The following arrests were reported by the Town of Southampton Police Department and New York State Troopers for the week of Dec. 13. A criminal charge is an accusation. Defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.
- Charles Engelken, 24, of Noyac, was arrested on two consecutive days on charges stemming from a dispute on Jan. 7. Engelken was involved in a physical altercation with a man at a residence on Rosewood Drive at around 2:30 p.m. during which he allegedly punched the man repeatedly in the face and put a hole in the wall, police said. When police arrived, Engelken was taken into custody and charged with fourth-degree criminal mischief, a misdemeanor, second-degree harassment, a violation, and having a suspended registration, a violation. Police said a Southampton Town judge then issued an order of protection against Engelken to cease any contact with the victim. The next day, on Jan. 8 at around 9 p.m., he was arrested again for allegedly calling the victim and threatening to kill him. He was charged with first-degree criminal contempt, a felony, for violating the court order.
- Dalton Sheen, 21, of Southampton, was arrested on a felony charge after he allegedly damaged private property in North Sea on Jan. 11. Police said they received a 911 call from a resident on Big Fresh Pond Road at around 4:15 a.m., claiming that Sheen had damaged two vehicles and about 12 feet of wooden fencing at the property. Sheen was arrested at the scene and charged with third-degree criminal mischief, a felony.
- A Southampton woman was arrested for allegedly violating a court order of protection on Jan. 8. According to police, the 33-year-old was involved in a domestic dispute at a residence on Bay Avenue at around 5:40 p.m. When police arrived at the scene the woman reportedly told police that a Family Court had ordered she refrain from contact with the victim she was in the dispute with. She was charged with second-degree criminal contempt, a misdemeanor.
- William Somerville, 53, of East Setauket, was arrested on a drunken driving charge in Southampton on Jan. 6. According to police, Somerville was driving a 2004 Ford pickup truck on County Road 39 at around 5:45 p.m. when he was stopped for traffic violations. When questioned, police said they detected a strong odor of alcohol on his breath and that he had red, glassy eyes. Somerville performed poorly on a standard field sobriety test and failed a breathalyzer. He was arrested and charged with DWI, a misdemeanor, speeding, moving lanes unsafely, and failing to keep right, all violations.
- New York State Police arrested Brian Hodge, 20, of Mastic, for allegedly driving while high on drugs on Jan. 12. According to state troopers, Hodge was initially stopped for traffic violations while driving on North Road in Southampton. When questioned, police said Hodge appeared to be driving impaired. He was processed at the scene and charged with DWAI by drugs, a misdemeanor. He is due back in Town of Southampton Court to face the charges on Feb. 8.
- Karen Flynn, 51, of Southampton, was arrested on a drunken driving charge on Jan. 12. Flynn was allegedly driving a 2011 Chevy Tahoe east on County Road 39 in Southampton at around 4:15 p.m. when police noticed she was weaving in and out of her lane. She was stopped on Montauk Highway in Water Mill and when questioned, police said they detected an odor of alcohol on her breath. She performed poorly on a field sobriety test, but refused to take a breathalyzer. Flynn was arrested and charged with DWI, a misdemeanor, moving lanes unsafely, and refusing to submit to a breathalyzer, both violations.
- Kaitlyn Kelly, 27, of East Hampton, was arrested on a drunken driving charge in Bridgehampton on Jan. 12. According to police, Kelly was seen driving a 2012 Chevy Suburban out of the Topping Rose House when she made a left turn onto the Bridgehampton/Sag Harbor Turnpike at around 10 p.m. Police said when she made the left, she turned onto the wrong lane of traffic and continued through a red light before making a left turn onto Montauk Highway. She was stopped for the traffic violations, where police determined Kelly was intoxicated. She was arrested and charged with DWI, a misdemeanor, failure to keep right, passing a red light, failing to signal, driving in the center lane, making an unsafe turn and moving lanes unsafely, all violations.