Southampton Police Blotter: Beer charge leads to drug charge

Drinking alcohol in public led to a drug arrest for a Riverhead woman Saturday, Southampton Town police said.

Deena Colgan, 40, of Phillips Street in Riverhead was seen walking down Pine Street in Riverside Saturday morning drinking a beer, and was charged with an open container violation, which is a town code violation. Officers later found her to be in possession of a crack pipe and prescription drugs that were in an Excedrin bottle, police said.

In addition to the open container violation, Ms. Colgan was charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance.

• Riding an all-terrain vehicle with no lights led to a Manorville man’s arrest on a drug charge early Sunday, police said.

Kyle Stoddard, 21, of Horton Court in Manorville was seen driving an ATV that had no lights on and tailgating another vehicle about 1:40 a.m. on Flanders Road in Riverside, when he was pulled over, according to police.

He was charged with driving while intoxicated and circumventing an interlock device, which was required as a condition of a prior DWI arrest, police said.

Mr. Stoddard was first taken to Peconic Bay Medical Center for treatment of asthma, and then brought to headquarters for processing, according to police.

• Kashif Lyons, 27, of West Tiana Road in Hampton Bays was charged with unlawful possession of marijuana Friday night after the car he was riding in was pulled over on a traffic infraction at the intersection county roads 104 and 31 in Flanders, police said. Mr. Lyons also was wanted on a bench warrant for failing to pay a $125 fine in Southampton Town Justice Court from Nov. 4, 2010 and was additionally charged with failure to pay a fine, police said.

• Marrial Pienado-Hernandez, 36, and Giovanni Zet-Sunun, 36, whom police described as homeless, and Avery Lamont, 58, of Huntington Crossway in Bridgehampton, all were charged with violating open container laws by drinking beers in public last Tuesday near the Riverside traffic circle, according to 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 The charges against them may later be reduced or withdrawn, or they may be found innocent.