Southampton Blotter: Riverhead woman stole check from disabled person

11/02/2011 8:04 AM |

A Riverhead woman was charged with petit larceny last Thursday after it was learned that she had illegally cashed a check belonging to disabled person and kept the money, police said.

Nicole Leggon, 28, of Washington Avenue in Riverhead is accused of unlawfully cashing a $177 payroll check belonging to a disabled resident of an Aid to Developmentally Disabled group home in Northampton, and withholding the money, according to police.

This took place on June 30, 2011, at Suffolk County National Bank in Riverhead, according to police.

At the time of the incident, police said, Ms. Leggon was the house manager at the group home where the victim lives,

Ms. Leggon also was arrested on Oct. 14 on a petit larceny charge in which police say she stole $350 from the ADD group home while she worked there.

A Riverhead man was charged with driving while intoxicated and other charges after being observed driving erratically and speeding as he exited Sunrise Highway in Shinnecock Hills, according to Southampton Town Police.

Julio Sebastian-Pedro, 24, of Hamilton Avenue was pulled over near exit 66 on the Sunrise Highway, and had a smell of alcohol on his breath, police said. He was charged with aggravated DWI, speeding, unlicensed operation and other vehicle and traffic violations and held for arraignment in Southampton Town Justice Court.

• A Flanders man reported Friday that someone had removed about 15 gallons of gasoline from the gas tank of his 1997 Chevy pickup truck, which had been parked in his driveway on Oak Avenue, police sid. The victim told investigators his dogs started barking at about 2:30 a.m. but didn’t see anything when he let them out into the yard. The next morning at about 10 a.m., he discovered his tank, which he had just filled up, was down 15 gallons, and he found a gas can next to his truck, police said. The estimated value of the 15 gallons of gas was $60.

• A gas can containing five gallons of diesel fuel, valued at a total of $100 between the can and the fuel, was reported stolen from the back of a Jeep pickup truck on Brookhaven Avenue in Flanders Friday night. The victim told police the can was secured to his truck with a strap, which was removed, police said.

• A laptop computer, a Sony PlayStation 3 game console, a Nintendo Wii game console and a gallon jug containing about $75 in coins were all reported stolen from a home on Cypress Avenue in Flanders last Wednesday. Police said someone had entered the home through a window sometime between 4:15 p.m. and 7 p.m.

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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