Blotter: Man wanted on warrant arrested in Mattituck

11/10/2011 9:00 AM |

A 32-year-old Riverhead man was nabbed on an arrest warrant during a traffic stop Monday night in Mattituck, authorities said.

When Yimi Escamilla was stopped on Route 48 about 8:35 p.m., a computer check showed his license was suspended and he was wanted on an active arrest warrant, police said.

Mr. Escamilla was charged with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and held for the Suffolk County Police fugitive squad, Southold Police said.

It was not immediately clear why he was wanted by police.

A Suffolk County Police spokesperson could not provide that information.

• A Laurel woman was arrested Thursday evening after causing a motor vehicle accident while driving under the influence of drugs, Southold Town Police said. Dorothy Guthrie, 41, crashed her vehicle on Bray Avenue in Laurel around 5:20 p.m., police said. No injuries were reported. Ms. Guthrie was charged with driving while ability impaired by drugs, transported to police headquarters and held for arraignment, police said.

• A New Suffolk man was arrested Thursday morning on drug charges, Southold Town Police said. At around 9:50 a.m., Jared Martin, 21, was driving a 1998 GMC Suburban on Elijahs Lane in Mattituck when police pulled him over and found a pill on the driver’s seat as well as marijuana in the vehicle, officials said. Mr. Martin was also driving with a suspended license, police said. Police said Mr. Martin admitted that the pill was Adderal, an amphetamine. He was charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, officials said.

• Southold police arrested a Sound Beach woman Tuesday morning for marijuana possession and driving under the influence of drugs, according to reports. Marcella Greco-Jacobs, 36, was stopped for a traffic infraction on Route 48 in Cutchogue just before 9 a.m., police said. After submitting to a blood test at a local hospital, she was taken to headquarters and charged with driving under the influence of drugs, unlawful possession of marijuana, speeding and failure to signal, according to police. She was held pending arraignment.

• A Laurel car wash reported that, sometime overnight on Nov. 4, someone broke a window in the store and stole $400 cash and a cash drawer.

• Eileen Strand of Hampton Bays, 73, reportedly walked into the side of a moving car driven by Barbara Moore, 64, of Jamesport in the Mattituck CVS parking lot just before 5:30 p.m. on Nov. 2. Police said both women told them that they didn’t see each other until the crash, when Ms. Moore immediately stopped her car. Ms. Strand was taken to Peconic Bay Medical Center by Mattituck Fire Department ambulance personnel.

• Louis Angotti, 67, of Mattituck was taken to Peconic Bay Medical Center by the Mattituck Fire Department Ambulance Corps on the morning of Nov. 4 after he hit three parked cars while driving westbound on Route 25 just west of Wickham Avenue in Mattituck, according to reports. Police said Mr. Angotti appeared to be having a bad reaction to new diabetes medication.

• Halloween pranksters wreaked havoc all over the North Fork last Monday night. At 6:50 p.m. a man reported that several youths were throwing eggs at him in Mitchell Park in Greenport. Just after 8:30 p.m., police were called to break up a large group of youths lighting fireworks on Washington Street in Greenport. Police said they escorted two unruly teenage boys, ages 14 and 18, home to their parents. A Southold woman reported seeing three teenage boys throwing eggs on Route 25 in Orient just after 9 p.m., while the East Marion Community Church reported that youths were throwing eggs in the neighborhood at 9:45 p.m. A paintball bandit was also reportedly out in Southold Halloween night. A Yennecott Drive resident reported that someone was shooting paintballs from a black Nissan just after 9:30 p.m., after which eggs and orange paintballs were lobbed at a residence on Landing Point Road, Southold, at 10:10 p.m. An Oaklawn Avenue resident on Jockey Creek reported paintballs in the neighborhood at 10:15 and a Soundview Avenue woman reported on the morning of Nov. 1 that someone had hit her car with paintballs the previous evening. Police also responded Nov. 1 to a call from a resident whose car was covered with shaving cream while parked overnight near Floyd Memorial Library in Greenport.

Those who are named in police reports have not been convicted of any crime or violation. The charges against them may later be reduced or withdrawn, or they may be found innocent.