Editor's Note: The following information was supplied by the Southampton Town Police Department. A criminal charge is only an accusation and does not indicate convictions.
Southampton Town police reports through Dec. 23:
Circumventing an Interlock Device
• A Southampton man turned himself in the day after he was reportedly involved in an accident from which he fled. According to reports, an East Hampton man reported on Dec. 21 that a vehicle struck him while he was sitting at a light at the intersection of Route 24 and Montauk Highway. The driver reportedly fled the scene, and on Dec. 22, Nivardo Garnica, 27, told police he was involved in a motor vehicle accident the previous day. He was arrested on a bench warrant, as well as charges of leaving the scene of an accident, circumventing an interlock device, and unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle.
Driving While Ability Impaired
• Gabriel Urbano-Rojas, 36, of Southampton, was arrested on Dec. 22 on DWAI charges by the East End DWI Task Force. According to police, Urbano-Rojas failed to maintain his lane of travel and had insufficient taillights while he was driving on North Sea Road around 12:20 a.m. He was reportedly found to be impaired by alcohol, was arrested, given a traffic citation, and transported to headquarters for processing.
• Elizabeth Venturella, 58, of Southampton, was arrested on Dec. 5 on petty larceny charges. Reports state that while at King Kullen on Montuak Highway in Bridgehampton, Venturella was seen pushing her cart past all purchase points and beginning to exit the store. She was stopped by the store’s butcher, later arrested and given a field appearance ticket.
• Eileen Gleit-Melniker, 58, of New York City, was arrested on petty larceny charges on Dec. 14. According to reports, undercover security in one of the shops in the King Kullen shopping center saw Gleit-Melniker put 14 items in reusable grocery bags and leave the store without paying. She was released on a field appearance ticket.