Man Arrested For Boating Under The Influence


A New Rochelle boater was arrested by Southampton Town Police after the U.S. Coast Guard stopped him and discovered he was operating under the influence of alcohol, according to police.

Albert Menz, 49, was stopped at 11:28 p.m. on Saturday just south of the docks of the Shinnecock Canal for a safety inspection of his 20-foot-long 2001 boat.

Upon investigating, U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer Michael Fusco smelled alcohol on Mr. Menz’s breath and determined he was under the influence, a report said.

Mr. Menz was charged with one count of operating a vessel while intoxicated with a blood alcohol content of at least 0.10 percent, and another count of boating while under the influence, two misdemeanors.

Man Breaks Into Ex’

s House

Southampton Town Police said they arrested a Hampton Bays man after he broke into his ex-girlfriend’s house.

Police said that shortly after 4 p.m. on Saturday, Dennis Cox, 37, entered the house on Bellows Terrace Road. He was upset to find the woman with her new boyfriend and left, according to a report, and then called Southampton Town Police at 5:28 p.m. to say he was suicidal.

Police, who had already left the house on Bellows Terrace, took Mr. Cox to police headquarters for a Comprehensive Psychiatric Evaluation Program review. He was later charged with fourth-degree criminal mischief, a misdemeanor, and held for arraignment.

Police: Woman Chased With Sledgehammer

A Flanders man was arrested this week after police said he chased a woman with a sledgehammer.

Southampton Town Police said Angel Aquino, 38, of Flanders was arrested at 10:23 p.m. on Thursday, July 4, on Flanders Road after he repeatedly slapped a female acquaintance in the face and chased her with the sledgehammer. According to a report filed with the police, the woman was not injured in the assault and was not hit with the tool.

Mr. Aquino was charged with third-degree criminal possession of a weapon, a felony, as well as third-degree menacing, a misdemeanor, and second-degree harassment, a violation. He was taken to police headquarters for processing and arraignment.

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