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Southampton Police: Car Accident Leads to DWI Arrest

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

reports from Nov. 7 through Nov. 14:

DWI

Jose Tzoy, 29, of Westhampton Beach, was arrested Nov. 12 at 9:52 p.m. at the corner of Montauk Highway and Quarter Court in Westhampton and charged with DWI, a misdemeanor. Tzoy was in a single-car accident on Montauk Highway, and when police arrived on the scene, he was so intoxicated he was lying on the lawn, unable to stand, according to police. Tzoy was transported to Peconic Bay Medical Center in Riverhead for treatment and then to headquarters for processing.

Rebecca Coleman, 19, of Riverhead, was arrested on Nov. 13 at 2:01 a.m. at the corner of Montauk Highway East and Pawnee Street in Hampton Bays and charged with first-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, a felony, and DWI, a misdemeanor. Police stopped Coleman for a traffic violation when they discovered she appeared intoxicated.Her license had been suspended for a prior alcohol-related offense, police said.

Justin Hirsch, 26, of East Patchogue, was arrested Nov. 12 at 1:34 a.m. at the corner of Squiretown Road and Montauk Highway in Hampton Bays and charged with DWI and third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, both misdemeanors. Hirsch was stopped for a traffic violation near the intersection of Squiretown Road and Montauk Highway when police discovered he appeared intoxicated. Police also saw that Hirsch’s license had been suspended for a DWI conviction in 2007.

Petty Larceny

Michael Moncada, 20, of Farmingdale, was arrested on Nov. 9 at 5:39 p.m. at police headquarters in Hampton Bays and charged with petty larceny, a misdemeanor. After an investigation, police discovered that Moncada stole a $369 bicycle from a home on Rampasture Road on Nov. 6 at 6 p.m., according to documentation. Moncada turned himself in, according to reports.

Maria Peralta, 50, of Hampton Bays, was arrested on Nov. 12 at 1:36 p.m. at the department store on Montauk Highway East in Hampton Bays and charged with petty larceny, a misdemeanor. Macy’s loss prevention association said they saw Peralta steal $282 worth of children’s clothing, according to police.

Criminal Possession of Stolen Property

Police arrested a 40-year-old Riverhead man on Nov. 10 after discovering he stole $375 in car batteries from a Quiogue junk yard, according to police.

Around 11 p.m., police received a call about a suspicious car in a wooded area off Deborah Drive in Quiogue, a subdivision drive located near . Upon investigation, officers said they saw Ihor Maksymchuk, 40, of Riverhead near the vehicle and that his car had 25 car batteries in it. Officers determined the batteries were stolen from a small pickup located on the northeastern corner of the junk yard.

Maksymchuk was charged with fifth-degree criminal possession of stolen property, third-degree criminal trespass and petty larceny, all misdemeanors.

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