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Crimes Nearby: Shelter Island Man Arrested Under Leandra's Law

The following arrest information was supplied by the local police departments. It does not indicate a conviction.

Crimes Nearby: Shelter Island Man Arrested Under Leandra's Law

Three Village

• Police are investigating an incident of fourth-degree criminal mischief in which someone smashed the front passenger-side window of a 2010 Chevrolet Malibu parked in a lot at Ward Melville High School. The incident, reported Oct. 10, happened sometime between 5:15 p.m. and 6 p.m.


• A Wading River man was arrested in Flanders Saturday and charged with speeding and possession of prescription drugs, without a prescription.
According to Southampton Town Police, Wading River resident James Costello, 46, was stopped for speeding on Saturday at 9:57 a.m. on Flanders Road in Flanders.

Police say Costello was found to be in possession of prescription medication without a prescription. Costello was transported to the Southampton Town Police headquarters for arrest processing and charged with speeding, a violation, and criminal possession of a controlled substance, a class A misdemeanor.

• Joy Flowers, 20, of Flanders, was charged with endangering the welfare of a child, a misdemeanor, Oct. 10 at 7:15 a.m. Police reported that Flowers left her 22 month-old child at home for six hours unattended at a home on Albany Avenue in Flanders.

North Fork

• Raymond L. Sanwald, 33, of Shelter Island, was charged with felony driving while intoxicated under Leandra’s Law on Oct. 15 at 5:05 p.m., after police stopped him on Route 48 in Southold for speeding and obstructed view while he drove a 2002 Dodge with his 3-year-old son in a child seat in the back of the vehicle, police said. Sanwald was found to be intoxicated and was arrested and transported to Southold Town Police headquarters in Peconic where he was held overnight to await arraignment.

Passed in 2009, Leandra’s Law is a New York State law making drunk driving with a person age 15 or younger inside the vehicle an automatic felony.

• Elogario Pirir Chamale, 37, of Peconic, was charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated and driving without a license on Oct. 15 at 12:45 a.m., after Chamale crashed into a Long Island Power Authority utility pole with his car on Route 25 in Cutchogue, police said. He was found to be intoxicated and was arrested and held at Southold Town Police headquarters until l arraignment in the morning. No injuries were reported.

• Anthony Toy, Jr. , 47, of Greenport was charged with third-degree grand larceny this week, after investigation revealed that he stole copper wire, a truck radiator and Christmas lights from a Greenport Village utility yard on Oct. 1, police said. Value of the stolen items was reported to be over $5,000. Toy turned himself in and was arraigned at Southold Justice Court.

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