A Northampton man who was allegedly hiding an open 24-ounce can of malt liquor while running from police punched a Southampton cop in the face after he was tracked down and caught in Riverside Wednesday, authorities said.
Police said Mark Goode, 38, was walking on Old Quogue Road just before noon and acting “in a suspicious manner” while attempting to conceal something on the left side of his body. Police stopped Mr. Goode and found that he was walking with an open can of malt liquor, officials said. After an officer informed him that he was under arrest, Mr. Goode started yelling obscenities and then fled the scene on foot, authorities said.
Mr. Goode was apprehended after a brief foot chase and punched the officer during the ensuing scuffle, police said.
He was charged with second-degree assault, disorderly conduct, resisting arrest and obstructing governmental administration and was held overnight for an appearance in Southampton Town Justice Court. He was being held at the Suffolk County Jail in Riverside in lieu of $25,000 bail, authorities said.
• An officer responding to reports of possible drug activity and a female screaming last Monday on Lake Avenue in Riverside found Fred Flock, 27, of Harriet Court in Centereach doing drugs while in possession of amphetamine in a tinfoil ball, according to police.
The woman screaming was not involved in the drug activity, but was screaming to bring attention to it, according to police. Mr. Flock was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance.
• Rakeem Holland, 19, of Atlantic Avenue in Bellport was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance after police stoppped his car about 1 a.m. Friday on Lakeview Drive in Northampton, authorities said.
Mr. Holland was stopped for illegal window tint when an officer found that his license was suspended. Police then found he was carrying a small amount of cocaine, officials said. He was also charged with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle.
The suspended license stemmed from a prior alcohol-related incident, police said.
• Durell Belcher, 22, of Horton Avenue in Riverhead was charged with driving while intoxicated after he crashed a car about 3 am. Saturday on Flanders Road near Birch Creek Road in Flanders.
Mr. Belcher was heading north on Flanders Road when he lost control of the car and overturned in the woods, according to police, who said he was uninjured and was found to be intoxicated.
• Leda Rodriguez, 35, of Harrison Avenue in East Hampton was charged with DWI about 1:45 a.m. Saturday on Flanders Road, near East Street, in Flanders after being observed crossing the yellow line and speeding, police said.
• Daniel Dambrosio, 24, of Olive Boulevard in South Hempstead was picked up on a warrant last Tuesday at Riverhead Town Police headquarters on assault and obstructing government administration charges that stem from a Jan. 6 incident on Flanders Road in Flanders.
He was transported to Southampton police for processing. Additional details were not available.
• Jennifer Truskoski, 39, of Priscilla Avenue in Flanders was arrested last Tuesday at Town Justice Court after a joint investigation with the Suffolk County District Attorney’s office found that she had stolen more than $50,000 from her employer, Peconic Security Alarms in North Sea, authorities said.
She was charged with second-degree grand larceny.
• Rose Damato, 47, of Longneck Boulevard in Flanders was charged with unlawful possession of marijuana and prohibited use of a cell phone last Sunday afternoon on Montauk Highway in Southampton, police said. After she was stopped for the cell phone violation, an officer smelled marijuana in the car and located small pieces of marijuana on the driver’s seat of the car, officials said.
• Carl Ligon, 33, of Hill Rise Avenue in Calverton was arrested on a drug charge last Thursday morning on Lake Avenue in Northampton after he was pulled over for speeding, police said. An officer found Mr. Ligon’s license was suspended and he was in possession of multiple bags of marijuana, officials said.
Mr. Ligon was charged with unlawful possession of marijuana and aggravated unlicensed operation, police said.
• The “Welcome to Waters Edge” sign greeting visitors to Flanders at the southeast corner of Royal Avenue in Flanders was hit by a car Feb. 25 or 26, and the driver left the scene without reporting it, according to police, who said the wooden sign was knocked to the ground and split down the middle.
The “Welcome to Flanders” sign at Flanders Road and County Road 105 was hit by a car last year.
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.