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Crimes Nearby: Cop Identified in Alleged East Hampton Sex Scandal

Also this week, a woman was busted after she stole a $1,200 necklace from the home of someone she knew

Julio Mario Galeano poses for a photo as Officer of the Year 2012. Photo Credit: Taylor Vecsey
Julio Mario Galeano poses for a photo as Officer of the Year 2012. Photo Credit: Taylor Vecsey
The following information was supplied by the East End police departments. A criminal charge is only an accusation and does not indicate guilt.

WESTHAMPTON-HAMPTON BAYS

DA: Driver Who Killed Woman in Hampton Bays Indicted on 9 Counts


A Flanders man who allegedly hit and killed a woman in Hampton Bays admitted blacking out while driving drunk pleaded not guilty to nine charges on Thursday, including vehicular homicide, according to Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota.

SOUTHAMPTON 

Police Investigate Burglary

Police are looking into a burglary on Brick Kiln Road that reportedly occurred on Jan. 17. According to police the homeowner was advised of an alarm trigger at the Sag Harbor residence and called 911 at around 12:30 p.m. According to police whoever broke into the house did so by smashing the window of the TV room, located at the rear of the house. Police said the burglar(s) entered the house and then left, without apparently taking anything. The investigation is ongoing.

EAST HAMPTON 

Cop Identified in Alleged East Hampton Sex Scandal

The East Hampton police officer who was allegedly caught having sex with a part-time village employee inside a house he wasn't suppose to be at has been identified. Law-enforcement sources identified Julio Mario Galeano, 31, as the village cop facing disciplinary action — and possible criminal charges over an alleged sexual encounter he had in a village house he didn't have permission to be at. 

RIVERHEAD

Man Arrested Under Leandra's Law Charge

An East Meadow man was arrested in Riverside on Jan. 18, accused of driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol with a child in the car. According to police, Jacob Riehl, 23, was driving a 2008 Scion south on Route 24 near Red Creek Road at around 1:15 a.m. when he was stopped for having his high beams on. Police said when they approached the vehicle they discovered an odor of marijuana emanating from it. When police questioned the passengers, they found one of Riehl’s passengers was under 15 years old. Riehl was arrested and charged with aggravated DWI under Leandra’s Law, a felony, DWI and endangering the welfare of a child, both misdemeanors, failure to dim headlights, having an obstructed view, failure to wear a seatbelt, and unlawful possession of marijuana, all violations.

NORTH FORK

Cops: Woman Stole $1,200 Diamond Necklace From Friend's Home

A woman was busted after she stole a $1,200 necklace from the home of someone she knew, police said.  According to Southold Town police, Lynn M. Danowski, 36, of Flanders, was charged with larceny in the fourth degree, a felony, after police said she stole the gold and diamond necklace from a Southold home, where she was an acquaintance of the homeowner.


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