Southampton Blotter: Flanders man stole his mother’s car, violated protection order

11/10/2011 10:00 AM |

A Flanders man stole his mother’s car and violated an order of protection Friday, Southampton Town Police said.

Jamal Langhorne, 25, of East Street in Flanders got into an argument with his mother at her house on Flanders Road in Flanders, despite the fact that she has a court order of protection requiring him to stay away from her. Mr. Langhorne then picked up the keys to his mother’s car, which she had dropped, and took off in the vehicle, officials said.

He was located at a home on Groves Street with the keys in his pocket, according to police, who said he also had an active arrest warrant for third-degree criminal mischief. He was charged with second-degree criminal contempt, petit larceny and third-degree criminal mischief Friday, authorities said.

• A Riverhead man was charged with driving while intoxicated after being pulled over for traffic violations early Sunday, police said.

Jose Arriaza, 35, of West Main Street in Riverhead was charged with DWI about 2:20 a.m. on Flanders Road in Riverside, officials said.

Mr. Arriaza was pulled over for unsafe passing, driving in the center land and speeding, and was discovered to be intoxicated, as police said he had poor coordination, odor of alcohol and bloodshot, glassy eyes. In addition to the DWI, he also was charged with traffic violations.

• Traffic violations led to the arrest of a Flanders man late last month, police said.

Lennox Edwards, 41, of Flanders Road in Flanders was pulled over on a traffic stop on Sunrise Avenue and Sag Harbor Turnpike in Bridgehampton about 8:30 p.m. on Oct. 27 when an officer discovered that he was in possession of marijuana, according to police, who said Mr. Edwards also admitted to carrying the drug.

He was charged with unlawful possession of marijuana, police said.

• A Starcraft aluminum boat was reported stolen Oct. 28 from a home on Maple Avenue in Flanders. The boat’s owner said it was there on Oct. 23 and was secured, but he discovered it gone on Oct. 27. An outboard motor that was in the yard was also stolen, according to police, who said the boat was valued at $1,500 and the motor at $100.

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 The charges against them may later be reduced or withdrawn, or they may be found innocent.