Teenagers Involved in Driving Violations
Five days after a dirt bike accident left his passenger injured, a 17-year-old who had been driving on a town road without a license was arrested on two misdemeanors, including leaving the scene of the Dec. 13 accident.
East Hampton Town police said the young man, whose name was withheld because he is eligible for youthful offender status, was operating a 2017 Honda dirt bike on Amagansett Drive West, near Queens Lane, in East Hampton, when his passenger was thrown off at about 4:25 p.m. He fled the scene and did not report the incident, police said. His passenger, a female who was not named, sustained abrasions and contusions on her hands, wrists, and right hip, which required medical treatment at Stony Brook Southampton Hospital.
The youth, who lives on Accabonac Road, was driving with a license that had been suspended twice on April 6 for failure to answer a summons in the Town of East Hampton. His driving privilege had not yet been restored, police said.
The young man was charged with leaving the scene of an accident with an injury and aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle in the third degree. Sgt. Peter Schmitt released him on his own recognizance. He is to appear in East Hampton Town Justice Court for arraignment on Wednesday.
Another teen, an 18-year-old girl who was not named, was arrested on Dec. 18 following a police chase when an officer tried to stop her for a traffic infraction. According to the police report, the girl was behind the wheel of a 2014 Kia, speeding in excess of 50 miles an hour, while driving in the wrong lane into oncoming traffic on Cedar Street near Roberts Lane and passing a vehicle while police were in pursuit of her at 8:35 a.m.
She nearly struck an oncoming commercial vehicle, police said, then made a sudden, unsafe turn without signaling onto Old Orchard Lane, accelerated to a speed of more than 70 m.p.h. in a 30 m.p.h. zone, and passed vehicles on the left — all while ignoring police lights and sirens behind her. Police said she made an unsafe left turn onto Hand’s Creek Road without signaling, before making another sudden turn onto Grape Arbor Lane, where she finally was pulled over.
She was charged with reckless driving and unlawfully fleeing a police officer in the third degree, both misdemeanors. Sergeant Schmitt released her on $200 bail. She is due in court on Wednesday.
Edison Camacho, 42, was arrested and charged with felony criminal mischief after smashing an iPhone 6S belonging to someone else during a domestic dispute at his Hawthorne Avenue house in East Hampton at about 6:20 a.m. The screen broke and the cellphone no longer works, police said. The estimated damage was $600. Because the damage was more than $250 and deemed intentional, Mr. Camacho was charged with criminal mischief in the third degree when he was picked up at about 5 p.m.
He was also charged with second-degree harassment, a violation. He was held overnight and arraigned on Dec. 19. Justice Steven Tekulsky released him on $250 bail.
Peter M. Daniell, 36, of Hampton Bays was arrested on criminal mischief and weapons possession charges on Friday after police said he slashed two tires on a 2007 BMW that was parked on Harbor View Avenue, near Atwell Street, in East Hampton. The Continental tires will cost about $500 to replace, levying a felony third-degree criminal mischief charge.
He was also charged with two counts of criminal possession of a weapon in the fourth degree, a misdemeanor, after police said they found a switchblade knife and metal knuckles in his possession when he was arrested in a traffic stop on North Sea Road in Southampton on Friday at about 9:45 p.m.
Police did not release the name of the person who owns the car, but a domestic incident report was signed. Justice Tekulsky released Mr. Daniell on $250 bail following an arraignment on Saturday.
Herbert Luengas, 47, of East Hampton was arrested and charged with a misdemeanor during a traffic stop on Montauk Highway, near South Delphi Street, in Montauk at 7:16 a.m. for allegedly having an inspection sticker meant for a red 2007 Jeep on his white 2003 Dodge van. Police also found his registration had been suspended on Nov. 4 for an insurance lapse and had not yet been restored. He therefore was charged with an additional misdemeanor.
Sergeant Schmitt released Mr. Luengas on his own recognizance. He is due back in court on Feb. 6.