07/16/15 5:59am
07/16/2015 5:59 AM

A Flanders man was arrested Saturday on drunken-driving charges in Flanders, officials said.

Baltazar Hernandez, 35, was stopped for a headlight traffic inspection on Riverside Avenue around 3:50 a.m. and was found to be intoxicated, police said.

Mr. Hernandez was charged with driving while intoxicated, a misdemeanor, drinking alcohol in a motor vehicle on a highway and having substandard lights, both violations, police said.

• A Riverhead man was arrested Saturday on drunken-driving charges in Hampton Bays, police said.

Lawrence James, 29, was stopped for an equipment violation on Donellan Road around 4:50 a.m. when police detected a strong odor of alcohol on his breath. He also had slurred speech, bloodshot and glassy eyes and was unsteady on his feet. Mr. James performed poorly on his standardized field sobriety test and failed a pre-screening breath test with a .15 percent blood alcohol content, police said.

Mr. James was charged with DWI, a misdemeanor, and failure to dim lights, a violation, police said.

• A Riverhead man was arrested last Wednesday on traffic charges in Shinnecock Hills, police said.

Cesar Abzun, 31, was stopped for a traffic infraction on Inlet Road around 3 a.m. He was found to have an active suspension for failure to pay a fine, police said.

Mr. Abzun was charged with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, a misdemeanor, and a speed violation, officials said.

• A Riverhead man was arrested last Tuesday on traffic charges in Riverside.

Rickle Dixon, 42, was stopped for a traffic infraction on Center Drive around 5:20 p.m. He was found to have a suspended driver’s license, police said.

He was charged with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, a misdemeanor, driving without a license and for operating without a safety belt and shoulder harness, both violations, police said.

• A Riverhead man reported that he was harassed last Monday in Flanders after a money dispute, police said.

The report states that the complainant and another man were meeting in a car on Albany Avenue discussing money. A dispute arose and the complainant left the car. The other man then left the car and punched the complainant in the chest, police said.

No arrest has been made, as police are waiting for a definite identification of the man, officials said.

• A Southampton woman had sunglasses stolen from her car at the 7-Eleven in Flanders last Wednesday evening, 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.

07/12/15 5:38pm
07/12/2015 5:38 PM
A mini-van carrying six people crashed into a telephone pole on Flanders Road Sunday afternoon. (Credit: Grant Parpan)

A mini-van carrying six people crashed into a telephone pole on Flanders Road Sunday afternoon. (Credit: Grant Parpan)

A trip home from the beach was derailed for a driver and his five passengers when a front tire blew out and the driver lost control of his minivan and crashed into a telephone pole on Flanders Road Sunday afternoon, Southampton Town police said.  (more…)

07/02/15 5:55am
07/02/2015 5:55 AM

A Riverhead man was arrested Saturday for driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol in Flanders, Southampton Town police said.

Seth Wassenaar, 18, was driving on Townsend Avenue around 11 p.m. when police stopped him for several traffic infractions, officials said.

Police found he was intoxicated and charged him with driving while ability impaired by drugs and alcohol, a misdemeanor, and three traffic violations, officials said.

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06/30/15 7:53pm
06/30/2015 7:53 PM
Police found the car near Route 94 and the LIE. (Credit: Google Map image)

Police found the car near Route 94 and the LIE. (Credit: Google Map image)

Two Calverton men were arrested Saturday after Southampton Town police received a report that a Riverside woman was carjacked, according to a press release.

One of the suspects was caught with a loaded handgun, officials said.

Police began investigating the missing person’s report after the victim texted a friend and said she was being held inside her car against her will, officials said.

Police located the vehicle in Calverton a short time later at around 11:40 p.m. near County Road 94 and the Long Island Expressway, officials said.

The woman was found unharmed and two occupants inside the car were arrested, police said.

Fredrick Pittman, 47, was charged with second-and-third-degree criminal possession of a loaded handgun. Trahmel Thompson, 24, was charged with outstanding bench warrants from First District Court, officials said.

No other details were immediately available.

06/28/15 8:22am
06/28/2015 8:22 AM

Two people were arrested — including one man from Riverhead — during sobriety checkpoints Saturday in Southampton Town, according to a police press release.

In all, 44 motorists were stopped during the operation where Southampton Town police were helped out by other members of the district attorney’s East End DWI Task Force.

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06/23/15 6:00am
06/23/2015 6:00 AM

A 23-year-old man was arrested Thursday on strangulation and assault charges after fighting with his friend in Flanders, Southampton Town police said.

Joseph Manglaviti of Flanders got into an altercation at his home at around 2:45 a.m. after he felt his friend disrespected him, according to a police report.

Another person tried to stop the fight after Mr. Manglaviti tossed the male victim, police said.

Mr. Manglaviti then stood in front of the victim’s car as he attempted to drive away, pulled him out of the vehicle, punched him and placed him in a headlock, police said.

After someone attempted to break up the fight, the victim drove to the Big Duck in Flanders and called police, officials said. He was taken to Stony Brook University Hospital for treatment.

Mr. Manglaviti was arrested and charged with second-degree strangulation, a felony, and third-degree assault, a misdemeanor, police said.