Southampton blotter: Riverhead man broke into car, resisted arrest

A 20-year-old man was arrested last Monday and charged with resisting arrest and breaking into a car in Riverside, Southampton Town police said.

Elmer Avelar of Riverhead was found walking down Lake Avenue at around 5 a.m. carrying what police believed was a gun, officials said.

When the suspect attempted to hide, he dropped the weapon after police instructed him to do so, officials said.

Mr. Avelar was found to be in possession of a pellet gun and a manual for a Ford pickup truck, police said.

During the investigation, Mr. Avelar attempted to flee police, officials said. Following a physical struggle and assistance from responding officers, Mr. Avelar was placed under arrest, officials said.

It was later determined that the stolen manual was reported missing from a vehicle on Maynard Street, police said.

Mr. Avelar was charged with petit larceny, second-degree obstructing governmental administration, fifth-degree criminal possession of stolen property and resisting arrest, all misdemeanors, police said.

• A Riverhead man was arrested last Wednesday and charged with attempting to steal from a Hampton Bays computer repair store, police said.

William Christiansen, 59, entered Mundo Tech on Montauk Highway at around 5:45 p.m. while his accomplice distracted employees by yelling about wanting her cellphone fixed, police said.

Mr. Christiansen then shattered a glass display case, but later fled the store without taking any items, officials said, adding the incident was caught on surveillance video.

He was charged with third-degree criminal tampering and fourth-degree criminal mischief, both misdemeanors, police said.

• A Southampton man was arrested in Riverside last Thursday and charged with driving without a license and endangering the welfare of a child, officials said.

Javier Soledadurbano, 30, was driving on Flanders Road at around 12:30 p.m. with a child in the car. When police pulled him over they found he had a suspended driver’s license, officials said.

Mr. Soledadurbano was charged with endangering the welfare of a child and second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation, both misdemeanors, police said.

• A Calverton man was arrested Saturday on drunken-driving charges in Riverside, police said.

D.M. Romero-Gonzalez, 23, was driving on Flanders Road shortly after 4 a.m. when he failed to stay within his lane and drove with his brights on, officials said.

Police noticed a strong smell of alcohol on Mr. Romero-Gonzalez’s breath and found he had watery eyes and slurred speech, officials said.

He was charged with driving while intoxicated, a misdemeanor, moving from a lane unsafely and failure to dim lights, both violations, police said.

• A Flanders man was arrested Sunday on drunken-driving charges in Hampton Bays, police said.

Yordan Todorov, 22, was driving on Flanders Road at around 10:45 p.m. when he was stopped for traffic infractions, officials said.

He was charged with DWI, a misdemeanor, and numerous traffic violations, police said.

• A Westhampton Beach woman was arrested Saturday and charged with driving without a license in Riverside, police said.

Jeanette Koyles, 50, was driving on Route 104 at around 12:45 p.m. when police pulled her over for not having an inspection sticker on her car, officials said.

During the investigation, police found her registration was expired and her license was suspended, officials said.

Ms. Koyles was charged with third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, a misdemeanor, operating a motor vehicle without an inspection certificate and operating an unregistered vehicle, both violations, officials said.

• A Flanders woman was arrested last Tuesday on drug charges in Riverside, police said.

Alexandra Garcia, 19, was driving on Old Quogue Road when she failed to stay within her lane and didn’t come to a complete stop at a stop sign, officials said.

She was charged with driving while ability impaired by drugs and unlawful possession of marijuana, police said.

• Two Flanders residents reported last Tuesday that a relative stole their credit cards and paychecks, police said. No arrests have been made.