Southampton blotter: Attempted beer theft from gas station

04/21/2015 10:00 AM |

A 22-year-old Riverhead man was arrested last Wednesday morning for circumventing a court-ordered ignition interlock device he was required to wear as a result of a 2014 driving while intoxicated arrest, according to Southampton Town Police.

Guillermo Ayala was pulled over for failing to signal prior to a turn last Wednesday at 10:36 a.m. on Good Ground Road and Ponquogue Avenue in Hampton Bays, when a check of his license revealed that it had been revoked for a prior DWI, according to police. Officials said Mr. Ayala didn’t have the interlock device, which requires drivers to blow into a device that measures alcohol content before the car will start.

He was charged with circumventing an interlock device, second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and failure to signal, according to police.

• A Flanders woman was arrested after trying to smuggle five cans of beer out of a Riverside gas station convenience store last Wednesday morning, according to Southampton Town Police.

Rasheeda Brown, 29, went into the beer cooler at the Valero station at the traffic circle in Riverside, took five cans of beer, and then walked onto the bathroom with them, according to police.

When she came out of the bathroom with the beers in her backpack, she was stopped by the manager of the store and questioned, police said. She then gave up the beer and left the store, only to be located at her job nearby a short time later, identified by the store manager and arrested, police said.

Ms. Brown was charged with attempted petit larceny.

• About $790 worth of lawn equipment was reported stolen from a shed that was broken into at a home on Old Westhampton Road in Northampton last Wednesday morning.

• A window on a Flanders home was intentionally broken by a juvenile throwing rock last Monday night, according to police. Additional information was not available.

Editor’s note: 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 The charges against them may later be reduced or withdrawn, or they may be found innocent.

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