Three men arrested by Southampton Town police in separate incidents over the past week had previously been deported and found their way back into the country, authorities said.
Following their arrests, all three were turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
In the first case, Nelson Ramirez-Zuniga, 36, of Pine Street in Riverside was stopped for a traffic infraction Saturday night on Peconic Avenue in Riverside and was found to have an immigration detainer from ICE, according to police, who said he had previously been deported. The traffic infraction involved inadequate stop lamps, unlicensed operation and not wearing a seat belt, according to police.
Later on Saturday night, Milo Batzin-Zet, 33, of Bell Avenue in Flanders was pulled over on Vail Avenue and Flanders Road in Riverside for having a defective light and a cracked windshield. He was found to be intoxicated and in the country illegally, according to police. He had a blood alcohol content of .13 percent and officers found that he had previously been deported, police said. Mr. Batzin-Zet was charged with driving while intoxicated and unlicensed operation.
And Samuel Paredes-Nij, 31, of Priscilla Avenue in Flanders was stopped Sunday night for failing to stop at a stop sign and failing to stay in a lane on Woodroad Trail and Riverside Avenue in Flanders. It was determined that he was intoxicated and wanted by ICE, according to police, as a fingerprint check found that he had previously been deported.
Mr. Paredes-Nij was charged with aggravated DWI, unlicensed operation, disobeying a stop sign and having an open alcohol container, according to police, who said the DWI charge was elevated to aggravated because Mr. Parades-Nij’s blood alcohol content was more than .18 percent.
• A man who was supposed be living in the homeless sex offender trailer on the county jail property in Riverside was arrested for failing to report his new address, a storage trailer in Islandia.
Sex offenders are required to report any change of address to police, according to state law.
Anthony Purificato, 43, of Islandia was arrested last Tuesday afternoon at police headquarters and charged with failure to register a change of address as a sex offender, which is a felony. He was found living in the storage trailer by U.S. marshals, who brought him back to Southampton Town Police.
• Felipe Morales, 23, of Port Street in Flanders was arrested last Wednesday on assault charges, police said. He’s accused of punching and biting a woman inside his home on three different occasions. Mr. Morales was also charged with harassment and endangering the welfare of a child.
• Mauricio Chamale-Pixtun, 32, of The Trail in Hampton Bays was pulled over for failing to stay in the travel lane last Monday night on Flanders Road near County Road 105 in Riverside and was found to be intoxicated, according to police. Mr. Chamale-Pixtun was charged with aggravated DWI, moving from a lane unsafely, unlicensed operation and unauthorized use of a vehicle.
Those who are named in police reports have not been convicted of any crime or violation. The charges against them may later be reduced or withdrawn, or they may be found innocent.