Police: Woman Stole Credit Card, Spent Thousands At Rite Aid

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A Bridgehampton pharmacy worker was arrested last week after police said she used a stolen credit card to buy more than $3,000 worth of merchandise from the store.

Laura Pierre, 19, of Mastic was arrested shortly after noon on Tuesday, April 28, after Southampton Town Police said she went on a shopping spree at the Rite Aid located in the Bridgehampton Commons, where she works as a cashier. Authorities said she stole the credit card earlier that day, taking it from a female customer at Panera Bread, located in the same shopping plaza, and where Ms. Pierre also works.

Police said she used the credit card to purchase various items from the pharmacy, though it is not clear if she rang herself up or if a coworker checked her out. Ms. Pierre was still working a shift at Rite Aid when officers entered the pharmacy and arrested her.

She was charged with one count each of third- and fourth-degree grand larceny, first-degree identity theft and third-degree unlawful possession of a personal identification, all felonies, according to authorities.

Ms. Pierre posted $400 cash bail on April 29, following her arraignment in Southampton Town Justice Court.

Police: Two Charged
In Riverside Assault

Southampton Town Police arrested two men Sunday who are accused of beating a Riverside man with a stick late last month outside his mobile home. They are still searching for a third suspect.

Luis Cance, 26, and Jesus Cance, 31, both of Riverside, were arrested at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at police headquarters in Hampton Bays following an investigation. Luis Cance was charged with second-degree assault, third-degree criminal possession of a weapon and third-degree criminal mischief, all felonies. Jesus Cance was charged with third-degree assault, a misdemeanor.

Police did not say how the two men are related, or provide a motive for the beating.

Jesus Cance was arraigned Monday in Southampton Town Justice Court and posted $1,000 bail that morning, according to court officials. Bail information for Luis Cance was not available this week.

The victim, who lives off Flanders Road, suffered cuts to his face, head, neck and arms, and had to be transported to Peconic Bay Medical Center in Riverhead following the incident, which occurred at around 10 p.m. on April 26. The victim told police that he was jumped by three men he did not know after he exited his home to investigate a banging sound.

Detectives are still trying to find the third man.

Cops: Drunk Driver
Clocked 104 MPH

A 43-year-old Riverside man clocked driving 104 mph on Sunrise Highway—nearly twice the posted speed limit—before being arrested for DWI early Sunday morning.

New York State Police arrested Terence Fuentes at 2 a.m. on Sunrise Highway in Hampton Bays and charged him with first-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a vehicle and DWI, both felonies, and also ticketed him for speeding, a violation.

Police said Mr. Fuentes, who was traveling west, was clocked going 104 mph in a 55-mph zone.

His DWI charged was upgraded to a felony because he had a prior DWI conviction within the past 10 years, according to authorities.

Mr. Fuentes was arraigned Sunday morning in Southampton Town Justice Court and later released on his own recognizance, officials said.

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