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Apr 15, 2009 11:53 AMPublication: The Southampton Press

Police bust teen party at Gin Lane estate

Apr 15, 2009 11:53 AM

About a dozen teenagers were arrested last week after Southampton Village Police busted a party at a house they sneaked into, according to Police Chief William Wilson.

The arrests didn’t come easily, though: Police said several of the teens attempted to run and hide from police when officers arrived at the house they crashed on Gin Lane.

An automatic alarm alerted a caretaker that someone was in the house on the night of April 6, and when he arrived to investigate he saw people inside the home, which is undergoing renovations, according to police reports. The caretaker called police at about 9:45 p.m. Officers arrived a few minutes later and told the teens, ranging in age from 15 to 18, to stay put, but they ran out a back door, the chief said.

Additional officers, including one with a German shepherd police dog, were called in to help round up the teens, who were running and hiding, Chief Wilson said.

“Some people came out on their own,” he said. “The dog located others.”

One young man, 18-year-old Maximilian Alegria of Southampton, tried to drive away in his car while a 15-year-old girl was clinging to the outside of the vehicle, police said. The driver was charged with reckless endangerment in the second degree, a misdemeanor, and unlawful possession of marijuana, a violation.

An 18-year-old male passenger in Mr. Alegria’s vehicle, who police said was found with a marijuana cigar, was also charged with unlawful possession of marijuana.

Though close to dozen teens were caught, Chief Wilson said he is unsure how many more were inside the house and got away.

Police found alcohol and marijuana in the house, but it seems nothing was stolen and there was no damage, according to the chief.

The teens gained entry to the house when one climbed a ladder and entered through a second floor window, then unlocked a door to let everyone else in.

Those caught inside the house were charged with second-degree criminal trespassing, a misdemeanor. Those caught on the property outside were charged with trespassing, a violation, police said. Some were found with marijuana on them, according to police.

Among those charged with second-degree criminal trespassing was Daniel J. Rieger, 18, of Water Mill. A 16-year-old boy from East Hampton was charged with criminal trespass in the second degree and unlawful possession of marijuana. And a 16-year-old boy from Southampton was charged with trespassing.

Southampton Village Detective Sergeant Herman Lamison said two 15-year-old girls and three 15-year-old boys were also arrested on a similar array of charges. The teens were from East Hampton, Montauk, Southampton Village and Southampton Town, he said.

All of the teens were released to the custody of their parents. Those who are 16 or older will be arraigned on April 27 at Southampton Village Justice Court. The 15-year-olds will be tried in Southampton Town Youth Court, Det. Sgt. Lamison said

The investigation is ongoing and police are trying to determine how the teens obtained the alcohol, Chief Wilson said.

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A "Marijuana Cigar" is known as a blunt
By dogfacejones (81), Southampton on Apr 8, 09 7:33 PM
Hey Chief, When were the New York State laws changed , where the six or seven, 15 year old olds can be arrested on these specific charges?
By BruceB (142), Sag Harbor on Apr 8, 09 11:13 PM
By dogfacejones (81), Southampton on Apr 9, 09 10:50 AM
By wateredge (1), SOUTHAMPTON on Apr 9, 09 7:25 PM
Glad I never got caught...
By jessecon (2), Southampton on Apr 10, 09 10:54 AM
What will poor grammar get you icecreamman?
By dogfacejones (81), Southampton on Apr 10, 09 11:28 AM
Poor grammar will get you a free breakfast at Southampton tire too.
By Draggerman (955), Southampton on Apr 10, 09 5:58 PM
hey icecreamman i totaly agree with you
By fdny7318 (60), Water Mill on Apr 11, 09 4:26 PM
This starts out as a story about teenagers and the mischief they have gotten into and immediately the story changes to illegal immigration . Let's put that aside and let these kids have their moment in the sun .
By AndersEn (174), Southampton on Apr 11, 09 8:10 PM
WOW!!! Icecreamman I can tell you racist. If there was a story of a white kid speeding, you will still talk about illegals. Hey what about the accident that hapened on 39 and the young boy died, oh wait a minute who cares because it happened around the corner where illegals are hanging out. You really cant stand spanish people can you?
By E (11), Southampton on Apr 14, 09 3:40 AM
No one has a probelm with spanish (hispanic) people who are here legally! Why is it that all you people who harbor illegals make race the issue when people don't like illegals? When you have a momemnt, get out a dictionary and look up the word "illegal".
By Walt (292), Southampton on Apr 14, 09 11:17 AM
Excuse me people ... we are currently directing all comments about illegal immigration to the article about the reopening of the soup kitchen at Southampton Tire . This space is reserved for the article titled "Police bust teen party at Gin Lane Estate" . Please stay with the topic . Thank You for your cooperation .
By AndersEn (174), Southampton on Apr 14, 09 9:59 PM
We'll tell you whut. This is definitely the last time we go away for a weekend in Atlantic City and leave the beach house unattended. Good thing those kids didn't find our Wild Turkey.

And hey. This has nothing to do with immigration. Stay in your yards.
By we could run this town! (129), wonderful Wainscott on Apr 15, 09 9:30 AM