Blotter: 4 DWIs and a public disturbance

03/02/2011 10:08 AM |

• A Flanders man was arrested Sunday after he was involved in a car accident while allegedly driving drunk and with a suspended license, authorities said.
Police said Walter Reyes, 26, hit Bruce Zehentner of Calverton while driving on Fresh Pond Avenue in Calverton about 4 a.m. Mr. Reyes was charged with driving while intoxicated and aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle. No serious injuries were reported.

• A Wading River woman was arrested for driving drunk Saturday after she hit a car while traveling on Wading River Manorville Road, police said.
Deborah Poetzsch, 52, was driving a Chrysler PT Cruiser about 5:30 p.m. when she hit an Acura Integra driven by Chelsea Cox, also of Wading River. Ms. Poetzsch was arrested and charged with DWI. No major injuries were reported.

• Albert Trotman, 21, was charged with two counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance Monday evening on Middle Road in Riverhead. The arrest, which stemmed from an investigation by the district attorney’s East End Drug Task Force, was made about 8:30 p.m. No additional information was available.

• A Middle Island man was arrested last week after he kicked the door of his father’s car, causing $1,500 worth of damage, police said.
Robert Dozier Jr, 27., was charged criminal mischief. The incident occurred about 9 p.m. last Thursday on Route 58 in Riverhead, officials said.

• Someone spray painted graffiti on the First Congregational Church building on First Street in Riverhead. The vandalism was reported about 10 a.m. Saturday. No arrests were reported.

• Someone stole $21,000 worth of copper wire from a building at the Calverton Enterprise Park last week. The theft was reported Friday, one day after an electrical fire had sparked at the facility, shutting down power at all the area businesses for the rest of the day. The fire was not deemed suspicious.

Southampton Town

• A 32-year-old Riverhead man was arrested shortly before 11 p.m. last Wednesday for causing a disturbance near Marta’s Deli and Budget Host Motel in Flanders, and then fighting with officers, police said.
Police said they found Jesse Huber, 32, of Northville Turnpike, near the motel, where he was “cursing, yelling and bothering guests,” but only after they had received a phone call from an employee at the deli that he had already caused a scene there.
A town police officer responded along with state police and found Mr. Huber in the parking lot, highly intoxicated and yelling and cursing in front of several people who were entering and exiting the motel, police said. They added that after he was handcuffed, Mr. Huber attempted kicking and head-butting an officer before being subdued.
He was charged with resisting arrest, disorderly conduct and harassment
While in custody at the jail, police said Mr. Huber attempted to flush his bed sheets down the toilet, causing flooding.

• A 34-year-old Hampton Bays man was arrested on DWI and drug charges after a traffic stop early Sunday in Flanders, police said.
Richard Curry, of Rampasture Road, was pulled over by police about 1:15 a.m. near Havens Drive and Oak Avenue for a traffic violation when an officer found him to be intoxicated, Southampton Town Police said. An investigation also revealed he was carrying a small amount of cocaine, police said.
He was arrested at the scene and charged with DWI and seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, officials said.

• Theodore Heuer, 20, of Stephen Drive in Wading River was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance Saturday on Peconic Avenue and Main Street in Riverhead, police said.
Mr. Heuer was pulled over for not having a front license plate on his car when an investigation revealed his license had been suspended for an alcohol-related conviction and that he was in possession of ecstasy, which was found in a cigarette box within the driver’s side door, police said.

• Elio Monroy, 44, of Noyac Road in Southampton was charged with driving while intoxicated just after 1 a.m. Saturday on Flanders Road near Old Riverhead Road in Hampton Bays. After he was observed driving erratically and was pulled over, he failed a field sobriety test and was arrested, officials said.

• Demetris Brown, 19, of Washington Avenue in Jamesport was charged Feb. 15 on Mill Road in Westhampton with unlawful possession of marijuana. He was a passenger in a car that had been stopped for speeding in a school zone, according to police.

• A Flanders woman on Saturday reported that her debit card was missing and someone had illegally removed $1,000 from her account at Suffolk Federal Credit in Riverside, police said. No arrests were reported.

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.