The following arrests were reported by the Southampton Town Police Department and New York State Troopers over the past week. A charge is an accusation. Defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.
• Marvin Jennings, 49, of Blue Point, was arrested in Hampton Bays on Oct. 26 on attempted robbery and drug charges. According to police, Jennings approached a man in front of the 7-Eleven on Montauk Highway at around 8:30 a.m. claiming he had a gun and demanding money. Jenning was unsuccessful in obtaining any money and fled. He was later located and arrested. He is being charged with first-degree attempted robbery, a felony, and criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh-degree, a misdemeanor.
• Naiche Williams, 18, of Southampton, turned himself into police at headquarters on Oct. 25 to answer to charges of felony grand larceny. Police said Williams was informed by police that a warrant had been issued out of Southampton Town Justice Court in connection with a stolen credit card on June 21 of this year. Williams was charged with fourth-degree grand larceny, a felony. He posted bail and is due back in court on Nov. 5.
• A routine traffic stop led to the arrest of a Riverhead man after it was discovered he was wanted on an assault charge related to an incident that took place this summer. According to police, the 26-year-old man was stopped on Old Riverhead Road at around 10:30 a.m. on Oct. 2. Police found an arrest warrant was issued on Sept. 10 for charges stemming from an assault that took place on Aug. 11. The man was taken into custody and held for arraignment on a third-degree assault charge, a misdemeanor.
• New York State Police arrested a Syracuse woman on drug possession charges stemming from a traffic stop in Hampton Bays on Oct. 27. According to police, the 27-year-old woman was stopped on Montauk Highway when they discovered marijuana and other drugs in her possession. She was charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a misdemeanor, and unlawful possession of marijuana, a violation. She is due in Southampton Court to answer the charges on Nov. 20.
• William Murphy, 38, of Manorville, was arrested on Oct. 26 on a charge of driving under the influence of drugs. According to police Murphy was driving a 2004 Chevy west on Sunrise Highway in Eastport at around 1:30 a.m. when he was stopped for multiple traffic violations. Police discovered Murphy was under the influence of cocaine and had some in his possession. He was charged with DWAI and seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, both misdemeanors. He was also charged with speeding, a violation.
• Bahri Erdogan, 19, of Riverhead, was arrested Speonk on Oct. 22, charged with felony forgery stemming from a routine traffic violation. According to police, Erdogan was stopped in a 2012 Volkswagen Jetta on Speonk-Riverhead Road at around 2 p.m. for having illegally tinted windows. When police further investigated they discovered the vehicle was unregistered, uninsured and documents claiming so were forged. He was charged with second-degree possession of a forged instrument, a felony, having non-transparent windows, a violation, and driving an unregistered vehicle, a violation.
• Jonas Ruano, 27, of Westhampton Beach, was arrested on Oct. 26 on charges that he was driving drunk and without a valid license. According to police, Ruano was driving a 2001 Toyota south on County Road 31 in Westhampton at around 6 p.m. when he was observed weaving in and out of lanes, driving over the shoulder and passing other vehicles while driving in the median. When he was stopped, police said they discovered he was intoxicated and that his license had been revoked. Police arrested Ruano and charged him with first-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, a felony, misdemeanor DWI, and moving lanes unsafely, a violation. He was also charged with resisting arrest, a misdemeanor.
• William MacPherson, 61, of East Quogue, was arrested in East Quogue on Oct. 25 on a felony after allegedly driving drunk. MacPherson was stopped for a traffic violation at around 6 p.m. when police said they discovered he was intoxicated and driving with a suspended license. He was charged with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, a felony, and DWI, a misdemeanor. He was arraigned at Southampton Town Justice Court and held on $4,500 bail.