A Hampton Bays man was arrested after Southampton Police say he curled up on the wrong couch in the wrong house on Saturday, July 7.
Police said the owners of a house on Ocean Avenue found a man that they did not know asleep on their couch at about 11:25 PM. When officers arrived, the man was still asleep, but was later found to be intoxicated and appeared to have entered the “wrong house,” police said. Brian O’Connor, 24, was charged with second-degree criminal trespass, a misdemeanor, and was transported to police headquarters in Hampton Bays for processing, police said.
Northampton Man Arrested For Drug Possession
A Northampton man was arrested for drug possession after Southampton Town Police say he was pulled over in a traffic stop on Quogue-Riverhead Road in East Quogue on Sunday, July 8.
Police said 30-year-old Travaun Brumsey was stopped at around 9 PM because the car he was driving had a broken brake light and he was driving over the yellow double line. Further investigation revealed that Brumsey’s driver’s license was suspended because he failed to pay child support, and he was found with some film strips for Suboxone, a prescription drug used to taper off addiction, though he did not have a prescription, according to police.
He was charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation, misdemeanors, and was issued traffic violations for driving to the left of pavement markings and operating a vehicle without brake lights.
DWI Charge In Car Crash
A Hampton Bays man was arrested on drunk driving charges on Monday, July 2, after he crashed the car he was driving into a tree on Flanders Road in Hampton Bays, Southampton Town Police said.
Officers arriving at the scene of the crash at about 12:20 PM ascertained 28-year-old Julio Benitez Reyes was intoxicated and he refused a sobriety test, police said. He was later found to have a revoked license for refusing to submit to a chemical test and a prior conviction for DWI, in addition to a driving restriction requiring an ignition interlock device, according to police.
He was additionally charged with misdemeanor charges of DWI, aggravated unlicensed operation, and circumventing an interlock device, police said.
A second man, Santos Gutierrez, 37, of Flanders, was arrested in Hampton Bays on Thursday, July 5, and was also charged with driving while intoxicated after he was also involved in a car crash. Police said Gutierrez fled the scene of a car crash, and when he was located, he smelled of alcohol and was unsteady on his feet. He was additionally charged with leaving the scene of an accident with property damage and was issued violations for driving without a license and failing to stop at a stop sign.
Others arrested on drunk driving charges include:
Zolani Lucas, 27, of East Quogue was arrested in Hampton Bays on Monday, July 2, and was charged with driving while intoxicated. Police said they stopped Lucas because he had committed multiple traffic violations, and he had bloodshot eyes and was unsteady on his feet.
Manuel Aju, 38, of Riverhead was arrested on Monday, July 2, in Speonk and was charged with felony aggravated driving while intoxicated. Police said Aju was stopped for a traffic violation and was unsteady on his feet, had bloodshot eyes, and had slurred speech. He was additionally charged with misdemeanor charges of circumventing an ignition interlock device and aggravated unlicensed operation, as well as traffic violations.
Louis Rega, 56, of Sag Harbor was arrested on Saturday, July 7, in Noyac and was charged with driving while intoxicated. Police said an officer pulled Rega’s car over because had crossed over the double yellow line three times and then came to a complete stop in the middle of the roadway, rather than turning onto a nearby street. He also had red, bloodshot eyes, the odor of an alcoholic beverage on his breath, and slurred speech, police said. He was additionally charged with traffic violations for failing to use the designated lane of travel.
Southampton Town Parks Facility Burglarized
About $4500 in cash and 700 beach permits worth over $3000 were reported stolen from the Southampton Town Parks and Recreation Department’s Ponquogue Beach Facility on Dune Road in Hampton Bays on Tuesday, July 3, Southampton Town Police said.
Police said the burglar or burglars likely entered the building through a rear window and drilled into the side of the money drop safe to gain entry sometime overnight.
Other items stolen include a work binder, loose keys for a beach wheelchair, a solar-powered garbage can, and a dumpster, police said. The beach manager is expected to discuss a new money drop procedure, and fortifying buildings and windows was recommended, police said.
Uber Driver And Fare Attacked In Water Mill
A 26-year-old Uber driver reported to Southampton Town Police that at about 10:20 PM on Wednesday, July 4, an unknown male tried to open a rear door as he pulled away with a female fare and then used a rock to break the window of his car outside of Calissa restaurant in Water Mill.
Police said that neither the driver nor the woman he was transporting saw the direction in which the man fled. He is described as a white male in his 30s and was about five-foot-nine, wearing a green t-shirt. The woman claimed she did not know the assailant, according to the police report.
Safe Stolen In Riverhead Home Burglary
A safe was reported stolen from a home on Remsen Road in Wading River on Friday, July 6, Riverhead Town Police said.
Officers responded to 255 Remsen Road at about 11:42 PM for a report of a home burglary and determined an unknown person or persons entered the home through a rear slider door and removed a safe from the master bedroom, according to police. The case is currently under investigation by the department’s detective division and police are asking anyone who may have witnessed the incident or has any information, to contact them at 631-727-4500. All calls will remain confidential.