Crimes Nearby: Community Outcry Leads To Drug Arrest in Greenport

The following information was supplied by police departments on the East End. A criminal charge is only an accusation and does not indicate guilt.


• Community outcry about drug sales in Greenport led to a recent arrest, police said.
According to Southold Town Police, on Friday, Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota's East End Drug Task Force and Southold police conducted a search warrant at a home on First Street in Greenport.

Police arrested Lavain Creighton, 42, who lived at the residence, and charged him with criminal possession of a controlled substance in the third degree, narcotic with intent to sell, a felony. He was also charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree, a misdemeanor; criminal possession of a narcotic drug in the fourth degree, a felony; and criminal use of drug paraphernalia, scales, a misdemeanor.

Southold Police Chief Martin Flatley said Creighton was found to be in possession of cocaine.

Creighton was arraigned in Southold Town Justice Court and held at the Suffolk County Correctional Facility in lieu of $20,000 cash bail.


• Rolando Luque, 38, of Flanders, was arrested on a felony charge of aggravated sexual abuse and a misdemeanor charge of endangering the welfare of a child.

According to police reports, an investigation by Southampton Town police revealed that Luque had sexually touched a 5-year-old girl.

Southampton Town Police Det. Sgt. Lisa Costa said the incidents occurred over a period of time ranging from September through November of 2012, and Luque is known to the child.


• Southampton Village police arrested a Riverhead man Feb. 12, saying that he stole approximately $15,000 from his mother. Richard Lee Caviness, 46, was charged with grand larceny in the third degree, a felony, and is being held at the Suffolk County Correctional Facility in Riverside in lieu of $2,500 bail after his arraignment at Southampton Village Justice Court.

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