The following arrests were reported by Town of Southampton and New York State Police for the week of Dec. 9. An criminal charge is an accusation. Defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.
- New York State Police arrested a Hampton Bays woman they say provided false information to avoid arrest on an outstanding warrant from the Town of Southampton. According to police the 38-year-old woman was a passenger in a vehicle driving on County Road 105 in Flanders when the vehicle was stopped for a traffic violation. Police said the woman was not wearing her seatbelt and when asked for identification provided false information. After an investigation, police were able to determine her true identity and discovered that she had an active warrant for her arrest. She was arrested and charged with false personation, a misdemeanor. She was held at the Suffolk County Sheriff’s lock up pending arraignment.
- Delfido Lopez-Perez, 37, of Riverhead, was arrested on a drunken driving charge in Flanders on Dec. 8. According to police, Lopez-Perez was driving a 2001 Ford Focus south on County Road 24 at around 10:45 p.m. when he sideswiped the rear passenger side of another vehicle traveling in the same direction, veered off the road and struck a tree. Police arrived at the scene and discovered Lopez-Perez was intoxicated, but refused to submit to a Breathalyzer. He was transported to Peconic Bay Medical Center via ambulance for non life-threatening injuries. Police arrested the 37-year-old at the hospital, where he again refused to submit to a chemical test. He is being charged with DWI, a misdemeanor, following too closely and moving lanes unsafely, both violations. He is due back in court on Jan. 8.