Southampton blotter: Riverside driver tried to escape drug arrest


A traffic stop for not having a license plate lamp turned into a drug arrest for one woman last Sunday night. 

Carolyn Parker, 41, of Riverside, was pulled over when the officer reportedly smelled alcohol and marijuana coming from her car. Ms. Parker allegedly took some marijuana out of her pocket and attempted to discard it on the ground and when an officer then tried to handcuff her, she pulled away and spun out.

Ms. Parker was charged with two counts of seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, along with one count each of unlawful possession of marijuana and resisting arrest Sunday night on the corner of Flanders and Bellows Pond roads.

• About $300 in cash, a $100 cellphone, two prepaid debit cards and other documents were reported stolen from an unlocked car on Suffolk Avenue in Flanders March 14.

• A Ryobi power drill, a Ryobi sander and a flashlight were reported stolen from a pickup truck parked at home in Riverside overnight between March 29 and 30. The estimated value of the stolen items is about $125, according to police.

• Two debit cards, a driver’s license and some ID cards were reported stolen from an unlocked car on Ludlum Avenue in Riverside on March 25.

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 The charges against them may later be reduced or withdrawn, or they may be found innocent.