Southampton Police Blotter: Bat-wielding Smithtown woman strikes car with baby inside

03/21/2012 7:00 AM |

A Smithtown woman was arrested after he took a baseball bat to a car that Southampton Town Police say had a 1-year-old child in it.

Jasmin Camacho, 23, of Fairview Avenue repeatedly struck the car with a bat on Flanders Road in Flanders about 6:35 p.m. last Wednesday, causing damage to the vehicle’s windshield and hood, according to police, who said another woman and her toddler were in the car at the time. It was unclear from police reports why Ms. Camacho allegedly struck the car.

Ms. Camacho was located about 8 p.m. that same night on Brookhaven Avenue in Flanders by officers, who also found the bat in her car, police said.

She was charged with endangering the welfare of a child, false personation and third-degree criminal mischief, police said.

• State police arrested a Riverhead man on drug charges in Flanders following a traffic stop Sunday.

Oshane Perkins, 18, of Middle Road was initially pulled over for vehicle and traffic law violations on Flanders Boulevard, but was later charged with driving while ability impaired by drugs and unlawful possession of marijuana, state police said.

• An underage Rocky Point woman was arrested for speeding and DWI Tuesday morning in Flanders, officials said.

Brittany Grief, 20, of Rocky Point was pulled over about 3:53 a.m. on Flanders Road near Spinney Road after she was observed swerving out of her lane, and an officer then found that she was intoxicated, police said.

• Kaitlyn Fox, 23, of Orchid Circle in Bellport was charged with DWI Sunday after her car was observed hitting a guardrail on County Road 51 in Riverside, state police said.

• A Riverhead woman was found with marijuana in her car following a traffic stop on Flanders Road and Old Quogue Road in Riverside last Wednesday night, police said.

Kathleen Harrison, 49, of Aldersgate Drive was heading east on Flanders Road and was observed with illegally tinted windows and an unsafe tire and was pulled over, police said. The officer smelled marijuana coming from the car and Ms. Harrison then freely admitted having marijuana in her car and her purse, according to police.

She was charged with unlawful possession of marijuana, as well as with traffic violations for having non-transparent side windows, an unsafe tire and a dirty, insecure or obstructed license plate, according to police.

• Someone entered an unlocked car on Laurel Avenue in Flanders last Sunday and removed a wallet and a driver’s license, according to police, who said there had been a rash of similar incidents in the neighborhood recently.

The wallet and driver’s license were later found on the side of the road near the victim’s house, police said.

• An Amazon Kindle electronic book reader was reported stolen from a car parked on Laurel Avenue in Flanders last Sunday, police said.

• Two tires were punctured on a car parked on Pebble Way in Riverside last Sunday and someone keyed the car, causing more than $250 in damage, according to police.

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.