Southampton Blotter: Woman gave police fake name during traffic stop
A Riverhead woman was arrested for criminal impersonation in Northampton last Sunday, according to Southampton Town police.
Nicholle Reynolds, 27, was stopped near Moriches-Riverhead and Speonk Riverhead roads around 10:15 p.m. for speeding and failed to provide police with identification, officials said. Instead, she reportedly said her name was Katie Bell Warden and gave an incorrect birthdate. Police warned Ms. Reynolds of the ramifications of giving a fake name and later learned that she had given the name of a friend, officials said. When they learned her true identity, police also learned she had a suspended driver’s license. She was transported to Riverhead Police Department for a prisoner search before being transported to Southampton Town Police Department, officials said. Police reportedly also found a clear plastic baggie containing a tan powder in her back left pants pocket, which was sent to Suffolk County lab for identification.
Ms. Reynolds was charged with second-degree criminal impersonation, second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, both misdemeanors, and two violations.
• Police arrested a Riverhead man for drug possession in Riverside last Thursday.
Allen Woodson, 39, was stopped around 3:20 p.m. near the Valero gas station on Peconic Avenue for driving without headlights in the rain, officials said. During an ensuing interview, police noticed a strong smell of marijuana coming from the car and found Mr. Woodson in possession of over 25 grams of marijuana as well as a quantity of crack cocaine in his car, officials said. His car registration was reportedly suspended for insurance lapse.
Mr. Woodson was charged with fifth-degree criminal possession of marijuana: aggregate weight more than 25 grams and seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, both misdemeanors, and two violations.
• A Riverhead woman was arrested for driving with a suspended license in Flanders last Sunday after a two-car crash.
At around 9:20 a.m., two cars were involved in a crash in the 7-Eleven parking lot on Flanders Road, and the driver of a blue BMW, who struck the second car head-on, reportedly left the scene. The driver of the second vehicle followed the BMW to Evergreen Road in Riverhead and determined that the driver was Alondra Hernandez, 20, of Flanders, officials said.
Ms. Hernandez was found to be driving with a suspended license and her car was towed to Southampton Town police headquarters. During an inventory search police allegedly found a quantity of marijuana in a clear plastic bag in the passenger side door.
Ms. Hernandez was charged with second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, a misdemeanor, and a violation.
• Police arrested a Riverhead man for driving with a suspended license in Northampton Dec. 20.
Rodney Riddick was driving on Lake Avenue near Wildwood Bowling Lanes around 11:10 a.m. when he was stopped for not wearing a seat belt, officials said. Police then learned his non-driver’s ID had been revoked for a prior DWI conviction and he didn’t have a court required interlock device in his car, officials said.
Mr. Riddick was charged with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and circumventing an interlock device, all misdemeanors, as well as a violation.
• A Riverhead man was arrested for driving with a suspended license in Riverside last Saturday.
Paul Villafranco, 19, was stopped near Flanders and Old Quogue Roads at around 1:15 a.m. for driving with no front license plate when police learned he had a suspended license for failure to pay a driver responsibility assessment, officials said.
He was charged with third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, a misdemeanor, and a violation.
• Police arrested an East Hampton man for driving while intoxicated in Riverside last Saturday.
Frederic Stephens, 24, was stopped for speeding and driving on the shoulder near Riverleigh Avenue and Old Quogue Road at around 3:15 a.m. and police learned his non-driver’s ID had been revoked for a prior DWI and his car didn’t have a required ignition interlock device, officials said. He was also reportedly found to be intoxicated and was transported to headquarters for processing.
Mr. Stephens was charged with a second DWI within 10 years and first-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, both felonies, as well as third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and circumventing an interlock device, both misdemeanors, and four violations.
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.
• Police arrested a Coram woman in Riverside Dec. 23 for driving with a revoked license.
Diana Hadizadeh, 28, was stopped for a traffic violation around 8:35 a.m. at the traffic circle on Peconic Avenue and police learned she had a revoked license, officials said.
She was charged with second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, a misdemeanor, and three traffic violations.
• A Center Moriches man was arrested for driving with a suspended license in Riverside Dec. 20.
John Castiglione, 43, was driving 60 mph in a 40 mph zone near the Peconic Avenue traffic circle around 12:15 a.m. After he was stopped, police learned his license had been suspended more than three times, officials said.
Mr. Castiglione was charged with second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, a misdemeanor, and a traffic violation.
• A Shirley man was arrested for marijuana possession last Monday in Flanders, New York State Police said.
Derrick Perkowski, 26, was reportedly stopped on Country Road 104 for driving without a front license plate and was charged with third-degree criminal possession of marijuana, a felony, second-degree criminally using drug paraphernalia, a misdemeanor, and a violation.
• A Westhampton Beach man was arrested for drug possession in Riverside last Wednesday.
Melvin Campbell, 58, was stopped near Riverleigh Avenue and Flanders Road around 4:50 p.m. for driving in the shoulder. Police noticed he was hiding a folded up $1 bill containing cocaine in his mouth, officials said. He was taken to headquarters for processing.
Mr. Campbell was charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a misdemeanor, and a traffic violation.
• Police arrested an Ossining, N.Y., man for false personation in Riverside Monday.
Willie Frazier, 33, gave numerous false names to police to avoid being arrested on Riverleigh Avenue around 11:15 a.m. after an anonymous caller tipped police off that Mr. Frazier had an active parole warrant, officials said. The aliases he gave reportedly included Chris Harris, Christopher Johnson, Phil Johnson, Littles Fraizer, Willie A. Fraizer and Willie Lennon Frazier, which is an incorrect middle name.
• Police arrested a Flanders man for DWI in Hampton Bays last Sunday.
After Nestor Huartan, 46, was stopped around 3:20 a.m. near Springville Road and Ponquogue Avenue for multiple traffic violations a police officer noticed a strong smell of alcohol on Mr. Huartan’s breath, officials said. He failed a pre-screening breath test with a .11 percent blood alcohol content, officials said. He was charged with misdemeanor DWI and two traffic violations.
• A Shirley man was arrested for drunk driving in Flanders last Sunday, according to state police.
Tyler Gaches, 21, was pulled over on County Road 104 for failing to stop at a red light, officials said. An investigation and standardized tests reportedly revealed that Mr. Gaches was driving impaired. He was charged with driving while ability impaired by alcohol, a misdemeanor.