11/28/13 7:51am
11/28/2013 7:51 AM

Riverhead Police

A Thanksgiving-eve East End DWI  Task Force operation led to four arrests in Riverhead Town, police said.

The expanded enforcement initiative was in effect from 7 p.m. Wednesday until 4 a.m. Thursday and included officers from the Riverhead Town, Suffolk County and Westhampton Beach police departments.

The following four drivers were charged with DWI as a result of the operation:

Rogelio Romero, 45, of Riverhead

David Dougherty, 35, of Kings Park

Carlos Franco-Oliva, 23, of Flanders

Dawn Philips, 51, of Riverside

11/27/13 10:17pm
11/27/2013 10:17 PM

Police Southold

A Riverhead woman was arrested by Nassau County police Wednesday on an active bench warrant from Southold Town police, according to a press release.

Raquel Mahon, 44, failed to appear in court to face charges stemming from a prior DWI arrest, police said.

Ms. Mahon had been arrested in July after another driver spotted her driving in and out of her lane on Main Road in Cutchogue, police said. She had been driving with a suspended license at the time, police said.

11/04/13 8:21am
11/04/2013 8:21 AM

An Amityville man was arrested for driving while intoxicated after police found him sleeping in a car parked at a Northampton intersection Sunday morning, Southampton Town police said.

An officer found William Washington, 29, inside his car with the engine running at the intersection of Lakeview Drive and Lake Avenue at 6:12 a.m., according to a police statement.

Police investigated and said they found Mr. Washington was intoxicated.

He was charged with felony DWI and held for arraignment, police said.

10/26/13 9:01am
10/26/2013 9:01 AM

A 45-year-old East Hampton man was arrested for DWI and other charges in Riverside early Saturday after police spotted his car speeding along Flanders Road, Southampton Town police said.

Cops stopped Edwardo Morgado-Rodriguez just after 1 a.m. and found him to be intoxicated, officials said.

He was arrested and also charged with speeding, unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, and other traffic violations.

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10/21/13 4:00pm
10/21/2013 4:00 PM

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A Flanders man is facing aggravated DWI and drug charges after he was arrested for driving through Flanders without headlights on early Saturday, town police said.

Fernando Hernandez Reyes, 28, drove south on Flanders Road without his lights on about 12:50 a.m. and turned onto Oak Avenue without signaling, according to a police report.

Police pulled Mr. Hernandez Reyes over and found he was intoxicated, police said. An officer searched him at the scene and found he had a “quantity of cocaine” in his possession, according to the report.

A later chemical test revealed his blood alcohol content was .18 percent, police said.

He was charges with aggravated DWI, seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and several traffic violations, police said.

10/21/13 7:53am

SH_CopsSouthampton Town police arrested three men in three separate incidents early on Sunday and Monday mornings on charges of driving under the influence of alcohol in the Flanders-Riverside area.

According to police, Margarito Morales, 35, of Riverhead, was arrested on charges of DWI and several other vehicle and traffic violations about 1:45 a.m. after he was caught driving drunk on Lake Avenue in Riverside.

James Bennett, 25, of Flanders, was charged with DWI and aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle in the first degree, a felony. Bennett was arrested shortly after 5:15 a.m. on Flanders Road in Flanders.

On Monday, East Hampton resident Francisco Moctezuma, 47, was arrested on a DWI charge after being pulled over on Flanders Road in Flanders just before 5 a.m.

Police said all three were arraigned in Southampton Town Justice Court.

Correction: An earlier version of this article stated that all three arrests were on Monday morning.

10/16/13 9:00am
10/16/2013 9:00 AM

A Farmingville man was arrested on driving while intoxicated and drug possession charges Sunday after he drove away from police near a Northampton bowling alley, Southampton Town police said.

Louis Marcello, 43, was seen “parked suspiciously” behind Wildwood Bowl in Northampton in a Chevrolet pick-up truck about 4:50 p.m., according to a police report. But when the officer approached Mr. Marcello’s truck, he fled, the report states.

Mr. Marcello was pulled over a short distance away on Lakeview Drive for failing to stay in his lane, police said. Mr. Marcello was interviewed by police and had slurred speech, bloodshot eyes, and “a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage upon [his] breath,” according to the report.

He also was unsteady on his feet and failed a breath test with a .11 percent blood alcohol content, police said. The officer also found an open 12-ounce bottle of Blue Point beer in the truck’s cup holder and “what is believed to be cocaine” in the car, police said.

Mr. Marcello was arrested and charged with driving while ability impaired by drugs, DWI, seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and two violations, police said.

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10/13/13 7:30am
10/13/2013 7:30 AM

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A Rocky Point man was arrested for drunken driving early Saturday after police spotted him driving into oncoming traffic in Riverside, Southampton Town police said.

Paul Becker, 49, was seen driving in and out of his lane on Flanders Road near Old Quogue Road about 1:05 a.m., according to a police statement. A police officer pulled over Mr. Becker on the roadway and found he was “operating in an intoxicated condition,” the statement reads.

He was arrested at the scene and charged with driving while intoxicated, a misdemeanor, police said.

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