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Southampton blotter: Man arrested on felony assault, weapons charges

06/25/2016 12:00 PM |

Southampton Town police arrested a Riverside man for criminal possession of a weapon in Southampton last Tuesday.

John Haviland, 57, reportedly assaulted a victim with a pipe and a knife around 4:15 a.m. on Pine Grove Street, police said.

Mr. Haviland was charged with two counts of fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon and second-degree assault, all felonies.

• A Seaford woman was arrested Sunday for criminal mischief in Riverside.

Leann Dallas, 34, was arrested on Flanders Road around 9:25 a.m. after a police investigation determined she intentionally damaged someone else’s car, causing over $250 worth of damage, officials said. She was processed at headquarters and released on an appearance ticket, police said.

Ms. Dallas was charged with third-degree criminal mischief, a felony.

• New York State police arrested a Greenport woman Saturday for drunken driving in Flanders.

Stephanie Wright, 19, was stopped for crossing left of pavement markings on Route 24. Police then learned she was intoxicated, officials said.

Ms. Wright was charged with driving while intoxicated, a misdemeanor.

• State police arrested a Flanders man Saturday for driving while intoxicated in Riverside.

Arturo Perez, 31, was reportedly involved in a one-car accident that resulted in property damage on Lake Avenue and Lakeview Drive. Police then learned he was intoxicated, officials said.

Mr. Perez was charged with DWI, a misdemeanor.

• A Sayville man was arrested Saturday for driving while intoxicated in Flanders.

After Alexander Korpi, 24, was stopped for traffic infractions around 4:45 a.m. near Flanders Road and Pleasure Drive, police noticed he smelled like alcohol, had red, glassy eyes and slurred speech and was unbalanced, officials said. Mr. Korpi reportedly performed poorly on standard field sobriety tests and failed a pre-screening breath test. He was arrested, transported to headquarters, processed and held for morning arraignment, police said.

Mr. Korpi was charged with DWI, a misdemeanor, and two traffic violations.

• State police arrested a Queens man Saturday for drunken driving in Riverhead.

Emmanuel Chery, 32, was stopped on West Main Street and Osborn Avenue after police received a call about an erratic driver, officials said. Mr. Chery was charged with misdemeanor driving while intoxicated.

• Two people were arrested for drug possession in Riverside last Monday.

Diego Ceballos, 22, of Southampton was driving on Flanders Road about 8:40 p.m. when members of the Southampton Town police Community Response Unit noticed his car had a cracked windshield. Police then learned he was driving without a license, officials said. Police interviewed all the passengers in the car and learned that the rear passenger, 20-year-old Luke Caprari of Eastport, reportedly had an active warrant out of Suffolk County police and was in possession of a narcotic without a prescription. The other rear passenger, Tina Costello of Riverhead, 48, possessed a quantity of crack cocaine, officials said.

Mr. Ceballos was issued a summons for third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, a misdemeanor, and released at the scene.

Mr. Caprari and Ms. Costello were each arrested for seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a misdemeanor, and taken to headquarters for processing. Mr. Caprari was also arrested for his outstanding warrant, officials said.

• Police arrested a Riverhead man Sunday for drug possession in Flanders.

Selvin Carrera-Cabrera, 22, was stopped on Flanders Road around 3:25 a.m. for driving without headlights, officials said. When the officer approached the car he reportedly smelled marijuana, and Mr. Carrera-Cabrera allegedly admitted to smoking marijuana before driving. The officer arrested him and determined during the search that Mr. Carrera-Cabrera possessed a quantity of cocaine, police said.

He was charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, operating a motor vehicle impaired by drugs, both misdemeanors, and two violations. He was taken to headquarters and held for morning arraignment in Southampton Town Justice Court.

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

Martha Ruthenberg, 30, was reportedly involved in a car accident that caused injuries on Flanders Road around 10:05 a.m. Police learned she had a suspended license, officials said.

Ms. Ruthenberg was charged with third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, a misdemeanor, and a traffic violation.

• A Riverhead man was arrested for driving with a suspended license in Hampton Bays last Tuesday.

After Armando Felix, 36, was stopped for speeding near Old Riverhead Road and East Montauk Highway around 8:05 a.m., police learned his license had been suspended for failing to answer two summonses out of Nassau County Court, police said.

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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