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Southampton Blotter: Unlicensed driver faces drug charges

An unlicensed driver from Flanders and a Mattituck woman were arrested on drug charges Oct. 31 in Riverside. 

Jamal Langhorne, 29, was stopped for failing to signal when making a left turn on Cross River Drive at around 10:05 p.m. in Riverside, police said. He had an active arrest warrant with Southampton Town police, according to a police report. While searching the car police allegedly found crack cocaine, powder cocaine and marijuana.

The passenger, 23-year-old Christina Ragone, allegedly admitted to having marijuana in her purse, which she then handed over to police. She also said she knew Mr. Langhorne didn’t have a driver’s license even though he was driving the car, officials said.

Ms. Ragone was charged with third-degree facilitating aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, a traffic infraction, and unlawful possession of marijuana, a violation, police said.

Mr. Langhorne was charged with fourth-degree criminal possession of a narcotic drug, a felony, third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, a misdemeanor, unlawful possession of marijuana and two counts of not having a license, all violations, police said.

Mr. Langhorne was arrested on criminal possession of a controlled substance in October 2014 and July 2011, according to prior reports.

• Police arrested a Riverhead man for drinking and driving on Oct. 26 in Flanders.

Marlon Perez-Balcarcel, 23, was involved in a car accident on Flanders Road when his car left the road and struck a utility pole at around 4:15 a.m., police said. He allegedly smelled of alcohol, was unsteady on his feet and had bloodshot, glassy eyes, police said. He failed a pre-screen breath test and was transported to Peconic Bay Medical Center to be treated for his injuries, police said.

Mr. Perez-Balcarcel was charged with driving while intoxicated, a misdemeanor, moving from a lane unsafely and driving without a license, both violations, officials said.

• A Hampton Bays man was arrested for DWI Oct. 28 in Flanders.

Antonio Lucas, 46, allegedly crashed his car into a tree on Flanders Road at around 12:25 a.m. When a police officer arrived he found Mr. Lucas to be under the influence of drugs, officials said.

He was charged with DWI, a misdemeanor, police said.

• Police arrested a Flanders man for driving while intoxicated Nov. 1 in Hampton Bays.

Antonio Ortega Ramos, 37, was stopped for failing to stay in his lane and speeding on Flanders Road at around 6 a.m., police said. When stopped, officers performed standard field sobriety tests, which Mr. Ortega Ramos performed poorly on, officials said.

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

• Someone had approximately $6 worth of change stolen from an unlocked car parked in his Oak Avenue driveway in Flanders on Oct. 29, police said.

• A woman had the driver’s side window of her car broken into Oct. 30 while it was parked at her Brookhaven Avenue home, police said. A purse and money were removed, officials said.

• A Flanders man looked out his window Oct. 31 and saw a man in a red sweatshirt remove a five-gallon gas can from the bed of his pickup truck parked in his Evergreen Road driveway, police said. The victim then chased the approximately 5-foot-10 man in his 20s down the street on foot, but the suspect fled east on Riverside Avenue and escaped, police said. No arrest has been made.

• A woman reported that someone punctured the tires of a car parked in her Oak Avenue driveway in Flanders Nov. 1.

• Police said $455 was reported stolen from a car parked in a Maple Avenue driveway in Flanders after someone broke the passenger side window Nov. 1.

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.