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Southampton Blotter: Traffic stop leads to felony drug charge

08/31/2016 6:00 AM |

New York State Police arrested two Mastic residents on drug charges after a Saturday traffic stop on East Main Street in Riverhead, according to a press release.

Michael Olmeda, 31, was charged with two counts of second-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance. Luiza Volo, 35, was charged with one count of seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a misdemeanor.

Mr. Olmeda was held for an arraignment at Riverhead Town Justice Court and Ms. Volo was issued an appearance ticket to return to court Sept. 22, police said.

• State police arrested a Riverhead man for driving while intoxicated in Riverhead last Wednesday.

Hugo Monroy, 27, was pulled over on Delores Avenue after his vehicle was reportedly involved in a car accident near the intersection of Route 58 and Harrison Avenue, officials said. Police said Mr. Monroy was intoxicated and he was released with a ticket to appear in Riverhead Justice Court on Sept. 14, police said.

He was charged with misdemeanor DWI, police said.

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

Raul Bonilla Perez, 27, was seen failing to yield to traffic and failing to signal when turning around 3:10 a.m. near Flanders Road and Ludlam Avenue, police said. He reportedly failed all field sobriety tests.

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

• State police arrested a Flanders woman Friday for driving while intoxicated in Southampton.

Susan Palmer, 50, was stopped on Springville Road, just south of Montauk Highway, for not having active taillights when an investigation and standardized tests proved she was intoxicated, officials said. She was charged with misdemeanor DWI and held for arraignment Saturday morning in Southampton Town Court.

• Southampton Town police arrested a Riverhead man for driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs in Riverside last Tuesday

Moses Bullock, 43, was stopped around 6:40 p.m. near the Valero gas station on Flanders Road for driving through a stop sign, officials said. Police allegedly noticed marijuana in a clear plastic baggie on the driver’s side floor and that Mr. Bullock smelled like alcohol and was unbalanced when leaving the car. He performed poorly on standardized field sobriety tests and a check revealed he had a suspended driver’s license, officials said.

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

• State police arrested a Flanders man for driving while intoxicated Saturday on Flanders Road.

Cupertino Pedro-Simon, 30, was stopped for a traffic violation. An investigation revealed he was intoxicated, officials said. He was charged with misdemeanor DWI and released with a ticket to appear in Southampton Town Court on Sept. 13, police said.

• A Calverton man was arrested for driving with a suspended license in Tuckahoe last Thursday, police said.

Terrell Bethel, 50, was involved in a car accident near County Road 39 and Magee Street around 1:20 a.m. when he entered a gas station parking lot through the exit and crashed into another car, officials said. Police then learned he reportedly had a suspended license for failing to pay child support.

Mr. Bethel was charged with third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, a misdemeanor.

• Police arrested a Riverhead man for driving with a suspended license in Northampton last Thursday.

Thomas Edler, 22, was stopped around 10:35 a.m. near Quogue Riverhead Road and Cross River Drive for having an expired inspection when police learned his license was suspended for failing to answer a summons, officials said.

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

• Officers responded to Budget Host Inn on Lake Avenue in Riverside last Thursday to help an adult man who was drowning in the inn’s pool, officials said. After being rescued, the man reported he had placed his wallet in a mulch bed next to the pool and that when he returned it was missing. Police searched the area but no wallet was found, 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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