In an effort to crack down on drunk driving this St. Patrick’s Day weekend, New York State Police are stepping up patrols on area roads. (more…)
• A Northampton man who was driving without his headlights on in Flanders Saturday night turned out to be intoxicated, according to Southampton Town police.
Jeffrey Frye of Lakeview Drive, 51, was charged with driving while intoxicated and insufficient lights at 6:25 p.m. near the intersection of Flanders Road and Bell Avenue in Flanders.
Mr. Frye was observed driving with no headlights on during sunset hours and was pulled over by an officer who noticed he had glassy eyes, slurred speech and other signs of being intoxicated, according to police.
Mr. Frye performed poorly on field sobriety tests and failed a pre-screen breath test and was arrested, police said.
• A Northampton man was busted for stealing a watch in Riverside last Wednesday, according to Southampton Town police.
Denzel Faines of Wildwood Trail, 23, was charged with second-degree burglary, petit larceny and fifth-degree criminal possession of stolen property at his home on Wildwood Trail, according to police.
The charges stem from an investigation into an incident in which Mr. Faines unlawfully entered the home of his ex-girlfriend on Brown Street earlier that day and stole a watch, according to police.
The watch is valued at $280, police said.
• A Riverside man gave police a false identity last Tuesday night and ended up facing more charges than just the equipment violation he was initially stopped for, according to police.
Candido Rojas of Flanders Road, 40, was pulled over on Flanders Road for a loud muffler and told the officer multiple times that his name was Candido Lopez, police said.
However, a state Department of Motor Vehicles check revealed that his last name was Rojas, not Lopez, and that his non-driver identification card was revoked for a driving while intoxicated conviction, police said.
Mr. Rojas presented a forged state identification card to the officer with the surname Lopez, according to Southampton Town police.
Mr. Rojas was charged with false personation, third-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument and second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation, 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 The charges against them may later be reduced or withdrawn, or they may be found innocent.
Suffolk County Crime Stoppers and the Riverhead Police Department are seeking for the public’s help to identify and locate two men who stole clothing from a store in Riverhead last month. (more…)
A 48-year-old Riverhead man was arrested on a parole warrant, drug charges and for resisting arrest Tuesday night, Riverhead Town police said.
Jerry Nelson was walking on Oakland Drive North at around 9:10 p.m. and fled when officers attempted to apprehend him on the parole warrant, officials said.
After catching up to him following the foot pursuit, Mr. Nelson was found to be in possession of crack cocaine, heroin and marijuana, police said.
He was charged with third-degree and fourth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, two counts of seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, resisting arrest and unlawful possession of marijuana, officials said.
The Riverhead Town Police C.O.P.E. unit and K-9 unit assisted the New York State Division of Parole to execute the parole warrant, officials said.
A Riverside man told Southampton police that after he lost a Samsung Galaxy cell phone on March 2, a man contacted him and told him he had the phone — and would return it for $40, police said. (more…)