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08/16/15 9:00am

An Aquebogue man was arrested on a weapons charge in Hampton Bays early Sunday morning, Southampton Town police said.

Robert Young, 27, was driving on Squiretown Road at around 2:50 a.m. when he was stopped for a traffic infraction. He was then found to be in possession of MDMA — also known as ecstasy or Molly — and a switchblade, police said.

He was charged with third-degree criminal possession of a weapon with a previous conviction, a felony; seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a misdemeanor; unlawful possession of marijuana; and a speed violation, police said.

• A Flanders man was arrested Friday on drug charges in Northampton, police said.

Randy Smith, 30, was pulled over for failing to signal before making a turn onto Quogue Riverhead Road at around 1:15 a.m. He was then found to be in possession of crack cocaine and a digital scale containing crack cocaine, officials said.

He was charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a misdemeanor, police said.

• A 38-year-old Riverhead man was arrested on drug charges in Riverside last Thursday, police said.

Charles Robinson was found sitting in front of Phillips Avenue Elementary School at around 9:30 p.m. with an open container of beer. When interviewed by police he was also found to have a PCP-dipped cigarette behind his ear, officials said.

Mr. Robinson was charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a misdemeanor, and consumption of an alcoholic beverage, a violation, police said.

• A Riverhead man was arrested on drug charges in Flanders late Saturday night, police said.

Eddie Buckley, 59, was seen walking on a property he had previously trespassed on with two other men at around 10:55 p.m., police said. When he was stopped by police Mr. Buckley had a crack pipe with crack cocaine in his hand, which he then threw, police said.

He was charged with two counts of seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a misdemeanor, police said.

• An East Quogue man was arrested Friday on charges of driving without a license in Riverside, police said.

Steven Price, 46, cut off a police officer on Old Quogue Road at around 11:50 p.m., police said.  He was charged with second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, a misdemeanor, and numerous traffic violations, police said.

• An East Hampton man was arrested Sunday on charges of driving without a license in Flanders, police said.

Gerard Kucker, 56, was stopped in the middle of Wood Road Trail at around 6:10 p.m., police said.

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

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08/08/15 10:00am

A woman wanted by the Suffolk County police fugitive squad was allegedly caught stealing from Target last Tuesday morning, Riverhead Town police said.

Arketa Ramos, 39, was arrested for petit larceny about 11:30 a.m., police said. She was held until Suffolk County authorities picked her up, according to a police report.

No additional information about her arrest was available.

• An Elton Street resident reported that someone claiming to be an IRS agent tried to “collect money” from her by phone Saturday morning, police said.

According to a police report, the victim determined the agent was a fake, blocked the phone number (360-566-2212) and contacted Verizon.

• Someone stole $60 in cash, prescription drugs and a phone charging cord from a car parked outside TJ Maxx on Route 58 Friday afternoon, according to a police report.

The alleged theft occurred about 12:45 p.m., police said.

• About $2,500 was reportedly taken from a bank account in Riverhead last Thursday morning about 11:55 a.m., police said. Additional information about the alleged theft wasn’t available, as police are investigating.