An East Hampton man arrested on May 28 found himself in trouble with town police again four days later, and it all started when a 2012 Dodge Ram pickup truck was reported stolen from an undisclosed location on Gingerbread Lane in East Hampton Village on June 1. Alexander Kouffman, first accused of violating a stay-away order on May 28, was charged with third-degree criminal possession of stolen property and fourth-degree grand larceny, both felonies, after police flagged the missing truck on Lily Pond Lane shortly after 2 p.m. and discovered he was behind the wheel.
Mr. Kouffman claimed to have borrowed the vehicle, police said. Allegations of unauthorized use of a vehicle and aggravated unlicensed operation, both misdemeanors, accompanied his felony charges. His arraignment was set for today, and he was released in the field.
And in the field he was. On Saturday, Mr. Kouffman was arrested on another misdemeanor, second-degree criminal contempt, the same charge he is facing from the May 28 incident. Town police said that once again, he disobeyed an order of protection that had been issued by Suffolk County Family Court. Town police said that around 8:15 a.m., he was seen in the driveway of the Northwest Woods house where the protected individual lives. Mr. Kouffman was released under pre-trial supervision with GPS monitoring after his arraignment the next morning before Justice Steven Tekulsky. He was to appear in court again this morning.
Sag Harbor's arrests were more run of the mill this week. Orlando Andrade, a 42-year-old resident of Woodside, N.Y., was pulled over on Sunday at 7 p.m. where Route 114 meets Long Wharf. Police charged him with aggravated unlicensed operation and operating with suspended registration, both misdemeanors. He is to be arraigned on June 18 by Justice Lisa R. Rana at Sag Harbor Village Justice Court.
Vincent Bisconti, 57, of Babylon, was arraigned by Justice Rana on June 2 on three charges stemming from an alleged traffic violation on May 24 at 8:15 a.m. He was seen running a stop sign at Bay Street and Main Street in Sag Harbor, and village police said he was driving without a license, without insurance, and without a valid registration, all misdemeanors.