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Crimes Nearby: Sex Offender Tries To Register At Vacant House

Police happened to drive by the man during the investigation and placed him under arrest.

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

Riverhead

• A sex offender who failed to register with police for a second time after listing a vacant South Fork house as his address was caught last week by police on the off-chance that he was driving by the detective who was searching for him, according to police.

Southampton Town Police reports state that Wayne Kinkade, a level two sex offender who was convicted of first-degree sodomy in 1990, was arrested last Tuesday in Aquebogue.

Southampton Town Det. Patrick Aube said that Kinkade had been wanted by police since they realized that the home he registered at last December – located at 134 Hill Station Rd. in Shinnecock Hills – was an "abandoned house with no heat or electric."

Aube said he spotted Kinkade on Main Road in Aquebogue and arrested him on 72 Edgar Rd., down the street from the Aquebogue Elementary School. Kinkade was charged with failing to register as a sex offender, a felony charge. He was remanded to Suffolk County Jail on Tuesday on no bail.

Westhampton-Hampton Bays

• Alfredo Ajcuc, 33, of Hampton Bays, was arrested on a felony charge of unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle in the first degree, as well as a misdemeanor DWI charge. According to police reports, he was observed driving over the curb on Canoe Place Road while heading toward Montauk Highway. He was pulled over and reportedly performed poorly on all field sobriety tests.

Southampton

• A Southampton man reported to police that he believes his brake lines and rear fuel pump wires were cut by a couple of men with whom he got into an argument. Police reports state the victim got into a dispute with the two men after he saw them at a private home on the Shinnecock Indian Reservation, where he had personal property stored and feared was going to be stolen.

• Southampton Town police say they have tracked down and arrested a man who leaped from a car he stole — while the vehicle was still in motion — and evaded a helicopter, a K-9 unit and officers from multiple agencies. Carlos Garcia, 21, of Hampton Bays, stole the Mazda from Union Street in Hampton Bays Thursday night, and when he was spotted by SUNY Stony Brook Southampton campus police officers at 8:50 p.m. driving through Shinnecock Hills, he fled, according to town police. He abandoned the car near the Middle Pond Road and Dellaria Avenue intersection, and it kept going, crashing through a split rail fence then into a mooring in a creek that connects with Middle Pond, police said. Town police called in a Suffolk police helicopter, Suffolk sheriff's K-9 Unit and Southampton Village police to assist in setting up a perimeter and searching for the suspect, but the search was fruitless, and called off at 10 p.m. Thursday. Then on Monday, police found Garcia and charged him with grand larceny in the third degree, a felony.

• Eric Lehr, 34, of Smithtown, was arrested by Southampton Town police March 24 and charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree and aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, both misdemeanors. According to the arrest report, he was stopped for a traffic infraction on North Sea Road around 11:30 a.m. and was said to have a controlled substance on him.

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