POLICE BLOTTER Southampton Town

05/24/2011 2:28 PM |

A Riverhead man was one of two people arrested on drug charges in Flanders Saturday, according to Southampton Town Police.

Travis James, 30, of Segal Avenue in Riverhead and Lauren Lubrano, 27, of King Street in Hampton Bays were both observed purchasing PCP in the Flanders area during an investigation by the town Street Crime Unit and, police said, narcotics investigators who approached the car the two were in reported smelling PCP.

Mr. James and Ms. Lubrano were found in possession of PCP and both were charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, authorities said.

Police say this is an ongoing investigation and ask anyone with information to call the crime hot line at 728-3454 or email to crimetips@southamptontownny.gov.

• John Clifton, 38, of Linda Lane East in Riverhead was charged with driving while ability impaired Friday on Flanders Road in Flanders after his 2010 Subaru veered across the road into oncoming traffic and hit the Sears Bellows Park sign,  police said. Mr. Clifton also had a suspended license from a prior DWI conviction and was additionally charged with first-degree aggravated unlicensed operation, according to police, who said Mr. Clifton’s vehicle was impounded.

• Tiffany Fioto, 22, of Suffolk Avenue in Hampton Bays was charged with unlawful possession of marijuana last Thursday morning on Brookhaven Avenue in Flanders after she was observed with two plastic bags of marijuana while sitting in a car parked on Brookhaven Avenue, police said.

• Gregory Powell, 48, of Cypress Avenue in Flanders was arrested at police headquarters last Wednesday and charged with third-degree burglary, fourth-degree grand larceny and third-degree trespass for having removed a gas auger from Hampton Fence on Flanders Road in Riverside on July 5, 2010, police said.

Mr. Powell also is accused of breaking into the same location Jan. 18, authorities said.

• A 33-year-old Riverside man reported being struck in the face with a bottle by a man he was drinking with early Saturday on Old Quogue Road in Riverside, police said. The victim sustained lacerations to his face and chest in the 4 a.m. attack and was transported to Peconic Bay Medical Center for treatment of his injuries, officials said.

• About $1,900 worth of jewelry was reported stolen from a house on Oak Avenue in Flanders last Thursday. The thief or thieves accessed the house through a broken rear basement window, police said.

Those who are named in police reports have not been convicted of any crime or violation. The charges against them may later be reduced or withdrawn, or they may be found innocent.

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