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Town Police: Sex Crime Suspect Turns Himself In

A Hampton Bays man faces a felony charge of possessing a sexual performance by a child and is due in court on Feb. 27.

Editor's Note: The following information was supplied by the Southampton Town Police Department. A criminal charge is only an accusation and does not indicate convictions.

Sexual Misconduct

• Bryan Mora, 21, of Hampton Bays, was arrested on a felony charge of possessing a sexual performance by a child, as well as a misdemeanor sexual misconduct charge, on Feb. 11.

According to Southampton Police, Mora had an "ongoing course of conduct" with a 15-year-old dating back to April of 2012. Police had been investigating the incident for the past several months, said Det. Sgt. Lisa Costa, when he turned himself into police last week.

Mora was released on an appearance ticket because he turned himself in, Costa said, and he is due back in court on Feb. 27 for an arraignment.

DWI/Drugs

• Ronald Kassl, 37, of Hampton Bays, was arrested on misdemeanor charges of DWI and criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree on Feb. 19. 

According to police, Kassl was stopped for a traffic violation while driving in Water Mill around 1:15 a.m. and was found to be in possession of cocaine. He was held overnight for morning arraignment.

• Takashi McArdle, 62, of Hampton Bays, was arrested on charges of aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle in the first degree – a felony – as well as DWI and criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree.

According to police, McArdle was stopped for multiple traffic infractions near Springville Road and Good Ground Road. He was reportedly driving with a revoked license, and police said they found cocaine wrapped inside a folded dollar bill in a cigarette box near his feet.

He was brought to headquarters for processing.

Grand Larceny

• Eric O’Brien, 19, of Hampton Bays, was arrested on Feb. 15 on a felony charge of grand larceny.

According to police reports, a man reported that in mid-January, O’Brien stole his skateboard from him while he was in possession of it. O’Brien was processed and held for arraignment.

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