Southampton Blotter: Man choked woman who was holding baby

06/15/2012 7:00 AM |

A Flanders man was arrested for allegedly choking a woman who at the time was holding a baby during a dispute in Flanders, Southampton Town police said.

Christopher Troise, 28, of Oak Avenue is accused of choking and pushing a woman who was holding her 4 1/2-month-old child last Thursday night on Oak Avenue, police said.

He was charged with endangering the welfare of a child, criminally obstructing breathing or blood flow and failure to appear on a bench warrant, authorities said.

• Stephen Seifert, 37, of Maynard Street in Riverside was charged with second-degree harassment Saturday night after he was accused of punching someone in the face two to three times during an argument on Maynard Street, police said.

No other details were available.

• A Flanders man spotted throwing garbage from his car ended up facing more severe charges after he was stopped by cops, officials said.

Desmond Bright, 31, of Longneck Avenue was initially pulled over on the littering charge last Thursday on Peconic Avenue in Riverside, and then he gave the officer a false name, police said.

He was then found to be driving without a valid driver’s license, police said.

Mr. Bright was charged with second-degree criminal impersonation, second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and unlicensed operation, along with the littering charge.

• Jessica King, 29, of Sound Avenue in Mattituck was charged by New York State Police with driving while intoxicated and unlawful possession of marijuana after being stopped on Flanders Road in Flanders about 5 a.m. last Thursday, according to police.

A passenger, Sarah Harbes, 20, of Hallock Lane in Mattituck, was charged with unlawful possession of marijuana, officials said.

• Nicole Romano, 25, of Riverhead was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated on Foster Ave in Hampton Bays early last Saturday morning, state police said. She was issued a ticket to appear in Southampton Town court.

• Carl Nieves, 17, of Oak Avenue in Flanders was charged with trespassing Friday night on Squiretown Road in Hampton Bays after he was found in Southampton Town’s Squiretown Park at 9:35 p.m., after the parked closed at 9 p.m., police said.

• A Riverside woman reported last Thursday that someone stole her cellphone after she had left it on top of her car, where two men took it and ran off, according to Southampton Town police.

The stolen phone was a black Boost Mobile Android valued at $250, according to police.

One suspect was described as a Hispanic male in his 40s, weighing about 175 pounds and wearing a gray T-shirt and jeans. The second was described as a Hispanic male in his 30s, wearing a black T-shirt and shorts, police said.

The New York State Police K-9 unit canvassed the area looking for the cellphone or the suspects but found nothing, police said.

• Two gas-powered leaf blowers were reported stolen from a home on Oak Avenue in Flanders Sunday, Southampton police said.

The owner of the leaf blowers had lent them to a neighbor, who returned them and put them on top of a mower in the owner’s driveway, according to police. Sometime between 4 and 5:50 p.m., the leaf blowers were stolen, police said.

The stolen leaf blowers were valued at $600 and $550, respectively, according to police.

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.