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Southampton Blotter: Police respond to report of man waving machete

04/09/2017 5:59 AM |

A Buffalo man was arrested Sunday after he was caught with a machete at a motel in Riverside, according to a Southampton police report.

Timothy Campbell, 23, was seen waving the red-handled weapon on surveillance cameras at the Budget Host Inn around 1:55 a.m., officials said. The footage showed he hadn’t committed a crime, police said.

After police found him on the first floor, Mr. Campbell ran to the second floor to ditch the knife, the report states. Officers then apprehended him and learned of an active bench warrant for his arrest with New York State Parole. He was arrested and transported to Southampton police headquarters for processing, officials said.

• A Riverhead man was arrested Sunday in Riverside on weapon and drug possession charges, according to a Southampton police report.

Russell Jones, 61, was stopped for speeding around 8:40 p.m. near the intersection of Ludlam Avenue and Pebble Way, police said.

During the investigation, the report states, police found his identification card had been revoked 12 times. They also found crack cocaine and a billy club inside his vehicle, officials said.

Mr. Jones was charged with fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon, seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, all misdemeanors, and two violations, police said.

• A Riverhead man was arrested on drug charges in Riverside Saturday, police said.

Hong Loo, 42, was observed using a cellphone while driving near the intersection of Flanders Road and Peconic Avenue around 6:50 p.m., the report states.

During the investigation, officials said, police learned his driver’s license was suspended and found cocaine in a compartment near the steering wheel.

Mr. Loo was charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, both misdemeanors, and a violation.

• A Queens man who was treated for a possible heart attack Friday in Flanders was arrested on a petit larceny charge stemming from an incident that had been reported earlier in the day, police said.

Maurice Whitty, 45, of Saint Albans was reportedly treated around 8:45 p.m., officials said. Police arrested him on a misdemeanor petit larceny charge, the report states. Details about the reported theft weren’t immediately available.

• A Mastic Beach woman was charged with driving with a suspended license in Flanders last Monday, police said.

After Alexis Haag, 25, was stopped for driving without headlights around 10 p.m. near Flanders and Red Creek roads, police learned her license had been revoked for not having insurance, officials said. During the investigation, police also found numerous purses and clothing with tags in the car, but no receipts for the items. In addition, police found a magnet for removing security devices from merchandise in Ms. Haag’s coat pocket, officials said. Police contacted the Suffolk County Police Department’s 6th Precinct, which had issued a Crime Stoppers photo that matched Ms. Haag’s description, officials said

She was charged with third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation, a misdemeanor, and an equipment violation, police said. Ms. Haag was turned over to Suffolk police.

• A Riverhead man was charged with driving with a suspended license in Speonk-Remsenburg Sunday, police said.

When Thomas OBrien, 23, was stopped around 2:10 a.m. near Depot Road and Montauk Highway for an illegally tinted window, 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 an equipment violation, the report states.

• A Southold woman was charged with driving with a suspended license in Riverside last Monday, police said.

Shauni Hubbard, 24, was stopped for speeding near the traffic circle at Lake Avenue around 9:55 a.m. and police learned she had a suspended license, officials said.

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

• New York State Police stopped Bryan Hale, 50 of Flanders, for multiple traffic infractions as he was driving eastbound on Route 24, and arrested him for misdemeanor driving while ability impaired by drugs.

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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