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Hampton Bays Man Accused Of Driving Drunk, Possessing Nunchucks

Also, a Manhattan woman is caught allegedly stealing shirts from the Bridgehampton Kmart.

The following arrests were reported by the Town of Southampton Police and New York State Police for the week of Dec. 16. A criminal charge is an accusation. Defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty in a court of law. 

Bridgehampton

  • A Manhattan woman was arrested on Dec. 7 after allegedly being observed stealing merchandise from the Kmart in Bridgehampton. According to police, the 59-year-old woman was seen by a Kmart employee stealing two plaid shirts and one black shirt totalling $205.07 in value at around 4:45 p.m. The woman was stopped by Kmart security after she walked past the registers and was held until police arrived. She was arrested and charged with petty larceny, a misdemeanor, before she was released on an appearance ticket.

Southampton

  • Police arrested a Hampton Bays man for allegedly driving drunk and carrying a weapon on Dec. 13. According to police Juan Ruiz, 38, was observed by a citizen driving a 2000 Toyota erratically down County Road 39 in Southampton at around 3:30 p.m. When police pulled Ruiz over, they said he had an odor of alcohol on his breath, red, glassy eyes and slurred speech. He performed poorly on a field sobriety test. When he was arrested police also found Ruiz to be in possession of nunchucks. He was arrested and charged with third-degree criminal possession of a weapon, a felony and DWI, a misdemeanor.
  • New York State Troopers arrested Richard Bosland, 50, of Shirley, on Dec. 13 on a drunken driving charge. According to police Bosland was stopped for a traffic violation while driving on Old Country Road in Southampton town. When questioned, Bosland was found to be intoxicated. He was arrested and charged with DWI, a misdemeanor.

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