Southampton Blotter: DWI arrests, $13,500 reported missing

07/15/2014 12:00 PM |

A Riverhead man was pulled over for tailgating and was found to be intoxicated, according to Southampton Town Police.

Elias Velasquez, 39, was pulled over at the intersection of Flanders Road and Spinney Road in Flanders on July 8 at about 4:28 p.m. when an officer noticed him following too closely and failing to stay in his lane.

Mr. Velasquez had the smell of alcohol on his breathe, performed poorly on field sobriety tests and failed a prescreen breath test, which indicated he was intoxicated, according to police.

He was charged with aggravated DWI, not having a license, moving from a lane unsafely and following too close, according to police.

• A Riverhead man who was driving outside the travel lane last week was pulled over and charged with driving while intoxicated, according to Southampton Town Police.

Carlos Sinay, 30, was heading north on Flanders Road at 2:23 a.m. last Wednesday, July 9, and was not staying in the travel lane when he was stopped by an officer. Police said Mr. Singy was found to be intoxicated.

He was charged with driving while intoxicated, moving from a lane unsafely and driving on the wrong side of the road.

• A Riverside woman reported to police Friday that someone had fraudulently removed $13,554 from her savings account at Suffolk Federal Credit Union in Riverside sometime last year.

The victim told police the theft occurred somewhere between August and October of 2013, and she reported it to the credit union in October.

In June of this year, she recontacted the credit union to see the outcome of their investigation and was told she needed to make a police report, according to a police report.

A town police detective unit is doing a follow-up investigation of the case, police said.

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