Riverhead Blotter: Drunk driving stop leads to cocaine arrest

05/10/2012 8:30 AM |

A Riverhead man was arrested on driving while intoxicated and drug charges early Sunday after he was stopped for speeding on Middle Road, police said.

Jose Blanco, 29, was stopped after a Riverhead police officer spotted him speeding and failing to maintain his lane at about 1:45 a.m., police said. After an investigation, Mr. Blanco was arrested for DWI, an arrest report shows.

Police said they searched Mr. Blanco at police headquarters and discovered a plastic bag of white powder in the man’s right front pants pocket. The powder tested positive for cocaine, police said.

Mr. Blanco was charged with driving while intoxicated, seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and two traffic violations. He was processed and held for arraignment.

• Daniel Suruy, 26, of Riverhead was arrested Saturday and charged with driving while intoxicated, police said.

Mr. Suruy was stopped on Main Road and was found to be intoxicated after an investigation, according to a police report. He was processed and held for arraignment.

• Anthony Cook, 26, of Southold was arrested last Friday and charged with fourth-degree grand larceny, Riverhead police said. Mr. Cook allegedly stole two 14-karat yellow and white gold rings, according to a police report. He was processes and released without bail.

• Eric Midyett, 33, of Arverne was arrested and charged with unlawful possession of marijuana, petit larceny and possession of an anti-security item after he allegedly tried to steal three pairs of sunglasses from a Tanger Outlet store last Thursday, Riverhead police said.

Mr. Midyett allegedly removed three pairs of sunglasses, valued at $369.97, from Off Saks 5th Ave about 12:30 p.m., and stuffed the merchandise into a plastic bag, according to a police report. He was arrested by police at the scene.

During the arrest, police said they found Mr. Midyett was carrying a zip-locked bag containing a green, leafy substance. A positive field test revealed it was marijuana, according to the police report.

Mr. Midyett was taken to police headquarters where he was processed and released on $250 bail.

• Karen Turbush, 44, of Riverhead was arrested Monday and charged with fourth-degree criminal possession of stolen property in connection with a grand larceny reported on April 13, police said. Additional information about the incident was unavailable. Ms. Turbush was processed, held for arraignment, and released without bail.

• Two unknown men stole about 35 shirts from a Tanger Outlets store May 1, police said. The shirts, swiped from the Calvin Klein store, are valued at $1,468.65, police said. Detectives are still investigating the incident, according to a police report.

• About $1,500 worth of aluminum siding and an unknown amount of copper was stolen from a group of abandoned trailers at a Riverhead trailer park Monday, police said. The metal was taken from trailers parked in the R&R Trailer Park on Carls Place, a police report shows. Police said detectives are still investigating the case.

• Eight watercolor paintings were stolen from a vehicle parked at a grocery store Saturday, police said. The paintings, worth about $275, were taken from a vehicle parked at the Stop and Shop on Route 58, police said.

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.