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Southampton Blotter: Riverside man tampered with witness

09/17/2017 5:59 AM |

Southampton Town police arrested a Riverside man for tampering with a witness in Riverside last Friday.

Police stopped a car for a traffic infraction around 10:40 p.m. near Ludlam Avenue and Flanders Road and learned that a passenger in the front seat, Charles Johnson, 32, had an active arrest warrant for multiple charges stemming from an incident that occurred last Thursday, officials said.

In that incident, Mr. Johnson, driving a white Chevy Malibu, pulled up to a woman walking on Wildwood Trail in Northampton around 8:20 p.m. and yelled an expletive at her, officials said. The victim said she recognized Mr. Johnson when he got out of the car, walked toward her and allegedly threatened to kill her, officials said. He then allegedly punched her in the left shoulder, reportedly causing pain and bruising. The woman got on her bike and got away, but Mr. Johnson caught up with her behind Joe’s Garage, where he threatened her in the parking lot, officials said.

He was charged with second-degree tampering with a witness, a felony, as well as third-degree menacing, third-degree assault and fourth-degree stalking, all misdemeanors.

• New York State police arrested a Riverhead man for driving while intoxicated on Route 24 last Thursday.

After Grzegorz Karwowski, 41, was stopped for driving with an inoperable headlight, police learned he had a .17 percent blood alcohol content, officials said.

• A Riverhead man was arrested for driving with a suspended license in Flanders last Saturday.

Rudy Garcia, 32, was stopped for traffic violations on Flanders Road around 5 a.m. and police learned his license had been suspended in June 2016 for driving while ability impaired by alcohol, Southampton officials said.

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

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

After Timothy Edler, 22, was stopped around 1:30 a.m. near Peconic Avenue and West Main Street for having tinted windows, police learned his license was suspended, officials said.

Additionally, police found a quantity of marijuana in a glass jar behind the steering column, as well as a large quantity of plastic baggies, a scale and over $3,000 cash. A passenger in the car was arrested for unlawful possession of marijuana.

Mr. Edler was charged with misdemeanor second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and a violation.

• A Riverhead man was arrested for driving with a suspended license in Riverside last Monday.

Khizer Hayat, 22, was stopped on Riverleigh Avenue around 6:15 p.m. for having an illegal window tint and police learned he had a suspended driver’s license, officials said.

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

• Police arrested a Bridgehampton woman for driving with a suspended license in Flanders last Thursday.

Jennifer Davis, 32, was stopped for a traffic infraction near Wood Road and Reeves Bay Trails around 4:35 a.m. when police learned she had a suspended driver’s license, officials said.

She was charged with misdemeanor third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and a violation.

• An Aquebogue woman was reportedly robbed at knifepoint in Riverside last Sunday.

The woman called police saying she was at the Valero gas station near Enterprise Zone Drive around 8 p.m. when an unknown man offered her a ride in his black Mercedes AMG two-door coupe, which she accepted, officials said. He then pulled over in a nearby cul de sac, held a knife to her and demanded she hand over her purse, officials said. The woman said the man took her wallet, $50 cash and her debit card before throwing her purse and coat out of the car and kicking her out of the Mercedes, officials said. The victim said she wasn’t able to get the license plate of the car and an investigation is ongoing, officials said.

• A Northampton woman allegedly had a medallion, $200 and 225 euros taken from a purse in the center console of her car sometime between 9 p.m. last Monday and 6:10 a.m. last Tuesday. The car was unlocked and parked near her Lakeview Drive home, officials said.

• The owner of a home on Ludlam Avenue in Riverside was given an appearance ticket for Oct. 6 for numerous citations. Citations against Alvin Laird, 60, included failing to obtain a building permit, no certification of occupancy, failure to install smoke detectors and others.

• A drill, stud gun, nail gun and saw were removed from a toolbox in the back of a pickup truck on East Street in Flanders sometime overnight last Tuesday, The owner reported the items missing around 8 a.m. last Wednesday.

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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