The following information was supplied by police departments on the East End. A criminal charge is only an accusation and does not indicate guilt.
• Tal A. Hadar, 28, of Woodbury, was arrested in Southampton Village on May 27 at 1:40 a.m. and charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance in the third degree, criminal possession of a controlled substance in the fourth degree and criminal possession of a controlled substance in the fifth degree, all felonies, and four counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree and criminally using drug paraphernalia in the second degree, all misdemeanors, as well as unlawful possession of marijuana, a violation. Police said that at his arraignment Hadar was remanded to the Suffolk County Jail in lieu of $35,100 bail.
• Theresa Sasala, 26, of Southampton, was arrested May 21 at 8:14 p.m. and charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree, unlawful fleeing from a police officer, reckless driving and two counts of aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle in the second degree, all misdemeanors, as well as unlawful possession of marijuana, a violation. Police said they attempted to stop Sasala while she was driving a 2000 Pontiac on West Prospect Street for a vehicle and traffic violation, but she refused to stop and led police on a pursuit back to her home on Fords Lane, where she fled on foot. She was apprehended after a brief foot pursuit, police said. The vehicle was impounded and at arraignment Sasala was remanded to the Suffolk County Jail in lieu of $16,250 bail.
• Naser Turkaj, 43, of East Quogue, was arrested May 15 at 11:15 a.m. and charged with criminal mischief in the third degree, a felony. Police said Turkaj committed multiple acts of vandalism to a property on Gin Lane over a period of more than three months. He was processed and released after posting $200 bail.
• On Wednesday at 9:22 p.m. Westhampton Beach police charged Linda Jeanne Schwartz, 53 of Westhampton Beach, and charged her with DWI, a misdemeanor. Police say Schwartz was spotted driving erratically eastbound on Montauk Highway. Schwartz was held overnight and is due back in court on June 6.
• On Sunday at 3:13 a.m. police charged Michael Dove, 30, of Sayville, with DWI, a misdemeanor. Police say they pulled Dove over at the corner of Oak Street and Montauk Highway after he failed to maintain his lane and crossed over a double yellow line arrested. Dove was held overnight by Riverhead PD and is due to appear in court on June 13.
• Also on Sunday at 8:46 p.m. police charged Peter Gish, 50 of Sudbury, Mass., with reckless driving and DWI, a misdemeanor. Police say they pulled Gish over on Old Riverhead Road after they watched his passenger attempt to open the door of the car and exit while the car was in motion. Police said the driver didn’t attempt to slow the car. Gish was held on $300 bail and is due in court on June 30.
Riverhead resident Thomas Anderson, 33, was allegedly shot by Suffolk County Corrections officer John Kwasna, 45, after Kwasna found the intruder in his Riverhead home early Saturday morning.
According to Riverhead Town police, they received a call at approximately 4:40 a.m. on Saturday morning from Kwasna, 45, of Old Farm Road in Riverhead, stating that he confronted a man in his home.
Kwasna, who was armed with a handgun, allegedly fired a shot as the individual ran towards him. Anderson was located by police a short distance from the scene with a gunshot wound to the shoulder. He was arrested by Riverhead Town Police and charged with burglary in the second degree.
Police said Anderson was transported to Peconic Bay Medical Center and subsequently, to Stony Brook University Medical Center, for treatment.
• Thomas Frangidane, 42, of Medford, was charged with second-degree assault on May 26 at 6:46 p.m., after police responded to a report that Frangidane threw a glass plate at a 51-year-old Woodmere man at in Greenport, police said. The victim was taken to to be treated for his injuries. Frangidane was arrested, transported to police headquarters in Peconic and held for arraignment.
• Andrew Semon, 18, of Orient, was charged resisting arrest, unlawful possession of marijuana and underage possession of alcohol on May 26 at 3:44 p.m., after patrolling officers observed Semon walking in an apparent intoxicated condition in the Sterlington Commons parking lot in Greenport and saw him enter a parked vehicle while carrying an open container of alcohol, police said. Police discovered that Semon was under the age of 21, and further investigation found him to be in possession of a quantity of marijuana within his vehicle, police said. Semon struggled with the officers as they attempted to place him in handcuffs, police said.
• Felix Cruz Garcia, a 39-year-old homeless man, was charged with failing to register and verify his address as a sex offender on May 28 at 6:05 p.m. Cruz-Garcia was arrested on an active arrest warrant after police observed him walking on Third Street in Greenport, police said. Cruz-Garcia was wanted by Suffolk County Police for failing to verify and register his current address as a registered sex offender. He was arrested and transported to Southold Town Police headquarters in Peconic where he was processed and turned over to the Suffolk County Police Fugitive Squad.
• Edward Marlatt, 60, of Mattituck, was charged with driving while impaired by drugs on May 28 at 8:54 a.m., after Marlatt hit a tree with his vehicle while driving on Route 48 in Cutchogue, police said. Marlatt crossed over the grass median, continued across both eastbound traffic lanes, left the roadway and struck a tree, police said. Marlatt was arrested on driving while under the influence of drugs and transported to Peconic Bay Medical Center for treatment to injuries. Marlatt was issued an appearance ticket and will be arraigned at a later date.