speeding in a 2004 Nissan Maxima on Route 48 in Greenport, police said. A registration check on the license plate revealed that the vehicle was displaying plates that did not match the car. The vehicle in question turned off onto Ruch Lane in a manner that suggested that the operator was attempting to hide from the officer, police said. Read the full article here.

• Glenn Milowski, 39, of Mattituck, was charged with driving while intoxicated by drugs and crack possession on Aug. 3 at 1:10 a.m. after police stopped him for a traffic violation on Route 25 in Laurel, reported. He was found to be impaired by drugs and was also found to be in possession of a quantity of crack cocaine, police said. He was arrested and transported to police headquarters in Peconic where he was processed and held for arraignment.


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