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Charges Handed Down

Thu, 09/29/2022 - 10:14

An 18-year-old East Hampton man was arrested on the night of Sept. 21 and charged with two counts of petty larceny after police accused him of stealing $780 from the Inter Deli, 460 Pantigo Road, and another $144 from a 2012 Black Acura parked there. The charge is a misdemeanor. He was not identified because of his age.

On the afternoon of Sept. 19, Matthew Kopoulos of East Hampton, 30, was charged with criminal possession of fentanyl, a misdemeanor, after officers allegedly discovered a tinfoil packet of a white powdery substance in his car ashtray. Mr. Kopoulos, who was pulled over on Wainscott Northwest Road near Montauk Highway for failing to wear a seat belt and for non-operational brake lights, consented back at headquarters to a blood-alcohol test, which, according to police, was “inconsistent with the degree of impairment exhibited by the defendant at the time of vehicle operation”; conclusive results are pending. The D.W.I. charge meanwhile was raised to a felony after Mr. Kopoulos was found to have a prior drunken-driving conviction on his record within 10 years of this arrest.

Franklin Campoverde-Pauta of Montauk, 34, was charged on Sept. 19 with third-degree sexual abuse and two counts of acting in a manner injurious to a child under the age of 17, both misdemeanors. Police said he had “subjected another person to sexual contact without the latter’s consent” at a Montauk Highway address in Water Mill between Aug. 1 and Sept. 3. His alleged victim is a female whom he “intentionally touched,” according to police.

On the Police Logs 07.11.24

A guest at the Ocean Resort Inn in Montauk went for a beach walk on June 6 and tossed his pants over his shoulder while walking, he told police. Some cards, his Airpods, and $250 fell out of a pocket, he later realized, and when he retraced his steps he found a group of youths going through his possessions. When confronted, the group fled in a car. Police located it, and after the mother of one boy arrived on the scene the man was reimbursed.

Jul 11, 2024

Toddler Dies After Being Pulled From North Haven Pool

The boy pulled unconscious from a North Haven pool on Sunday died on Wednesday at Stony Brook University Hospital, Southampton Town police confirmed on Thursday.

Jul 11, 2024

Toddler Hospitalized After Being Pulled From North Haven Pool

A 2-year-old boy was pulled unresponsive from a swimming pool at a North Haven house on Sunday afternoon, Southampton Town police said on Monday. The North Haven incident on Sunday is the fifth near-drowning or drowning in a swimming pool reported at a Suffolk County house since June 28.

Jul 8, 2024

New Surf Rescue Group Aims to Speed Response Times

Jimmy Minardi, a veteran lifeguard on East Hampton Village beaches, has announced the launch of the East Hampton Village Surf Rescue Response Team, a new nonprofit organization that will bring in even more helping hands when swimmers are in danger.

Jul 3, 2024

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