05/20/15 12:29am
05/20/2015 12:29 AM

An unlicensed Southampton man was arrested Saturday in Flanders and charged with drunk driving, Southampton Town police said.

Juan Fajardo, 35, was pulled over after police observed him driving in the center turning lane on Flanders Road shortly before 9 p.m., officials said.

Mr. Fajardo was charged with driving while intoxicated, a misdemeanor, unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, refusing to take a Breathalyzer test and other traffic infractions, police said.

He was transported to police headquarters and held for arraignment, officials said.

04/15/15 8:00am
04/15/2015 8:00 AM

A Flanders man didn’t fall for a frequently used online scam April 5, according to Southampton Town police.

The Pleasure Drive resident listed two remote control cars for sale on Craigslist, one for $100 and the other for $125, official said. A prospective buyer responded via text message and sent two money orders, each for $985, and then asked the seller to send back the difference.  (more…)

03/16/15 2:53pm
03/16/2015 2:53 PM

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.

03/12/15 10:00am
03/12/2015 10:00 AM

• A Northampton man who was driving without his headlights on in Flanders Saturday night turned out to be intoxicated, according to Southampton Town police.

Jeffrey Frye of Lakeview Drive, 51, was charged with driving while intoxicated and insufficient lights at 6:25 p.m. near the intersection of Flanders Road and Bell Avenue in Flanders.

Mr. Frye was observed driving with no headlights on during sunset hours and was pulled over by an officer who noticed he had glassy eyes, slurred speech and other signs of being intoxicated, according to police.

Mr. Frye performed poorly on field sobriety tests and failed a pre-screen breath test and was arrested, police said.

• A Northampton man was busted for stealing a watch in Riverside last Wednesday, according to Southampton Town police.

Denzel Faines of Wildwood Trail, 23, was charged with second-degree burglary, petit larceny and fifth-degree criminal possession of stolen property at his home on Wildwood Trail, according to police.

The charges stem from an investigation into an incident in which Mr. Faines unlawfully entered the home of his ex-girlfriend on Brown Street earlier that day and stole a watch, according to police.

The watch is valued at $280, police said.

• A Riverside man gave police a false identity last Tuesday night and ended up facing more charges than just the equipment violation he was initially stopped for, according to police.

Candido Rojas of Flanders Road, 40, was pulled over on Flanders Road for a loud muffler and told the officer multiple times that his name was Candido Lopez, police said.

However, a state Department of Motor Vehicles check revealed that his last name was Rojas, not Lopez, and that his non-driver identification card was revoked for a driving while intoxicated conviction, police said.

Mr. Rojas presented a forged state identification card to the officer with the surname Lopez, according to Southampton Town police.

Mr. Rojas was charged with false personation, third-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument and second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation, 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.