Southampton Police Blotter: Larcenies & ‘car smashing’ arrests

10/17/2011 6:30 PM |

A 29-year-old Flanders man was arrested last week for allegedly damaging several cars during what police described as a “car smashing spree” in the area, authorities said.

Edwin Espana was arrested last Tuesday and charged with felony and misdemeanor charges of criminal mischief, officials said.

He was arraigned in Southampton Town Justice Court and sent to county jail in lieu of $4,000 cash bail.

• A 30-year-old Riverhead woman was arrested Sunday for allegedly stealing a phone from someone’s Hampton Bays house, Southampton Town Police said.

Adrianna Navarro was charged with petit larceny, a misdemeanor, stemming from an investigation into an incident earlier Sunday, during which detectives responded to a Wakeman Road house for a burglary investigation. The victim

“The victim reported someone stole his phone from his home,” police said, adding that a further investigation revealed Ms. Navarro had access to the house, “and used the opportunity to steal the phone.” She was charged at police headquarters and released without bail.

• A 28-year-old Southampton woman was arrested Friday and charged with stealing about $400 from residents at a home for the disabled in Northampton, where she also worked, police said.

Nicole Leggon is facing a misdemeanor petit larceny charge, police said. She was arrested at the end of a month-long investigation into the reported thefts from several residents at The Aid to the Developmentally Disabled in Northampton. Ms. Leggon worked as house manager to the alleged victims, police said.

Police said the group home’s directors assisted in the probe and reimbursed all o the residents.