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Southampton Blotter: Riverside men caught with crack cocaine

Southampton Town police arrested two Riverside men on a drug charge in the hamlet last Tuesday.

William Turner, 40, was seen at a “known narcotics area” on Old Quogue Road around 3:05 a.m. removing a quantity of crack cocaine from a plastic bag and placing it in the hand of Eddie Buckley, 61, officials said.

Mr. Turner attempted to flee the scene when the arresting officer approached but was quickly apprehended after tripping over a hole in the ground, according to a police report.

A clear plastic bag containing crack cocaine was located on the ground where Mr. Turner fell, police said. Mr. Buckley also had crack cocaine and two pipes in his possession, according to the report.

Mr. Buckley was charged with misdemeanor seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance.

Mr. Turner was charged with felony fifth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance and third-degree escape, a misdemeanor.

• A Flanders man was arrested for drug possession in Riverside Saturday.

Eddie Cabrera, 31, was the passenger in a car on Flanders Road at around 1:15 p.m. when he was spotted not wearing a seat belt, police said. When they asked for identification, police saw a clear glassine baggie containing powdered cocaine fall out of a pants pocket, police said. Mr. Cabrera also reportedly had an active bench warrant for failing to appear in court.

He was charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a misdemeanor.

• Police arrested a Flanders man for driving while intoxicated in Riverside Monday.

Erick Nig Soc, 23, was stopped for driving without headlights while heading south on Flanders Road near Old Quogue Road at around 1:05 a.m., and police determined he was intoxicated, officials said. He was arrested and transported to headquarters for processing.

Mr. Nig Soc was charged with DWI and refusal to take a breath test, both misdemeanors, and multiple traffic violations.

• A Flanders man was arrested for DWI in Flanders Saturday.

German, 24, was involved in a car accident around 4:25 a.m. and left the scene on foot. He and his passenger were later found about 500 feet from the Flanders Road location, officials said. Police determined that Mr. Caxmendez was intoxicated and he admitted to drinking six or seven beers, officials said.

He was charged with DWI, a misdemeanor, and multiple violations.

• A Hampton Bays man was arrested for resisting arrest in Flanders Sunday.

Robinson Echeverry, 28, was repeatedly asked to step away from police officers processing other arrests at Ranchero Latino on Flanders Road around 1 a.m. In response, Mr. Echeverry screamed curses at the officers and patrons, according to a police report. He initially tried to flee into the restaurant and then tried to fight with the officers, kicking and spitting at them, police said.

He was charged with resisting arrest, a misdemeanor, and disorderly conduct, a violation.

• A Riverhead man was arrested for driving with a suspended license in Westhampton last Thursday.

Malik Allen, 30, was stopped near South Road and Baycrest Avenue around 4:30 a.m. for having tinted windows and police learned his license and registration had both been suspended for not having insurance, police said.

He was charged with third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, a misdemeanor, and three traffic violations.

• Police arrested a Carmel, N.Y., man for driving with a suspended license in Flanders Saturday.

When William Rodriguez, 57, was stopped around 10:05 a.m. on Flanders Road for having an unreadable license plate, police learned he was driving with a suspended license due to a prior DWI, officials said.

He was charged with second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation, a misdemeanor, and two traffic violations.

• A resident of June Avenue in Flanders reported that two watches, a cell phone and clothing had been stolen from his locked bedroom sometime between 10:50 p.m. last Thursday and 9:25 a.m. Friday, police said. No arrest has been made at this time.

• A Riverside Avenue resident reported hearing a loud sound outside her home around 9:40 p.m. Monday. When police arrived, they saw that her car’s windshield was cracked and damaged, officials said. No arrest has been made.

• A Flanders man reported that he mailed a $3,200 watch to a buyer and never received payment, but had no supporting documentation to show at the time, officials said.

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.