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Southampton Blotter: Stolen dirt bike found in Northampton

08/25/2016 11:55 AM |

Southampton Town police arrested a Westhampton man for criminal possession of stolen property in Northampton last Wednesday.

Lawrence Brown, 18, was seen standing next to a blue Yamaha dirt bike with another person attempting to put gas into it at a Pine Court station around 8:55 p.m., officials said. After an investigation, police reportedly determined the bike was stolen and arrested Mr. Brown. He was charged with fourth-degree criminal possession of stolen property in which the value exceeds $1,000, a felony.

• A Riverhead man was arrested for criminal contempt in Northampton last Wednesday.

Steven Eastwood, 18, was found visibly intoxicated on Topping Drive around 2 a.m. when police arrived after receiving a complaint, officials said. Mr. Eastwood, who possessed a vodka bottle and Bud Light beer can while on the steps of a pool, was unbalanced, smelled like alcohol and was found to be in direct violation of an active order of protection issued by the Suffolk County Family Court in November 2015, officials said. He was placed under arrest and unable to walk to the police car without assistance, police said. He was taken to headquarters and processed for a morning arraignment.

Mr. Eastwood was charged with second-degree criminal contempt, a misdemeanor.

• Police arrested a Port Jefferson Station woman on drug charges in Northampton last Tuesday.

Kristina McCarthy, 40, was seen parked with some other people at Wildwood Park around 3:30 p.m. and fled when she saw police, officials said. When she was pulled over for making a U-Turn without signaling she reportedly gave police a false name and was found to be in possession of crack cocaine, suboxone and hypodermic needles.

Ms. McCarthy was charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, second-degree criminal personation and possession of a controlled substance in a non-original container, all misdemeanors.

• New York State Police arrested a Riverhead man for driving while intoxicated in Riverhead last Wednesday.

Luis Galvez, 38, was involved in a two-car accident at the corner of Osborne and Sweezy avenues when police learned he was intoxicated, officials said. He was released with a ticket to appear Sept. 14 in Riverhead Town Court.

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

• New York State Police arrested a Mastic man for drunk driving in Flanders last Thursday.

Paul Mitchell Jr., 50, was pulled over during a traffic stop on State Route 24 near the traffic circle when police learned he was intoxicated, officials said. He was reportedly held for arraignment in Town of Southampton Court that day.

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

• Southampton Town Police arrested a Riverhead man for driving with a suspended license in Bridgehampton Friday. Victor Velasquez, 38, was stopped near Millstone and Guyer roads around 8:40 a.m. for having an expired temporary inspection when police learned his license was suspended because he failed to answer a summons out of Riverhead Town Court two days earlier, officials said.

He 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 Flanders Saturday.

Neftali Hernandez, 48, was involved in a car accident near Flanders Road and Cross River Drive around 11:25 p.m. when police learned he was driving with a suspended license, officials said.

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

• Police arrested a Flanders man for driving with a suspended license in Flanders Sunday.

Eliseo Medrano, 39, was stopped near Flanders and Red Creek roads around 1:55 a.m. for a traffic violation when police learned his license was suspended for alcohol-related offenses, officials said.

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

• A Riverhead man was arrested for driving with a suspended license in Riverside last Monday.

Thomas Edler, 22, was stopped near Peconic Avenue and Flanders Road around 1:10 p.m. for having an expired inspection sticker when police learned he had a suspended license, officials said.

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

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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