A Riverhead man spotted peddling a bike erratically along Flanders Road was arrested on drug charges Sunday night after cops stopped him and found he was carrying marijuana, PCP and heroin, Southampton Town Police said.
Brian Kizielewicz, 29, was stopped by police about 7:10 p.m. and an investigation allegedly revealed Mr. Kizielewicz was under the influence of what police described as an unknown drug. Cops then found he was carrying pot, PCP (also known as angel dust) and heroin, authorities said.
He was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance, a misdemeanor, and unlawful possession of marihuana and appearing in public under the influence of other than alcohol, both violations. He was transported to police headquarters and held for a morning court appearance.
• In another bike-related drug arrest, not having a light on her bicycle led officers to question a Riverhead woman who was later found to be in possession of crack cocaine, police said.
Shawanna James, 39, of West Main Street in Riverhead was observed riding a bicycle with no front light or red rear lamp on the grassy median of the Riverside traffic circle at about 3 a.m. Monday. Improper bike lighting at night is a violation of state vehicle and traffic law. After being stopped by an officer, Ms. James admitted she had a crack pipe in her purse, police said. After a search of the purse, an officer located two crack pipes and a quantity of crack cocaine in a Mentos breath mint container, officials said.
Ms. James was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance and cited for inadequate lights or on her bike, as well as not having a bell or signal, according to police.
According to the state Vehicle and Traffic law, bicycles riding at night are required to have lights in the front and back.
The same section of state law also requires all bikes to be equipped with a bell “or other device capable of giving a signal audible for at least 100 feet, although sirens and whistles are not allowed.
• A Riverside man was arrested after he was caught driving without an ignition interlock breath test device — a violation of his conditional license following a prior DWI conviction — and then tried to drive away from police during the stop, authorities said.
John Finn, 48, of Lake Avenue, was pulled over while driving a 2000 Chrysler south on Peconic Avenue in Riverside about 5:30 p.m. Thursday, police said. Mr. Finn, who was convicted of DWI following an arrest in riverside in 2009, is required by the courts to have the device in any car he drives. He was charged with operating a motor vehicle without an interlock device and obstruction of governmental administration.
Under a provision of Leandra’s Law, anyone convicted of misdemeanor or felony DWI must install an ignition interlock breathalizer device that will prevent the car from starting if a certain level of alcohol is detected on the driver’s breath.
He was charged with obstructing governmental administration, aggravated unlicensed operation and driving with a suspended registration.
• About $2,900 worth of tools were reported stolen from a storage unit that was broken into at Peconic Mini-Storage on Flanders Road in Riverside last Monday, police said. The suspects likely used a bolt-cutter to break the lock on the storage unit, police said. The automatic gate at the facility also wasn’t working and was left open that weekend, according to police.
Police received a separate report on Friday that someone had cut the locks on two other storage units at Peconic Mini-Storage but did not enter the units or remove anything from them, officials said.
• Someone removed copper piping from the bathroom and basement crawl space of a home on Riverleigh Avenue in Riverside last Sunday, according to police, who said this caused the basement to flood. The suspect entered the home by breaking a window and entered the crawl space by an unlocked door, officials said. The home was vacant at the time and is in the process of being sold, police said.
• A Flanders Road resident reported Friday that someone had made fraudulent charges on her Suffolk Federal Credit Union debit card totaling $447 the previous day. The charges were made to a motorcycle shop and grocery store which are both in England, according to police.
• Three crab pots valued at a total of $150 were reported stolen from Birch Creek in Flanders Saturday.
• Someone shot a hole in the back window of a car parked on Port Street in Flanders last Wednesday, apparently with a BB gun, according to police.
• A weed wacker valued at $189 and a mountain bike valued at $50 were reported stolen from the backyard of a home on Flanders Road in Riverside. The homeowner told police he heard a crash that night but thought it was a tree falling, according to police.
• Someone shattered the windshield, driver’s side window and rear driver’s side window of a car parked at a home on Riverside Drive in Flanders Sunday morning, police said.