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Crimes Nearby: Alleged Shooter Remains in Jail Pending Indictment

Also on the East End this past week, multiple DWI arrests.

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

EAST HAMPTON

Frank A. Hanna, the man  late last month, will await a grand jury indictment from a jail cell.

Suffolk County sheriff's deputies brought Hanna, who turned himself in on May 30, to  on Tuesday. Hanna pleaded not guilty to felony charges of third-degree criminal possession of a weapon and second-degree assault, both felonies, and second-degree menacing, a misdemeanor, at his arraignment on May 31. He is being held on $50,000 bail.

RIVERHEAD

• Bernardo A. Benitez, 34, of Flanders, was arrested May 29 at 6:05 a.m. near the Jackson Avenue South and Old Riverhead Road intersection in Hampton Bays and charged with DWI, a misdemeanor, as well as leaving the scene of an accident with property damage and an additional traffic infraction. Police said a passing motorist had called in to report a vehicle parked in the middle of the roadway, and Benitez was found sleeping behind the wheel with the engine running.

• Jameula J. Carter, 30, of Flanders, was arrested May 29 at 8:34 p.m. near the intersection of Priscilla Avenue and Evergreen Road in Flanders and charged with DWI, a misdemeanor, and aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle in the first degree, alcohol related, a felony. Police said Carter was pulled over for driving a dirt bike without a helmet or license plate.

• Collin M. Woodley, 54, of Riverhead, was arrested June 3 at 1:46 p.m. at Peconic Avenue in Riverside and charged with circumventing an interlock device and aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle in the second degree, alcohol related, both misdemeanors, as well as following too closely, a traffic infraction. Police said Woodley was involved in a minor accident in the Flanders traffic circle and it was discovered his license was suspended for a prior DWI arrest.

NORTH FORK

• August F. Ruckdeschel, 33, of Ronkonkoma, and Gregory J. Cimino, 24, of Farmingville, were each charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated on June 2 at 7:01 p.m., after police stopped Ruckdeschel for a traffic violation on Cox Lane in Cutchogue, police said. Ruckdeschel was appointed in April by the administration of Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone to a job as a farmlands administrator in the economic development and planning department, according to a Newsday article. Cimino was stopped for following Ruckdeschel too closely, police said. Both drivers were found to be intoxicated, were arrested and transported to police headquarters in Peconic where they were held for arraignment.

WESTHAMPTON-HAMPTON BAYS

• William Thomas Ardolino, 22, of Shirley, was arrested May 28 at 6:37 p.m. and charged with obstructing governmental administration and resisting arrest, both misdemeanors, as well as harassment in the second degree, a violation. Police said Ardolino had been ejected from the Boardy Barn in Hampton Bays for being disorderly with the bartenders, and then screamed and caused alarm in the parking lot when asked to leave the property, saying he did not do anything wrong. After several attempts to get him to leave the property, police reported, Ardolino shoved a police officer.

• Collin M. Woodley, 54, of Riverhead, was arrested June 3 at 1:46 p.m. at Peconic Avenue in Riverside and charged with circumventing an interlock device and aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle in the second degree, alcohol related, both misdemeanors, as well as following too closely, a traffic infraction. Police said Woodley was involved in a minor accident in the Flanders traffic circle and it was discovered his license was suspended for a prior DWI arrest.

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