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Town Police Log: Riverhead Man Allegedly Bit Police Officer

The following information was provided by the Southampton Town Police Department. An arrest is only an accusation and does not imply a conviction.

Southampton Town police reports for west of the Shinnecock Canal from Feb. 13 to Feb. 19.

Assault

 • Julian Wright, 38, of Riverhead, was arrested Feb. 18 at 11 a.m. in Riverside and charged with assault in the second degree, a felony, as well as harassment in the second degree and disorderly conduct, both violations. Police said they responded to a Lake Avenue home to investigate a reported dispute when Wright, who police said had been smoking marijuana that was laced with embalming fluid, attacked them, biting an officer. The officer was treated and released from the hospital as was Wright, who was taken Peconic Bay Medical Center for treatment, then to police headquarters for processing. Also arrested at the scene was Tracy T. Mitchell, 37, of Flanders, who police said was also smoking marijuana and fought with officers. She was charged with resisting arrest, a misdemeanor, as well as harassment in the second degree and disorderly conduct, a violation.

Weapon Possession, Menacing

• Anthony Mule, 21, of East Quogue, was arrested Feb. 19 at 4:25 a.m. in Hampton Bays and charged with criminal possession of a weapon in the third degree and two counts of menacing in the second degree, all felonies. Police said Mule was near Momentos when they received reports that he was menacing two people with a .38 caliber handgun.

Driving While Intoxicated

• German Hernandez, 28, of Hampton Bays, was arrested Feb. 18 at 1:30 a.m. in Flanders and charged with DWI, a misdemeanor. Police said Hernandez was pulled over on Flanders Road for following too closely while speeding and failing to maintain his lane. He performed poorly on sobriety tests and failed a prescreen breath test, according to the arrest report. Hernandez was additionally charged with following too closely, unreasonable speed, driving without a license and moving from lane unsafely, all traffic infractions.

• Christopher Nevins, 28, of Bellport, was arrested Feb. 17 at 6:59 p.m. in Riverside and charged with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle in the first degree-alcohol related, a felony, as well as DWI and aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle in the second degree-alcohol related, both misdemeanors. Police said Nevins was driving on Flanders Road with no headlights on and he failed to signal while coming out of the McDonald’s parking lot. Police said he has a strong smell of alcohol on his breath, he was unsteady on his feet and had glassy bloodshot eyes. He performed poorly on sobriety tests, according to the arrest report.

Criminal Mischief

• Robert M. Reyer, 27, of Hampton Bays, was arrested Feb. 18 at 5:20 a.m. at his home and charged with criminal mischief in the third degree, a felony. Police said Reyer was involved in a domestic incident in Hampton Bays with his ex-girlfriend and slashed her current boyfriend’s tires.

Larceny

• Tijay A. Clairborne, 20, of Riverhead, was arrested Feb. 15 at 10:02 a.m. at police headquarters in Hampton Bays and charged with grand larceny in the fourth degree, a felony. Police said Clairborne turned himself in for a grand larceny that occurred in August 2011 at a Donald Avenue residence in Riverside. According to police, Claiborne, was familiar with and had permission to be in the Donald Drive home when he stole an undisclosed amount of jewelry from it. He was processed and transported to Southampton Town Justice Court for arraignment.

• Debra Heyden, 55 of East Quogue was arrested on Feb. 15 and charged with two counts of grand larceny, four counts of possession of a forged instrument, and one count of grand larceny, all felonies. The charges, police say stem from the result of an August report in which police say Heyden allegedly cashed three checks, totaling $13,700, to an account that was not hers.

Drug Possession

• Brandy Spears, 32, Shirley, was arrested Feb. 14 at 11:29 a.m. in Hampton Bays and charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree, a misdemeanor. Police said Spears was stopped on East Tiana Road for a traffic infraction near the intersection with Montauk Highway and a subsequent investigation revealed she was in possession of Oxycodone pills, police said. She was additionally charged with driving without a seatbelt, a traffic infraction. She was arrested and transported to police headquarters for processing.

• Angela M. Hoover, 26, of Flanders was arrested Feb. 16 at 2:49 p.m. and charged with criminal possession of marijuana in the fifth degree, a misdemeanor. Police said Hoover was sitting in the front passenger seat of a 1997 Ford smoking marijuana in public view on Riverleigh Avenue in Riverside.

• Edwin A. Canel, 27, of Riverside, was arrested Feb. 16 at 2:49 p.m. and charged with criminal possession of marijuana in the fifth degree, a misdemeanor. Police said he was smoking marijuana in public view.

For arrest reports from east of the Shinnecock Canal, visit Southampton Patch.

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