Crimes Nearby: Man Solicited Sexual Favors, Cash for Testimony, Cops Say

Also on the East End, a Southold man charged with stealing from a Salvation Army bell ringer.

Editor's Note: Information is provided by police departments on the East End. A criminal charge does not imply a conviction.

Recent crimes and arrests reported elsewhere on the East End:


• Horace Lattimore, 59, of Hampton Bays, was charged on Dec. 4 with bribing a witness in a parole hearing, a felony, as well as aggravated harassment, a misdemeanor. According to Southampton Town police, Lattimore was involved in an altercation with another man in August, who was later arrested and was serving jail time for menacing Lattimore with a hatchet. Police said the man was due for a parole hearing on Dec. 3, and in exchange for a favorable testimony, Lattimore requested sexual favors from the man's fiancée. When that didn't work, Lattimore reportedly requested $500 cash. Instead he was arrested, held overnight at police headquarters in Hampton Bays, arraigned in Southampton Town Justice Court and released on $500 bail.

• Quogue Village police have charged a Riverhead man with a felony count of marijuana possession. According to police, Michael White, 20, was charged on Dec. 7 at 9 a.m. after he was stopped for speeding on County Road 104. Police say upon investigation, they found that White had in his possession over 8 ounces of pot. Also charged was White's passenger, who police said was slapped with a violation possession of marijuana charge.


• Richard Hiers, 51, of Brentwood, was charged by police Dec. 5 with failing to register as a sex offender. An investigation revealed that Hiers moved into a Riverside home in August without registering his address as required by NYS Correction Law. Hiers has a prior conviction as a sex offender.


• Gerard LePre, 18, of Southold, was charged with petty larceny on Dec. 6 at 1:19 p.m., after Southold Town Police responded to a report from a Salvation Army volunteer that someone stole his bag from under the Salvation Army donation bucket he’d been working next to outside of Mattituck Waldbaum’s, police said. The volunteer went inside Walbaum’s for a sandwich and while he was inside someone stole the bag, police said. After investigation, the suspect was found to be Lepre who was located in the area of the incident, placed under arrest and transported to Southold Town police headquarters in Peconic for processing, police said.


• A cleaning woman led police to close two burglary cases straddling police jurisdictions last week. The woman's son Daniel D. Monteiro, 24, of Southampton, was charged in both cases on Dec. 3, after admitting to the burglaries during questioning, East Hampton Village Police Detective Sgt. Matthew Bennett said on Tuesday. Monteiro, a student at Stony Brook University, had access to keys to both properties — one on Lilly Pond Lane in the village and another on Talkhouse Walk in the town police department's jurisdiction — and knew the alarm codes, but made it look like break-ins, Bennett said. "It was obvious somebody knew the properties," Bennett said, adding Monteiro has appears to have a drug problem and needed the "quick cash."

• A 16-year-old East Hampton boy was arrested on a fourth-degree grand larceny charge, which is a felony, at police headquarters in Wainscott on Dec. 3. Earlier that day, at about 12:30 p.m., the defendant reportedly stole his mother's MasterCard Direct Express card and went to One Stop Market and took out $100. He asked a friend to order him a pea coat from J. Crew online and gave his mother's card to pay for the coat. After his mother found out he had the card, she called police to press charges. The boy turned himself into police and was charged at 2:15 p.m. He was held overnight for arraignment and released on his own recognizance. The defendant's name was withheld by police due to the eligibility for youthful offender status.


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