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Intruder Had a Knife

Thu, 08/05/2021 - 13:22

A stranger found inside a Cove Hollow Road house on the afternoon of July 28 was later charged with criminal possession of a weapon, East Hampton Village police reported this week.

The homeowner heard the man, Joshua Rubenfeld of Jersey City, N.J., 32, entering the house and immediately called police, describing the intruder as wearing a blue shirt and carrying three backpacks. Mr. Rubenfeld, who was found by the side of the road, reportedly told officers he'd gone into the house "for a rest," and left when he heard the occupant ask "Who's there?" from another room.

Police found an illegal double-sided Karambit knife in his backpack. In addition to the weapons charge, he was charged with criminal trespassing, both misdemeanors. He will be arraigned in East Hampton Town Justice Court next Thursday.

Catherine Nicolai of Springs, 35, was accused of driving without valid registration, a misdemeanor, on the afternoon of July 28, at the intersection of Abram's Landing Road and Montauk Highway. She will appear in court on Wednesday.

In Sag Harbor, Jennifer Anderson-Floyd, 65, a resident of the village, was booked Friday on the same charge, and also for unlicensed driving. Carolina Giraldo-Lopez, 33, also of the village, faces the same two charges after her commercial moving truck was involved on Saturday afternoon in a minor traffic incident in an alleyway off Main Street.

Yet a third Sag resident, Rojuan Patterson, 23, was charged with unauthorized use of a vehicle on Monday morning, after officers got a hit for a stolen black Land Rover at the intersection of Main and John Streets.

Ms. Anderson-Floyd, Ms. Giraldo-Lopez, and Mr. Patterson will all be arraigned on Friday, Aug. 13.

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