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Southampton Blotter: Riverhead man arrested on drug charge

12/19/2015 4:00 PM |

Southampton Town Police arrested a Riverhead man on a drug charge after he first showed a forged document during a traffic stop Dec. 7.

Eduardo Canel-Baley, 25, was pulled over on Noyack Road around 1:15 p.m. for speeding and then gave a police officer a forged document, officials said. A search was reportedly conducted and police found cocaine on Mr. Canel-Baley.

He was charged with first-degree possession of a forged instrument, a felony; seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a misdemeanor; as well as driving without a license, not wearing a seat belt and speeding, all violations.

• Police arrested an 18-year-old man in Riverside Dec. 9 on a drug charge.

Aurelio Trampe of Bay Shore was allegedly stopped for an equipment violation around 8:10 p.m. on Flanders Road. Police smelled marijuana coming from the car and Mr. Trampe reportedly had bloodshot, droopy eyes, smelled of marijuana and performed poorly on standard field sobriety tests.

He was charged with operating a motor vehicle impaired by drugs, a misdemeanor, as well as unlawful possession of marijuana and having no/inadequate lights, both violations.

• Police arrested a Riverhead man for driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs Dec. 8 in Riverside.

Jan DeGraff, 55, was reportedly stopped for speeding and passing a vehicle on the left on Quogue-Riverhead Road at around 4 p.m. Police determined that he was impaired by drugs and alcohol and that he had a suspended license, officials said.

He was charged with DWAI, aggravated unlicensed operation and driving while intoxicated, all misdemeanors, and numerous traffic violations.

• A 21-year-old man was arrested Dec. 7 in Riverside on a criminal mischief charge in Riverside.

Daiquan Bland of Riverside was reportedly involved in an argument at a Vail Avenue home around 10:20 a.m. During the argument, Mr. Bland allegedly damaged a black vase.

He was charged with fourth-degree criminal mischief, a misdemeanor.

• Police arrested a 50-year-old man Dec. 7 for threatening another man in Riverside.

Jose Maysonet of Riverhead allegedly told the victim that he would kill him, while making a throat-cutting gesture with his hand, officials said.

He was charged with third-degree menacing, a misdemeanor.

Mr. Maysonet had been arrested in 2012 for his involvement in a drug ring and was charged at the time with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and second-degree criminal use of drug paraphernalia, according to a previous News-Review article.

• An Eastport man was arrested for driving without a license in Riverside Dec. 7.

Carlos Rodriguez-Espana, 23, allegedly used the center turn lane on Flanders Road to bypass stopped traffic at 5:55 p.m. He was pulled over and police determined that he didn’t have a valid license and that his driving privileges had been suspended for failing to pay a fine, officials said.

He was charged with third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation, a misdemeanor, and two violations, moving from a lane unsafely and driving without a license.

• Police arrested a 31-year-old man for driving a motorcycle without a license in Flanders Dec. 9.

Thomas Podlas was allegedly stopped for doing a wheelie on Flanders Road around 3:05 p.m. Police said they then learned that his license was suspended and his motorcycle had switched, unregistered license plates.

Mr. Podlas was charged with third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation, a misdemeanor, and numerous traffic violations.

• An East Quogue man was arrested for driving without a license in Flanders on Friday.

Steven Price, 47, was reportedly stopped for multiple traffic violations on Flanders Road around 12:49 a.m. Police then learned his license was revoked and his registration was suspended due to an insurance lapse.

Mr. Price was charged with two counts of second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation, a misdemeanor, and numerous traffic violations.

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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