A string of eight burglaries in Sag Harbor over the course of the summer has been allegedly resolved with the Oct. 7 arrest of a 17-year-old village resident, Devin K. Brevard.
Sag Harbor police had been secretive about the incidents, although there were some reports that liquor was the main target.
Besides the eight burglary charges, all felonies on a serious “C” level, the teenager faces a charge of car theft and four counts of possession of stolen property.
His attorney, Susan Menu, said both her client and his mother have been cooperating with police. “He’s a young man who made a terrible mistake, and is taking full responsibility for his actions,” she said. Ms. Menu expressed hope that Mr. Brevard might be given youthful offender status once a county prosecutor has been assigned to the case. He was released the day after his arrest on $2,000 bail.
East Hampton Town police arrested a town resident, Brandon A. Albert, 38, last Thursday morning on a misdemeanor charge of choking another man. His attorney, Robert Coyle, said during his arraignment that Mr. Albert had been a victim of racial epithets, which led to the Oct. 8 incident. According to the report, Mr. Albert had confronted an unnamed man at a house on Springs-Fireplace Road.
Justice Lisa Rana released Mr. Albert without bail.