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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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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.

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A Flanders man was arrested Saturday on drunken-driving charges in Flanders, officials said.

Baltazar Hernandez, 35, was stopped for a headlight traffic inspection on Riverside Avenue around 3:50 a.m. and was found to be intoxicated, police said.

Mr. Hernandez was charged with driving while intoxicated, a misdemeanor, drinking alcohol in a motor vehicle on a highway and having substandard lights, both violations, police said.

• A Riverhead man was arrested Saturday on drunken-driving charges in Hampton Bays, police said.

Lawrence James, 29, was stopped for an equipment violation on Donellan Road around 4:50 a.m. when police detected a strong odor of alcohol on his breath. He also had slurred speech, bloodshot and glassy eyes and was unsteady on his feet. Mr. James performed poorly on his standardized field sobriety test and failed a pre-screening breath test with a .15 percent blood alcohol content, police said.

Mr. James was charged with DWI, a misdemeanor, and failure to dim lights, a violation, police said.

• A Riverhead man was arrested last Wednesday on traffic charges in Shinnecock Hills, police said.

Cesar Abzun, 31, was stopped for a traffic infraction on Inlet Road around 3 a.m. He was found to have an active suspension for failure to pay a fine, police said.

Mr. Abzun was charged with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, a misdemeanor, and a speed violation, officials said.

• A Riverhead man was arrested last Tuesday on traffic charges in Riverside.

Rickle Dixon, 42, was stopped for a traffic infraction on Center Drive around 5:20 p.m. He was found to have a suspended driver’s license, police said.

He was charged with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, a misdemeanor, driving without a license and for operating without a safety belt and shoulder harness, both violations, police said.

• A Riverhead man reported that he was harassed last Monday in Flanders after a money dispute, police said.

The report states that the complainant and another man were meeting in a car on Albany Avenue discussing money. A dispute arose and the complainant left the car. The other man then left the car and punched the complainant in the chest, police said.

No arrest has been made, as police are waiting for a definite identification of the man, officials said.

• A Southampton woman had sunglasses stolen from her car at the 7-Eleven in Flanders last Wednesday evening, 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.