Southampton Police Blotter: Riverside woman arrested on weapons charges

A Riverside woman was arrested on menacing and weapons charges last week after she threatened someone with a razor, Southampton Town Police said.

Valderine Smith, 40, of Randall Street, was arrested about 12 a.m. last Thursday after an argument with a Vail Avenue resident whom she is accused of threatening with a straight razor during an argument in front of his house, police said. Ms. Smith was arrested walking down the block in the vicinity of the incident moments later, according to police.

She was charged with third-degree criminal possession of a weapon, a felony, and second-degree menacing, a misdemeanor.

• A Flanders man reported being punched in the face Saturday night by an unknown man who had also said he was going to get a gun, according to police.

The victim said he was dropping someone off on Oak Avenue in Flanders when an unknown man approached him and, “some words were exchanged,” according to police. The unknown man said he was going back to his car and that he was looking for his gun.

The victim then jumped into his own car and tried to leave, but was punched in the face by the other man, according to police, who said the victim suffered a small cut on his bottom lip.

• A Middle Island man reported being sideswiped by a hit-and-run driver in a green sedan as he was heading west on Nugent Drive in Riverside last Saturday, causing his car to spin out of control, according to police. The victim said he was in the left lane when the sedan tried to pass him in the right lane, lost control on the ice and struck the passenger side of his car, according to police. The sedan then continued west, police said.

• A car stereo and amplifier were reported stolen from a car on Bell Avenue in Flanders Sunday morning. The owner of the car said the burglar also damaged the dashboard while removing the stereo, according to police, who said the value of the stolen items totaled $580.

• Someone smashed the windows on a car parked at a home on Cypress Avenue in Flanders Friday morning. No estimated cost of the damage was provided by police.

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 The charges against them may later be reduced or withdrawn, or they may be found innocent.