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Arrest reports for west of the Shinnecock Canal from July 23 through July 29:
East End Drug Task Force
• John H. Ward, 51, of Flanders, was arrested July 27 at 6:20 a.m. at home in Flanders and charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance in the third degree, a felony, and criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree, a misdemeanor. Police said Ward was arrested following a long-term narcotics investigation and search warrant by the Suffolk County district attorney’s East End Drug Task Force. When the search warrant was executed, a quantity of heroin and prescription pills were recovered, along with cash used its drug deals, police said. Ward was already on parole related to drug sales convictions, according to the arrest report.
Driving Impaired by Drugs
• Denzel T. Faines, 21, of Medford, was arrested July 23 at 4:03 p.m. in Flanders and charged with driving while ability impaired by drugs and aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle in the second degree - alcohol related, both misdemeanors, as well as moving from lane unsafely, a traffic infraction. Police said Faines was involved in a motor vehicle accident at County Road 51 and Lake Avenue. Upon investigation, it was discovered that Faines’ driving privilege was suspected, according to the arrest report. He was then transported to police headquarters to determine if he was under the influence of drugs, police said. After a New York State Police drug recognition expert responded to headquarters, Faines was charged with driving while ability impaired by drugs, police said.
• Nichol M. Dewitt, 42, of Patchogue, was arrested July 29 at 5:03 p.m. in Hampton Bays on Ponquogue Avenue and charged with driving while ability impaired by drugs and criminal possession of a controlled substance, both misdemeanors, as well as failure to use a designated lane, a traffic infraction. Police said Dewitt was involved in a motor vehicle accident and found to be in possession of heroin when she was searched at police headquarters in Hampton Bays.
• Lisa Ann Heusel, 38, of Shirley, was arrested July 23 at 10:21 p.m. in Hampton Bays on Montauk Highway West and charged with driving while ability impaired by drugs and criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree, both misdemeanors. Police said they responded to a call of an erratic driver driving eastbound on Montauk Highway, driving into oncoming traffic. Heusel was placed under arrest and her vehicle was impounded due to a prior DWI conviction, according to the arrest report.
Driving While Intoxicated
• Robert C. Hickey, 49, of Mineola, was arrested July 29 at 1:17 a.m. and charged with DWI, a misdemeanor, and speeding, a traffic infraction. Police said they pulled Hickey on Foster Avenue in Hampton Bays and his breath smelled of an alcoholic beverage, his speech was slurred, his eyes were red and glassy, he was unsteady on his feet and performed poorly on sobriety tests.
• Brianna Leigh McConnell, 23, of Port Jefferson, was arrested July 29 at 7:40 p.m. in Hampton Bays in a parking lot on Montauk Highway West and charged with DWI, a misdemeanor. Police said McConnell was pulled over for driving through parking spaces in a vehicle with excessive window tint. He was charged with having non-transparent side windows, a vehicle infraction, and he admitted to drinking eight beers at the Boardy Barn before driving, police said.
• Lisa M. Slackford, 29, of Mastic Beach, was arrested July 29 at 1:57 a.m. in Northampton on Lake Avenue and charged with criminal impersonation in the second degree and false personation, both misdemeanors, and having an open container of alcohol, a violation. Police said Slackford was observed drinking in a parking vehicle and when asked for ID she gave police officers several different names and birthdates. At one point, she gave her sister’s name and date of brith; her sister has four warrants, according to the arrest report. She finally gave police her correct name and address upon arriving at police headquarters in Hampton Bays, the arrest report states.
For arrest reports from east of the Shinnecock Canal, visit Southampton Patch.