The following information was supplied by police departments and courts on the East End. A criminal charge is only an accusation and does not indicate convictions.
Recent arrests elsewhere on the East End:
• James W. Griffiths, 20, of East Hampton, was arrested after he was found sleeping in the northbound lane of Three Mile Harbor-Hog Creek Road in Springs on July 21, just before the fireworks show. A driver called police when he almost hit Griffiths. Police found that Griffiths appeared intoxicated and he was unable to tell them his name or where he resided. Griffiths did give police his identification — a forged Virginia driver's license. He was placed under arrest at about 4:30 a.m. and put into the back of a police car. He then kicked the back passenger window twice, with his feet, shattering the window. Later that morning, Griffiths was arraigned on three charges; third-degree criminal mischief, a felony, second-degree possession of a forged instrument, also a felony, and disorderly conduct, a violation. However, the arrest report said that less than $200 worth of damage was done to the police car, and third-degree criminal mischief is used when more than $250 in damage is done. He was released on his own recognizance.
• While police were trying to give Bennett J. Kireker, 27, of New York City, a ticket for urinating in public, he took off, leading to his arrest on July 21. Police said they saw Kireker urinating behind the Memory Motel in Montauk at about 2 a.m., and approached him to issue a ticket for violating town code. As he was asked to show his identification, he fled on foot, but tripped and fell. Police told him to put his hands above his head, but he flailed his arms and kicked his legs, police said. He was subdued and while police were conducting a search, they found a small glass vial of a white powdery substance that tested positive for cocaine. Kireker reportedly refused medical attention for some minor scratches on his head. After an arraignment, he was released on $500 bail.
• Philippe Mao, 48, of Brooklyn, was arrested on a charge of boating while intoxicated, as a second offense, in East Hampton on July 21. Town police said that Mao operated a 2009 inflatable dinghy boat with a 15 horsepower outboard motor with an expired New York registration in an easterly direction on the west side of the channel in Three Mile Harbor by the East Hampton Point Marina. He was arrested at about 8:35 p.m. Held overnight for arraignment, he was released on his own recognizance the next day.
• Southampton Town Police report that on Monday at 3:28 p.m. on County Road 51 in Riverside, Denzel T. Faines, 21, of Medford was arrested after he allegedly drove erratically and lost control of his vehicle, crashing through the median and causing his vehicle to become damaged and disabled. Upon investigation, police said it was learned that Faines was impaired by drugs. Police charged Faines with driving while impaired by drugs, a felony, and aggravated unlicensed operation in the second degree, a misdemeanor. He was held for morning arraignment.
• On Saturday night, nine arrests were made in Riverhead by the East End DWI task force, in an effort to tackle drunk driving.Riverhead Town Police report that on Saturday night, seven were arrested and charged with DWI. Police also arrested one individual and charged him with driving while ability impaired and reported one arrest for unlawful possession of marijuana. The seven charged with DWI include Juan Perez, 50, of Riverhead, Otto Zeller, 33, of Huntington, Amilcar Cano, 28, of Greenport, who was charged with DWI and resisting arrest, John Stark, 42, of Southold, Eusebio Plato, 38, of Riverhead, Farrow Sims, Jr., 19, of Calverton, and Mark Sims, 42, of Riverhead. Riverhead Police also arrested Melissa McMoore, 21, of Greenport and charged her with unlawful possession of marijuana, as well as Jamesport resident Philip Ashley, 72, who was arrested and charged with driving while ability impaired.
• August Rose Thilberg, 19, of Hampton Bays, was arrested July 18 at police headquarters in Hampton Bays and charged with criminal mischief in the second degree, a felony. Police said Thilberg turned herself in to answer of charge of causing $3,100 in damage to a 2007 BMW 328 on Aug. 6, 2011, on Woodleigh Place in East Quogue.
• Timothy Ryan Jordan, 21, of Hampton Bays was arrested July 22 at 1:15 a.m. on Ponquogue Avenue in Hampton Bays and charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree, a misdemeanor, and driving without a plate lamp, a vehicle infraction. Police said Jordan was found to be in possession of cocaine.
• On July 14 at 10:50 p.m. Westhampton Beach Police charged Ezequeiel Top-Borrayo, 30, of Hampton Bays with felony DWI. Police said Top-Borrayo was involved in a minor car accident on Montauk Highway. Police also charged Top-Borrayo with felony aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle. Police say he had a prior DWI and his car was seized under the Suffolk County DWI seizure law. Top-Borrayo's passenger, Israel Caal Teteu, 34, of Westhampton was also charged during the incident. Police say he attempted to leave the scene of the accident and was charged with obstructing governmental administration, a misdemeanor.
• Westhampton Beach police filed a misdemeanor DWI charge against Pasquale Decicco Jr., 32, of Shirley, who was involved in an accident on Old Riverhead Road on June 27. Police say a toxicology report came back indicating that Decicco had been drinking.
• Six people were charged with driving while intoxicated overnight on July 21 and July 22 at police checkpoints as part of a East End Stop DWI Task Force initiative, reported. Southold Town Police officers along with members of the New York State Police and the Suffolk County Parks Police conducted enhanced DWI enforcement throughout the Town of Southold during the overnight period. Two separate sobriety checkpoints were conducted along with saturation patrols.
• Rosemary Brown, 47, of Riverhead, was charged with driving while under the influence of drugs and criminal possession of a controlled substance on July 23 at 10:20 p.m. after she was stopped for a traffic violation while she drove west on Route 25 in Mattituck, reported. She was found to be impaired by drugs and was also found to be possession of crack, police said. Brown was arrested and transported to police headquarters where she was processed and held for arraignment.
• Leslie Howard, 38, of Greenport, was charged with DWI, leaving the scene of an accident, failing to maintain his lane, and refusing a breath test on July 19 at 3:30 p.m. after he was involved in a motor vehicle accident and left the scene in Southold, police said. Howard was driving east on Route 25 in Greenport and swerved onto the shoulder of the roadway, police said. He was stopped, found to be intoxicated, was arrested and transported to police headquarters in Peconic where he was processed and lodged pending arraignment.