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.
• Charles D. Miller, 47, of Manhasset, was charged with boating while intoxicated, endangering the welfare of a child and reckless operation of a vehicle on Aug. 5 at 2:52 p.m., after stopped him for operating a 22-foot boat that was overloaded 16 minors aboard in the Greenport breakwater area, police said. He was found to be operating the vessel in an intoxicated condition, police said. Miller was placed under arrest, transported to Southold Town Police headquarters and held pending arraignment in Southold Town Justice Court.
• Ralph Mims III, 34, of East Marion, was charged with driving with a suspended license, evading police and other offenses on Aug. 4 at 12:48 a.m., after police observed Mims speeding in a 2004 Nissan Maxima on Route 48 in Greenport, police said. A registration check on the license plate revealed that the vehicle was displaying plates that did not match the car. The vehicle in question turned off onto Ruch Lane in a manner that suggested that the operator was attempting to hide from the officer, police said. Read the full article here.
• Glenn Milowski, 39, of Mattituck, was charged with driving while intoxicated by drugs and crack possession on Aug. 3 at 1:10 a.m. after police stopped him for a traffic violation on Route 25 in Laurel, reported. He was found to be impaired by drugs and was also found to be in possession of a quantity of crack cocaine, police said. He was arrested and transported to police headquarters in Peconic where he was processed and held for arraignment.
• Andrya Czekus, 28, of Wading River, was charged with DWI on August 5 after police pulled her over for speeding on Springville Road in Hampton Bays. Police say there was a strong odor of alcohol on her breath and she had slurred speech.
• On August 6, police charged Marvan Rodas, 38, of Guatemala, with DWI with a BAC of .08 and DWI. Police said Rodas was involved in a motor vehicle accident on Springville Road in Hampton Bays. Rodas was also charged with unlicensed operation of a vehicle.
• Police charged Conor Nolan, 27, of East Quogue, with DWI and aggravated DWI on August 8. Police say they pulled Nolan over on the westbound service road of Sunrise Highway for improper use of signals.
• On August 4, police charged Bacilio Negrete-Gonzalez, 38 of Hampton Bays with DWI and Aggravated DWI. Police said they pulled Negrete-Gonzalez over on Sugarloaf Road in Southampton. He was initially stopped for moving from his lane unsafely.
• Harley Decker, 18, of Sag Harbor, was arrested on Aug. 5 on felony charges of criminal possession of a controlled substance in the fifth degree, and misdemeanor charges of criminal possession of marijuana in the fourth degree, and two charges of criminally using drug paraphernalia. According to Sag Harbor Village police, Decker was pulled over while driving eastbound on Jermain Avenue while his view was obstructed. Police said that upon approaching the truck, Decker “appeared very nervous and fidgety.” According to the arrest report, an officer asked Decker if he had any drugs or weapons in his car, and he admitted that “pills and weed” were in a duffle bag. Police reportedly found several bags of marijuana and 15 ecstasy pills in the bag, as well as several empty envelopes and a digital scale. Decker was brought to headquarters and processed for arraignment.
• A 16-year old Southampton boy was arrested July 30 at 8:13 p.m. and charged with criminal possession of marijuana in the fifth degree, a misdemeanor, and unlawful possession of marijuana, a violation. Southampton Village police said they also confiscated a marijuana pipe and a quantity of marijuana. He was processed and released to his parents, according to police.
• Erick J. Fernandez, 31, of Shirley, was arrested Aug. 2 at 11:35 a.m. on an outstanding bench warrant for failure to appear, according to Southampton Village police. In addition, he was charged with bail jumping in the third degree, a misdemeanor.
Electronics and cash were stolen a few dozen vehicles in Springs over the weekend, according to East Hampton Town Police Det. Lt. Chris Anderson.
While Anderson could not provide an exact number, he estimated that between 20 and 30 reports were filed about items stolen from inside cars. Some cars were also rummaged through, in search of valuables, but nothing was found. Little damage occurred.
Detectives are investigating the rash of vehicle burglaries in the area between Church Lane and Hilidreth Place, as well as a few on or near Hog Creek Road. "We are certainly exploring the likelihood hat all the events are linked to a common perpetrator or perpetrators," Anderson said on Tuesday.
"The common thread is that the vehicles are all left unsecured and unlocked," Anderson said.