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 The charges against them may later be reduced or withdrawn, or they may be found innocent.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

Southampton, Hampton Bays Police station

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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04/20/12 11:00am
04/20/2012 11:00 AM

A Medford man was arrested last Tuesday for throwing a brick through the window of a house where he’d been involved in an altercation several hours earlier, according to Southampton Town Police.

Joseph Panettiere, 22, of Parker Lane in Medford went to the Longneck Boulevard home of his former girlfriend and threw a large brick through a plate glass living room window about 4 a.m., narrowly missing two people who were sleeping under the window, according to police.

Mr. Panettiere was arrested 90 minutes later near Old Quogue Road in Riverside, police said. He was charged with second-degree reckless endangerment and third-degree criminal mischief.

Mr. Panettiere himself had filed a harassment report at 10 p.m. the night before, saying he had visited the same house and was in a verbal dispute with an unknown male that escalated into a physical altercation, during which Mr. Panettiere was struck in the face several times, sustaining minor injuries, police said. Mr. Panettiere was uncooperative and evasive, refused medical treatment and was unable to provide further information on the man who had punched him, police said. An officer then escorted him to a bus stop at 30 Flanders Road in Riverside, where his mother picked him up.

He returned hours later with the brick, police said.

 

• A Riverhead man accused of stalking followed his girlfriend to the state troopers’ barracks early last Monday, where he was promptly arrested, according to Southampton Town Police, who then charged him with drunken driving as well.

Damon Strong, 32, of JT Boulevard in Riverhead had been arrested for a domestic incident involving his girlfriend, whom he was stalking throughout the day, town police said. Mr. Strong had followed her to the state police barracks on Riverleigh Drive at about 3 a.m., where he was taken into custody and charged with fourth-degree stalking, police said.

Afterward, town police found that Mr. Strong was intoxicated and that he was driving while his license had been revoked, officials said. He was additionally charged with driving while intoxicated, first-degree aggravated unlicensed operation and circumventing an interlock device, according to police.

• A Flanders couple was arrested following an investigation into a bruise on their baby’s face, town police said.

Tina Reyes, 41, and Ramon Reyes, 45, of Priscilla Avenue in Flanders were each charged with endangering the welfare of a child last Wednesday afternoon at their home, officials said. The two had removed their 3-month-old child from Peconic Bay Medical Center before completion of treatment for a bruise to the child’s face, according to police.

The hospital physician had not completed an examination to determine the extent or cause of the baby’s injuries and attempts to call the family and have the child brought back were unsuccessful, police said.

The Suffolk County Child Protective Service began an investigation of the case and Mr. and Ms. Reyes were arrested at the conclusion of that investigation, police said. Details on how the baby came to get injured were not available.

• Suffolk County Community College’s Eastern Campus was briefly locked down Friday morning after police received a call about a man with a gun in the area, officials said.

State police, Southampton Town police and Suffolk County sheriff’s deputies responded to a report about 9 a.m. of a man spotted on the shoulder of County Road 51 armed with a shotgun, said state police Sgt. Paul Slevinski.

The college was locked down for about 10 minutes while police investigated, officials said, but neither police officers nor campus security found any signs of the reported man.

• A Hampton Bays man was pulled over for running a stop sign at the corner of Cypress Avenue and Flanders Road in Flanders about 7:30 p.m. last Monday. After he was stopped, an officer found him to be in possession of cocaine and marijuana and arrested him, according to police.

Michael Opulente, 22, of Waverly Road in Hampton Bays was charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, unlawful possession of marijuana and failure to stop at a stop sign on Flanders Road and Firehouse Lane in Flanders, police said.

• A Calverton man was stopped for failing to signal a lane change and was discovered to be in possession of more than 25 grams of marijuana, according to police.

Carl Obrig, 59, of South River Road in Calverton was charged with fifth-degree criminal possession of marijuana, moving from a lane unsafely and improper use of signals, after he had been stopped about midnight Friday on Flanders Road and Peconic Trail in Flanders, police said.

• A Flanders man who was involved in a two-car collision at the Riverside traffic circle last Monday night was driving with a license that had been revoked because of a prior DWI conviction, police said.
Rene Lopez-Enriquez, 35, of Cypress Avenue in Flanders was charged with second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation, police said. The DWI arrest was from Feb. 8, 2010, according to police, who said no one was injured in the accident last Monday.

• A set of gold earrings valued at $200, $45 in cash, a set of DVD headphones and a vehicle title were reported stolen from an unlocked car parked on Oak Avenue in Flanders Saturday morning.

• A digital camera valued at $100 and three dollars’ worth of loose change were reported stolen from two cars parked at a home on Flanders Boulevard in Flanders Saturday. A scanner in one of the vehicles was also damaged during the theft, 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.

11/02/11 8:04am
11/02/2011 8:04 AM

A Riverhead woman was charged with petit larceny last Thursday after it was learned that she had illegally cashed a check belonging to disabled person and kept the money, police said.

Nicole Leggon, 28, of Washington Avenue in Riverhead is accused of unlawfully cashing a $177 payroll check belonging to a disabled resident of an Aid to Developmentally Disabled group home in Northampton, and withholding the money, according to police.

