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Southampton blotter: Driver had forged inspection sticker

03/01/2016 9:00 AM |

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Southampton Town police arrested a Riverhead man in Hampton Bays last Monday for possession of a forged instrument.

Wilmer Galarza-Munoz, 22, was allegedly pulled over around 4:50 p.m. on Flanders Road for prior traffic infractions. During the stop, police learned that Mr. Galarza-Munoz had a forged inspection sticker displayed on his vehicle, officials said.

He was charged with second-degree possession of a forged instrument, a felony, and two traffic violations.

• Police arrested a Ridge man for driving without a license in Northampton last Monday.

James Von Ruckteschell, 39, was reportedly stopped around 1:50 a.m. on Moriches-Riverhead Road for having a headlight out. Police then learned he had a suspended driver’s license and his car registration had been suspended for insurance lapse, officials said.

He was charged with second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation, a misdemeanor, and multiple traffic violations.

• A 41-year-old man was arrested for driving with a suspended license in Riverside last Tuesday.

Anthony Miles of Riverhead was reportedly stopped for a seat belt violation near the Peconic Avenue traffic circle around 12:30 p.m. A DMV check revealed he had a suspended driver’s license, officials said.

He was charged with third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, a misdemeanor, and two traffic violations.

• Police arrested a Hampton Bays woman for driving with a suspended license in Riverside last Wednesday.

Kimberly Beecher, 25, was allegedly stopped at around 11:50 a.m. for a traffic violation on Pine Street in Riverside. Police then learned her license had been suspended due to an alcohol-related charge, officials said.

She was charged with second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation, a misdemeanor, and two traffic violations.

• A 34-year-old man was arrested on two counts of aggravated unlicensed operation in Flanders last Wednesday.

Jameula Carter of Flanders was stopped on Suffolk Avenue around 3:45 p.m. for driving while talking on his cell phone, officials said. Police reportedly then learned that his non-driver ID had been revoked for a prior DWI conviction.

He was charged with third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation, both misdemeanors, and two violations.

• A 33-year-old Riverside man was reportedly seen smoking, panhandling and bothering customers at the Shell Gas Station on Lake Avenue in Riverside around 5:10 p.m. Friday. The man signed a trespass affidavit prohibiting him from being on the property in the future, officials said.

• A Flanders man reported that his credit card was used without his permission on Jan. 25 and Feb. 1 to make purchases totaling $109.91. He has since cancelled the card and wanted the incident documented, officials 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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