Southampton Blotter: Riverhead man caught with glass pipe

A Riverhead man who was unsuccessful in hiding a drug pipe was arrested on drug charges in Riverside last week, Southampton Town police said.

Vincent Braunskil, 40, of West Main Street in Riverhead was charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance Friday night on Peconic Avenue, police said.

When an officer walked by him, Mr. Braunskil tried to conceal something in his left hand by walking away from the officer and moving his hand behind his back, according to police. When asked what he had in his hand, he turned over a glass pipe used to smoke cocaine, according to police, who said the pipe tested positive for cocaine.

• A Hempstead woman who was driving while on pain medication ended up in more pain as she was involved in a accident and then arrested, according to police.

Eva Rosado, 45, of Foster Place in Hempstead was charged with driving while ability impaired by drugs Aug. 29, on Flanders Boulevard in Flanders after being involved in a crash at the intersection of Flanders Road and Cypress Avenue, police said.

Ms. Rosado told an officer she was wearing a pain patch and that she takes prescription medication for pain, according to police, who said there were four bottles of prescription medication in the car.

Ms. Rosado was taken to the hospital by ambulance for treatment of injuries suffered in the accident and then released on an appearance ticket, according to police.

Additional information about the accident was not available.

• Reinaldo Garcia, 32, of West Parkview Drive in Shirley was charged with driving while intoxicated last Thursday afternoon on Flanders Road and Red Creek Road in Flanders, police said.

He was stopped after being spotted driving erratically and swerving all over the road on Route 24, police said. He was unable to perform roadside sobriety tests, police said.

• Sharon Russell, 62, of Wilmont Avenue in Washington, Pa., was charged with DWI just after midnight Saturday on Flanders Road and Bellows Pond Road in Flanders, police said.

Ms. Russell was initially stopped for failing to stay in her lane and was then found to be intoxicated, according to police, who said she had alcohol on her breath and did poorly on roadside sobriety tests.

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 The charges against them may later be reduced or withdrawn, or they may be found innocent.