Southampton blotter: Marijuana charge for county jail inmate

A 30-year-old Riverhead man who was prepping for freedom Friday after serving time at the county jail found himself under arrest again when a last-minute warrant check turned up a July 2010 marijuana charge that had gone unnoticed, Southampton Town Police said.

Angelo Ramos of Hamilton Avenue was charged with unlawful possession of marijuana. He had been in jail on an unrelated charge and was scheduled to be released Friday, when he was instead re-arrested.

The marijuana charge stemmed from a July 29, 2010, arrest on Flanders Road in Riverside, where police said Mr. Ramos was observed walking near a McDonald’s restaurant about 1:30 a.m. with small bags of marijuana “in plain view” in the palm of his left hand. When an officer asked about the bags, Mr. Ramos replied, “That’s not my weed, I’m just holding it,” police said.

• Shaun Worthington, 30, of Lewis Road in East Quogue is facing charges of driving under the influence of drugs stemming from a traffic stop last Monday night in Riverside, police said.

Mr. Worthington was pulled over in the southbound lane of Old Quogue Road about 11:45 p.m. when an officer noticed he had slurred speech and was unable to answer simple questions, and that there was a strong smell of PCP, which goes by the street name “angel dust,” in the car and on Mr. Worthington, according to police. Mr. Worthington was later found in possession of a quantity of PCP, police said.

He was charged with driving under the influence of drugs and first-degree aggravated unlicensed operation after it was also discovered that his license was suspended for a previous conviction of driving while impaired by drugs, officials said.
Mr. Worthington also was charged with driving an unregistered vehicle, police said.

• A black 2000 Hyundai Sonata was found overturned in the snow with no driver by the northbound lanes of County Road 94, near County Road 51, about 3:30 a.m. Saturday, according to police. A K-9 team searched the area with no results, but a hand purse containing identification was found by the debris, and it was discovered the driver called Riverhead Town Police and told them she walked home to Canoe Lake Drive in Calverton from the accident location, according to Southampton police, who were unable to contact the woman.

• Yaira Carranza, 39, of Brentwood was stopped for failure to yield to traffic and almost causing an accident in the Riverside traffic circle about 2:30 a.m. Sunday, when an officer noticed that she had alcohol on her breath and glassy eyes, according to police.

Ms. Carranza told the officer she had four beers between 7 and 11 p.m. the previous night, but she failed a breath alcohol screening test, according to police, who charged her with driving while intoxicated, third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation, and failure to yield.

• Carlito Torres, 20, of Maple Avenue in Flanders was reported to be standing in the middle of Maple Avenue in Flanders about 3 p.m. Saturday shouting obscenities and alarming neighbors, according to police, who said he also threatened the responding officer with physical violence.

Mr. Torres was charged with second-degree harassment and disorderly conduct.

• Someone smashed all the windows on a 1992 Honda Accord that was parked inside a fence on Flanders Road in Flanders. The car’s owner told officers the car was taken off the road and was being stored at property belonging to the man’s boss as of last Wednesday, and the broken windows were discovered last Thursday, according to police.

• Someone smashed the driver’s side window on a truck parked on Lake Avenue in Riverside sometime last week between Tuesday and Thursday, according to police.

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.