The following information was supplied by the East End police departments and the Suffolk County DA office. A criminal charge is only an accusation and does not indicate guilt.
• Town of Southampton Police detectives are still searching for the men they said took part in a frightening home invasion in North Sea last week.
Police said it was just before midnight on Oct. 15 when two men barged into a home on Widener Lane carrying a revolver and a shotgun. The homeowner was in the house at the time of the robbery, according to the police report. Police said the two men grabbed $1,500 in cash from an envelope inside the home as well as the keys to a Ford vehicle, and then fled. The report did not indicate that the vehicle was taken.
Shortly after the men left, the victim called 911 to report the crime. Police canvassed the area with a K-9 unit and air support, but came up empty. Detectives responded to the scene and collected evidence after taking a statement from the homeowner. Calls to detectives for more information were not returned. A call to a phone number listed as the victim’s was not answered.
• Luis F. Hernandez-Guzman, 19, of Roosevelt, was arrested on a felony charge after police said they found a forged Social Security card during a traffic stop on North Sea Road on Oct. 20 at approximately about 12:10 p.m. He was charged with criminal possession of a forged instrument in the second degree.
• Two homes were burglarized on the same day. On Oct. 15, someone broke into a house on North Phillips Avenue in Speonk and stole assorted jewelry from a bedroom. According to police, the victim reported the break-in at about 8 p.m. to report the burglary after she said the unknown subject got into the house through an unlocked side bedroom window sometime between 9 a.m. and when she discovered the theft that day. She said more than $7,000 in jewelry, including earring and rings, was stolen.
A similar burglary also took place on the same day at a house on Speonk-Riverhead Road. According to police, the victim told police on Oct. 15 at around 12:15 p.m. that someone had broken into his home sometime between 7 a.m. and noon that day and stole a jar full of coins valued at $400, a gold ring with diamonds, valued at $700, and gold Figaro bracelets, valued at $500.
• Quogue Village police said they are investigating an attempted burglary that took place on Oct. 16 at a house on Montauk Highway.
According to police, a homeowner called police around 1:21 a.m. after she woke up to the sound of someone trying to break into her bedroom window. The homeowner, police said, told them that she saw hands coming through her window and screamed, frightening away the would-be burglar.
Police said they canvassed the area, but did not find anyone.
• A man who police said shot and killed a well-known equestrian and Mattituck horse farm owner and fired his gun 11 times through the window of his home had been sending threatening texts for months and once unleashed his fury with a sword, Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota said Wednesday.
On Tuesday, Spota announced the indictment of murder suspect Brett Knight, 45, arrested for the September 24 murder in Setauket of equestrian Ross Reisner. Knight, who was represented by Michael Brown, was arraigned on Wednesday in Suffolk County Criminal Court before Judge Richard Ambro and faces one count of murder in the second degree, a felony, one count of attempted murder in the second degree, a felony, one count of criminal possession of a weapon in the second degree, a felony, and three counts of aggravated harassment in the second degree, a misdemeanor.
Suffolk County Assistant District Attorney Rafael Pearl asked that the defendant be held without bail; the judge agreed, but said Brown could submit an application for bail again in the future. If convicted, he faces 50 years to life in jail. After the arraignment, Spota painted a picture of a defendant whose life unraveled after he was fired from his high-level position at American Express.