The following arrests were reported by the Town of Southampton Police Department and New York State Troopers for the week of Dec. 13. A criminal charge is an accusation. Defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.
- New York State Police arrested Ann Hogan, 54, of Hampton Bays, on a drunken driving charge on Jan. 11. According to state troopers, Hogan was stopped for traffic violations while driving on Montauk Highway in Southampton. When questioned, police found Hogan to be intoxicated. She was arrested and charged with DWI, a misdemeanor.
- A Sound Beach woman and a Hampton Bays man were arrested on drug charges after police went to check on the well-being of children on Penny Lane on Jan. 10. According to police, they were on a call to check on the welfare of two children at the residence when the 26-year-old woman answered the door at around 6:30 p.m. She reportedly admitted that she had hypodermic needles and a small quantity of heroin in her possession. Police also found a 28-year-old man living at the house was in possession of drugs and marijuana. The woman was arrested and charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and criminal possession hypodermic instruments, both misdemeanors. The man was charged with endangering the welfare of a child and seventh degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, both misdemeanors. He was also charged with unlawful possession of marijuana, a violation.
- Autumn Andersen, 24, of Hampton Bays, was arrested on a drunken driving charge on Jan. 9. According to police, Andersen was driving a 2002 Ford Focus on Argonne Road East at around 1:20 a.m. when she was stopped for a traffic infraction. When questioned, police said they detected an odor of alcohol on her breath and that her eyes were glassy. When she was asked to get out of the car police said she was unsteady on her feet. She failed a field sobriety test and a breathalyzer and was taken into custody. She was charged with DWI, a misdemeanor and having an obstructed or dirty plate, a violation.
- Southampton Town police arrested Amanda DaCosta, 23, of Riverhead, after she allegedly struck three pedestrians and a house and then fled the scene on Jan. 8. According to police, DaCosta was driving a 2002 Hyundai Elantra on Riverside Avenue in Flanders shortly after midnight when she struck the three victims and the house. That’s when police said she left the accident without exchanging any information. Police caught up with DaCosta on Old Westhampton Road in Northampton about four hours later and arrested her. She was charged with leaving the scene of an accident that caused personal physical injury, a misdemeanor.