Cops: Man Broke Into Impound Yard

East Hampton man reportedly was attempting to get his wheel spacers back.

The following information was supplied by the East Hampton Village Police Department and East Hampton Town Police Department. A criminal charge is only an accusation and does not indicate guilt.

• An East Hampton man was arrested on criminal trespassing charges on Oct. 24 after police said he took back wheel spacers from his car which was locked up in the police impound lot.

East Hampton Village police said they were alerted to someone breaking into their impound lot yard around 2:45 p.m. Cops responded and a passerby told police that someone matching the description given had just left the lot in a Jeep. 

Police located the car and asked the man matching the description given what he was doing, when he told them he was wheel spacers out of his vehicle. Ronald King Jr., 36, was arrested on third degree criminal trespassing charges, a misdemeanor, transported to headquarters, processed and released on $250 bail.

• Guido Tapia, 41, of East Hampton, was arrested on Oct. 28 on misdemeanor aggravated DWI charges as well as aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle in the second-degree.

According to East Hampton Town police, around 3 p.m. cops were called to car accident on Cedar Street near North Main Street, though upon police arrival, someone near the reported scene of the crash told police that one car in the crash had fled northbound on Three Mile Harbor Road. Police said they found Tapia on unsteady feet next to his 2000 Pontiac, with a strong odor of alcohol on his breath, glassy and bloodshot eyes, and slurred speech.

Police said he failed a field sobriety test, was arrested, transported to headquarters for processing. At headquarters, cops said Tapia’s blood alcohol content was measured at .22 percent on a breath test, nearly three times the legal limit.

He was held for morning arraignment.

• Donald Briand, 20, of Montauk, was arrested on fifth degree criminal possession of marijuana charge, a misdemeanor, on Oct. 27 after police said he was driving around with over 25 grams of weed.

According to police, Briand was seen driving over the yellow line on School Street, at which point police pulled him over and noticed a strong odor of marijuana emanating from the car. Cops asked Briand and a passenger in the car to exit and later located a clear plastic ziplock bag containing what was later found to be marijuana.

Briand was arrested, transported to police headquarters, processed and released on $100 bail.

• Amador Carmona-Soto, 36, of East Hampton, was arrested on Oct. 28 on felony DWI charges after police said he led them on a chase with an open Heineken in the front seat of the car.

Police said Carmona-Soto was seen on Three Mile Harbor Road swerving over the shoulder line and double yellow. However upon attempting to stop the car, police said Carmona-Soto ignored the lights and continued to drive, pulling onto Woodbine Drive before stopping in a driveway on the street.

According to town police, Carmona-Soto had an odor of alcohol on his breath, glassy and bloodshot eyes, and slurred speech when they approached him, and said an open bottle of Heineken beer was within reach in the center area of the cup holder.

Police said he was unsteady when he got on his feet. He was placed under arrest, transported to town police headquarters for processing, and reportedly refused three separate times to take an alcohol breath test. He was held for morning arraignment.

• Alicia Murphy, 31, of East Hampton, was arrested on Oct. 23 on a misdemeanor DWI charge.

Police said around 10:30 p.m. a civilian driver called in, reporting Murphy as a possible drunk driver. According to cops, she was seen failing to keep to the right hand side of the road and was following another car too closely.

After being pulled over, police said Murphy had a strong odor of alcohol on her breath and her speech was slurred, her eyes were bloodshot and glossy and she was unsteady on her feet.

Police said she performed poorly on all her roadside sobriety tests. She was placed under arrest, transported to headquarters, and processed. Police said Murphy blew a .11 percent blood alcohol content at headquarters. She was held for morning arraignment.

•James McLoughlin, 40, of East Hampton, was arrested on Oct. 26 after police said he was driving drunk, crashed his car in the woods, and was caught around the corner away from the scene.

Police responded to the scene of a car accident on Jenny’s Path shortly after 10 p.m., and upon arriving at the scene nobody was inside the car, which was seen off the road in a wooded area. Cops said they searched the area and found McLoughilin at the corner of Accabonac Road and Central Avenue, where he reportedly had a strong odor of alcohol on his breath, his speech was slurred, his eyes were bloodshot and glossy, and he was very unsteady on his feet.

Police said he failed field sobriety tests, refused a breath test. He was arrested and transported to headquarters, where he reportedly blew a 0.13 percent blood alcohol content. McLoughlin was processed and held for morning arraignment.


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