Westhampton Beach Police Log: Drug and Parade-Related Arrests

Westhampton Beach Police reports through March 14.

Editor’s Note: The following information was supplied by the Westhampton Beach Village Police Department. A criminal charge is only an accusation and does not indicate guilt.


• On March 8, Leighanne Lorusso, 50, of Westhampton Beach was charged with driving while ability impaired by drugs, a felony, because she has prior DWI conviction. Police said Lorusso was pulled over on Oak Street at 3:51 p.m. for driving erratically. Upon investigation, police said they found a pill container with various assorted prescription medications in her car.

She was further charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree, a misdemeanor.

Lorusso's car was seized under the Suffolk County zero tolerance law and taken to headquarters where it was determined that she required medical attention. She was taken to Peconic Bay Medical center and later to court where a judge ordered her to be held without bail.

Resisting Arrest

Police charged Hector Perez, 21, of Westhampton Beach with resisting arrest, a misdemeanor, after police said he became combative during the Westhampton Beach St. Patrick's Day parade on Saturday. Police said he was also charged with disorderly conduct, a violation. He was released on $100 bail.

Disorderly Conduct

Four patrons of Casey's in Westhampton Beach were charged with disorderly conduct on Saturday after the St. Patrick's Day Parade in Westhampton Beach after a verbal dispute broke out. Police said several of those charged refused to leave the establishment and one grabbed an officer, pulling him to the ground.

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