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Southampton Blotter: Riverhead woman allegedly used stolen credit card

04/10/2016 2:00 PM |

Southampton Town police arrested a Riverhead woman on a grand larceny charge in Flanders last Wednesday. 

Tameka Miles, 34, turned herself in to police around 10:40 a.m. regarding a previous incident in which she stole a credit card and made unauthorized changes, officials said.

She was charged with fourth-degree grand larceny, a felony.

Ms. Miles was previously arrested in June 2013 on a felony grand larceny charge, as well as misuse of food stamps, following an investigation into a gas station food stamp scheme. She was one of more than a dozen people arrested at the time.

• A Flanders woman was arrested Friday in Riverside under Leandra’s Law.

Flora Suruy, 26, was seen driving west on County Route 94 around 4:10 a.m. failing to maintain her lane, officials said. She was stopped and reportedly found to be intoxicated with her 3-year-old daughter in the back seat.

Leandra’s Law makes it a felony to drive under the influence with a child under the age of 16 in the car. Ms. Suruy faces an aggravated DWI charge, as well as a charge for endangering the welfare of a child, a misdemeanor, and multiple traffic violations.

• Police arrested a 33-year-old man for drunk driving in Flanders on Saturday.

Margarito Oliva of Flanders was stopped around 5:45 a.m. near the 7-Eleven on Flanders Road, officials said. Mr. Oliva was unbalanced when exiting his car, police said, and he told an officer he had three drinks. He reportedly did poorly on standard field sobriety tests and a pre-screening breath test. Mr. Oliva was charged with driving while intoxicated, a misdemeanor, and multiple traffic violations.

• New York State Police arrested a 62-year-old man for drunk driving in Riverhead last Thursday.

Frank N. Cutrone of Riverhead was reportedly stopped for failing to maintain his lane on Route 58. After taking standardized field sobriety tests, police determined he was intoxicated.

Mr. Cutrone was charged with driving while intoxicated, a misdemeanor.

• New York State Police arrested a Ridge woman on drug charges last Thursday in Riverhead.

Lori Baussman, 27, was a passenger in a car that was stopped for speeding on Route 58. She was found in possession of used hypodermic needles, two glass pipes and one metallic spoon containing a white residue believed to be heroin, police said. An investigation revealed she had given police her sister’s name and had active warrants from Suffolk County Police Department, officials said. When Ms. Baussman was being placed under arrest she tried to run but was quickly apprehended, police said.

Ms. Baussman was charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, possession of a hypodermic needle, second-degree criminal impersonation and resisting arrest, all misdemeanors.

• Police arrested a 31-year-old man for driving with a suspended license in Northampton last Thursday.

Police said Thomas Meussig of Riverhead was stopped on Lake Avenue when officers learned he had an active bench warrant from Suffolk County for failure to appear. He also had a suspended driver’s license, officials said.

Mr. Meussig was charged with second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, a misdemeanor, and multiple violations.

• An East Islip man was arrested last Tuesday for driving with a suspended license in Riverside.

Kurt Husfeldt, 22, was reportedly stopped for a traffic violation on Center Drive around 9:40 p.m. when police learned he had a suspended license. He was charged with second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation, a misdemeanor.

• Police arrested a Flanders man for driving with a suspended license in Tuckahoe last Thursday.

Richard Depetris, 40, was stopped for a traffic violation around 2:55 a.m. on Tuckahoe Road when police said they learned he had a suspended license related to a previous drunk driving incident.

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

• An East Quogue man was arrested last Thursday for driving with a suspended license in Riverside.

Dequan Clairborne, 23, was reportedly stopped near Route 24 and Vail Avenue for having illegal window tints when a DMV check showed he was driving with a suspended license and registration.

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

• Police arrested a 30-year-old man Friday for driving with a suspended license in Northampton.

David Lemus of Riverhead was stopped around 5:45 p.m. on Westhampton-Riverhead Road for a traffic violation when police learned his license was suspended for drunk driving and failing to pay fines, officials said.

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

• A Mastic man was arrested Friday for driving with a suspended license in Riverside.

Douglas Alvarez-Galan, 41, was reportedly stopped for traffic violations around 10:40 p.m. near the traffic circle at Peconic Avenue when police learned he had a suspended license.

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