East Hampton make seperate arrests this week

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EAST HAMPTON — East Hampton Police Department has issued a series of charges against local residents following traffic-related incidents, including speeding, identity theft, and driving under the influence, according to a recent press release.

On May 7, Craig Salamone, 54, from East Hampton, was summoned for traveling unreasonably fast and operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license.

Salamone is set to appear at the Middletown Superior Court on May 15 at 9 a.m.

In a separate incident on May 9, Robert Turney, 64, from Colchester, was apprehended based on an active arrest warrant.

He faces charges of identity theft in the second degree, larceny in the fifth degree, and illegal use of a payment card.

Turney posted a $5,000 cash or surety bond and is due in court on May 21 at 9 a.m.

Christopher Briggs, 49, of East Hampton was ticketed on May 10 for operating an unregistered motor vehicle.

Details for his court appearance were not provided in the press release.

Following a two-car accident at the intersection of East High St. and North Main St., Ashley Besade, 39, from Niantic, was arrested on May 11.

She was charged with following too closely, illegal operation of a motor vehicle while under suspension, and driving under the influence.

Besade was released on a $1,000 non-surety bond and is scheduled to appear in court on May 22 at 9 a.m.

John Cosgrove, 77, of East Hampton was arrested on May 12 for driving under the influence and later released on a $500 non-surety bond.

He is expected in court on the same day as Besade.

Between May 6 and May 12, East Hampton Officers responded to 20 medical calls, six motor vehicle accidents, 12 alarms, and conducted 70 traffic stops.

The East Hampton Police Department reminds the public that an arrest or infraction does not indicate a conviction, and all individuals are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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