Blotter: Drugs, stolen credit cards & missing power tools

08/23/2012 8:00 AM |

Shawanna James, 39, of Riverhead was arrested Saturday after she was found with stolen credit cards while being arrested on an outstanding bench warrant, police said.

Ms. James was arrested on a Riverhead Justice Court bench warrant about 8 a.m. and was taken to police headquarters for processing. While searching Ms. James, police said they found seven credit and debit cards that had been reported stolen Aug. 6 when a man’s wallet was taken from a vehicle. She was charged with fourth-degree criminal possession of stolen property, arraigned and held at Suffolk County jail.

• An unknown person removed thousands of dollars worth of assorted power tools from a work vehicle in Manorville on Aug. 14, Riverhead police said. The power tools were valued at $3,900. Detectives are investigating the incident.

• Jovan Coffey, 30, of Calverton was arrested last Wednesday and charged with third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance after an investigation by the East End Drug Task Force, police said. Mr. Coffey was processed, arraigned and held at Suffolk County jail, according to a police report.

• An unknown person took three bikes from a Jamesport property Friday, according to police. The bicycles, which were removed from a property on Sixth Street, are worth about $1,300 in total, police said.

• A 1995 Acura Legend was stolen from West Main Street sometime Friday, police said. The gold-colored vehicle was reported missing Saturday, according to a police blotter report.

• Four victims told Riverhead police that a man stole a total of over $4,500 from them by saying he was taking a down payment on a car, police said. In separate incidents, the suspect took $750, $3,400, $400 and $242 from four different people as down payments for a car at Riverhead Bay Motors. The victims alerted police to the scam Monday, according to police reports. Detectives are investigating the incidents.

• Efrain Trejo, 24, of Riverhead was arrested last Sunday on drunk driving charges after nearly causing a head-on collision in Baiting Hollow, Suffolk County police said.

Mr. Trejo was eastbound on Sound Avenue about 2:15 p.m. and drove over the center line into oncoming traffic, officials said. Mr. Trejo was charged with DWI and aggravated unlicensed operation of a vehicle, police said.

• William King, 44, of Riverhead was arrested last Sunday on drunk driving charges after lying to police about who he was, according to Suffolk County police. Mr. King was driving along William Floyd Parkway shortly before 2:20 a.m. and failed to maintain a lane, police said. After police pulled him over, he lied about who he was, officials said.

Mr. King was charged with false personation, DWI and other traffic violations, police said.

• A Manorville teen was arrested last Thursday after crashing his vehicle during a police chase, Suffolk County police said. James Leach, 16, was driving a 2001 Dodge west along Head of the Neck Road in Manorville when police attempted to pull him over, officials said.

After he fled police, Mr. Leach lost control of his car and crashed into a tree, police said. Mr. Leach then fled on foot and was apprehended by police, officials said. No injuries were reported. Mr. Leach was charged with unlawfully fleeing a police officer, officials said.

• Joseph Baker, 22, of Flanders was arrested Friday and charged with fifth-degree criminal possession of marijuana and third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, state police said. Mr. Baker was stopped on Old Quogue Road about 9:30 p.m., according to a police report. He was held for arraignment in Southampton Town court.

• Gerald Trent, 31, of Flanders was arrested Saturday on drunk driving charges, state police said. Mr. Trent was arrested after a traffic stop in Flanders about 4 a.m., police said. He was charged with DWI and released on an appearance ticket.

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.

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