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Village Police Log: Burglar Caught in Kitchen; DWIs and Drug Charges

Arrests reported by Southampton Village police for the weeks of Aug. 6 through Aug. 20.

Editor's Note: The following information was supplied by the Southampton Village Police Department. A criminal charge is an accusation and does not imply a conviction.

Arrests reported by Southampton Village police for the weeks of Aug. 6 through Aug. 20.

Possession of a Weapon

• On Aug.13 police charged a 45-year-old Southampton man with Menacing in the Second Degree, Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Fourth Degree, and Criminal Mischief in the Fourth Degree, all misdemeanors.  Police report that they were called to a dispute at a construction site on North Main Street and found the 45-year-old threatening another male with a sledge hammer.

Burglary

• On Aug. 15, police charged Patrick J. Nichols, age 19, of Lantana FL with Burglary in the Second Degree, a felony, and two counts of Criminal Mischief in the Fourth Degree, misdemeanors.  Police said they responded to a burglar alarm at a residence on Bowden Square at 2:33 a.m.  and found Nichols in the kitchen of the residence. Police said the man allegedly broke out a kitchen window with a wooden table to gain access. 

DWI

• On Aug. 17, police charged Jonathan B. Anapol, 56, of Hampton Bays, with DWI and Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Seventh Degree, both misdemeanors.  Police said they pulled Anapol over on Hill Street for failing to maintain his lane of travel. Police said they searched the car and found a quantity of cocaine.

• On Aug. 18 police charged Christopher H. Knoff, 62, of Avon CT, with Aggravated DWI and Aggravated Unlicensed Operations in the Third Degree, both misdemeanors.  Police said they pulled Knoff over on Pelletreau Street for failing to maintain his lane of travel and also failing to stop at a stop sign.  

• On Aug.18, police charged Gary W. Gentles, 34, of Freeport, with DWI, a misdemeanor.  Police stopped Gentles on County Road 39 for failing to maintain his lane of travel.  

• On Aug.18, police charged Orson R. Cummings, 42, of Southampton, with DWI, a misdemeanor.  Police pulled Cummings over on Elm Street for failing to stop at a stop sign. 

• On Aug. 8, police charged Monica L. Martin, 23, of Cranston RI, with DWI, a misdemeanor.  Police said they stopped Martin on County Road 39 for failing to maintain her lane of travel. 

Drugs

• On Aug. 18, police charged Christopher P. John, 38, of East Quogue, with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Seventh Degree, a misdemeanor.  Police said that while conducting  a vehicle and traffic stop, police found John to be in possession of Suboxone,  a controlled substance, which he had no prescription for.

• On Aug. 7 Brandon T. Jackson, 27, of Southampton was charged with DWI-Drugs, Aggravated Unlicensed Operations in the Third Degree, both misdemeanors, and Unlawful Possession of Marijuana, a violation.  Police said they stopped Jackson on North Sea Road for a multiple vehicle and traffic violations.  Police said Jackson had a suspended license. His vehicle was seized as per the Suffolk County Vehicle Seizure Law.

• On Aug. 8, a 21-year-old Holtsville man was charged with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Seventh Degree, a misdemeanor, and Unlawful Possession of Marijuana, a violation.  Police said the man had a plastic bag containing Oxycodone Pills, a metal grinder, and a glass pipe containing marijuana.  

• On Aug. 11, Mitchell L. Adler, 49, of Southampton, was charged with DWI-Drugs, and operating a vehicle with a suspended registration, both misdemeanors.  Police said they stopped Adler on Hill Street for failing to maintain his lane of travel and exceeding the posted speed limit.  

Forged Instrument

• On Aug. 19  Yajairo Manuel Soto-Lopez, 28, of Riverhead, was charged with Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument in the Second Degree, a felony, Aggravated Unlicensed Operations in the Third Degree and Falsely Altering a Registration, both misdemeanors.  Police said they stopped Soto-Lopez on Hill Street for multiple vehicle and traffic violations.  Upon further investigation, Soto-Lopez was found to have altered a Pennsylvania temporary tag by changing and altering information from DMV.  His vehicle was impounded.

Criminal Mischief

• On Aug. 6, police charged a 29-year-old Southampton man, with Criminal Mischief in the Fourth Degree, a misdemeanor.  Police said the man allegedly damaged a light fixture with his hand at the train station at Rail Road Plaza. 

Petty Larceny

• On Aug.6 a 43-year-old Southampton man was charged with Petit Larceny, a misdemeanor.  Police said the man stole a package of Claritin from CVS.

• On Aug.9  Police charged a 42-year-old Southampton man with Petit Larceny, a misdemeanor after he was caught stealing a Honeywell Tower Fan, valued at $49.99, from CVS.

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