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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 Flanders man was arrested Sunday on drunken-driving charges after his vehicle hit a utility pole in Riverhead, police said.

Roman Romanyuk, 54, was driving on Flanders Road around 9 p.m. when a Suffolk County park ranger observed him attempting to flee the scene of the accident, officials said.

After he was stopped on Royal Avenue, Southampton Town police responded and found Mr. Romanyuk had an odor of alcohol on his breath, bloodshot glassy eyes, slurred speech and was unsteady on his feet, officials said.

He was charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated and driving while intoxicated, police said

• A 51-year-old man was arrested Friday on a drunken-driving charge in Flanders, police said.

Peter Ernst of Flanders was driving on Red Creek Road around 10:20 p.m. when police stopped him for speeding and tailgating, officials said.

He was charged with DWI, a misdemeanor, and numerous traffic violations, officials said.

• A 31-year-old man was arrested Saturday on a drunken-driving charge in Riverhead, officials said.

Jose Martinez-Paz of Riverhead was pulled over at around 2 a.m. on Vail Avenue for driving without headlights, police said. Upon investigation, Mr. Martinez-Paz smelled of alcohol and his eyes appeared glassy and bloodshot, officials said. He was asked to perform a field sobriety test with the assistance of an interpreter and was found to be intoxicated, police said.

He was charged with DWI, a misdemeanor, and operating a motor vehicle without a license and having substandard lights, both violations, police said.

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

Dylan Reeve, 30, was pulled over on Bess Lane at around 2 a.m. after police received a 911 call about an erratic driver, officials said. He appeared to have glassy eyes, slurred speech and his breath smelled of alcohol, police said.

Mr. Reeve was charged with ADWI, DWI and a traffic violation, police said.

• A 27-year-old man was arrested Sunday on a drunken-driving charge in Flanders, police said.

Wilber Garrido of Flanders was pulled over at around 7 p.m. on Moon Avenue and was found to be intoxicated, officials said.

He was charged with driving while ability impaired by alcohol, a misdemeanor, police said.

• A Mattituck man was arrested last Wednesday in Riverside and charged with driving with a suspended license, police said.

Samet Ilgin, 31, was stopped at around 7 p.m. on Flanders Road for having an expired inspection, officials said. Police also found his driver’s license had been suspended three times, officials said.

Mr. Ilgin was charged with second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, a misdemeanor, driving without a license, a violation, and other numerous traffic violations, officials said.

• A cellphone was stolen from North East Beverage in Riverside last Thursday after the complainant left it on a ledge in the rear of the building, according to a police report.

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.