POLICE BLOTTER Southampton Town

08/11/2011 9:56 AM |

Southampton Town Police arrested three men on charges of driving while intoxicated in three separate car crashes in the Flanders and Riverside area early Saturday.

A woman was hospitalized following a one-car accident near the intersection of county roads 104 and 105 in Riverside about 3:30 a.m. and the driver, the woman’s boyfriend, was arrested for DWI, according to police.

Police said 26-year-old Nivardo Garnica of Hampton Bays failed to negotiate the turn onto CR 104 while driving south on CR 105 and drove a 2001 Chrysler minivan into the woods.

Mr. Garnica was not seriously injured in the crash and did not require medical attention. Police found his girlfriend, Regina Pascual of East Hampton, unconscious at the scene. Ms. Pascual was taken to Peconic Bay Medical in Riverhead for treatment of what police said did not appear to be life-threatening injuries. Mr. Garnica was charged with DWI.

Just after midnight that morning, a Flanders man whose license had been revoked due to a prior DWI charge was arrested in his hometown after he hit a mailbox and fled the scene while driving drunk, police said.

A witness followed 27-year-old Antonio Catalan of Royal Avenue, who was driving a 2001 Honda, after the crash and alerted police to his location. Police located Mr. Catalan and found him to be intoxicated.

He was charged with felony DWI due to a prior alcohol-related conviction, leaving the scene of an accident with property damage, third-degree unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and multiple traffic violations.

At 1:30 a.m., police arrested Mardoqueo Tezen, 23, of Old Quogue Road in Riverside after he hit a curb in his 1995 Geo while entering the Riverside traffic circle, officials said.

Police stopped Mr. Tezen, who had also had his license revoked due to a prior alcohol-related conviction, and found him to be intoxicated. He was charged with felony DWI, third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and traffic violations, officials said.

• A 23-year-old Manorville driver was arrested last Wednesday after trying to run his ex-girlfriend’s car off the road in Flanders, police said.

Officers received a 911 call from the woman — who had an active order of protection against the boyfriend, Jose Umanzor of Concord Road, — reporting that Mr. Umanzor was trying to run her off the road with his car on Flanders Road near Red Creek Road, police said.

Mr. Umanzor was then observed by responding police following too closely, and was charged with second-degree menacing, first-degree criminal contempt, reckless driving, second-degree harassment, unlicensed driving and following too closely. Police said his license had been suspended.

• Robert Langhorne, 45, of Flanders Road in Riverside was charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance about 2 a.m. last Thursday on Vail Avenue in Riverside, police said. Officers were investigating a report of a fight in the area and, when interviewed by an officer, Mr. Langhorne freely stated that he had crack cocaine in his pocket, authorities said. Crack cocaine was then found in his pocket, wrapped in a one dollar bill, police said.

• Jorge Gonzalez-Zuleta, 24, of Main Street in Riverhead was charged with second-degree unlawful surveillance Friday on Montauk Highway in Bridgehampton after he was accused of taking a picture with a cell phone under a woman’s dress, according to police.

• David Avelar, 23, of Flanders Road in Flanders was charged with DWI about 1 a.m. Friday on Flanders Road in Riverside, where he was stopped for multiple traffic infractions and found to be intoxicated, according to police. He also was charged with failing to stay in his lane and a loud muffler violation.

• Douglas Masterson, 48, of St. Petersburg, Fla., was charged with DWI about 2 a.m. Friday on Flanders Road in Riverside after being stopped for being pulled over for a loud muffler, according to police. He was also charged with moving from a lane unsafely and a seatbelt violation, police said.

• Estaban Rojas, 24, of Hampton Bays was charged with DWI about 3 a.m. Monday on Flanders Road in Hampton Bays, after he was observed driving in an erratic manner, police said.

• Derrick Nash, 26, of Ludlam Avenue in Riverside was charged with disorderly conduct Sunday in the Wild By Nature parking lot on Montauk Highway in Hampton Bays, where he was fighting in public, police said.

• A woman reported that all four of her car’s tires had been cut last Monday on Flanders Road in Flanders.

• About $300 worth of electronics equipment was reported stolen from a car parked on Priscilla Avenue in Flanders last Thursday.

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.