Family Vehicle and Traffic Foibles
On Wednesday, March 31, Bertha Criollo was driving on Jermain Avenue with small children in the back who weren’t seat-belted in, police say. A Sag Harbor Village Police officer stopped her and learned that she wasn’t carrying a driver license, a violation. As the officer was drawing up a ticket, Criollo phoned her husband, Walter, who later arrived at the scene. Walter Criollo’s information was scanned through the Department of Motor Vehicle records and found that his license was suspended for failing to pay child support in January 2010, according to police. Walter Criollo, 36, of East Hampton faces charges of aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle in the third degree, a misdemeanor.
While walking to the Sag Harbor Inn on Friday, April 2, a woman was shot at with a BB gun, say Sag Harbor Village Police reports. The woman was walking on West Water Street when a bluish grey van pulled up beside her and shot at her with the toy gun. She wasn’t harmed but wished to report the incident.
A Division Street resident called Sag Harbor Village Police on Saturday, April 3, morning reporting that the doors of a vehicle parked on her street were open.
Three pieces of outdoor furniture, a black iron table and two black iron chairs, were stolen from the yard of a Main Street residence late last week. The victim didn’t provide a value for the items.
While driving on the Sag Harbor Turnpike on Saturday, April 3, William Farez was pulled over by Southampton Town Police for an alleged traffic infraction. Police claim Farez’s license was revoked because he was convicted of driving while intoxicated, a misdemeanor, in August 2005. Farez, 24, of Sag Harbor now faces charges of aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle in the second degree, a misdemeanor.
Southampton Town Police say Sara Butler, 64 of Southampton was talking on her cell phone while driving on Butter Lane in Bridgehampton on Tuesday, March 23. Butler’s vehicle was allegedly suspended for an insurance lapse from May 2009. She faces charges of driving an unregistered, uninspected vehicle and prohibited use of a cell phone, all violations.
Kate Vanessendelft, 26, of West Sayville was pulled over by Southampton Town Police on Monday, March 22, for allegedly driving through the stop sign at the Noyac intersection of Long Beach Road and Noyac Road. Police say they discovered Vanessendelft’s license was both suspended and revoked. She faces charges of aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle in the third degree, a misdemeanor.
On Thursday, March 25, Southampton Town Police pulled over John Bryant for allegedly driving on Long Beach Road without a seat belt. Police say they learned Bryant’s license was suspended for failing to answer two summons from February 12, 2010. Bryant, 42, of Bay Shore faces charges of aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle in the third degree, a misdemeanor.
Alison Pfefferkorn, 27, of Sag Harbor was caught by Southampton Town Police allegedly trespassing in a building on Riverleigh Avenue in Riverside. Police say the incident happened on Wednesday, March 31, at around 9:20 a.m. Pfefferkorn faces charges of criminal trespass in the second degree, a misdemeanor.
A Noyac father called the Southampton Town Police last week alerting them that expensive stereo equipment was stolen from his son’s car on Monday, March 29. The father believes an acquaintance of his son stole four sub woofers worth $670 and an amplifier worth $250. The suspect is believed to have taken similar equipment from the son in the past.
Southampton Town Police stopped Jose Perez, 41, of Riverhead on Wednesday March 17, for allegedly swerving on Noyac Road in Noyac. Police say they learned Perez’s license was suspended due to a pending hearing. He faces charges of aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle in the second degree, a misdemeanor.
Eleven copper downspouts, approximately worth $10,000, were stolen from a Bridgehampton home on Meadow Court. The homeowner told Southampton Town Police that his property is adjacent to the Scuttlebutt Farms Association. There are no suspects, nor leads at this time, say police.