A 30-year-old Coram man — in custody at the Yaphank Jail on other charges — was arrested Thursday, May 31, for stealing more than $4,000 worth of jewelry from the homes of local people, Southampton Town Police said.
Police said Robert Wunderlich stole assorted gold jewelry with precious gemstones and diamonds, including a gold school ring from two different victims — one from East Quogue, the other Sagaponack. He was picked up from the Yaphank Jail just a day after the items were reported stolen and transported to Southampton Town Police Headquarters in Hampton Bays, where he was charged with third- and fourth-degree grand larceny, felonies, as well as petit larceny, a misdemeanor. No further information was available from police.
• A 50-year-old Southampton man was arrested in North Sea on May 22, for threatening someone with a knife and a loaded shotgun, town police said.
The victim told an officer that Edgar Delacruz had threatened her and a co-worker — displaying a knife — in an argument over how they trim hedges. At one point, Delacruz went inside only to return with a loaded shotgun asking them to leave, according to police. He was charged with second-degree menacing with a weapon, a misdemeanor, and fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon, a felony.
• A 29-year-old Water Mill man was rescued by first responders from his car after crashing it on Montauk Highway in Hampton Bays on Sunday, June 3, but he soon found himself in even deeper water when they noticed he had been drinking, Southampton cops said.
Ernesto Rojas was still in his car, trapped with an open bottle of Corona beer. He had to be extricated because the door was jammed when first responders arrived at the scene just before 9 PM, according to police. He admitted drinking and was treated at the scene by Hampton Bays Ambulance and was taken to Stony Brook Southampton Hospital. He was charged with driving while intoxicated, a misdemeanor.
• A 31-year-old Shelter Island woman was arrested in Southampton for driving while under the influence of drugs on Monday, May 28, Southampton police said.
An officer on patrol smelled pot emanating from Sarah Payne’s car when it was parked in the Elk’s Lodge parking lot, and she had slurred speech when approached, according to cops.
Payne, who was caught with a marijuana joint, told the officer she had taken Alzaprolam earlier and had three pills hidden inside her bra, according to police. Payne, who did not have a driver’s license at the time of her arrest, was additionally ticketed for not having brake lights that work properly.
All together, she was charged with operating a motor vehicle while impaired by drugs, seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, both misdemeanors, and unlawful possession of marijuana, a violation.
Others arrested for driving under the influence include:
• Jane Halsey, 73, of Water Mill was arrested on Montauk Highway in Water Mill on Monday, May 28, and charged with driving while intoxicated. Police said the car Halsey was driving in changed lanes in an unsafe manner, failed to keep to the right, and crossed road hazard markings.
Alex Alavarado Domunguia, 27, of Riverhead was arrested at 7-Eleven in Flanders on Saturday, June 2, and charged with driving while intoxicated. Alavarado Domunguia was also issued multiple tickets for driving without a license in an unregistered, uninspected, and uninsured car that did not have any brake lights cops said.
• Sandra Sanchez-Gomez, 34, of Hampton Bays was arrested in East Quogue on May 24 and charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated. Police said they received a call for a reckless driver who went through a stop sign and almost hit the caller. When an officer caught up with Sanchez-Gomez at Harvard Drive, they noticed she was angry and her breath smelled of alcohol, police said.
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