Southampton Blotter: DWI arrests and stolen computers

08/26/2014 8:00 AM |

A 37-year-old Flanders man was arrested on DWI charges in Hampton Bays early Sunday after Southampton Town police spotted him driving through a stop sign in an SUV, according to a police report. 

Alexander Vasquez was arrested just before 3 a.m. near Wakeman Road and Squires Lane after police stopped his 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee, then found him to be intoxicated, the report reads. He was charged with DWI and ticketed for failure to stop at a stop sign, police said.

• A 25-year-old East Quogue man was arrested near 525 County Road 104 in Flanders early Friday after police spotted him speeding in the area, according to a police report. Police stopped Bradlee Phillips, who was driving a 1993 Honda Accord, about 12:45 a.m. and found him to be intoxicated, the report reads.

He was charged with DWI and ticketed for speeding, police said.

• A retired Riverside resident reported to police Saturday that she received a letter at her bank indicating an unknown person had opened a deposit account using her Social Security number without her approval. The victim wished to document the activity with police.

• Four laptop computers valued at a total of $6,500 were reported stolen from Long Island University’s Northampton campus Friday. Staffers discovered two computers, both MacBook Pros, had been ripped from their cables sometime between 3:15 p.m. Thursday and 8:15 a.m. the next day. They then found that another MacBook Pro and a Dell laptop had also been stolen from another classroom at the school. Police are investigating the crime as grand larceny in the third degree, a class D felony.

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 The charges against them may later be reduced or withdrawn, or they may be found innocent.

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