• Telephone callers, who fit the description of recent widespread phone scams, attempted to lure at least three residents in the Three Village area last week. Residents of Shore Oaks Road in Stony Brook and Herd Lane in East Setauket, along with one other caller with a local address, reported on March 26, March 27 and March 28 that they received phone calls claiming that a family member was in danger.
In each case, the call came from a blocked number, and the male caller attempted to convince the person who answered the phone to wire money to a location in Puerto Rico.
Suffolk police recently issued a statement warning people of the scam. Police said approximately 70 reports of similar telephone calls have been reported over the past five months, and believe that dozens more have not been reported. Police said the victims are randomly selected and the caller in many cases is able to convince residents the scenario is real.
• Umit Karamustafa, 37, of Port Jefferson Station, was arrested March 29 in Coram and charged with third-degree grand larceny, a felony. Police said he took money from a register at a gas station in Coram sometime between August of 2013 and March of 2013.
• Kimberly Overstreet, 23, of Holbrook, was arrested March 23 and charged with operating a motor vehicle while impaired by drugs, a misdemeanor. Police said she was intoxicated after they pulled her over as she was driving westbound on North Country Road in Port Jefferson with a broken headlight and failure to stay in the lane. She was arrested at 9:22 p.m.; she was also arrested earlier that same day in Coram and charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a misdemeanor. Overstreet was also given a second drug possession charge at the sixth precinct.
• A sex offender who failed to register with police for a second time after listing a vacant South Fork house as his address was caught last week by police on the off-chance that he was driving by the detective who was searching for him, according to police.
Southampton Town Police reports state that Wayne Kinkade, a level two sex offender who was convicted of first-degree sodomy in 1990, was arrested last Tuesday in Aquebogue.
Southampton Town Det. Patrick Aube said that Kinkade had been wanted by police since they realized that the home he registered at last December – located at 134 Hill Station Rd. in Shinnecock Hills – was an "abandoned house with no heat or electric."
Aube said he spotted Kinkade on Main Road in Aquebogue and arrested him on 72 Edgar Rd., down the street from the Aquebogue Elementary School. Kinkade was charged with failing to register as a sex offender, a felony charge. He was remanded to Suffolk County Jail on Tuesday on no bail.