The following arrests were reported by the Southampton Town Police Department east of the Shinnecock Canal over the past week. A charge is an accusation. Defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.
Southampton• Margarito Rojanomadero, 24, of Southampton, was arrested on Oct. 2 on a drunken driving charge. According to police, Rojanomadero was driving a 1995 Toyota on County Road 39 shortly after midnight when he was stopped near Tuckahoe Road for a traffic violation. When police interviewed him, they smelled a strong odor of alcohol on his breath and he had bloodshot, glassy eyes. Police said he failed a field sobriety test and blew a .13 percent BAC on a breathalyzer test. He was arrested and charged with DWI, a misdemeanor, as well as consuming alcohol in a motor vehicle, speeding, driving on the shoulder and changing lanes unsafely, all violations.Denis Ramirez Soto, 35, of Flanders, was arrested on Oct. 6 on a drunken driving charge. Ramirez Soto was traveling west on County Road 39 in a Toyota Camry at 1:12 a.m. when he was observed weaving in and out of his lane, police said. When he was stopped, police said they detected a strong odor of alcohol on his breath and he had bloodshot, glassy eyes and was unsteady on his feet. He failed a field sobriety test and a breathalyzer, police said. Further investigation revealed that his license was suspended for failure to appear in court. He was arrested and charged with DWI, a misdemeanor, unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and failing to maintain a lane, both violations.
• On Sept. 29, State Police charged John M. Alberts Jr., 41, of Hampton Bays, with DWI, a misdemeanor. He was stopped for moving from lane unsafely on State Route 27 in Southampton. He is due back in court on Oct. 21.
• Edward Johnson, 24, of Hampton Bays, was arrested in Bridgehampton on Oct. 3 after police said they found marijuana and a weapon in his vehicle. According to police, Johnson was stopped in a 1999 Chevy Tahoe on Narrow Lane and the Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike at around 3:15 p.m. for a seat belt infraction. When police interviewed Johnson they smelled the odor of marijuana, which he admitted to having smoked earlier in the day, police said. When police searched the vehicle they reportedly discovered a small quantity of marijuana and a gravity knife type of switchblade, as well as a marijuana grinder. Johnson was arrested and charged with felony criminal possession of a weapon in the third degree, unlawful possession of marijuana, a violation, and a seat belt violation.