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.