03/17/15 10:00am

A 25-year-old Flanders woman is facing a weapons charge after police found she was carrying a pink stun gun in handbag during a traffic stop Friday night, police said.

Jessica Seaman of Flanders Road was arrested about 11 p.m. on Bellows Pond Road in Hampton Bays, Southampton Town police said.

Ms. Seaman was a front passenger in a car that was stopped for passing on the road shoulder and was found to have a pink electronic stun gun in a pink purse, according to police. The driver, Eric Lehr, 36, of Bellows Pond Road in Hampton Bays, was charged with unlawful possession of marijuana, failure to pay a fine and second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation.

The facilitating aggravated unlicensed operation charge come in relation to allegations that Ms. Seaman had a driver’s license herself but allowed someone without a driver’s license to drive, according to Sgt. Sue Ralph of the Southampton Town police.

03/16/15 11:25pm
David Decarle of Riverhead holding his newborn son, Desmond James, last year. (Courtesy photo)

David DeCarle of Riverhead holding his newborn son, Desmond James, last year. (Courtesy photo)

A 36-year-old motorcyclist died Monday afternoon after hitting a pothole on Reeves Avenue in Riverhead and losing control of his bike, Riverhead Town police said.

David DeCarle of Aquebogue was heading east shortly before 4:30 p.m. when he was thrown from the motorcycle, police said. He was transported to Peconic Bay Medical Center, where he later died from his injuries, officials said. (more…)

03/16/15 2:53pm

An expired registration sticker led to the eventual arrest of an East Setauket man after police found bags of heroin in his car Friday in Riverside, Southampton Town police said.

Christopher Bonafe, 33, of Arrowhead Lane was stopped by police on County Road 94 about 1 p.m. for having an expired registration sticker on his car. 

During the stop, an officer noticed a bag containing heroin in plain view on the driver’s side floorboard of the vehicle, police said.

A search of the car then turned up other bags of heroin, found throughout the vehicle, and Mr. Bonafe had a pen in his pocket that contained heroin residue, police said.

He also had a suspended driver’s license.

Mr. Bonafe was charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation and unregistered motor vehicle, according to police.