Cocaine Found at Car Crash on Redwood Lane

The following arrest information was supplied by the Suffolk County Police Department. It does not indicate a conviction.

Redwood Lane and West Main Street, Smithtown, Ny. (Streetview Credit of Google Maps.)
Redwood Lane and West Main Street, Smithtown, Ny. (Streetview Credit of Google Maps.)

Emmanuel Hidalgo, 31, of Brentwood, was arrested Sept. 1 in Smithtown and charged with driving while intoxicated - first offense, a misdemeanor. Police said Hidalgo was driving a 1999 Ford truck along Terry Road in Smithtown, but was unable to stay in his lane and swerving. 

Steven Saladino, 23, of St. James was arrested Aug. 29 and faces one felony charge of criminal possession of stolen property in the third degree. Police said Saladino had a stolen watch, valued at more than $5,000, that he attempted to sell to a Centereach pawn shop. 

Christopher Locrotondo, 19, of St. James, was arrested Aug. 28 on one misdemeanor charge of driving while intoxicated. Locrotondo was driving a 2006 Volkswagon GTI on Northern Boulevard in St. James when he lost control of the vehicle and crashed, causing the car to roll over, according to police. 

A Smithtown man was arrested on Aug. 28 on one misdemeanor charge of petit larceny. Police said the man took three pairs of shorts from Kohl's in Commack without paying for them. 

Louis Lanasa, 23, of Kings Park was arrested Aug. 28 and faces one charge of operating a vehicle under the influence of drugs, a misdemeanor;  one misdemeanor count of seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance - prescription drugs; and one felony count of fifth-degree criminal possession of a controlled controlled substance - cocaine. 
Police said Lanasa was driving a 2003 Lincoln Navigator on Redwood Lane near the intersection with West Main Street in Smithtown when he crashed into another vehicle at 8:20 p.m. Officers said Lanasa was under the influence of drugs at the time of the accident and found cocaine in his car, according to police reports.


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