A local man and woman were arrested in Water Mill June 26 for assaulting a woman in May, Southampton Town police said.
A woman reported to police that at about 6:20 PM on May 30, Jennifer Leahy, 22, of Southampton, and C. Piacentine, 26, of East Hampton pushed her to the ground, injuring her right knee and right arm, police said. The woman was injured badly enough to seek medical attention at Peconic Bay Medical Center in Riverhead, according to police. They added her cellphone was also broken during the scuffle.
Leahy and Piacentine were both charged with third-degree assault and criminal mischief, both misdemeanors. Police did not provide additional information.
Items Stolen From Cars
Seven residents of Tuckahoe and North Sea reported their cars were broken into sometime overnight between Monday, June 25, and Tuesday, June 26, according to Southampton Town police.
The thefts took place sometime between 12:30 AM on June 25, and 6 PM on June 26, according to police incident reports. In the first theft, about $215 in cash, $30 in cash, and sunglasses were removed from cars parked at a residence on Sebonac Road. Other thefts from residents of the block included about $5 worth of coins, and an iPod.
Sunglasses were taken from an unlocked car parked at a residence on Underhill Drive in Tuckahoe as well. In North Sea, a brown pair of sunglasses, coins, as well as $50 and $75, were taken from cars parked at homes on Robinson Road. On Horton Terrace Lane, a bifold leather wallet with a driver’s license, American Express card, and Chase debit card were taken from a car.
Those weren’t the only thefts reported in the town.
Sometime between 3 PM on Tuesday, June 26, and 6:30 AM on Wednesday, June 27, loose change was taken from inside two parked cars at a home on Ludlam Avenue in Riverside.
Later on in the week, a safe containing $2000 and a $1200 iPhone were reported stolen from a home on Ludlam Avenue in Riverside on Friday, June 29, according to a report from town police.
The theft, which has been classified as a second-degree burglary and third-degree grand larceny, is under investigation. No further information was available from police.
Westhampton Beach Man Arrested For Coke Possession
A 29-year-old Westhampton Beach man was arrested in Hampton Bays on June 28 and was charged with two misdemeanor counts of seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a misdemeanor, for being found with cocaine in his possession during a traffic stop, Southampton Town police said.
Matthew Manzella was stopped on Old Riverhead Road by an officer for having a cracked windshield on the car he was driving and was discovered to have allowed the insurance on the vehicle to lapse, police said. He was additionally cited for having an equipment violation and for having a suspended registration.
Traffic Stop Arrests
Sarah Michels, 29, of Mattituck was arrested on June 18 in Flanders and was charged with driving while ability impaired by drugs. New York State Police said Michels was stopped for failure to maintain her lane on Flanders Road west of Red Creek Road, and upon further investigation, was found to be impaired by drugs. She was transported to the troopers’ Riverside barracks where a blood test was administered, and she was issued an appearance ticket for the Southampton Town Justice Court.
Samantha Yanks, 42, of New York was arrested on June 25 in Bridgehampton and was charged with driving while intoxicated. Yanks was stopped by an officer because the car she was driving did not have any headlights on, police said. She was additionally charged with traffic violations.
David Holdsworth, 53, of Eastport was arrested in Hampton Bays on June 29 and was charged with driving while intoxicated. Police said an officer tried to pull Holdsworth over for multiple traffic violations on County Road 39, but he did not stop until he got to Flanders Road in Flanders. He was later found to be under the influence of alcohol, according to police.
Elmer Gregorio, 22, of Flanders was arrested in Flanders on July 1 and was charged with driving while intoxicated. Gregorio was stopped by an officer for several traffic infractions, and upon further investigation was found to be under the influence of alcohol. Gregorio, who did not have a valid driver’s license, was additionally charged with failure to use the the designated lane of travel and moving from a lane in an unsafe manner.