A homeless man originally from Virginia Beach was arrested by Town of East Hampton police around midnight Friday, April 10, and was charged with possession of a stolen car, a felony.
According to Captain Chris Anderson, Matthias Love, 37, was in a 2004 Honda CRV suburban in the parking lot of Rum Runner on Main Street in Wainscott, a store that was shuttered several weeks ago as a nonessential business. Suspicious about why it was in the lot, an officer ran the car’s license plate number, learned it was reported stolen several hours earlier in New York City.
Love was placed under arrest and was taken to police headquarters, where he was eventually released, to be arraigned at a future date.
In other police news, Brian Rivera-Aguirre, 24, of Montauk, was charged with petty larceny the morning of April 4. The arrest was made by an officer who had investigated the theft of a John Varvados jacket from the bar area of The Clubhouse on Daniels Hole Road the night of March 14. The officer reviewed surveillance video from the establishment which showed Rivera-Aguirre, who was already wearing a jacket, pick up the stolen article of clothing and put it over his shoulders before exiting the bar.
John Farrell, 31, of Yonkers, was charged with misdemeanor aggravated driving while intoxicated the afternoon of April 1. Police said he was standing outside a 2018 Nissan Frontier pickup with two flat tires, parked on the westbound side of Pantigo Road, about halfway up on a grassy shoulder. The police said that Farrell told the arresting officer he had been driving the car. Failing sobriety tests, he was arrested and taken to police headquarters. There, a breath test indicated that the amount of alcohol in Farrell’s system was high enough to trigger a raised aggravated driving while intoxicated charge.