Southampton Blotter: DWI arrests and theft reports

06/28/2015 6:00 AM |

A Flanders man was arrested for drunk driving was early Thursday morning in Flanders, Southampton Town police said. 

Luis Oliva-Ortiz, 19, was driving on Flanders Road about 2:40 a.m. when he was stopped for a headlight traffic infraction. Upon further investigation, Mr. Oliva-Ortiz was found to be intoxicated, police said.

He was charged with driving while intoxicated, a misdemeanor, according to the report.

• A Riverhead man was arrested on drunk driving charges early last Saturday morning in Flanders, police said.

Juan De La Rosa, 35, was found sleeping in a running vehicle on Point Road shortly before 1 a.m. An investigation revealed that he was intoxicated and a DMV check showed that his driving privileges were suspended at the time, police said.

Mr. De La Rosa was charged with driving while intoxicated and aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, both misdemeanors, police said.

• A Flanders man was arrested on drug charges early Sunday morning on Flanders Road in Riverside, police said.

Edward Jones, 42, was stopped for a traffic infraction about 12:50 a.m. and found to be in possession of crack cocaine, police said.

He was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance, a misdemeanor, according to the report.

• A 46-year-old man previously convicted of driving drunk and high on drugs was arrested again last Saturday in Riverhead, police said.

Peter Alesi of Riverhead was driving on Whitebirch Court at around 2 a.m. when he was pulled over by Riverhead Town police, officials said.

He was arrested and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and driving while ability impaired by drugs and alcohol — both felonies, since he has already been convicted of the same charges within the last 10 years, officials said. He was also charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance, a misdemeanor, and aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, a violation, police said.

Mr. Alesi was held overnight at Southampton Town police headquarters.

• A Queens man was arrested last Tuesday on a drunken driving charge after his vehicle hit a tree in Riverside, police said.

Gavin O’Boyle, 29, was driving on Nugent Drive at around 6:45 p.m. when his vehicle sideswiped a tree, officials said.

After he left the scene of the accident, Mr. O’Boyle was nabbed sleeping in his running vehicle behind a boat ramp on Dune Road in East Quogue, police said.

Police determined the suspect was intoxicated after they found he had slurred speech and bloodshot eyes, officials said. He was transported to Peconic Bay Medical Center for minor injuries, police said.

Mr. O’Boyle was charged with driving while intoxicated and leaving the scene of an accident, officials said.

• Southampton Town police arrested a 42-year-old man on drug charges in Riverside Sunday after police stopped him for not having adequate lights on his bicycle when an officer almost hit him with his vehicles, according to a police report.

Edward Jones of Riverside was attempting to cross Flanders Road at around 1:50 a.m. when he was nearly struck by a police car, officials said.

While he was being interviewed, two pieces of paper containing crack cocaine fell from his shorts, police said.

Mr. Jones was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance, a misdemeanor, and for having inadequate lights or brakes on his bicycle, a violation, police said.

• A Riverhead man was arrested in Flanders last Saturday on drunk driving and driving without a licence charges, police said.

James Robinson, 51, was driving on Route 104 at around 1:20 a.m. when police observed him failing to maintain his lane of travel, officials said. Mr. Robinson was found to be intoxicated and was charged with DWI and third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, both misdemeanors, officials said.

• A Flanders woman was arrested last Monday on a drunken driving charge in Hampton Bays, police said.

Meaghan Manzella, 28, was pulled over for a traffic infraction at around 12:20 a.m. near the intersection of Shinnecock Road and Ponquogue Avenue, officials said.

Police determined Ms. Manzella was intoxicated, arrested her and charged her with driving while impaired by alcohol, a violation, officials said.

• A Riverside woman reported last Tuesday that a bottle of prescription pills were stolen from her on June 3, police said. The victim believes the bottle was taken from her purse and that she waited to report the incident until she was sure she hadn’t misplaced the bottle, police said.

• A Riverside woman reported last Tuesday that a car cell phone charger and $15 worth of quarters were stolen from her car, which was parked in her driveway the night before, police said.

• A Flanders man reported last Wednesday that sometime between April 30 and May 20 someone broke into his yard and stole his kayak, police said.

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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