Southampton blotter: Man threatens mechanic over car inspection

12/21/2013 12:00 PM |

An unhappy customer at a Riverside auto repair shop last Wednesday threatened to return to the store with a gun if his vehicle didn’t pass inspection, according to a police report.

An employee at the shop on Riverleigh Avenue told police the customer’s vehicle was not passing inspection. The customer told the employee that if he wasn’t issued an inspection sticker he was “going [to go] home to get a gun,” according to the report. The customer left the store about 3:30 p.m. and the employee called police.

The customer didn’t return to the store and the employee didn’t want to press charges, police said. Police stayed in the area to ensure the man didn’t come back.

• Someone broke into a parked car in Flanders last Wednesday and stole a speaker box, according to a Southampton Town police report.

The victim told police that sometime between noon and 3 p.m., someone smashed the driver’s side window of a Nissan Pathfinder that was parked in his driveway and took the speaker box, according to the report. Police are investigating the alleged theft.

• A Sag Harbor man was caught in possession of heroin, morphine and a hypodermic needle while he was being arrested for driving while high on drugs in Flanders last Monday, state police said.

Lawrence McMahon, 27, was pulled over for speeding on County Route 104, police said. He was found to be driving while impaired by alcohol and drugs and was arrested at the scene, police said. He was found to be in possession of the drugs and needle during a search, police said.

He was charged with DWAI, criminal possession of a controlled substance and criminal possession of a hypodermic needle and released.

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 The charges against them may later be reduced or withdrawn, or they may be found innocent.

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