Southampton Blotter: Riverside woman busted for cocaine possession

05/08/2015 5:00 PM |

• A Riverhead woman was caught shoplifting at a Hampton Bays store last Tuesday, according to police.

Daevonna Smith, 22, was caught stealing Ralph Lauren clothing in the changing room at Macy’s on Montauk Highway at around 10:45 p.m., police said. 

She allegedly removed security tags from the clothing and placed the stolen items in a plastic Macy’s bag, officials said.

Ms. Smith was charged with petit larceny, police said.

• A Riverside woman was arrested on drug charges Saturday night after she was pulled over for driving with illegally tinted windows, according to police.

Lizette Ruiz, 66, was driving south on Riverleigh Avenue shortly after 9:20 p.m. when she was pulled over, police said.

The police officer noticed a suboxone strip in Ms. Ruiz’s wallet, for which she did not have a prescription, and found she was in possession of 500 milligrams of crack cocaine, officials said.

Ms. Ruiz was charged with one count of fifth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and two counts of seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, police said.

• A Riverhead man was charged with driving while intoxicated Sunday after he was pulled over for a traffic violation, according to police.

Irwin Jonnathan Roman-Xajap, 22, of Horton Avenue was traveling east on Montauk Highway in Westhampton at around 3 a.m. when he was stopped for failing to maintain his lane, officials said.

Mr. Roman-Xajap performed poorly on field sobriety tests and failed a pre-screen breath test, police said.

He was charged with DWI.

• Four dirt bikes, two dirt bike helmets, two leaf blowers, two chain saws, a weed trimmer and assorted tools were reported stolen from a shed that was broken into at a home on Old Westhampton Road in Northampton on April 11, according to police.

The combined value of the stolen items is about $7,755, police said.

• A $900 Apple MacBook laptop and a $40 dark blue Targus computer case were reported stolen from a car on County Road 104 in Riverside last week, according to police.

The victim told police he parked his car near the David A. Sarnoff Preserve on April 27 and went for an afternoon nature walk, officials said.

He told police he left his window slightly open for ventilation with the computer and case on the passenger seat, officials said.

When he returned shortly before 3:25 p.m., the computer and case were gone, police said.

No other items were reported stolen and there was no apparent damage to the car.

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