First Saved, Then Arrested
Rescuers saved the life of a 19-year-old who was found barely breathing from an apparent overdose in front of a Dunemere Lane house in East Hampton Village on Friday morning. Police, alleging that he had ransacked and damaged the interior, then arrested him on felony charges.
A pool construction company worker found Conor Harkins of Manhattan lying in the front yard of 20 Dunemere, unconscious and unresponsive, at about 6:30 a.m. Friday. First responders said he was barely breathing, and they administered Narcan, a treatment used on suspected opioid overdoses.
Mr. Harkins quickly came to, according to Detective Sgt. Greg Browne. The East Hampton Village Ambulance Association took him to Stony Brook Southampton Hospital, where he was treated and released into police custody.
Mr. Harkins apparently kicked down the door at 20 Dunemere Lane and “destroyed the interior,” according to Detective Browne. Police found tables flipped over, windows broken, and items strewn about. Detective Brown said Mr. Harkins had no known affiliation with the house, formerly owned by George Stephanopoulos and Alexandra Wentworth.
He was charged with second-degree burglary and second-degree criminal mischief, felonies, and third-degree criminal mischief, a misdemeanor. He was arraigned on Saturday morning before East Hampton Town Justice Steven Tekulsky, who set bail at $5,000 cash or $10,000 bond. Mr. Harkins’s family posted his bail.
East Hampton Town police reported the arrest this week of Nukri Levanidze, 22, of Brooklyn on a drug charge. Police said they found a small amount of cocaine in the back pocket of the passenger seat in his 2002 Mercedes. He had been pulled over on Old Northwest Road, near Cedar Street, at about 11:10 p.m.
Charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a misdemeanor, and unlawful possession of marijuana, a violation, he was released on $200 station-house bail. He was to appear in East Hampton Town Justice Court today.
A College Point man was also arrested after police said they found a small amount of cocaine in two Ziploc bags in his possession on May 28. Cristian C. Beltran-Sepulveda, 28, was charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance at 1:18 a.m. He was released with an appearance ticket, after posting $200 bail, and will be arraigned next Thursday.