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Village Police Logs: Teen Found with Pot, Stolen Credit Card

Also, an East Hampton man gives fake name when caught driving without a license.

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

A 17-year-old East Hampton girl was arrested after she was pulled over smoking marijuana and found in possession of a stolen credit card on Oct. 6 at about 10:15 p.m. Police said they pulled her over at the rest area on Montauk Highway, near Stephen Hands Path, in a 2011 GMC because it had no license plate lights. There was a story odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle, police said, and they found a marijuana cigarette in the glove box. Her wallet reportedly contained a Bank of America credit card that belonged to someone else. She was charged with criminal possession of stolen property, a felony, unlawful possession of marijuana and inadequate tail lights, both violations. Police withheld her name due to her age.

• Elias F. Galarza-Cordero, 34, of Springs, was also arrested on several charges after he was pulled over on Main Street, near David's Lane, for driving with only one headlight on Oct. 8 at about 9:15 p.m. Police said he gave them a fake name and said he didn't have a license. A search of the vehicle found an Ecuadorian passport with his real name on it.

When they checked with the State Department of Motor Vehicles, they found his license had been suspended and revoked. They also said he was driving without an Ignition Interlock device, which he was ordered to use after a drunken driving conviction, and without a valid license.

He was charged with operating a motor vehicle without an Ignition Interlock device, false personation, second-degree and third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, all misdemeanors, and unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and inadequate lights, which are violations. At headquarters, he was issued an appearance ticket and released on $300 bail. He will be arraigned in East Hampton Town Justice Court on Nov. 8.

David Buda October 11, 2012 at 05:13 PM
I certainly hope Mr. Galarza-Cordero's vehicle was imponded. Was it? If not, why not? David Buda
David Buda October 11, 2012 at 05:15 PM
Typo. Should be "impounded."
Bean October 11, 2012 at 08:47 PM
Probably had the potential to be imponded, Dave. That is driven into Town Pond.
Taylor K. Vecsey (Editor) October 11, 2012 at 09:12 PM
David, I followed up with village police. The vehicle was impounded and seized.
Joseph October 15, 2012 at 04:45 PM
a mere $300 bail?
abnerrichards November 29, 2012 at 01:18 PM
Police should be responsible for this kind of theft. Credit card theft is really very harmful for employees. People should also take care of their credit cards sincerely. http://www.paydayin1hour.co.uk

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