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Crimes Nearby: Police Searching For Hit-And-Run Driver Who Killed Man

In other nearby crimes, political vandalism in Southold.

The following information was supplied by various town police departments. A criminal charge is only an accusation and does not indicate guilt.

WESTHAMPTON-HAMPTON BAYS -
• Kelly Walters, 25, of Sayville, was charged with grand larceny, a felony, after she was detained Oct. 15 at the Stop & Shop store on Montauk Highway in Hampton Bays at 7:00 p.m. Police say store security claim Walters fraudulently altered customer refunds for cash in the amount of $1300.
• Dequan Clairborne, 20, of East Quogue, was charged with felony grand larceny on Oct. 15 after he was detained by Stop & Shop security at the Hampton Bays supermarket on Montauk Highway. Claiborne was charged at 7:00 p.m. Police say Clairborne stole more than $1,000 from the store.    

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• Kevin A. Kani, 32, of Hicksville, was charged with DWI drugs and unlawful possession of marijuana on Oct. 17 at 1:47 p.m., after police stopped him for a traffic violation on Route 48 in Mattituck and further investigation revealed that he was impaired by drugs and in possession of marijuana, police said. The defendant was arrested and transported to police headquarters where he was held for arraignment.

•  Southold Town Democratic Committee Chairman Arthur Tillman said that the committee is offering $1,000 to anyone who can tell Southold Town Police who is responsible for the vandalization of the car of Democratic committee woman Sally Kahn.
Kahn reported to police on Oct. 23 that someone had vandalized her Honda Accord with black spray paint, covering up Obama and Bishop political bumper stickers. The car was parked in her driveway on North Bayview Road while she was away from home Sunday and Monday, when she told police she believes the vandalism occurred.
"This is new low in attacks on Democrats and their candidates," Tillman said. "The vandalism is politically motivated and is an attempt to stifle opposition and free speech. The Southold Democratic Party takes this crime with the utmost seriousness."
Call Southold Town Police at 631-765-2600 with any information.

SOUTHAMPTON

• Richard Neumann, 28, of Medford, was arrested on a felony grand larceny charge at police headquarters in Hampton Bays Oct. 17 at 2:28 p.m. The arrest stemmed from a jewelry theft that Southampton Town police said happened while Neumann was cleaning the windows at a residence on Cold Spring Court in Southampton Oct. 12.

EAST HAMPTON
East Hampton Town police announced on Wednesday morning that there is a cash reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to an arrest in the hit-and-run accident that killed a pedestrian in Amagansett on Tuesday night.
Detectives are working with Crime Stoppers of Suffolk County to help find the driver, who fled the scene after the crash occurred sometime before 7:52 p.m., when emergency personnel were notified by a passing motorist.
John Judge, a 61-year-old who frequented Astro Pizza on Main Street, was found on the street, across from the restaurant, next to the tire of a truck that was parked on the east side. Judge was transported to Southampton Hospital and emergency room personnel pronounced him dead.

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