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Felony Charged in Theft of Wallet

Thu, 10/22/2020 - 11:39

A felony charge of grand larceny in connection with the alleged theft of property worth more than $1,000 was leveled against David Kent, 39, of Accabonac Road, East Hampton, last Thursday afternoon. He reportedly took a "floral Coach wallet containing approximately $2,500 in cash and nine credit cards" on the evening of Aug. 24 from a house on Collins Avenue near North Main Street. Mr. Kent was arraigned later that day, and will be back in East Hampton Justice Court on Nov. 29.

Leon Mosby, a 56-year-old resident of the Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike, was charged with second-degree menacing on Oct. 14. East Hampton Town police said that on Oct. 6, at 2 in the morning, he had displayed "a deadly weapon," appearing to be a firearm, at the 380 Montauk Highway apartment of an unidentified woman. He faces additional misdemeanor charges of criminal mischief and harassment for allegedly throwing her cellphone across the room and breaking it during a domestic dispute, during which, police said, he punched the woman in the eye with a closed fist. The victim gave detectives a sworn statement. Mr. Mosby was to appear in Justice Court today.

A police officer was reportedly at the scene on Oct. 13 when Joseph Ward, 44, "physically harassed" Samuel T. DiGate in Mr. Ward's house on Hand's Creek Road, East Hampton. Mr. Ward was also charged with criminal mischief for allegedly damaging the property of another resident of the house; the officer said he punched "a closed door with his fist, causing the solid pine door trim and jamb to breakā" totaling $200 in damage. He appeared before Justice Lisa R. Rana in Justice Court that afternoon.

Ned Kassman, 52, of Gingerbread Lane, East Hampton, was arraigned on second-degree assault charges last Thursday in connection with a July 15 incident involving a neighbor with whom, he told village police, he has had previous problems. According to Mr. Kassman, after he "kindly asked" her to leave his property, she "began striking him with her fists, on his face and shoulders." When he tried to push her away, he said, she fell backward onto a stone walkway, injuring her head and back.

The neighbor, who was taken by ambulance to Stony Brook Southampton Hospital for treatment, told a different story. She had gone next door to speak with a gardener there about hedges that needed trimming, she stated, when Mr. Kassman "came running out of the apartment screaming at her to get off the property" and pushed her; she claimed she had not provoked him. At the hospital, she completed a civilian arrest form. Her neighbor is due back in court on Dec. 17.

A number of allegedly unlicensed drivers were out on the roads last week. One of them, Julieth Orozco Posada of Montauk, 29, was charged following an Oct. 14 accident on Woods Lane in East Hampton Village, when another driver, Marie Pugliese Dortch of Los Angeles, rear-ended her 2007 Mazda. The California woman told village police she was slowing down when her dog jumped onto the floor near her, and in reaching for the dog, she hit the car ahead. Ms. Orozco Posada complained of whiplash and was taken by ambulance to Stony Brook Southampton Hospital, but her troubles were not over: Police charged her with driving on a suspended license. She will appear in court on Friday, Oct. 30.

Others charged included Michael Rozen of Manhattan, 56, whose 2017 Porsche Cabriolet was clocked on Dunemere Lane Saturday afternoon at 43 miles per hour in a 25-m.p.h. zone. He too was found to have a suspended license, according to East Hampton Village police, and will answer the two charges on Nov. 4.

Also due in court that day is Juan Sanchez of Brooklyn, who was picked up Friday at the Plaza in Montauk after police ran a computer check on his license, or lack of it. Sandra Marin of East Hampton was arrested on the same charge last Thursday on Three Mile Harbor Road; she is to appear in court on Wednesday.

Sag Harbor police arrested three motorists on the charge. They are Jesus Falu, Enrique Moreno-Ara, and Carlos Estrada, all of whom will appear in Sag Harbor Justice Court on Friday, Oct. 30, with Justice Rana presiding.

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