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On the Police Logs 05.15.14


A car parked in front of an Ocean Lane house had its rear left tire slashed last Thursday afternoon. Christoph Jorg told police it will cost about $150 to replace.

East Hampton Village

“Three subjects walking in her yard” brought police to a residence on The Circle early Sunday morning. The three told police they were neighbors, searching for a lost dog. The homeowner, however reported that “one of the suspects did knock on her front door. She was able to see the suspect from her bedroom and it appeared the suspect was looking around.

May 15, 2014
Woman Injured in Attack

A Springs man with a long criminal history is back in jail, facing multiple felony charges, after a daytime burglary in which he allegedly attacked a 21-year-old woman in Southampton Village Friday morning. The arrest was made after police cornered the man in the yard of a neighboring Breese Lane house, using a Taser to finally bring him down, Southampton Village police said Saturday.

Police received a 911 call at 9:40 a.m. from the woman, who said that a man wearing a ski mask and holding a knife had broken into the house.

May 15, 2014
Charged in Midnight Stop

A Springs man is facing multiple felony counts after East Hampton Town police arrested him Sunday at about midnight on charges of driving while intoxicated.

Officers said they stopped Luis G. Vizhany-Cardenas, 41, on North Main Street, East Hampton, for swerving repeatedly into the oncoming lane. His blood-alcohol content was recorded at .09 of 1 percent, just over the legal limit.

A 2007 conviction for drunken driving, stemming from an incident in Westchester County, elevated the charge to the felony level.

May 8, 2014
On the Police Logs 05.08.14

East Hampton Village

A call to police reporting an injured seal on Main Beach brought an officer to the scene early in the evening of April 28. “When approached, the seal ran back into the water. Appeared normal,” the report concluded.

A man described by police as “East Hampton homeless” was found drunk and asleep on a bench behind the library on the morning of April 30. The incident report said that the man was “making a mess.” Police told him that he had to leave or face arrest for trespassing.

May 8, 2014
A Very Narrow Escape

A pothole on Napeague came close last week to killing a motorcyclist, whose bike, after striking it, went down and skidded for about 100 yards, the length of a football field, across Montauk Highway.

East Hampton Town police said Carlos A. Buitrago of Springs, 27, was about a mile west of Napeague Meadow Road, headed west, when it happened, at about 10:40 a.m. on April 29. Man and motorcycle came to rest on the shoulder of the eastbound lane.

Mr. Buitrago lost consciousness temporarily, police said, and was unable to recall anything about the accident.

May 8, 2014
Actor Is Caught in the Act

An actor with a small role in a movie being filmed in Montauk has spent the last five days behind bars, first in an East Hampton Town police holding cell, then in the Suffolk County jail in Riverside. The man, Gabriele A. Nevins of Milwaukie, Ore., 22, was arrested on felony criminal mischief charges early Saturday and has been unable to meet the $3,500 bail set for him in East Hampton Justice Court.

According to the police report, a bicyclist was standing near the Montauk train station at about 3:15 a.m. that day when he heard a crash.

May 8, 2014
Attempted Abduction

East Hampton Town police have asked for the public’s help in tracking down a man suspected in a possible abduction attempt of a local boy.

A 13-year-old Springs School student walking home last Thursday at about 3:30 p.m. after being dropped off by a school bus told police he had been approached on Springs-Fireplace Road near Teak Lane in Springs by a man driving a white sedan.

The car pulled up alongside him, the youth told police, and the driver asked if he wanted a ride home. He declined, but the man persisted, asking him several times to get in the car.

May 8, 2014
Police Issue Abduction Attempt Warning

A 13-year-old youth was approached by a man driving a white sedan at about 3:30 on Thursday afternoon. Police have asked that anyone with information phone them at 631-537-7575.

May 2, 2014
Judge: ‘You Want Him to Come Home?’

Two men charged with felony domestic violence appeared separately in East Hampton Town Justice Court in recent weeks.

David M. Barlow told Justice Steven Tekulsky during his arraignment last Thursday that he was an American citizen but had been living in Mexico for the past 14 years. He had driven here with his girlfriend of four months, Jordana Esses of Hand’s Creek Road, East Hampton, earlier this month, he said.

Ms. Esses told the court that Mr.

May 1, 2014
On the Police Logs 05.01.14

East Hampton Village

A call from the Eleanor Whitmore Early Childhood Center on Gingerbead Lane reported “a white male subject with a bicycle, in the bushes near the building, urinating.” Police questioned the man, who said “he was walking across the property but did not urinate.” Police warned him that he was trespassing and he bicycled away.

A dead swan was found floating in the Hook Pond Dreen by Pondview and Egypt Lanes last Thursday evening.

May 1, 2014
Off to Jail With Some Luck on His Side

A local man went to East Hampton Justice Court last Thursday knowing that when he left the building he would be in handcuffs, headed for the county jail in Riverside to serve a six-month jail sentence.

Raymond A. DeSalvo of East Hampton, 54, had been arrested for driving while intoxicated three times last summer within a period of weeks, twice in East Hampton Town and once in Southampton.

May 1, 2014
Suicide Follows D.W.I. Arrest

An Amagansett man who was charged with driving while intoxicated after crashing a 2002 Chevrolet into a tree on Friday afternoon apparently took his own life three days later.

Christopher A. Cosich, 47, a well-known physical trainer here and championship bodybuilder, drove off Abram’s Landing Road in Amagansett a few minutes after noon Friday, striking a tree, East Hampton Town police said.

Apr 24, 2014