Crimes Nearby: Kids Inside Car During Road Rage Incident in Southampton

Also: North Haven woman said over $16k has been withdrawn from bank account since February.


• An East Patchogue man was arrested Sept. 9 after punching and breaking a car window during a road rage incident, while children were in the vehicle, according to police. Southampton Village police said 46-year-old John K. Ward was charged with assault in the third degree, endangering the welfare of a child and criminal mischief in the fourth degree, all misdemeanors. Before 2 p.m., Ward and a driver were fighting on North Sea Road when Ward broke the driver's window, police said. The driver's wife and two young children were inside the vehicle as well, according to police. During the fight, the driver was cut and bruised and was later taken to Southampton Hospital for treatment.

• Anthony Borgese, 21, of Sag Harbor, was arrested in Noyac Sept. 23 at 6 p.m. Borgese was charged with second-degree assault, a felony, after Southampton Town police said he stabbed a woman with a pair of scissors and attempted to strangle her in Noyac. The incident sent the victim to Southampton Hospital for treatment of her injuries. Borgese was arraigned in Southampton Town Justice Court on Sept. 24.

• A North Haven woman told Southampton Town police Sept. 19 that someone has been withdrawing money from her bank account using her debit card and pin number. She said a total of $16,823 has been removed from her account, dating back to a withdrawal in February.

• James M. Aigotti, 22, of East Quogue, was arrested Sept. 7 around noon after a traffic stop, Southampton Village police said. He was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree and criminally possessing a hypodermic instrument, both misdemeanors, after heroin and hypodermic needles were found inside the vehicle, police said. He was processed, arraigned and transferred to the Suffolk County jail after failing to post $750 bail, according to police.


• Only days after a high profile bust of an alleged house of prostitution in Riverhead, police arrested three Flanders women on Saturday on charges of prostitution. Members of the New York State Police Special Investigations Unit, State Police Troop L Riverside, and the Department of Homeland Security, with assistance from the Southampton Police Department, arrested three women in an alleged prostitution operation located at 424 Flanders Rd. in Flanders. Mariluz Fonseca, 62, of 424 Flanders Rd., was charged with promoting prostitution in the third degree, a felony. Milady Leclerc-Roman, 59, of the Bronx, was charged with prostitution, a misdemeanor. Belkis Serrano-Tejeda, 40, of 424 Flanders Rd., was also charged with prostitution.


• The Quogue police said they have charged an East Quogue man with a burglary that occurred at a business in Quogue on Sept. 17 at 10:30 a.m.  According to police, Richard Curry, 36, was charged with burglary, a felony, and misdemeanor charges of criminal trespassing, forgery and four counts of petit larceny after an investigation that involved the review of security cameras. Police said Curry was a former employee of the business and gained entry while the business was open. Surveillance shows that he snuck around taking a blank check, a set of keys a gas can and gas. Police said Curry later cashed the blank check on the amount of $621 at a Riverhead check cashing business. Additional charges related to the cashing of the check will be forthcoming, police said.


• According to state and court records, a Rocky Point man – who police said on Tuesday was arrested for in concert with two other individuals – has been convicted of burglary in the past, and currently stands charged with seven burglary charges across Suffolk County. Southold police said on Tuesday that warrants were issued William P. Smith, who reportedly stole over 400 pounds of copper in August from an unnamed Mattituck business.


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