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Southampton blotter: Traffic stop leads to drug arrest on Woodhull Avenue

03/20/2016 2:00 PM |

Two Medford women were arrested in Riverside last Monday for drug and traffic charges.

Chelsea Gilbert, 29, was reportedly driving on Woodhull Avenue at around 4:05 p.m. when she was stopped for having an expired inspection. While stopped, police learned the car was unregistered, uninsured and had switched plates, a suspended registration and the driver had a suspended license, officials said.

Her passenger, 27-year-old Heather Lange, allegedly had a crack pipe on the floor next to her seat. During a probable cause search she was reportedly found to be in possession of heroin and methadone.

Ms. Gilbert was charged with third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation, a misdemeanor, and a traffic violation.

Ms. Lange was charged with two counts of seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a misdemeanor.

• A 32-year-old man was arrested for drunken driving in Flanders on Saturday.

Felix Flores-Rodriguez of Flanders was seen failing to stay in his lane as he headed southbound on Flanders Road at around 12:45 a.m., police said. Upon stopping, Mr. Flores-Rodriguez reportedly smelled strongly of alcohol, had bloodshot glassy eyes and wasn’t balanced. He failed a pre-screening breath test, performed poorly on standardized field sobriety tests and refused to submit to a chemical test, officials said. He was arrested and transported to headquarters, where he was held.

He was charged with driving while intoxicated, a misdemeanor, and multiple traffic violations.

• Southampton Town police arrested a Riverhead man on weapons charges in Flanders on Thursday.

Trever Jackson, 22, argued with a family member after returning to the family member’s home at around 2:25 a.m. drunk and angry, police said. Mr. Jackson allegedly pulled a small knife on the victim after the argument became physical. He has a refrain from order of protection in place from Southampton Town Justice Court signed into effect in January, officials said.

He was charged with first-degree criminal contempt: violating an order of protection with a weapon and threats, a felony, and second-degree menacing with a weapon, a misdemeanor.

• A Calverton woman was arrested Friday for driving with a suspended license in Northampton.

Kristina Robinson, 38, was allegedly going 77 mph in a 55 mph zone on Moriches-Riverhead Road at around 1:30 p.m. when police pulled her over. While stopped, an officer learned she had a suspended license for a prior insurance lapse, officials said.

She was charged with third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation, a misdemeanor, and a traffic violation.

• Police arrested a Brentwood man for driving with a suspended license in Riverside on Saturday.

Jose Dolores, 34, was stopped for failing to signal while making a left turn onto Flanders Road from Old Quogue Road at around 8:25 p.m., officials said. A check allegedly revealed that he had a suspended status, with no New York State driver’s license.

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

• A Mastic man was arrested last Tuesday for driving with a suspended license at the traffic circle in Riverside.

Christian Rivera, 24, was allegedly stopped for multiple traffic infractions when a DMV check showed that he had a suspended license.

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

• Last Monday, New York State Police arrested 45-year-old Maynor Aguilar of Center Moriches and 28-year-old Kimberly Murolo of Manorville.

Following a traffic stop for allegedly having inadequate headlamps, both were charged on Lake Avenue in Riverside and charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance and criminal possession of a weapon.

Ms. Murolo was also charged with unlawful possession of marijuana.

• Last Wednesday, Diego Matias-Diego, 56, of Aquebogue was arrested on Vail Avenue in Riverside by state police and charged with DWI following a traffic stop.

• Jose Valle-Mendoza, 29, of Central Islip was arrested by state police and charged with DWI and aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle in the first degree after he was pulled over following a traffic stop on County Road 94 in Calverton.

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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