POLICE BLOTTER Southampton Town

06/15/2011 12:20 PM |

Anthony Francis, 28, of Lewis Street in Riverhead was arrested shortly before 4 a.m. last Tuesday after he was involved in a domestic dispute and then reported to be screaming obscenities in the middle of Lake Avenue in Riverhead, Southampton Town Police said.

When an officer tried to arrest him, he shoved the officer to avoid being handcuffed, police said.
Mr. Francis also was in violation of a court order of protection issued by Suffolk County Family Court ordering him to stay away from the woman with whom he was involved in the dispute, according to police.

He was charged with resisting arrest, second-degree criminal contempt, disorderly conduct and second-degree harassment.

• A Riverside man was arrested last Sunday night after punching a woman in the face and chasing her from a house with a knife, police said. The alleged violence happened about 11 p.m. and came as the culmination of a heated argument, police said.
Police charged the man, identified as Cristobal Xuyay Punay, 31, with second-degree menacing, criminal possession of a weapon and harassment, authorities said.

• Darryn Hardin, 24, of East Main Street in Riverhead was charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and unlawful possession of marijuana Friday on Albany Avenue in Flanders, police said.
Mr. Hardin was in a house where a probation department search order was being served when he was seen to be in possession of marijuana, according to police. After he was arrested and searched, officers also found cocaine in a cigarette pack in his pants pocket, according to police.

• Maynor Erazo, 29, of West Montauk Highway in Hampton Bays was charged with DWI on Flanders Road in Flanders about 2:20 a.m. Monday after being stopped for speeding, according to police, who said he had red, glassy eyes and performed poorly on field sobriety tests.

• A Flanders woman reported last Monday that her dog, which was secured to a tree at her home on Albany Avenue, was attacked by a stray pit bull, police said. Her dog suffered injuries to its eye and neck.
The town Animal Control Department was notified of the incident.

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 The charges against them may later be reduced or withdrawn, or they may be found innocent.