Crimes Nearby: Selden Man Charged in Hampton Bays Bank Robbery

In other news, police arrest a Riverhead man on charges of operating an alleged house of prostitution, and Suffolk County police make several robbery-related arrests.

The following information was supplied by various town police departments. A criminal charge is only an accusation and does not indicate guilt.


• Southampton Town Police say they have charged at 29-year-old Selden man in connection with a bank robbery that took place at TD Bank in Hampton Bays on Sept. 10. According to Detective Sergeant Lisa A. Costa, Donnell Thomas, 29, was found hiding out at a residence on Hawthorne Street in Mastic on Tuesday morning. He was arrested without incident and charged with robbery in the third degree, a felony.


• Riverhead Town police arrested a Maple Avenue resident on Sunday and charged him with operating an alleged house of prostitution. According to Riverhead Town police, a call was received at 11:45 a.m. on Sunday that a woman was possibly being held against her will and forced into prostitution at a house located at 320 Maple Avenue in Riverhead. Police said that after arriving at the residence, several subjects were detained. Several subjects allegedly fled the scene on foot; another individual, who was found in the area operating a vehicle, was allegedly directly involved, according to a witness.The operator of the vehicle, Adrian Figueroa, 43, of 320 Maple Avenue, was transported to Riverhead Town police headquarters for questioning. He was later placed under arrest after police said it was determined he was the person controlling the prostitution business out of the residence. Figueroa was processed and held overnight until he could be arraigned on charges of promoting prostitution in the third degree.

• Vincent Braunskill, 40, of Riverhead, was arrested Sept. 14 at 10:11 p.m. on Flanders Road in Riverside. Cops say Braunskill was in possession of a small quantity of cocaine and a crack pipe. He was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree, a misdemeanor.


• William Mcenery, 19, of Rocky Point, was arrested Sept. 8 in Sound Beach and charged with third-degree grand larceny. He allegedly stole unknown property from a home on Echo Ave.

• Bernard Figler, 46, of Rocky Point, was arrested Sept. 7 in Rocky Point and charged with petty larceny. Figler allegedly stole food and groceries from the Rocky Point Waldbaum's.

• Following an armed robbery at the end of August, Suffolk County Police are reaching out to the public to see if they can help provide information that would lead to an arrest. According to police and detectives with SCPD's Sixth Precinct, a man approached a clerk at a Gascon on Middle Country Road in Coram on Aug. 25 with a handgun, and demanded cash from the register. Police described the man as a black male in his mid-20s with a goatee, about 5-foot-9 and 190 pounds. Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call Suffolk County Police at 1-800-220-TIPS.


• Ivan W. Leon-Vasquez, 30, of East Hampton was arrested Sept. 15 at 1:33 a.m. and charged with DWI, a felony due to the fact that he has a prior DWI conviction, according to Southampton Village police, as well as aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle in the first degree, also a felony, and aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle in the second degree and third degree, both misdemeanors. Police said they stopped Leon-Vasquez for running a red light and crossing the double yellow lines several times while driving a 1996 Mitsubishi Eclipse westbound on Hampton Road.

• Miles R. Braun, 24, of Water Mill, was arrested Sept. 16 at 2:13 a.m. on Brick Kiln Road and charged with reckless driving and aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle in the third degree, both misdemeanors, and numerous vehicle and traffic violations, according to police. The arrest report states that Braun was speeding and crossing the double yellow line while driving a 2005 Jeep Liberty south on Main Street. When a police officer tried to pull him over, Braun ignored lights and sirens, speeding and turning without signaling multiple times and running several stop signs, the report states. When Braun finally stopped, the officer determined his license was suspended, police said. Braun was processed at police headquarters and released on $300 bail.

• A Sagaponack victim reported to Southampton Town police Sept. 12 that someone stole her $30,000 Daytona Rolex watch during a Labor Day party that she hosted at her home on Sagg Main Street.

• Robert Love, 46, of Westhampton Beach, was arrested and charged with DWI, a misdemeanor, Sept. 14 on County Road 39 in Southampton at 7:38 p.m. Police said Love was involved in a motor vehicle accident during which his car struck a telephone pole. According to police, the crash shut down the road between N. Magee Rd and Tuckahoe Lane shortly after 7 p.m.


• East Hampton Village police said a 63-year-old man is responsible for political graffiti that has been popping up around the village for months. On Tuesday afternoon, Lawrence G. Nickel, a boat captain from Florida who lives in East Hampton, was charged with one felony criminal mischief count and 12 misdemeanor counts of making graffiti, as well as one count of petty larceny, also a misdemeanor. "The charges stem from a four-month long investigation into a rash of graffiti throughout the village, which made derogatory references to President Obama and his policies," a statement from the village police department said.

• Jose R. Inga, 42, of East Hampton, was arrested and charged with felony driving while intoxicated, among other charges, after the car he was driving hit a utility police on Queens Lane in East Hampton on Saturday around 5:20 p.m. Police said Inga's 1998 Honda was found on the southside of Queens Road, about 100 feet west of the Accabonac Road intersection, with the pole, cut in half, toppled over on top of the car, but the driver was nowhere in sight. Police found Inga on Central Avenue, and they said he appeared intoxicated. Inga failed field sobriety tests and was transported to Southampton Hospital, where he consented to a blood test, police said. Due to his injuries, police said, they released him into hospital custody. They did not expound on what those injuries were. He will be arraigned in East Hampton Town Justice Court on Sept. 19.

• Amy Miller, 58, of Manorville, was arrested on a charge of second-degree reckless endangerment, a misdemeanor, and second-degree harassment, a violation, after a disagreement with a friend while they were driving in Amagansett on Sept. 12. The driver of a 2010 Lexus told police that Miller was sitting in the front passenger seat when they got into an argument as they traveled along Montauk Highway at 3:15 p.m. Miller reportedly became physically aggressive, punching her several times on the right shoulder and grabbing the steering wheel, rocking it back and forth, and sending the vehicle off the road. The driver pulled the car over, telling Miller that she nearly killed them. She then drove off, but Miller repeated her actions a second time. According to the report, when she tried to call 911, Miller tried to wrestle the phone from her hands. Miller was arrested, held overnight, and arraigned in East Hampton Town Justice Court in the morning. Justice Catherine A. Cahill released her on $250 bail.

Kenneth Mac Alpin September 23, 2012 at 12:56 PM
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