The following arrests were reported by the Southampton Town Police Department and New York State Troopers for the week of Jan. 27. A criminal charge is an accusation. Defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.
- A Westhampton woman was arrested for shoplifting and driving on a suspended license on Jan. 20. According to police the 50-year-old woman was stopped on Montauk Highway at the intersection of North Quarter Road at around 7 p.m. for an undisclosed traffic violation. Police discovered that her license was under suspension and had been suspended more than three times. While processing her for that offense it was discovered that the woman had allegedly just stolen merchandise from the 7-Eleven on Mill Road. She was taken into custody and charged with second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and petty larceny, both misdemeanors.
- Robert Erwin, 24, of Hampton Bays, turned himself into police to answer burglary charges on Jan. 22. According to police Erwin allegedly broke into a home on Sherman Avenue in Hampton Bays at around 10 p.m. on July 2, 2013 and stole a dirtbike and electronics. Erwin was processed and charged with second-degree burglary, a felony.
- New York State Troopers arrested a Westbury man on drug and weapon charges on Jan. 23. According to police Muhammad Haynes, 36, was driving on Sunrise Highway in the Town of Southampton when he slid off the roadway and came to a stop in the center median. When questioned, police said Haynes was high on drugs and in possession of marijuana. Further investigation revealed that Haynes had a weapon in his possession. He was arrested and charged with third-degree criminal possession of a weapon, a class D felony, DWAI by Drugs, a misdemeanor and unlawful possession of marijuana, a violation.
- A Shirley man was placed under arrest on forgery charges during a routine traffic stop on Jan. 24. According to police, Pernell Mitchell, 45 was driving a 1997 Dodge Caravan on Old Riverhead Moriches Road at around 8:30 p.m. when he was stopped for failing to maintain a lane of travel. While running his information police discovered that he had switched license plates, the vehicle was uninsured, unregistered and uninspected. Police also discovered that Mitchell had allegedly altered information on his New York State Driver’s license and that he had an outstanding warrant from the office of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Mitchell was arrested and charged with second-degree forgery, a class D felony, having an unregistered and uninsured vehicle, both violations. He was held by Town of Southampton Police until they transported custody to ICE agents.
- New York State Troopers arrested John McGloine, 61, of Riverhead on a drunken driving charge on Jan. 21. According to police McGloine was driving on Sunrise Highway in the Town of Southampton when he lost control of his vehicle and slid off the roadway. When police arrived they discovered McGloine to be intoxicated. He was processed and charged with DWI, a misdemeanor. He is due back in Town of Southampton Court on Feb. 3.
- New York State Troopers arrested a Portland, Maine resident on a drunken driving charge after he allegedly pulled into the parking lot of the State Police barracks on Jan. 23. According to state troopers, James Griffin, 47, was driving in Riverside when he accidentally drove into the rear parking lot of the barracks on Riverleigh Avenue thinking it was a roadway. Griffin was stopped by police as he tried to leave the lot and was determined to be intoxicated. He was processed and charged with DWI, a misdemeanor. He is due back in Southampton Court on Feb. 12.
- Hector Garcia, 31, of Riverhead was arrested on a drunken driving charge on Jan. 26. According to police Garcia was driving a 2000 Toyota 4-Runner on County Road 104 at around 11:20 a.m. when he was stopped for a using his cell phone at the intersection of Old Quogue Road in Riverside. When questioned, police discovered that Garcia was intoxicated and was driving on a suspended license. He was arrested and charged with DWI, a misdemeanor, unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and prohibited use of a cell phone, both violations.