05/28/14 10:00am
05/28/2014 10:00 AM

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A traffic stop led to a drug arrest for one Greenport man earlier this month, Southampton Town police said.

Terrence Smith, 34, was charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance May 18 on Lake Avenue in Northampton, police said. He was pulled over a for a traffic violation and found to be in possession of crack cocaine, they said.  (more…)

05/13/14 10:00am
05/13/2014 10:00 AM

An unknown driver ran over a dog in Flanders Friday and kept going, Southampton Town police said. An officer responded to County Road 104 around 9 a.m. Friday after a passing motorist reported that a car had struck a dog and drove off, according to a police report.

The dog suffered a broken leg, police said. The officer was able to speak with a cousin of the dog’s owner, who responded and took the dog to an animal hospital, police said.

• Someone broke into a home on Old Quogue Road in Riverside by climbing into an unlocked bedroom window Friday afternoon, town police said. The suspect, of which a detailed description was not supplied, entered the room and left immediately, police said.

It was unknown if anything was take, because the person who occupies the room was not present when an officer arrived to investigate.

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 The charges against them may later be reduced or withdrawn, or they may be found innocent.

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03/20/14 7:00am
03/20/2014 7:00 AM

A 48-year-old Miller Place man was arrested for drunken driving and driving without a license late Saturday, police said. George Smith was arrested on Sound Avenue about 10:30 p.m., according to a report. He was charged with driving while intoxicated and aggravated unlicensed operation of a vehicle, according to a report. He was held for morning arraignment. (more…)

12/21/13 12:00pm
12/21/2013 12:00 PM

An unhappy customer at a Riverside auto repair shop last Wednesday threatened to return to the store with a gun if his vehicle didn’t pass inspection, according to a police report.

An employee at the shop on Riverleigh Avenue told police the customer’s vehicle was not passing inspection. The customer told the employee that if he wasn’t issued an inspection sticker he was “going [to go] home to get a gun,” according to the report. The customer left the store about 3:30 p.m. and the employee called police.

The customer didn’t return to the store and the employee didn’t want to press charges, police said. Police stayed in the area to ensure the man didn’t come back.

• Someone broke into a parked car in Flanders last Wednesday and stole a speaker box, according to a Southampton Town police report.

The victim told police that sometime between noon and 3 p.m., someone smashed the driver’s side window of a Nissan Pathfinder that was parked in his driveway and took the speaker box, according to the report. Police are investigating the alleged theft.

• A Sag Harbor man was caught in possession of heroin, morphine and a hypodermic needle while he was being arrested for driving while high on drugs in Flanders last Monday, state police said.

Lawrence McMahon, 27, was pulled over for speeding on County Route 104, police said. He was found to be driving while impaired by alcohol and drugs and was arrested at the scene, police said. He was found to be in possession of the drugs and needle during a search, police said.

He was charged with DWAI, criminal possession of a controlled substance and criminal possession of a hypodermic needle and released.

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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12/08/13 4:45pm
12/08/2013 4:45 PM

A 26-year-old man was arrested for driving drunk on Flanders Road last Wednesday night, Southampton Town police said.

An officer was driving east on Flanders Road when he saw a car driven by Jose Nunez of Flanders traveling west outside the lane about 8 p.m., according to a police report.

The officer turned around and trailed Mr. Nunez, who didn’t keep his vehicle inside his lane, police said. Mr. Nunez was pulled over and failed a roadside sobriety test and a breathalyzer test, police said. He was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated.

• A New York City woman was arrested last Tuesday after she was allegedly caught driving drunk, state police said.

Vanessa Gernes, 45, was stopped on County Route 105 in Flanders for speeding and failing to stay in her lane, according to a police statement. Police found she was intoxicated and arrested her at the scene. She was charged with DWI and released with a future court date.

• A Flanders man was charged with DWI after he was arrested in Flanders last Wednesday, state police said.

Kevin Woodson, 42, was stopped on Flanders Road after he was seen failing to stay in his lane, according to a police statement. He was arrested and released with a future court date, police said.

• A Flanders woman reported that someone took her gold diamond ring from a jewelry box in her home, according to a police report.

The victim said she took off the rose and yellow gold ring — which was decorated with leaves and three diamond stones — and put it into a box before going to bed last Wednesday night. When she woke up in the morning, the ring was missing, she told police.

The ring is worth about $500, the report states.

A friend had spent the night at the woman’s home, but didn’t have the ring when she checked his pockets, the victim told police. Police were unable to find the ring and are still investigating the incident.

• About $160 in landscaping tools were taken from a Northampton property last Friday, according to a Southampton Town police report.

The victim told police that his girlfriend heard noises outside his home on Lake Avenue about 8:40 p.m. The man went outside to investigate and found that two mason shovels, a spade shovel and an iron rake were missing, and that a wheelbarrow had been flipped over, the report states.

