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Man Threatened with Knife Over Parking Space

Also on the logs this week in Southampton Village, road rage incident leads to drunken driving arrest.

Southampton Village police Credit: File Photo
Southampton Village police Credit: File Photo

The following information was supplied by the Southampton Village Police Department for the week of July 16 to 22. A criminal charge is only an accusation and does not indicate guilt.

• A 47-year-old Medford man was arrested after an argument over a parking space in the 7-Eleven parking lot on North Sea Road on July 17. The man, who is an employee at the convenience store, allegedly spit on the other man, menaced him with a knife and then broke off the side-view mirror on a 1996 Chevrolet. No one was injured. He was charged with criminal mischief in the fourth-degree, menacing in the second-degree, and criminal possession of a weapon in the fourth-degree, all misdemeanors, at about 6:40 p.m. He posted $250 bail and was released with an appearance ticket.

Police Say Defendant Carried a Lock Pick

• A 20-year-old Southampton man was arrested after he was allegedly found with lock picking tools on July 17. According to police, they received a 911 call at about 3:30 p.m. from a business owner who returned to his shop at 290 North Sea Road to find a man leaving the building, which was closed for business at the time. He fled on his bicycle, but was apprehended a short time later at the intersection of North Main Street and County Road 39. Police charged him with criminal trespass in the third degree and possession of burglars tools, both misdemeanors, at about 4 p.m. He was released with an appearance ticket.

Road Rage Leads To DWI

• Ronald G. Morvillo, 65, of Levittown, was arrested on a misdemeanor driving while intoxicated charge following a "road rage" incident on Hampton Road on July 18, police said. Police tried to stop the vehicles reportedly involved, and, as Morvillo pulled over his 2006 Ford he hit another vehicle twice. Police said Morvillo had two open containers of 24-ounce Steel Reserve beer in his vehicle. He was charged at about 6 p.m.

Drug Charges

• A 31-year-old man from Shirley was arrested on drug charges on July 19 at about 11:10 a.m. Police said he was driving in Southampton — they did not indicate exactly where — when he was stopped and found to be in possession of hydrocodone pills and a small quantity of marijuana. He was also allegedly driving with a suspended license. Charged with two counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree and aggravated unlicensed operations in the third degree, all misdemeanors, and unlawful possession of marijuana, a violation. His vehicle was also seized.

• A 20-year-old from Patchogue was also arrested on a charge of criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree and aggravated unlicensed operations in the third degree, both misdemeanors, on July 22 at about 8:10 a.m. No further information was available.

Richard Warden July 24, 2013 at 12:02 PM
The road rage and parking lot rage events occurred during the heat wave. Do you believe extremely uncomfortable weather could have been a factor?
John Pine July 25, 2013 at 10:17 PM
I wonder why the names are now being left out, perhaps to hide the fact many of these crimes are committed by illegals. Cmmon Patch stop Pandering!
cm July 26, 2013 at 10:01 AM
you need a license to own a gun but you don't need a license to drive a car. there are more and more car accidents involving illegals who do not have licenses. A car is a weapon. illegals do not have to pass any road test or written tests to drive. perhaps they need to be back on their bicycles. we need stricter penalties for those driving a weapon. giving out just a simple ticket does no justice. paying a simple small fine for driving without a license is no justice. When an illegal hits you and causes harm who pays?don't expect their insurance to pay because without a license they have no insurance. if we drive without a license and no insurance we are handcuffed. illegals get a ticket.

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