Thomas Steinmetz, 34, of Stony Brook, was arrested July 27 in North Bay Shore and charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance. Police say Steinmetz possessed a hypodermic instrument and a controlled substance when they stopped him at 8:55 p.m. on Fifth Ave. At the Third Precinct in Central Islip, police say they found a different controlled substance in his possession, and charged him with a second count of seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance.
Norman Torgersen IV, 40, of Setauket, was arrested July 26 in Centereach and charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance. Police observed him parked in a vehicle in a parking lot on Route 25 in Centereach at approximately 5 p.m.
Glenn Johnson, 30, was arrested in Port Jefferson Station on July 23 at 11:37 a.m. and charged with assault. Police say that Johnson, who is homeless, went into the on Route 112 in Port Jefferson Station and took a bottle of water from the refrigerator. He then allegedly punched the cashier in the store in the left eye without provocation. The cashier was taken to for treatment.
Rory Whitworth, 23, of Port Jefferson Station, was arrested in Port Jefferson Station on July 26 at 8:30 p.m. and charged with petit larceny. Police say that Whitworth took a lawnmower off of someone else’s property on Mill Street.
Edward Fisher, 46, of Smithtown, was arrested for DWI charges with a previous conviction in the last 10 years on July 22. According to police, while driving Fisher was unable to stay driving in his lane on route 25 in Commack and was pulled over. Police said he has a previous DWI conviction also.
Martin Shanahan, 41, of Smithtown, was arrested for first offense DWI charges on July 26. While driving his 2003 Dodge Ram, Shanahan was driving down Morewood Drive in Smithtown where he crashed into a parked vehicle, police said.
Christopher Baessler, 29, of St. James, was arrested and charged for operating a motor vehicle while impaired by drugs on July 25. According to police, Baessler was driving his 2005 Ford at the corner of Main Street and Singer Lane in Smithtown when he parked his car halfway on the curb.