07/27/14 4:48pm
07/27/2014 4:48 PM

A 40-year-old Riverhead woman was arrested Sunday by Southampton Town police on a bench warrant for failure to pay a fine in connection with a prior drug possession charge, according to a press release.

Melody Pampena was arrested at around 1:45 a.m. in Riverside after she was caught on an active bench warrant issued by Southampton Town Justice Court for failing to pay a fine for a seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance charge, police said.

Ms. Pampena was held at police headquarters for arraignment.

07/24/14 9:10am
07/24/2014 9:10 AM
A tractor trailer truck collided with a Toyota Corolla this morning in Flanders. (Credit: Tim Gannon)

A tractor trailer truck collided with a Toyota Corolla this morning in Flanders. (Credit: Tim Gannon)

A crash between a tractor trailer and car around 7:20 a.m. shut down several miles of Flanders Road for over five hours this morning, as the drivers of both vehicles were hospitalized.

According to Southampton Town Police, a tractor trailer driving northbound on Flanders Road collided with a Toyota Corolla that was pulling out of Red Creek road, spilling sand throughout the roadway. (more…)

07/12/14 10:00pm

A Flanders man who was stopped by police for failing to maintain his lane of travel along Flanders Road early Saturday morning is facing DWI and unlicensed operation charges, Southampton Town Police said.

Elder H. Ponce Ortega, 31, was stopped shortly after 2 a.m. at the intersection of Donald Avenue, police said. It was determined that he was driving drunk and without a license, police said.

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

07/11/14 12:02pm
07/11/2014 12:02 PM
A sign on Route 24 warns drivers of the dangers of texting and driving following the death of Barbara Tocci on the road earlier this year. (Credit: Carrie Miller)

A sign on Route 24 warns drivers of the dangers of texting and driving following the death of Barbara Tocci on the road earlier this year. (Credit: Carrie Miller)

It might be a common refrain, and it might make common sense. But one Flanders family — quite understandably — wants you to know not to text and drive, and not to drive under the influence of drugs and alcohol.

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