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Riverhead Police Blotter: Flanders man arrested for marijuana possession

Riverhead Town police arrested a Flanders resident for marijuana possession in Riverhead Saturday.

Rower Hernandez-Xajap, 19, was seen smoking “in a manner typical of persons smoking crack cocaine from a glass tube or persons smoking marijuana from a pipe,” police said. When police approached him around 7:25 p.m. he was standing near a rock in Grangebel Park and smelled of burnt marijuana, police said. He was found in possession of a glass pipe and a small amount of marijuana and admitted to recently smoking marijuana, officials said. 

He was charged with misdemeanor fifth-degree criminal possession of marijuana and a violation.

• A Hampton Bays woman was arrested on numerous charges in Riverhead Sunday. 

Kylie Springer, 18, was reportedly stopped for traffic violations on Hubbard Avenue around 11 p.m. During the traffic stop, Ms. Springer handed an officer a “quantity of plant material,” officials said. Police also found a fraudulent driver’s license in her car, officials said.

She was charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs and third-degree possession of a forged instrument, both misdemeanors, and a violation.

• Police charged a 27-year-old man with misdemeanor driving while intoxicated in Riverhead Sunday.

After Federico Basurto Vega of Riverhead was stopped on Fishel Avenue around 5:05 p.m. for making improper turns, police learned he was intoxicated, officials said. 

• A Flanders man was arrested for stealing from a car parked on Fishel Avenue last Tuesday. 

Cecil Trent, 64, allegedly entered an unlocked car during the overnight hours and took an iPad from it, officials said. The iPad was tracked to a residence on Brown Street in Flanders around 8:20 a.m., where police found Mr. Trent, officials said. Mr. Trent admitted to taking the iPad and said he had plans to sell it later that day, officials said. 

He was charged with misdemeanor petit larceny.

• Police arrested a 35-year-old man for drug possession in Riverhead Sunday.

When Ian Costanza of Riverhead was seen tucking a Hurricane beer up his sweatshirt in Grangebel Park around 5:30 p.m., police stopped him and learned he was in possession of two hypodermic needles and an amount of marijuana, officials said. 

He was charged with misdemeanor possession of a hypodermic instrument and two violations. He was processed and released on $100 bail. 

• Kendra Allen, 41, of Riverhead, was charged with second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation around 3:10 p.m. on Harrison Avenue last Tuesday, officials said. 

• Police received reports of a man exposing himself at Tanger Outlets Saturday.

A customer reportedly exposed himself to an employee at H&M around 8:30 p.m. while trying on clothes in the store’s dressing room. Police realized that he matched the description of a suspect in a similar incident that was reported later that same night at the DKNY store, officials said. 

Around 9:30 p.m. a DKNY employee said that he had exposed himself to her in the dressing rooms that day. The employee originally wanted to press charges, but did not do so on the advice of her management. 

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.