SOUTHAMPTON POLICE robbery, marijuana arrests

07/18/2011 8:16 AM |

A 48-year-old man was arrested Sunday night shortly after he allegedly attacked and robbed a person who was walking near Private Rod in Riverside, Southampton Town Police said.

Police were called to the area for reports of a disturbance when they found the victim, an area resident, who said he was attacked by a man who kicked and punched him several times before taking his cell phone and cash.

Garland Massenburg of Flanders was located and arrested a short time later after he was positively identified by the victim, officials said.

He was charged with robbery and was being held for a Monday morning arraignment in Southampton Town Justice Court.

• A 19-year-old Flanders woman was arrested on marijuana and driving while ability impaired by drugs charges Saturday afternoon in Flanders, Southampton Town Police said.

Ashley Reardon was stopped by police about 5:45 p.m. for not wearing a seatbelt — though it was not clear where the stop occurred — and an investigation revealed she had more than two ounces of marijuana and was driving while under the influence of the drug, police said.

She was arrested for criminal possession of marijuana, driving while ability impaired by drugs and ticketed for a seatbelt violation, officials said.