Crimes Nearby: Drug Bust in Riverside Yields Arrests

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


• A yielded three marijuana-related arrests at a home on Lake Avenue. A 55-year-old and 29-year-old, both of Riverside, were charged with unlawful possession of marijuana, a violation.
Jose Maysonet, 46, was charged with one count of criminal possession of a controlled substance, seventh degree and criminal use of drug paraphernalia, both misdemeanors.

• Following a Riverhead Police Department sting last Thursday, employees at three separate locations around Riverhead were .
The sting, conducted the evening of March 1, stopped at 18 different locations throughout Riverhead. One employee at each of the following locations was charged with unlawfully dealing with a minor: Superior Gas, Route 25, Aquebogue; OK Petro, East Main Street, Riverhead; Stop and Go Mini Mart, West Main Street, Riverhead.
The individuals charged, according to police, were Gokhan Gunacar, 27, of Miller Place; Ana Flores, 20, of Flanders; and Freddy Collado, 51, of Freenport. The three individuals were processed and released on desk appearance tickets, and the premises reportedly found in violation of state liquor law were reported to the State Liquor Authority.

• A Flanders woman was after police said she was driving drunk with a five-year-old in the car.
According to police reports, Christiene Dacosta was driving southbound on Route 24, near the intersection of Long Neck Boulevard, when she was stopped around 3:45 a.m. Police said she failed to maintain her lane of travel.
According to police, it was determined that Dacosta was driving under the influence of alcohol, while her five-year-old son was in the car.


• Felicia Biscardi, 21, of East Hampton, was arrested Feb. 27 at 10:53 p.m. at the intersection of Long Beach Road and Noyac Road in Noyac. She was charged with driving while impaired by alcohol and marijuana, a misdemeanor. Southampton Town police said Biscardi also had marijuana in her possession. She was initially stopped for speeding and was cited for that charge, a traffic infraction, police said.
• Kelley E. Daige, 26, of Manorville, was arrested March 1 at 6:36 p.m. and charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance in the third degree, a felony, as well as criminal possession of marijuana in the fifth degree and criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree, both misdemeanors. Southampton Village police said that while on a traffic stop on North Sea Road they found cocaine and marijuana in the vehicle. A 26-year-old man in the vehicle was charged with unlawful possession of marijuana.


• Police reported that Derrick L. Johnson, 20, of East Hampton, was arrested after he allegedly beat a man up on Feb. 22. received a call about a woman screaming for help on Springs-Fireplace Road at about 1:35 a.m. They found a large house party underway and several people told officers there was a fight underway in the backyard. Through a basement window, police saw a man laying on the ground with blood covering his face. When Johnson refused to open the door, police forced it open. Johnson made a run for the main level of the house, but came back screaming and charged at the victim. The officer got in between them and got shoved in the process. He radioed for back-up and Johnson was arrested. The victim had a severe laceration about his left eye, complained of a headache and feeling dizzy. The officer was transported to , as well.

• Miguel J. Baculima-Barros, 40, of East Hampton, was arrested after he allegedly choked his girlfriend on Feb. 25. His girlfriend reported the incident the next day. Police said she had a bruise to her ribs, as well as a pain in her neck below her jaw. Baculima-Barros was not in town, but was asked to come to headquarters the next day. Arrested on Feb. 27, he was charged with criminal obstruction of breathing, a misdemeanor, and second-degree harassment, a violation. While being held in a cell, he complained of chest pains and shortness of breath and was transported to Southampton Hospital. He was released on $250 bail and given an appearance ticket.

• Daniel G. Crawford, 27, of Sag Harbor, was arrested on felony drunken driving charges on a moped in East Hampton Village on Saturday at about 2:30 a.m. said they saw Crawford stop at the stop sign at the intersection of Railroad Avenue and Newtown Lane and then he and the moped fell over. He got back up and proceeded east on Newtown Lane, crossing over the double yellow line, and into the oncoming lane three different times, according to police. He was pulled over at North Main Street and Springs Fireplace Road. He was released on $3,000 bail following arraignment before East Hampton Town Justice Catherine A. Cahill on Sunday.


• Four Riverhead teens were arrested for an apparent burglary spree in Mattituck early Friday morning, after a Southold Town Police officer stopped the vehicle they were riding in for a traffic violation on New Suffolk Avenue in Mattituck, police said.
John Purpura, 18, of Jamesport; Brandon Coscia, 18, of Jamesport; Daniel Trimper, 18, of Riverhead; and Maria Schafer, 18, of Riverhead, were each charged with third-degree burglary and possession of burglar’s tools on March 2 at 12:45 a.m. The officer on the scene observed what appeared to be stolen property in the vehicle he’d stopped, and further investigation led police to 910 Park Avenue Extension in Mattituck, where officers discovered two summer residences burglarized and three other residences where entry was attempted, police said.

• Linda Evangelista, 57, of Southold, was charged with driving while intoxicated on March 5 at 1:35 p.m. after she lost control of her vehicle as she drove north on Boisseau Avenue in Southold. Evangelista attempted a left-hand turn onto Route 48 and struck a utility pole on the north side of the highway, police said. She was found to be in an intoxicated condition, was arrested and transported to police headquarters in Peconic for processing, police said.

• William Caldwell, 50, of Westford, Mass., was charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated, speeding, open container of an alcoholic beverage, and refusing to take a roadside breath test on March 3 at 11:25 a.m., after police stopped him for a traffic violation at the intersection of Route 48 and Cox Neck Road in Mattituck, police said. Caldwell was found to be intoxicated, arrested and transported to police headquarters in Peconic where he was held overnight pending arraignment.

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