Teens Accused of Amagansett Burglaries

Police say they entered one house through a skylight, and stole numerous bottles of hard liquor.

Three teenagers were arrested last week on accusations that they broke into or unlawfully entered three houses in Amagansett between Oct. 25 and Nov. 2.

Two 16-year-olds and a 15-year-old each face two counts of second-degree burglary and two counts of third-degree criminal mischief, which are felonies, and misdemeanor charges of fourth-degree criminal mischief and second-degree criminal trespass.

The 15-year-old has been charged as a juvenile.

Police did not release any of their names.

According to East Hampton Town police, the investigation began on Nov. 1, when land surveyors found numerous bags of beer and liquor behind a vacant residence on Atlantic Avenue and turned it over to police. Two separate incident reports were filed in the area on Oct. 30 and Nov. 2, police said. Forced entry into a basement door was also discovered.

Later, police also discovered they had burglarized another a house on Bluff Road in Amagansett on Nov. 25, entering it through a skylight and causing damage to a bath tub. Several bottles of hard liquor were stolen and recovered.

The 15-year-old, who was apprehended on Nov. 11, was released on an appearance ticket to report to Suffolk County Probation.

The 16-year-olds were arrested on Nov. 14. Justice Catherine A. Cahill released them on their own recognizance.



MARTIN DREW November 21, 2012 at 12:30 PM
ROR for Burgulary ? So much for sending a message to others than when you get caught it will co$t you ! Our Justices need to make firm policies on DWI - arrests ; serious crime; such as this and collect just dues from law breakers .. You break the law ; you pay to get bailed out ..thats why its called such ... The inconsistency especially in DWI cases has limited results for deterring other offenders when no con$ideration is made to the system. No more break$ for ANYONE ! You break the law ; get ready to PAY!! Ju$tice is not negotiable in EH ! Send tbe proper me$$age !!
ViralGrain November 21, 2012 at 03:45 PM
Patriot -It is totally against our constitutional rites to impose monetary bail for any other reason then to ensure the defendant will return to court to proceed with due process. Any other reason would violate the whole innocent till proven guilty thing. It is against the law to use bail as a punishment. It is unconstitutional and it could wind up getting a guilty person freed because of such tactic. I know there are some parts of the country that are corrupted by Bond Companies giving judges "donations" or "bags of lunch" who set ridiculously high bails so people are forced to give up the 20% to the bonds people. Thankfully we have good judges that follow the law. You can not nor should not use bail as a punishment. Its just to ensure you show up for court and when someone has ties to the community they live that is taken into account. If your going to call your self Patriot then you should talk like one or educate your self. Going against our Constitution and Bill of Rites is not patriotic.


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