Editor's Note: The following information was supplied by various town police departments. A criminal charge is only an accusation and does not indicate guilt.
• A collaboration among Southampton and Riverhead police officers resulted in the arrest of a Coram man for burglary in second degree, a felony.The charges were filed after police, while investigating use of a suspicious laptop, connected Shaun Prichard, 24, to a burglary that was reported in Speonk.
According to police, Pritchard, in the early morning hours of Feb. 26, stole a MacBook Pro computer worth $1400.00; $400.00 in cash; and a TAG watch worth approximately $1400.00 from the residence.
Pritchard was also charged with criminal possession of stolen property, a misdemeanor and was arraigned at Southampton Justice Court and remanded to Suffolk County Jail in lieu of $10,000.00 bail.
• Jay Lockett Sears, 73, was back in court on Monday to face a six-count indictment on child pornography charges. He pleaded not guilty to the charges, which carry a maximum sentence of 10 years imprisonment, if convicted.
• A 14-year-old boy sold marijuana to a fellow student on the grounds of the Hampton Bays High School, according to Southampton Town police. School officials found the boy, whose name was not released, in possession of marijuana on Friday at about 10:40 a.m., police said. Once police investigated, they found the boy had sold some to another student.
• Eric O’Brien, 19, of Hampton Bays, was charged with grand larceny, a felony after police learned that he had stolen a skateboard from another teen on Jan. 11. According to police, O'Brien allegedly stole the California Duster skateboard, valued at $110, from another teen who was walking on Bay Avenue East in Hampton Bays.
A suspect was arrested in Greenport Thursday after police said he threatened to kill a man with a kitchen knife. According to Southold Town police, Robert Lee Smith, 54, of Greenport, was arrested on Thursday at 2:21 p.m. and charged with criminal possession of a weapon and menacing, felony charges, after an incident on Third Street. Police said a Greenport resident, 69, called 911 to report that Smith had picked up a kitchen knife, held it up, pointed it in the man's direction and told him he was going to kill him. Smith was arrested, transported to Southold Town police headquarters, processed and held for arraignment.
• Allison Greene, 48, of New York City, was arrested on March 8 on felony counts of fourth-degree grand larceny, second-degree forgery and second-degree identity theft. According to a Southampton Town police arrest report, Greene posed as her mother, using her banking information when signing in for a room at the Enclave Inn on Montauk Highway in Bridgehampton.
• Predawn on Saturday morning, a fight involving at least a dozen 75 Main patrons broke out in the restaurant and bar's parking lot as they were leaving, according to Southampton Village police. Police said they responded to Main Street at 4:18 a.m. after receiving a complaint of a fight, and arrived to find a man on the ground bleeding. The man suffered injuries from being kicked and punched by several others, police stated. The victim, who had a broken nose and lacerations on his face, was taken to Southampton Hospital by Southampton Village Volunteer Ambulance. An East Hampton man was placed under arrest for his connection to the fight, police said. Jonnathan Mauricio Rodas Castro, 23, was charged with assault in the third degree, a misdemeanor.
• When a Sag Harbor police officer pulled over a driver who was repeatedly stopping on Ferry Road, it was discovered that the man was drunk behind the wheel while a child was in the back seat, according to an arrest report. Romulo Quezada-Santos, 29, of East Hampton, was placed under arrest March 9 at 3:45 p.m. and charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated with a child passenger, which is a felony under New York State's Leandra's Law, as well as DWI, a misdemeanor.