POLICE BLOTTER Southampton Town

09/14/2011 8:26 AM |

Two brothers from Flanders were arrested Saturday night after attacking a 22-year-old Amagansett man at Cabana Latina on Route 24, Southampton Town Police said.

Cops were called to the Flanders establishment shortly before 6:30 p.m. for reports of a disturbance when they arrested Evilio Velasquez-Nij, 22, and Gerardo Velasquez, 27, on assault charges for allegedly beating on 22-year-old Enrique Monje-Pucha.

Evilio Velasquez-Nij allegedly struck Mr. Monje-Pucha in the head with a beer bottle and Gerardo Velasquez allegedly punched and kicked him while he was on the ground. Mr. Monje-Pucha was later taken to Peconic Bay Medical Center for treatment, though the beating victim didn’t give authorities his real name at first, police said.

Evilio Valasquez-Nij was charged with second-degree assault, a felony, and criminal possession of a weapon, a misdemeanor. Gerardo Velasquez was charged with second-degree assault.

Mr. Monje-Pucha was charged with false personation and obstructing governmental administration, both misdemeanors, officials said.

The Velasquez brothers were held overnight for an arraignment in Southampton Town Justice Court.

Mr. Monje-Pucha was released on $500 bail.

• Christopher King, 34, of Montauk Highway in Hampton Bays was charged with driving while ability impaired by drugs early Friday on Flanders Road in Hampton Bays after he was pulled over for driving erratically and admitted to taking methadone that morning, according to police.

• Jorge Neira, 22, of Oak Avenue in Flanders was charged with disorderly conduct Sept. 2 on Oak Avenue after he repeatedly ran into traffic, impeding traffic and screaming at drivers, police said. Mr. Neira was highly intoxicated at the time and was taken to Peconic Bay Medical Center for evaluation. He was then released at the hospital on an appearance ticket, authorities said.

• A Riverhead woman told police she was punched in the head and knocked to the ground by a man on Vail Avenue in Riverside last Wednesday, and that when she tried to call police, the man told her not to and then bit her on the hand as she tried to dial, leaving several slight lacerations on her hand, according to police. The woman did not wish to pursue charges, police said.

• Three $170 checks were reported to have been written in the name of Aid to Developmentally Disabled and made out to a former house manager of the Northampton-based group, which operates out of Lakeview Drive. The checks were cashed by that person, according to Southampton Town Police.

A state audit of the ADD group also reported the money from those three checks, each for $170, to be unaccounted for, police said. ADD also reported that the former house manager, who quit on the day of the audit, Sept. 1, also stole $350 from a house safe, according to police.

The police reports on the incidents were dated Sept. 7. No arrests had been made at presstime.

• Five car batteries, valued at $500 combined, were reported stolen from five separate unlocked cars that were for sale at a lot on Riverleigh Avenue in Riverside Saturday.

• Two 12-volt batteries, each valued at $150, were reported stolen from a van that was broken into on Flanders Road in Flanders last Thursday. The suspects first broke the driver’s side window of the van, causing about $250 damage, and then popped the hood and took the batteries, police said.

Those who are named in police reports have not been convicted of any crime or violation. The charges against them may later be reduced or withdrawn, or they may be found innocent.

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