The following arrests were reported by the Southampton Town Police Department and New York State Troopers for the week of Jan. 27. A criminal charge is an accusation. Defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.
- A Southampton woman turned herself into police after she allegedly stole merchandise from Kmart, her employer at the time. According to police, the 37-year-old woman was reported by her manager, who claimed that on Oct. 6, 2013 and Nov. 3, 2013 he observed her improperly scanning and voiding merchandise for her personal gain. The woman answered to the charges at Town of Southampton Police Headquarters at around 11:30 a.m. on Jan. 20. She was charged with petty larceny, a misdemeanor and released on a field appearance ticket.
- New York State Troopers arrested a Westbury man on drug and weapon charges on Jan. 23. According to police Muhammad Haynes, 36, was driving on Sunrise Highway in the Town of Southampton when he slid off the roadway and came to a stop in the center median. When questioned, police said Haynes was high on drugs and in possession of marijuana. Further investigation revealed that Haynes had a weapon in his possession. He was arrested and charged with third-degree criminal possession of a weapon, a class D felony, DWAI by Drugs, a misdemeanor and unlawful possession of marijuana, a violation.
- Heriberto Otero, 49, of Sag Harbor, was arrested on a drunken driving charge on Jan. 24. According to police Otero was driving a 2010 Volkswagen east on Montauk Highway in Bridgehampton at around 5:30 p.m. without operating taillights. Police said he then made a left turn onto Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike but failed to maintain his lane and drifted into the divider. He was stopped on the turnpike where police discovered he was intoxicated. He was arrested and charged with DWI, a misdemeanor, refusing a breathalyzer test and moving lanes unsafely, both violations.