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.

03/03/15 6:41pm
03/03/2015 6:41 PM

A Riverside man was arrested Monday after fleeing from police and charged with damaging cars at a Riverhead automotive shop last month, according to a Southampton Town police press release.

Kirk Alfaro, 46, was found speeding on Old Quogue Road at around 9 p.m. and fled with his lights off after police attempted to pull him over, officials said.


02/11/15 10:17pm
02/11/2015 10:17 PM
Two tk (Credit: Google Map image)

A preliminary investigation has found that both men were doing renovation work in the basement of a home on Old Country Road in Water Mill and they accidentally cut a gas pipe causing an explosion. (Credit: Google Map image)

The two men injured in a Water Mill house fire caused by an explosion Wednesday have been identified as Riverhead residents.

Abner Canel, 18, is listed in critical condition and Rolando Perez, 40, is listed in stable condition, according to a Southampton Town police press release.


01/16/15 12:30am
01/16/2015 12:30 AM
Police say a Wading River man held a gun to a woman's head and attempted to rape her behind Wildwood Bowling Alley. (Credit: Google Maps image)

Police say a Wading River man held a gun to a woman’s head and attempted to rape her behind Wildwood Bowling Alley. (Credit: Google Maps image)

Update: These charges were scheduled to be dropped, it was announced in court on Jan. 26.

A 30-year-old Wading River man was arrested on felony charges Thursday for attempting to rape a woman at gunpoint at Wildwood Town Park in Northampton, Southampton Town police said.


01/06/15 10:00am
01/06/2015 10:00 AM

A man who was parked at a Riverside fast food restaurant Dec. 28 was allegedly accosted by a woman who offered to perform sexual acts, tried to take off the man’s pants and then stole his wallet before running off, according to a Southampton Town police report.

The alleged victim told police he was sitting in the McDonald’s parking lot about 5:10 p.m. when an unidentified woman entered his vehicle and offered him oral sex, according to the report.

When the man refused, the woman tried to unbuckle his pants “in an attempt to grab his crotch,” the report states. After she failed, the woman left the vehicle, took his wallet and ran south on Flanders Road, the man told police.

The man said his wallet contained $700 in cash and a Visa gift card worth $300. No arrests have been made in the incident, police said.