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Man Back Behind Bars, Charged with Stealing from Cars, Again

Christopher S. Pulido was charged in May with a similar crime, police said.

A warning from East Hampton Town police Credit: Dana Alison
A warning from East Hampton Town police Credit: Dana Alison
Christopher S. Pulido, a 21-year-old East Hampton man, was arrested twice within four days earlier this month, and the latest charge against him is one he's familiar with, East Hampton Town police said.

Detective Lt. Chris Anderson said Pulido, who was arrested on Sept. 6 on charges related to a domestic dispute, was out on bail when police picked him up on Sept. 10, after they developed information that he had stolen from a car in Springs.

"Following a series of larcenies from the Springs area, the defendant was developed as a suspect," his arrest report said. There were three reports of items being stolen from cars on Montauk Boulevard, Seabright Avenue and Hildreth Place early in September. Police issued a warning to residents in that neighborhood to lock their cars and take valuables out overnight.

Anderson said there was a gathering at a nearby house, which Pulido attended, and a friend turned over an HP laptop computer that Pulido had reportedly hidden in a bedroom on the early morning hours of Sept. 10. The laptop had been reported stolen from one of the vehicles.

Anderson said the investigation into the other thefts is continuing.

Over the past few years, there are have been several rashes of larcenies from vehicles. Anderson said the investigation into the other thefts is continuing.

On the advice of his attorney, Pulido turned himself in at headquarters on Sept. 12. He was charged with criminal possession of stolen property in the fifth-degree, a misdemeanor.

Similarly, back in May, Pulido and three others were arrested on charges related to thefts from cars. Pulido was charged with fourth-degree grand larceny, a felony, and four counts of petty larceny, a misdemeanor. Those charges are still pending.

Just days before his latest arrest, Pulido was arrested on unrelated charges; criminal contempt in the first degree, a felony, fourth-degree criminal mischief, a misdemeanor, and second-degree harassment, a violation.

Justice Lisa R. Rana arraigned him on the possession of stolen property charge on Sept. 12, setting bail at $7,000 cash or $14,000 bond. As of Tuesday afternoon, Pulido was in custody at the Suffolk County jail in Riverside. He is due back in court on Sept. 26.

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