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.


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.


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.

06/05/15 6:00am
06/05/2015 6:00 AM

• Jameula Carter of Flanders, 33, was arrested Sunday on Evergreen Road after he was seen attempting to cross Flanders Road around 6:40 p.m. and nearly being struck by multiple vehicles. He was seen having difficultly walking. He was determined to be under the influence of PCP. A glass jar containing PCP was found in Mr. Carter’s left front pants pocket, police said.  (more…)