Pot Possession Arrest Outside School

By Peggy Spellman Hoey

A 27-year-old Yaphank man was arrested for drug possession at Hampton Bays High School on Saturday, July 21, Southampton Town Police said.

Just before 3 PM an officer saw Anthony Lituma inside a car that was parked within the parking lot of the high school and after the officer approached, he could smell the strong odor of marijuana emanating from the car, police said. A search of Lituma’s car found “several individual packages of marijuana/hash,” which Lituma reported to be marijuana, according to a police report. Lituma was charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a misdemeanor.

Man Wanted In Burglary Arrested In Traffic Stop

Two people — one wanted for felony burglary — were arrested on drug-related charges outside of McDonald’s in Riverside on Sunday, July 22, Southampton Town Police said.

Kaitlyn Schober, 31, of Flanders was arrested after she was pulled over for a traffic infraction at about 3:30 AM, police said. Once she was pulled over, an officer smelled marijuana coming from the car she was driving, and further investigation revealed she was found to be in possession of not only marijuana, but cocaine, according to police. She was charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, unlawful possession of marijuana, and making an unsafe turn or failing to give an appropriate signal.

Her passenger, 29-year-old Westhampton resident Matthew Manzella, who had an active arrest warrant issued by the New York State Division of Parole and was wanted for a second-degree burglary, refused to place his hands behind his back, and resisted arrest by pushing an officer and attempting to run, resulting in a brief struggle which caused a hypodermic needle to fall out of his clothes, police said.

Manzella was also found with a marijuana cigarette and glass crack pipe, police said. He was charged with harassment of a rent regulated tenant, a felony, as well as misdemeanor charges of possession of a hypodermic needle and resisting arrest.

Charged With Growing Pot

A 65-year-old Riverside man was busted on Tuesday, July 17, for growing pot outside his mobile home on Riverleigh Avenue, Southampton Town Police said.

Police said someone reported finding marijuana plants at Thomas Consilvio’s mobile home and when police went in to investigate, an officer found two marijuana plants in “plain view” on a table, and a search uncovered a total of 17 plants, marijuana, crack cocaine, and diazepam. Consilvio was slapped with misdemeanor charges of unlawfully growing cannabis, and two counts of seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance. He was additionally charged with unlawful possession of marijuana and possession of a controlled substance in a non-original container, both violations.

Bays Man Arrested For Not Returning Car

A 25-year-old Hampton Bays man was arrested on a misdemeanor charge of unauthorized use of a vehicle on Sunday, July 22, for not returning a car he was loaned two days prior to drive to a job interview, Southampton Town Police said.

Police said Joseph Weiss was allegedly loaned a vehicle to use for a job interview and then stopped responding to texts and calls and did not bring the car back to its owner. The car was found on Old Soldiers Road on the Shinnecock Indian Reservation in Southampton, police said.

Car Crash Results In Drunk Driving Charge

A 21-year-old East Hampton man was arrested on drunken driving charges after Southampton Town Police say he was involved in a car crash at about 7:45 AM in Noyac. Brayan Guzman Escobar was charged with driving while intoxicated.

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