Southampton Blotter: Riverside man faces drug charges

03/28/2014 4:00 PM |

The smell of marijuana led to the arrest of a Riverside man on other drug charges, according to Southampton Town police.

Garland Massenburg, 50, of Riverside was in the rear passenger seat of a car on Peconic Avenue in Riverside being interviewed by an officer who smelled marijuana coming from the car, according to police. 

It was not immediately clear why police had pulled the car over, but upon further investigation, Mr. Massenburg admitted to having marijuana in his right coat pocket, police said. He was arrested on the marijuana charge and, during a search related to that arrest, a small amount of heroin and illegal pills were also found on Mr. Massenburg, police said.

Mr. Massenburg was charged with unlawful possession of marijuana and seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance at 1:15 a.m. on March 15.

• A missing inspection sticker led to the discovery of drugs recently, according to Southampton Town police.

Delon Richards, 21, of Riverside, was stopped on Peconic Avenue in Riverside at about 2:10 p.m. March 15 for not having an inspection sticker and was found to be driving without a license, police said.

He was arrested on those charges and his car was impounded, at which time officers discovered methadone and Xanax pills inside the car during an inventory search, according to police.

Mr. Richards was charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation and having an uninspected motor vehicle, according to police.

• A Greenport woman was arrested last Monday in connection with a Feb. 10 incident in which she produced a forged South Carolina registration card and a false insurance card after being pulled over on Flanders Road and Cypress Avenue in Flanders, police said.

Theresa Palumbo, 55, was charged with second- and third-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument, according to police.

• A Mastic Beach woman was stopped for a traffic infraction last Monday night on Riverleigh Avenue in Riverside, after which it was discovered that she had a suspended license.

Alice Burns, 46, was charged with driving while intoxicated, circumventing an interlock device and first-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, according to police.

• An outboard motor valued at $1,500 and an Oregon Bow valued at $1,000 were reported stolen from a home on Point Road in Flanders that was broken into Sunday. Some minor damage was done to the living room during the break-in, police said.

• About $800 worth of jewelry was reported stolen from a home on Flanders Road in Flanders Sunday at about 1:45 a.m. The stolen items included a gold wedding band with diamonds and a pink sapphire ring with diamonds.

• A Tom-Tom GPS unit, an EZ Pass, a bag and a one dollar in loose change were reported stolen from a car that was broken into on Maynard Street in Riverside between last Tuesday night and Wednesday morning.

The value of the missing items is estimated at about $176, according to police, who said the passenger side window of the car had been broken.

• An $80 comforter, four glass plates and $10 in cash were reported stolen Sunday morning from an unlocked car on Riverleigh Avenue in Riverside.

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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A 46-year-old Riverhead man wanted on an outstanding warrant by Southampton Town police was charged with resisting arrest after police attempted to apprehend him Saturday morning, according to a report.