A Texas man who police say was part of a trio that beat and robbed a victim in Southampton was arrested Tuesday.
said that at around 8:30 p.m. on Saturday the victim, a 34-year-old Southampton man, stepped outside of Blue Collar Bar on County Road 39 to smoke a cigarette. That's when he was approached by three Hispanic men who chased him to the rear of the building next door, knocked him to the ground and beat him, according to police. One of the attackers stole $1,500 in cash from his pocket, cops added.
Though the victim sustained "substantial" bruising and lacerations, he refused medical attention, police said.
Detectives located one of the suspects on Tuesday, Efrain Alvarez, 34, of San Antonio, and arrested him at police headquarters in Hampton Bays at 8:46 p.m. Police charged him with second-degree robbery, a felony.
Police said Alvarez, who was temporarily living in Southampton for a construction job, also had an immigrant warrant out from the Department of Homeland Security. He was held overnight for morning arraignment at, where he was remanded to the Suffolk County Correctional Facility in Riverside.
• The strong smell of gas led to three arrests in Riverside on Saturday. According to Southampton Town Police, at approximately 6:38 p.m., officers responded to a report of a commercial burglary that had allegedly just occurred at the former Riverboat Diner in Riverside. A strong smell of natural gas had also been detected emanating from the building, police say.
Upon arrival, Southampton Town police said they apprehended two "suspicious" male subjects who were observed allegedly leaving the building carrying scrap metal and pipes.
Police arrested Riverhead resident Angel Anibal Camey Uyu, 24, and charged him with burglary in the third degree, a class D felony. He was remanded to county jail in lieu of $500 bail.
Also arrested was Riverhead resident Victor Manuel Sicajau Tepeu, 39; he was also charged with burglary in the third degree, a class D felony, and remanded to county jail.
In addition, Southampton Town police arrested Riverhead resident Augustin Cosajai, 40, and charged him with criminal trespass in the third degree, a class B misdemeanor; he was remanded to county jail in lieu of $200 bail.
• A was arrested on charges that he had sex with an underaged girl in late August, said. Police charged Daniel S. Hewes with second-degree rape, where the victim is less than 15, and criminal sex act in the second-degree, where the victim is less than 15, both felonies, and sexual abuse in the third degree and acting in a manner injurious of a child under 17, both misdemeaors, on Sept. 6. Lisa R. Rana released him on $25,000 bail after the girl and her parents went to police last week.
• , 25, of East Hampton, was arrested after he allegedly assaulted a police officer who pulled him over in Springs on Sept. 2. Police were on patrol in Springs when they said they saw Shoshi in a Land Rover and he failed to lower his high beam lights for oncoming traffic. Police made a U-Turn and tried to pull him over, but he failed to stop, turned onto Gardiner Avenue, and then 17th Street. He appeared drunk and he performed poorly on his field sobriety tests, police said. He refused to take a breath test and when police advised him he was going to be arrested, he tried to make a run for it, they said. The officer grabbed Shoshi by his shirt collar and Shoshi took several swings at the officer, the arrest report said. As the officer tried to radio for back-up, Shoshi hit him in stomach and ribs multiple times. The officer wrestled the defendant to the ground, as he tried again to call for help. "The defendant struck the under-signed officer's genitals with a closed fist," the arrest report said. Shoshi broke free and ran on foot toward 17th Street.
• A 24-year-old Shirley man was arrested and charged with numerous offences on Sept. 12 at 2:30 p.m., after police responded to a report that he was attacking his girlfriend in the parking area of the Empire Gas Station in Laurel, police said.
Parked at the same gas station, an off-duty New York State Court Officer witnessed Jordan M. Gormez apparently attack his female companion and then threaten violence toward the court officer and his wife, police said. After police responded to a call regarding the incident, Gormez fled on foot and was immediately pursued by the police officer on the scene.
Gormez repeatedly ignored lawful commands from the officer and confronted and physically attacked the officer numerous times, police said. Gormez was able to get behind the police officer and attempted to grab the officer's gun, at which point the off-duty court officer was able to assist in constraining and eventually subduing Gormez. Investigation revealed that Gormez had also done considerable damage to the female victim's vehicle.
• Carrie McCabe, 38, of Cutchogue, was charged with second-degree burglary and first-degree unauthorized use of a motor vehicle on Sept. 8 at 6:14 p.m., after a 42-year-old Cutchogue man reported to police that someone stole his vehicle, police said. OnStar was notified and the vehicle was located at McCabe's residence, police said. McCabe was arrested and found to be in the possession of stolen property and it was discovered that McCabe also burglarized McDowell's residence. She was held overnight to await arraignment in the morning.
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