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Jul 30, 2012 9:33 AMPublication: The Southampton Press

Cops: Woman Arrested After Driving Stolen Car With Two-Year-Old Passenger

Jul 31, 2012 10:13 AM

A Central Islip woman was arrested over the weekend after Southampton Town Police said she was found in a stolen SUV stopped partially on Montauk Highway near the Eastport-Speonk border with her toddler in the front seat.

A passing motorist reported a possible disabled SUV parked in the roadway on Montauk Highway near Clay Pit Road at 10:28 p.m. on Friday. Police said they responded and found a black 2008 Acura MDX stopped partially in the eastbound lane.

Maria Quintero, 25, was in the driver’s seat of the Acura and her 2-year-old son was in the front passenger’s seat, officers said. The Acura had been reported stolen to the Suffolk Couny Police Third Precinct, which covers the Brentwood and Bay Shore areas, the same day, they said.

Ms. Quintero was arrested by Town Police at 12:04 a.m. on Saturday near the intersection, brought to police headquarters and charged with criminal possession of stolen property in the fourth degree, a felony, and endangering the welfare of a child, a misdemeanor.

She was released after posting $250 bail and is scheduled for an arraignment on Wednesday, August 29, in Southampton Town Justice Court.

The owner of the Acura was a West Islip resident, police said. Suffolk County Police this week said they had no information on Ms. Quintero.

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$250.00 bail?
By TianaBob (256), S.Jamesport on Jul 30, 12 12:53 PM
250.00 bail for boosting a car and putting a child in danger. can't make this stuff up.
By lazymedic (100), southampton on Jul 30, 12 1:04 PM
I thought the $250.00 was a misprint
By EastEnd68 (888), Westhampton on Jul 30, 12 4:51 PM
I was driving my big truck to my freinds shop in westhampton and I saw her on the shoulder of the road it looked strange to me the way she was just sitting on the side of the road . It did not seem right and as I was on my home I thought about it . Sure enough she was still there so I called the police and told them how strange it was and how she was parked on the side of the road . The dispatcher had take the info about how she was just past Woodys Gas station and to my surprise it was ...more
By Eender (1), Wainscotting on Jul 31, 12 1:39 AM