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Southampton Blotter: Hampton Bays man arrested for drug possession

08/19/2018 6:00 AM |

Southampton Town police arrested a Hampton Bays man for drug possession last Thursday in Riverside.

Kyle Camberdella, 27, was pulled over on Flanders Road after an officer observed his vehicle parked at an abandoned building near a known wooded drug area, officials said.

He was found to be in possession of crack cocaine and hypodermic needles, police said.

Mr. Camberdella faces two counts of seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and one count of possession of a hypodermic instrument, all Class A misdemeanors.

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

Milton Guazhambo-Ortiz, 30, was stopped near Royal Avenue for following another vehicle too closely, according to a police report.

Police said a further inspection revealed his license had been suspended due to an alcohol-related offense.

Mr. Guazhambo-Ortiz was arrested and charged with second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, a misdemeanor.

• Southampton Town police arrested a 57-year-old woman for driving drunk last Tuesday.

Lisa DeLuca of Riverhead was stopped for a traffic offense near Riverleigh Avenue in Riverside around 3:40 a.m. and an officer noticed signs of intoxication.

When asked to perform a field sobriety test, she stopped several times to lean against her vehicle and a wall, police said.

She was charged with misdemeanor DWI.

• Southampton Town police arrested a Riverhead man for stealing beer from a 7-Eleven in Flanders on Friday.

According to a police report, Jameula Carter, 36, had stolen an 18-pack of Budweiser a day earlier. 

Mr. Carter had previously signed a notice of trespass with 7-Eleven in June, police said. 

He was located at his residence and placed under arrest, police said, and charged with petit larceny, a Class A misdemeanor.

• A Shirley man was arrested for drinking in public last Tuesday.

According to a Southampton Town police report, Cesar Fuentes, 23, was observed drinking a 12-ounce can of Heineken beer while standing in the water at Wildwood Lake Park. 

When he saw an officer approach, police said he held the can under water until it sank to the bottom of the lake.

Mr. Fuentes was arrested and charged with two Southampton Town code violations.

• A Southampton Town parks and recreation employee called police last Wednesday to report finding graffiti on a concrete dugout floor at Iron Point Park in Flanders.

According to a police report, the graffiti was “black spray paint in the shape of a penis with testicles in a butt,” along with the numbers 503 and 504, an outline of a flag with stars and several words written in Spanish.

Officers believe the numbers represent phone country codes for El Salvador and Honduras, the police report states.

The graffiti will be removed; an investigation is ongoing.

• Southampton Town police arrested a North Carolina woman in Flanders last Wednesday for driving with a suspended license. 

According to police, Melissa Thompson, 49, was stopped near Firehouse Lane around 1 a.m. for a traffic infraction. A further investigation found she had a suspended New York State driver’s license, officials said.

Ms. Thompson was charged with misdemeanor second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle.

• A Rocky Point woman was arrested for driving with a revoked license in Riverside last Monday.

Merissa Caskey, 39, was pulled over near the Shell gas station on Lake Avenue for a traffic violation around 7 p.m., police said. They then discovered her license had been revoked in 2012 for failure to submit to a chemical test.

Ms. Caskey was arrested and charged with second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, a misdemeanor. Her vehicle was impounded, police said.

• Police arrested a 57-year-old woman for driving without a license in Riverside last Tuesday.

Officers pulled over Sharon Easter of Central Islip for speeding on Nugent Drive in Riverside, where a search revealed her license has been suspended.

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

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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