This took place on June 30, 2011, at Suffolk County National Bank in Riverhead, according to police.

At the time of the incident, police said, Ms. Leggon was the house manager at the group home where the victim lives,

Ms. Leggon also was arrested on Oct. 14 on a petit larceny charge in which police say she stole $350 from the ADD group home while she worked there.

A Riverhead man was charged with driving while intoxicated and other charges after being observed driving erratically and speeding as he exited Sunrise Highway in Shinnecock Hills, according to Southampton Town Police.

Julio Sebastian-Pedro, 24, of Hamilton Avenue was pulled over near exit 66 on the Sunrise Highway, and had a smell of alcohol on his breath, police said. He was charged with aggravated DWI, speeding, unlicensed operation and other vehicle and traffic violations and held for arraignment in Southampton Town Justice Court.

• A Flanders man reported Friday that someone had removed about 15 gallons of gasoline from the gas tank of his 1997 Chevy pickup truck, which had been parked in his driveway on Oak Avenue, police sid. The victim told investigators his dogs started barking at about 2:30 a.m. but didn’t see anything when he let them out into the yard. The next morning at about 10 a.m., he discovered his tank, which he had just filled up, was down 15 gallons, and he found a gas can next to his truck, police said. The estimated value of the 15 gallons of gas was $60.

• A gas can containing five gallons of diesel fuel, valued at a total of $100 between the can and the fuel, was reported stolen from the back of a Jeep pickup truck on Brookhaven Avenue in Flanders Friday night. The victim told police the can was secured to his truck with a strap, which was removed, police said.

• A laptop computer, a Sony PlayStation 3 game console, a Nintendo Wii game console and a gallon jug containing about $75 in coins were all reported stolen from a home on Cypress Avenue in Flanders last Wednesday. Police said someone had entered the home through a window sometime between 4:15 p.m. and 7 p.m.

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.

10/12/11 8:00am
10/12/2011 8:00 AM

A homeless woman was charged with drug possession and trespassing Sunday after Southampton Town Police found her in a Riverside house that she had been asked to leave.

Evelyn Cabral, 29, is accused of forcing entry into the Ash Street house in Riverside, which is in MacLeod’s mobile home park, and then refusing to leave when asked to do so by the homeowner, officials said. Police were called and she was arrested for trespassing. After that arrest, officers found her in possession of Xanax, an anti-anxiety medication, without a prescription, police said. Ms. Cabral was charged with second-degree criminal trespass and seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance.

• A Calverton man who was a passenger in a car that was stopped for a traffic violation last Thursday afternoon on Nugent Drive in Riverside, got arrested himself when he interfered with the investigation, according to police.

Carl Ligon, 34, of Hillrise Avenue in Calverton refused to cooperate and resisted when he was told he was being arrested, to the point where an officer used pepper spray on him, according to police.

Mr. Ligon was charged with obstructing government administration. He was treated at Peconic Bay Medical Center for the pepper spray and then released for processing, police said.

• A Flanders man was arrested on a warrant last Monday in connection with a two-year-old burglary in his hometown, according to Southampton Town Police.

Albert Daniels, 31, was charged in a 2009 robbery where he allegedly stole $2,000 from a woman outside her Flanders home, Southampton Town Police said in a press release Tuesday afternoon. He was charged with grand larceny.

• Douglas Masterson, 48, of St. Petersburg, Fla., was charged with driving while intoxicated last Monday on Pine Street in Riverside, police said.

He was observed by police shutting off his lights and pulling over to the side of the road when an officer stopped to investigate and found that Mr. Masterson had alcohol on his breath and slurred speech, authorities said.

• Two thefts were reported at Peconic Mini Storage on Flanders Road in Riverside. On Oct. 1, someone broke the lock on a trailer there and removed $1,230 worth of power tools, while on Sept. 21 someone reported that someone had broken into three taxis that were stored there by Sam’s Taxi, broke the windows, and removed three Garmin GPS devices and three car batteries, according to police, who said the one battery cable had been cut in order to remove the battery.

The gate to the facility, which is normally locked after 8 p.m., had been broken during this time and had been open for several days, police said. The estimated value of the GPS units is $600, while the batteries were valued at $225, according to police.

• Two windows were smashed on two different cars parked at the same home on Riverside Avenue in Flanders early Sunday. Police later arrested Edwin Espana, 30, of Maple Avenue, Flanders on domestic incident, and he admitted to smashing the windows, according to police, who said the incidents constituted fourth-degree criminal mischief.

Mr. Espana was observed at the location by witnesses, police said. The estimated value of the damage was $600 for one car and $200 for the other, according to police.

• Graffiti was reported to have been spray-painted on the flagpole, scorer’s booth and bathroom at Iron Point Park in Flanders Sept. 23, as well as on the Garden Deli on Flanders Road in Flanders on Oct. 2, according to police.

A man wearing dark shorts, a gray hooded sweatshirt and carrying a dark backpack was captured on a surveillance video making graffiti on the Garden Deli on Sept. 16, according to police.

• A car stereo valued at $500 was reported stolen from an unlocked car on Priscilla Avenue in Flanders last Tuesday.

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.