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Southampton Blotter: Teenager faces felony drug charge

03/19/2017 5:58 AM |

New York State police arrested a Riverhead man for selling marijuana in Riverhead last Monday.

Thomas Anderson, 19, was pulled over on Elton Street for inadequate plate lamps and was later taken to police headquarters, where he was processed, officials said. He was later arraigned at Riverhead Town Justice Court and released on his own recognizance.

Mr. Anderson was charged with second-degree criminal sale of marijuana, a felony.

• An Islip Terrace man was arrested for driving with a suspended license in Riverside Sunday.

Jason Westbay, 37, was stopped on Peconic Avenue for having inadequate plate lamps and was arrested for felony first-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, state police said.

• Southampton Town police arrested a Riverhead man on weapons charges in Riverside Saturday.

Eddie Buckley, 61, was in the front passenger seat of a car pulled over for a traffic stop at around 2 a.m. on Riverleigh Avenue when he was found to be in possession of a gravity knife and a metal knuckle knife, officials said. He was reportedly taken to headquarters, where he was processed and held.

He was charged with two counts of fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon, a misdemeanor.

• A Riverhead man was arrested for driving while intoxicated in Northampton Sunday.

Paul Rysanek, 23, was seen following the car in front of him too closely at around 1:45 a.m. while traveling southbound on Lake Avenue, officials said. When stopped by police, Mr. Rysanek performed poorly on standard field sobriety tests and failed a pre-screen breath test, officials said.

He was charged with misdemeanor DWI and two traffic violations.

• Police arrested a Riverhead man for driving while ability impaired by drugs in Noyac last Tuesday.

Richard Campbell, 44, was stopped at around 10:35 a.m. near Noyac and Rawson Roads for driving in the opposite lane of travel when police learned Mr. Campbell was under the influence of drugs, officials said. He was arrested and held at headquarters for processing.

Mr. Campbell was charged with operating a motor vehicle impaired by drugs, a misdemeanor, and three traffic violations.

• A Flanders man was arrested for circumventing an interlock device in Hampton Bays Friday.

David Avelar, 29, was involved in a car accident on East Montauk/Gravel Hill Road at around 11:30 a.m. when police learned he had a suspended license and was therefore taken to headquarters for processing, officials said.

He was charged with circumventing an interlock device, second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, both misdemeanors, and a traffic violation.

• Police arrested a Mastic man for driving while intoxicated in Northampton Sunday.

Richard Nocella, 21, was traveling north on County Road 51 near Lake Avenue when he was stopped for speeding, police said. He was found to be drunk and was taken to headquarters, where he was held for arraignment, officials said.

He was charged with misdemeanor DWI.

• A Rocky Point man was arrested after he was pulled over on Route 24 in Flanders for speeding last Thursday, state police said.

David Tanzella, 41, was charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a misdemeanor, and a violation.

• State police arrested a Riverhead man for misdemeanor driving while intoxicated Friday.

Andrzej Chludzinski, 50, was stopped on Sunrise Highway after someone called police reporting an “erratic driver,” officials said.

• A Baiting Hollow man was arrested for driving with a suspended license in Riverside Saturday.

Adam Pollizotto, 36, was stopped for failing to stay in his lane on Riverleigh Avenue at around 2 a.m., when police learned he had a revoked driver’s license for a previous alcohol-related incident, officials said. He was reportedly arrested, processed and released and his car was impounded.

Mr. Pollizotto was charged with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, and two traffic violations.

• Police arrested a Riverhead man for driving with a suspended license in Riverside Saturday.

Michael Gilbert, 23, was stopped at around 11 p.m. near Nugent and Center drives for having a taillight and plate lamp out when police learned he had a suspended license and an active bench warrant out of Southampton Town, officials said. He was taken to headquarters and held for arraignment.

Mr. Gilbert was charged with misdemeanor third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and having a bench warrant executed.

• A Coram man was arrested for driving with a suspended license in Riverside Sunday.

Eduardo Ulloa, 48, was stopped near Flanders Road and Cross River Drive at around 8:05 a.m. for traffic infractions when police learned he had a suspended license, officials said.

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

• Police arrested an East Quogue woman for driving without a license in Northampton last Wednesday.

Jennifer O’Reilly, 39, was stopped for having a dark window tint at around 3:55 p.m. on Old Quogue Road when police learned her license was revoked for a prior traffic offense in December, officials said.

She was charged with second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, a misdemeanor, and two traffic violations.

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

Dermott Coll, 60, was stopped at around 10:15 a.m. for a traffic violation when police learned his license was suspended, officials said.

He was charged with third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, a misdemeanor, and an equipment violation.

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.

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