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Southampton Police Blotter: Riverhead man caught with loaded pistol in trunk

05/06/2018 5:00 AM |

A Riverhead man was caught with a loaded pistol in the trunk of his car Saturday night after he was stopped on Cross River Drive in Riverside, according to Southampton Town police. 

Michael Gilbert, 24, was stopped for an equipment violation and police searched his vehicle after detecting the smell of marijuana, officials said. 

A search revealed a loaded .22-caliber semiautomatic pistol in the trunk. It was also discovered that Mr. Gilbert was driving with a suspended license, police said. 

Mr. Gilbert was charged with felony second-degree criminal possession of a weapon, second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and a violation, police said.

• An Aquebogue man was arrested last Monday after he was stopped for numerous traffic violations on Edgar Avenue in Riverhead at 3:47 p.m., according to state police. 

Ryan Beodeker, 26, was found to be impaired by drugs and in possession of marijuana and cocaine, police said. 

He was charged with driving while ability impaired by drugs and fifth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, police said. He was transported to police headquarters and held for arraignment at Riverhead Town Justice Court, police said.

• A Mattituck man was arrested for multiple drug offenses Saturday night after he was stopped for a traffic violation on West Main Street in Riverhead, according to state police.

Anthony Holbrooke, 48, was charged with third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, driving while impaired by drugs, fifth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, police said. No additional details were provided. 

• A Riverhead bicyclist was arrested early Sunday in Riverside after giving police a false name, and was later found carrying drugs, police said.

Stanley Bryant, 49, gave police a different person’s name and a false birthdate when he was stopped along Riverleigh Avenue around 3 a.m. for bicycle equipment violations, police said. 

He was taken into custody and searched, revealing that he possessed a quantity of cocaine, a glass drug pipe and Oxycodone, police said. Police ran his fingerprints and confirmed he had given a different name, officials said. Mr. Bryant had an active warrant from the New York State Department of Parole for a parole violation related to a previous burglary conviction, police said. 

Mr. Bryant was charged with second-degree criminal impersonation, seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and two violations, police said.

• Juan Rodriguez, 33, of Riverhead was arrested for drunken driving after he was stopped for a traffic violation on Riverleigh Avenue in Riverside, state police said. Mr. Rodriguez was charged with DWI . He was transported to police headquarters in Riverside and later released on tickets to appear in Southampton Town Justice Court at a later date, police said.

• A caller reported to police last Tuesday that an unknown man was trying to open the doors to multiple trailer homes around Dogwood Drive in Riverside, according to police.

The caller said the man, who was wearing a red shirt and gray pants and had a shaved head, opened the door of one home. The homeowner told police the man had opened his screen door and said, “I need money.”

The man left without any damage or larceny, police 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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