08/17/2011 6:51 AM |

A 46-year-old Middle Island man was arrested on a driving while intoxicated charge last week after an off-duty cop witnessed him crash into two cars and ­— after the man later stopped his car in a parking lot — tumble out of his vehicle in an apparent drunken stupor, Riverhead Town Police said.

Frank Setelius was driving a 2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer on Osborn Avenue about 7:30 a.m. last Tuesday when he rammed the cars, said the witness, an off-duty Southold Town Police officer.

Mr. Setelius then drove away but soon after stopped in the parking lot of Eagle Chevrolet on Route 58. The Southold officer followed him into the parking lot and reached into the vehicle to take the keys, but Mr. Setelius opened the door and fell out of the truck.

When Riverhead Town Police soon arrived on the scene, the off-duty officer and his son were standing over Mr. Setelius, who was on the ground. Police said Mr. Setelius failed a field sobriety test and refused a pre-screen test. A water bottle containing a vodka mix was also found at the scene, police said.

• A man reported that a taxi driver and his female passenger held him at knifepoint and demanded money in an incident at the Citgo gas station on West Main Street early Saturday, according to police reports. The man fled the scene unharmed. No arrests were made in the incident, which occurred about 3:25 a.m.

• Luis Gudiel, 20, of Riverhead is facing a driving while intoxicated charge after he failed to maintain his lane while driving on Route 58 near the eastern intersection with Route 25 early Saturday, police said.

• Anthony Francis, 28, of Riverhead was charged with petit larceny and unlawful possession of marijuana following a 10 a.m. incident at the Old Navy store in the Tanger Outlets Saturday, police said.

• Ronald Anders, 52, who has no fixed address, was charged with fourth-degree criminal possession of stolen property following an incident on Tuthills Lane in Aquebogue last Thursday, police said. The arrest occurred about 12:30 p.m. No additional details were available.

• Kimberley Torres, 45 is facing a drug dealing charge following an incident on Peconic Avenue last Wednesday morning, police said. Ms. Torres was taken to Peconic Bay Medical Center in Riverhead for chest pains soon after her arrest for third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance charge, authorities said.

• Two unknown people smashed two plate glass windows at Bella Gusto restaurant on Route 25A in Wading River early Sunday, police said. The damage was estimated to cost about $2,100 to repair. The vandalism was reported about 4 a.m.

• Someone broke into an apartment on Fresh Pond Avenue in Calverton Friday and stole 50 hydrocodone tablets, police said. The incident was reported about 5:30 p.m.

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.