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Southampton Blotter: DWI charge for man caught with fake identification

A Riverhead man was caught with a fake identification card last Tuesday in Riverside after he was stopped for a traffic violation, according to Southampton Town police.

After Alex Neria, 25, was stopped on County Road 104, he was found to be driving without a license and had a fraudulent New Jersey identification card, police said,

Mr. Neria was charged with second-degree possession of a forged instrument, a felony, police said.

• A Bay Shore man was charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance Friday in Riverside after Suboxone strips were spotted in his backpack, according to police.

Wayne Stoddard, 38, was being interviewed after being observed engaging in “possible drug activity,” police said. While Mr. Stoddard was looking for identification, several Suboxone film strips were spotted in plain view in his backpack, according to police. He did not have a prescription for the drug or have it in a prescription container, police said.

• Maryann Walsh, 43, of Cutchogue was arrested and charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance Saturday in Riverside after trying to hide a crack pipe in her bra, according to police.

Ms. Walsh was observed walking into a wooded area and when police approached her and a man, she turned away and put an object inside her bra, police said. Upon interview, Ms. Walsh said the item was a crack pipe, which contained cocaine, police said.

• A Flanders resident reported a complaint about her dog “going to the bathroom on her property” Saturday night, according to police.

The woman told police her neighbor was yelling at her because her dog went to the bathroom in the woods near his property, police said. An officer spoke to both parties and advised them not to speak to each other and to remove any droppings if they happen to be on or near the neighbor’s grass, police said.

• Leighanne Heiberger, 20, of East Quogue was charged with third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle last Monday on Quogue Riverhead Road in Flanders after she was found to be driving with a suspended license, according to police.

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 The charges against them may later be reduced or withdrawn, or they may be found innocent.