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Southampton blotter: Flanders man caught with ecstasy during traffic stop

12/11/2015 7:00 PM |

Southampton Town police arrested a Flanders man on a drug charge along Flanders Road Saturday.

Christopher Schmidt, 20, was heading eastbound near Longneck Boulevard in Flanders at around 1:05 a.m. when he was pulled over for having an inadequate rear license plate lamp, officials said. Police reported that the car smelled of marijuana, and found some within the car, as well as a quantity of MDMA, an amphetamine, in Mr. Schmidt’s rear left pants pocket.

Mr. Schmidt was charged with fourth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a felony. He was also issued violations for unlawful possession of marijuana and driving with an inadequate plate lamp.

• Police arrested a Riverhead man Saturday on charges of driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs.

Mark Goode, 42, was stopped for allegedly speeding while heading northbound on County Road 51 at around 2:45 p.m., and police learned he had a suspended driver’s license and was driving his car without an interlock device. He also allegedly smelled strongly of alcohol and had bloodshot, glassy eyes.

Mr. Goode admitted to taking two oxycodone tablets about two hours earlier, police said. He reportedly performed poorly on standard field sobriety tests and refused to take a chemical test.

Mr. Goode was charged with driving while ability impaired with two prior convictions within 10 years and first-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, both felonies. He was also charged with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, circumventing an interlock device and refusing to take a breath test, all misdemeanors. Additionally, he was charged with driving without a license and speeding, both violations.

• A 28-year-old female was arrested for allegedly stealing coffee and a pack of cigarettes from the 7-Eleven in Flanders Dec. 2.

Jessica Chmielewski of Flanders approached the register at around 11:55 a.m. with a medium coffee and asked for a pack of Newport cigarettes, police said. She was given the cigarettes and then said she has to get money from her car and would be right back, but never returned with the two items, police said.

She was charged with petit larceny, a misdemeanor.

• A car parked in a driveway on Old Quogue Road had its front passenger window broken overnight Nov. 30, police said. Nothing was taken.

• Someone reportedly used a screwdriver to break into a car window on Kirk Avenue in Riverside overnight Nov. 30 and took about $1 in change from the car.

• A woman had $140 removed from a purse in her unlocked car, parked at the Parkview Mobile Home Park in Riverside overnight Nov. 30, officials said.

Three dollars in change was also removed from another unlocked car that night. A wallet that was taken from a woman at a different unit at the park was found inside that car, police said.

• Approximately $100 was reported stolen from the center console of a car on Flanders Road in Riverside overnight Nov. 30. The car appeared to have the window broken with a screwdriver.

• A man allegedly had the door at his home on Old Quogue Road kicked in and $420 worth of prescription medication was stolen at around 6:15 p.m. Dec. 2.

• Police reported that a bass electric accordion was stolen from the open garage of a house on Anne Avenue in Northampton between 9 p.m. Dec. 3 and 1 p.m. Dec. 4.

• A Pioneer radio was reported stolen from an unlocked vehicle on Bayview Lane in Flanders at around 5:15 p.m. Dec. 4.

• A 2005 Land Rover was removed from a driveway on Arthur Street in Flanders between 6:30 and 9 p.m. Dec. 4, officials said. The victim reported that there was a new iPad in the back of the car and the keys are with him.

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