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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11/30/13 11:59am
11/30/2013 11:59 AM

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A Greenport man previously convicted of driving while intoxicated was arrested again on a drunken-driving charge last week in Southampton Town, state police said.

Police stopped Ronald Smith, 47, as he was heading south at 87 miles per hour on County Road 51 last Thursday, according to a police statement. A state trooper found Mr. Smith was intoxicated and arrested him at the scene, police said.

He was charged with felony DWI and held overnight at the Suffolk County jail.

• A Hampton Bays man with a suspended license was caught speeding in and out of his lane in Flanders while driving drunk in a car with switched license plates earlier this month, police said.

Aureliano Robles-Raymundo, 32, was seen driving a 2002 Ford pickup truck last Saturday on Flanders Road near Cypress Avenue at 70 miles per hour, 30 miles per hour over the speed limit, according to a police report. He was stopped by police, who found Mr. Robles-Raymundo’s breath smelled like alcohol, his eyes were bloodshot and glassy and he was unable to stand or walk on his own, the report states.

He was also unable to take a field sobriety test and had slurred speech, according to the report.

He was arrested at the scene and charged with DWI.

• A Flanders man was arrested for allegedly choking someone at a Flanders residence Sunday night, police said.

Luis Martinez, 24, got into a dispute with another person about 7:40 p.m., according to a police report. Police were called to the house after the argument and arrested Mr. Martinez.

He was charged with criminal obstruction of breath, a misdemeanor.

• A Riverhead man turned himself in to Southampton Town police headquarters one day after he took a set of speakers from a locked vehicle in Riverside earlier this month, police said.

The set of roughly a dozen speakers worth $200 and a Sound Cube speaker worth $300 were taken from the trunk of a parked car sometime between 3 and 7 a.m. last Friday, according to a police report. The lock had been broken open.

The victim said someone took the speakers and sold them to a third party without his permission, police said. Police found the person who allegedly had purchased the speakers, but refused to help police, according to the report.

The next day, 48-year-old Anthony Jenkins of Riverhead walked into police headquarters and admitted to police that he broke the trunk lock and took the speakers. He was arrested and charged with petit larceny and criminal mischief, both misdemeanors.

Mr. Jenkins was released with a future court date.

• A Flanders man was punched in the face last Saturday by a driver who honked her horn outside his house, then smacked him and drove off when he came to investigate, according to a police report.

The victim said a vehicle was parked outside his home and was “beeping their horn repeatedly” about 10:40 p.m., the report states. When the man went outside to see if everything was OK, a woman he didn’t recognize stepped out of the car and punched him in the face, police said.

She then jumped back into her vehicle and drove off. Police said the harassment case is still under investigation.

• A Flanders man’s door was damaged last Monday after a woman attempted to kick it in while he sheltered another woman inside, police said.

The victim said a woman he didn’t know came to his door asking for help about 5:05 p.m., according to a police report. A few minutes later, another woman tried to get into the man’s house, screaming for the first woman to come outside, police said.

The second woman began kicking at the door, damaging it, before both women fled the scene, according to the report.

Police searched the area but could not find either woman, the report states.

• A $500 laptop was stolen from the Suffolk County Community College campus on Nov. 14, according to a police report.

The victim told police the laptop — an Apple MacBook Pro — was taken while she was in the study lounge in the Orient Building on campus sometime between 3:30 and 6 p.m., the report states.

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.

11/21/13 5:00pm
11/21/2013 5:00 PM

A Riverhead woman who was accused of shoplifting and escaped arrest last month with the help of two dogs was finally caught last week, according to Southampton Town Police.

Shanice Woodson, 25, who was arrested on Riverleigh Avenue in Riverside last Monday, is accused of shoplifting from the Shamrock Gas Station at the traffic circle in Riverside on Oct. 28, at which time she then fled the scene and escaped police apprehension once a couple of dogs interfered with her arrest, police said.

Ms. Woodson was arrested about 11:15 a.m., police said, and was charged with petit larceny, resisting arrest, and obstructing governmental administration, all of which are misdemeanors.

• A Riverhead man was arrested Nov. 9 after an officer spotted him hiding in a wooded area and acting in a suspicious manner at the intersection of County Road 104 and Old Quogue Road in Riverside, according to police.

The officer smelled marijuana on the man and then the suspect admitted to having a small amount of marijuana in his front shirt pocket, police said. Paul Hubley, 46, of Riverhead, was charged with unlawful possession of marijuana.

He was arrested at the scene and then released on a court appearance ticket, according to police, who said he’s due in court on Nov. 27.

• Someone smashed the rear passenger side window of a Riverside woman’s car on County Road 104 last Monday morning and removed a stereo, police said.

The value of the stereo was not known, 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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