Two men, one armed with a semi-automatic handgun, forced their way into a vehicle on Wood Road Trail in Flanders at about 9 p.m. on Sunday, robbing two passengers after the driver fled, according to Southampton Town Police.
Police said two black men took cash and credit cards from the passengers who were left in the car after the driver ran away when the two robbers commandeered the vehicle. After abandoning the vehicle at a nearby dead end road, they fled the scene, leaving the victims in the car, but uninjured, according to police.
Police called in K-9 units from the Riverhead Town Police Department to help search the area, but the suspects were not found. Southampton Town Detectives would not give any further details on the wanted men or the victims, citing the ongoing investigation.
Numerous vehicles parked near the Whitehouse Night Club on Montauk Highway in Hampton Bays were ticketed on Thanksgiving morning, according to Southampton Town Police. The violations included parking on private property, parking in clearly marked “No Parking” zones and parking in residential areas during the restricted times of 1 to 6 a.m. In addition to the tickets, 15 of the cars illegally parked were towed.
Police suspect that the owners of the cars were attending a Thanksgiving Eve celebration at the club.
During that celebration, police arrested Sean Johnson, 19, of Copaige, and charged him with resisting arrest, a misdemeanor. According to police, Mr. Johnson fought police when they attempted to arrest him for disorderly conduct, a violation.
Police said Mr. Johnson was highly intoxicated. The Hampton Bays Volunteer Ambulance Service took him to the Peconic Bay Medical center for evaluation. He was later released and issued an appearance ticket to appear in Southampton Town Justice Court.
Endangering her children
Three children of a 43-year-old Bridgehampton woman were released to a guardian, according to police, after she was arrested for driving while intoxicated with them in the car on Saturday night at about 10 p.m. Police said she was stopped while driving with her 7-year-old, 6-year-old and 2-year-old.
Police withheld any further details on the guardian, though they did report that Suffolk County Child Protective Services was also notified of the incident, which, they said, is routine procedure in such a case.
Catherine J. Prieto-Wallick was stopped on Montauk Highway in Bridgehampton after police said she failed to stay in her lane. Along with the DWI charge, Ms. Prieto-Wallick was charged with three counts of endangering the welfare of a child, all misdemeanors.
She was taken to police headquarters and held overnight for arraignment in Southampton Town Justice Court.