Southampton Police Blotter: Mastic Beach man beaten, robbed in Flanders

02/08/2012 7:00 AM |

A Mastic Beach man reported being beaten and robbed of his cell phone Friday on Oak Avenue in Flanders, police said.

The victim told police he had met two men, one of whom he didn’t know, who drove him to a house on Oak Avenue, officials said. The next thing the victim remembers is waking up bleeding, in pain and missing his cell phone.

No arrests had been reported at presstime.

• A speeding violation led to a driving while intoxicated charge for a Riverhead man early Saturday, police said.
Joseph Manarino, 41, of Nadal Drive in Riverhead was charged Saturday about 4:15 a.m. with DWI, after he was observed driving more than 65 mph in a 55 mph zone on County Road 105 and Flanders Road in Flanders, according to police, who said he also had a license plate light out.

Once he was pulled over, he was found to be intoxicated, and an officer discovered that Mr. Manarino’s driver’s license had been suspended for prior incidents and for failure to pay child support, police said.

He was additionally charged with speeding and first-degree aggravated unlicensed operation, according to police.

• A Riverhead man was arrested after trying to pass himself off as a Southampton man in order to get a shellfish permit, according to police.

Donald White, 46, of East Second Street in Riverhead was charged last Monday at Southampton Town Hall on Hampton Road with second-degree filing a false instrument and false written statement in August. Police say he had filed an application for a Southampton Town shellfish permit on Aug. 2 that indicated he was a Southampton Town resident, when he wasn’t.

• Alejandro Landeros, 29, of Brookhaven Avenue in Flanders was charged with three counts of second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation last Tuesday night on Polk Street in Flanders after failing to stop at a stop sign, according to police.

Mr. Landeros was found to have multiple suspensions, including ones for failing to submit to a chemical test on Dec. 28, 2006, and for driving while intoxicated on April 15, 2009.

• About $250 worth of copper piping was reported stolen Friday from a home under construction on Priscilla Avenue in Flanders after someone broke into the home through a rear basement door and removed all the copper surrounding the boiler, police said.

• Someone broke the back window of a car parked on Lakeview Drive in Northampton last Wednesday. The owner of the car said he heard a loud noise at about 10 p.m. but didn’t see anything until he went to move the car from the street to his driveway two hours later, police said.

• Two iPods, several articles of clothing, a bag and two bottles of prescription medication were reported stolen from an unlocked car that was parked at the Cranberry Bog reserve on Lake Avenue in Riverside.

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.