Alleged DWI Leads To Endangerment Charge


On Thursday, July 10 Southampton Town Police arrested Joseph G. McGay, 47, of Southampton on charges of driving while intoxicated, a misdemeanor, after police said they pulled him over on Noyac Road around 1 a.m. for driving in an erratic manner. Police said they determined he was intoxicated and levied the charge of endangering the welfare of a child, a misdemeanor, as McGay was allegedly driving with a minor in the car. He was also charged with unlawful possession of marijuana, a violation, after police said they found marijuana on the front seat of his car. He was arrested and held overnight for arraignment.

An alleged fight in front of a Main Street, Sag Harbor watering hole led to the arrest of a 20-year-old Sag Harbor resident on charges of criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree, a misdemeanor and disorderly conduct, a violation. On Sunday, July 13 at 1:27 p.m. Sag Harbor Village Police said they observed Josue J. Zavala in a fight with a 40-year-old male while on routine patrol of the area. Police said Zavala, who went back into the bar when police arrived, came out of the establishment for an interview and turned over his wallet to police which allegedly contained a plastic baggy with a white powdery substance believed to be cocaine. Zavala was arrested and arraigned at Southampton Town Justice Court the next morning where he was released on $250 cash bail.

A Southampton resident was pulled over by Southampton Town Police on Thursday, July 4 at Montauk Highway and Ocean Road after police said he began to drive on the shoulder of the road after being stuck in traffic. David V. Smith, 47 was charged with reckless driving, a misdemeanor.

On Tuesday, July 8 James Tenney, 25, of Sag Harbor was charged with driving while intoxicated and aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle in the third degree, both misdemeanors, as well as unlawful possession of marijuana, a violation, after he was pulled over for allegedly speeding on Montauk Highway in East Hampton.

After Sag Harbor Village Police said they observed Danielle Badia Thomas, 31, of Huntington allegedly driving 15 miles over the speed limit on Main Street, Sag Harbor, they pulled her over on Sunday, July 13. Police said they discovered Thomas’s license was suspended for failing to answer a summons out of Suffolk County and her registration was suspended for an insurance lapse. She was charged with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle in the third degree and for driving with a suspended registration, misdemeanor offenses and was released on a traffic ticket. On Wednesday, July 9 Pamela Willoughby, 54, of Sag Harbor was charged with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle by East Hampton Town Police after a traffic stop on Race Lane, East Hampton.

On Monday, July 14 a Beach Avenue resident called Sag Harbor Village Police to report that both her driveway gas lights were damaged and eggs were thrown, hitting two vehicles, at her home. The lamps will cost $30 to replace.

Two bottles of vodka and a key were taken from the trunk of a car parked in a carport at a Harrison Avenue Extension residence, according to a report filed with Sag Harbor Village Police on Friday, July 11.

After a bike was left in a bike rack on Main Street, Sag Harbor on Thursday, July 3 it was taken sometime over the course of the next day, according to a report filed with police on Wednesday, July 9. The BMX bike, valued at $100, had been chained to the rack, but the chain was cut. A $600 bike was taken from the back of a Main Street, Sag Harbor residence between July 3 and July 8, according to a report filed with village police this week.

On Monday, July 14 a Garden Street resident, who had not been to the home in almost two months, called Sag Harbor Village Police to report a possible attempted burglary after she found the upper window pane of a French door broken. No entry appears to have been made and police will deploy extra patrols.

After being subjected to three females telling him to “go back to where you came from; we don’t want you here,” a Sag Harbor resident contacted village police to report the incident on Sunday, July 13. The victim believes the women were intoxicated.

A Glover Street, Sag Harbor residence was the subject of a noise complaint just before midnight on Saturday, July 12. After police arrived the occupants agreed to lower the volume of the music.

On Saturday, July 12 a passerby watched a green Volkswagen rear end a Mitsubishi at Jefferson and Main streets in Sag Harbor and then leave the scene. The detective’s division is following up on the case. A day earlier, on July 11, an off-duty policeman watched as a woman driving a car with a Texas registration hit another vehicle on Main Street, Sag Harbor. She left the scene, but was stopped quickly by police who charged her with leaving the scene of an accident and being an unlicensed driver.

Two men were retrieved from a capsized sailboat on Saturday, July 12 with the aid of Sag Harbor Harbor Master Ed Swenson. The boat and the men were returned safely to the Breakwater Yacht Club.

On Thursday, July 10 a Sag Harbor resident’s boat washed up on the beach in front of Azurest. It was removed after the owner was notified.

Police escorted an intoxicated male out of a Long Island Avenue business on Tuesday, July 13 after the manager called police to report he would not leave after they refused to allow him to buy beer.