East Hampton Man Charged in Burglaries


Nicholas Gray Mug Photo

An East Hampton man, who was arrested in the Town of Babylon following an investigation into several burglaries and thefts in the Amagansett area, is facing nine felony charges. Nicholas C. Gray, 27, of East Hampton was taken into custody by Suffolk County Police officers at the Lindenhurst Motel on April 7.

He was found to be in possession of two handguns, which were reported stolen from a house that was burglarized at 175 Marine Boulevard in Amagansett, East Hampton Town Police said.

Mr. Gray was arraigned on weapons charges in Central Islip on April 8 before being sent to the Suffolk County jail in Riverside when he was unable to post $30,000 bail. On April 21, he was arraigned on a total of nine felony charges, related to the burglary of two houses on Marine Boulevard in Amagansett, the theft of two vehicles, and the possession of the stolen weapons. He was returned to county jail when he was unable to post $40,000 cash bail, according to Robert Clifford, a spokesman for the Suffolk County District Attorney’s office.

Town police also announced the separate arrest of two men in connection with the burglary of a house at 5 Seventh Avenue in East Hampton on April 16. The thieves made off with $1,500 in cash, according to police. Captain Chris Anderson of the East Hampton Town Police said their arrest was not connected to the Gray case.

Donya Davis, 20 of Accabonac Highway in East Hampton and Juan Cano, 19, of Duryea Avenue in Montauk, have been charged with one count each of burglary in the second degree and Mr. Cano was charged with possession of marijuana.

Captain Anderson said the investigations were continuing and asked that anyone with information to contact police at (631) 537-7575.