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Crimes Nearby: Woman Charged With DWAI, Possession of Heroin

In other nearby crime reports, T.J. Maxx employees charged with swiping merchandise.

The following information was supplied by police departments on the East End. A criminal charge is only an accusation and does not indicate guilt.

WESTHAMPTON-HAMPTON BAYS

• Nichol M. Dewitt, 42, of Patchogue, was arrested July 29 at 5:03 p.m. in Hampton Bays on Ponquogue Avenue and charged with driving while ability impaired by drugs and criminal possession of a controlled substance, both misdemeanors, as well as failure to use a designated lane, a traffic infraction. Police said Dewitt was involved in a motor vehicle accident and found to be in possession of heroin when she was searched at police headquarters in Hampton Bays.

• Lisa Ann Heusel, 38, of Shirley, was arrested July 23 at 10:21 p.m. in Hampton Bays on Montauk Highway West and charged with driving while ability impaired by drugs and criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree, both misdemeanors. Police said they responded to a call of an erratic driver driving eastbound on Montauk Highway, driving into oncoming traffic. Heusel was placed under arrest and her vehicle was impounded due to a prior DWI conviction, according to the arrest report.

• Robert C. Hickey, 49, of Mineola, was arrested July 29 at 1:17 a.m. and charged with DWI, a misdemeanor, and speeding, a traffic infraction. Police said they pulled Hickey on Foster Avenue in Hampton Bays and his breath smelled of an alcoholic beverage, his speech was slurred, his eyes were red and glassy, he was unsteady on his feet and performed poorly on sobriety tests.

• Brianna Leigh McConnell, 23, of Port Jefferson, was arrested July 29 at 7:40 p.m. in Hampton Bays in a parking lot on Montauk Highway West and charged with DWI, a misdemeanor. Police said McConnell was pulled over for driving through parking spaces in a vehicle with excessive window tint. She was charged with having non-transparent side windows, a vehicle infraction, and admitted to drinking eight beers at the Boardy Barn before driving, police said.

SOUTHAMPTON

• Five employees of at the Bridgehampton Commons face petty larceny charges after loss prevention officers caught them taking store merchandise without paying, according to police.  said that between June 25 and July 20, the employees swiped $1354.19 worth of items. The employees were arrested Monday at 10:12 p.m. at the store.

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