Southampton Police Log: DWI and Drug Charges

Southampton Police reports through Oct. 15.

Editor’s Note: The following information was supplied by the Southampton Town Police Department. A criminal charge is only an accusation and does not indicate guilt.


Jeffrey Gell, 39, of Hampton Bays, was charged with DWI, a misdemeanor, Sept. 29 at 10:50 p.m. after police stopped his vehicle on Flanders Road. Cops said Gell refused a breath screening test for alcohol.

•Omar Hernandez, 24, of Hampton Bays, was charged with DWI, a misdemeanor, after police stopped his vehicle on Ridgewood Lane in Hampton Bays Oct. 10 at 12:40 a.m. Cops said Hernandez admitted to consuming three beers prior to driving.

Petty Larceny

•Christina Lopresti, 35, of Hampton Bays, was charged with shoplifting, a misdemeanor, after she was reported taking items from the King Kullen supermarket on East Montauk Highway in Hampton Bays on Oct. 9. Lopresti was arrested at 10:30 a.m.

Endangering the Welfare of a Child

•Joy Flowers, 20, of Flanders, was charged with endangering the welfare of a child, a misdemeanor, Oct. 10 at 7:15 a.m. Police reported that Flowers left her 22 month-old child at home for six hours unattended at a home on Albany Avenue in Flanders.


James Costello, 46, of Wading River, was charged with misdemeanor drug possession after his car was stopped for speeding by police on Flanders Road Oct. 13 at 9:30 a.m. According to the report, Costello was in possession of a prescription controlled substance not prescribed for him.

Criminal Mischief

•Adam Principe, 37, of Riverhead, was arrested Oct. 11 at 9:50 p.m. and charged with third -degree criminal mischief, a misdemeanor, in Flanders. Police say Principe caused $500 in damage to a property on Evergreen Road during a violent incident.

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