Cops: Flanders man had forged permanent residence card

A Flanders man was arrested Friday morning after he was found to be in possession of a forged permanent residence card, Southampton Town Police said.

Eduardo Cruz, 23, was initially stopped by police shortly after 10 a.m. after he was observed driving without a seat belt.

He was transported to Southampton Town Policer Headquarters for processing and later arraigned in Southampton Justice Court. He was charged with second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument, a felony. He was also issued a violation for driving without a seat belt.