Southampton Police Log: Woman Held at Knifepoint in Riverside

Also in the week's police files, a DWI charged in Flanders, and a Flanders teen is charged with felony mischief.

Editor’s Note: The following information was supplied by the . A criminal charge is only an accusation and does not indicate convictions.

Southampton Town police arrest reports from the Flanders, Riverside and Northampton area for the week of May 7 to May 13.


• An attempted second-degree assault charge, a class-D felony, was leveled at Flanders resident Benjamin Griffin, 57, May 12 at 12:38 a.m. after police said he attempted to force a female victim into the woods in Riverside with a knife and attempted to assault her with the weapon. Griffin, said police, was apprehended shortly after the incident and taken into custody. He was additionally charged with third-degree criminal possession of a weapon, a class-D felony.


• Luis Sopla, 30, of East Hampton, was charged with driving while intoxicated, a misdemeanor, after being stopped on Flanders Road and Spinney Road in Flanders May 13 at 12:04 a.m. Police said Sopla was pulled over after he was observed backing out of a traffic lane unsafely and smelled of an alcoholic beverage. The vehicle was impounded and Sopla was taken into custody for DWI.

Criminal Mischief

• On May 11, Bryce Danowski, 18, of Flanders, was charged with third-degree criminal mischief, a class-E felony, after police reported that on West Montauk Highway at 10:46 p.m. He was transported to police headquarters in Hampton Bays and processed for arraignment the following day.


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