Drug bust nabs Calverton man

05/13/2010 12:00 AM |

Javon Coffey, 28, of Hill Crescent Court in Calverton was charged with third- and fourth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance last Wednesday night at Southampton Town police headquarters.

Mr. Coffey was arrested by the East End Drug Task force and the federal Drug Enforcement Agency on charges stemming from a sale of narcotics, according to police. The East End Drug Task comprises officers from various East End police departments who conduct undercover drug investigations. It is coordinated by the District Attorney’s office. Authorities did not provide further details of the arrest.

* Victoria Wanat, 53, of West Main Street in Riverhead was charged with driving while intoxicated last Tuesday on Montauk Highway West near Terrace Drive in Hampton Bays. Ms. Wanat was pulled over for moving from a lane unsafely and showed signs of being intoxicated, including a strong odor of alcohol on her breath and a lack of coordination, according to Southampton Town police, who said she also refused to take a breath test.

* Peter Maldonado, 25, of Ludlam Avenue in Flanders was charged with driving while intoxicated Sunday by New York State Police, who did not indicate where the arrest took place, other than that it was in Southampton Town.

* Tara O’Malley, age 43, of Riverside was arrested after trying to leave the Asian Fusion Express in Hampton Bays without paying her bill Saturday night, according to police, who said they were called to the restaurant by its owner who told them there was an intoxicated customer refusing to pay her bill. She was charged with theft of services.

* A house on Randall Street in Riverside was broken into and ransacked Friday, police said. The homeowner’s sister told investigators that a neighbor had called her and said the house’s front door was open. When she went in, she found a refrigerator knocked over and destroyed, police said. The victim was not sure exactly when the break-in occurred.

* Someone wrecked and burglarized an unoccupied house on Maple Avenue in Flanders last Sunday, according to police. The property’s owner told police that someone broke a rear door window to enter the house, also breaking the front door window, front picture window and three second-floor bedroom windows. Four cast iron radiator heaters also were reported stolen.

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.