Southampton Blotter: They were smoking pot in their car in Riverside

Angela Hoover, 26, of Flanders Road in Flanders and Edwin Canel, 27, of Riverleigh Avenue in Riverside were both charged with fifth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance last Thursday afternoon on Private Road in Riverside, where they both were observed smoking marijuana while sitting in a car, police said.

• German Hernandez, 28, of North Road in Hampton Bays was charged with DWI Saturday at 1:30 a.m. on Flanders Road in Flanders. He was initially pulled over for following too closely, speeding and failure to maintain his lane, and was then discovered to be intoxicated, police said.  In addition to the DWI, he also was charged with the above-mentioned traffic violations, police said.

• Desmond Bright, 30, of the Swiss Aire Motel in Riverhead was arrested Saturday night on Sunrise Highway in Eastport by Suffolk County Police on a bench warrant out of Southampton Town Justice Court for failure to a pay a fine, according to police.

• James Nash, 65, of East Main Street in Riverhead was arrested on a parole violation last Wednesday afternoon on Flanders Road in Riverside after being observed drinking a beer in public, police said. He was initially charged with an open container violation and then an officer discovered the parole violation, police said.

• Someone entered a home on Flanders Road in Flanders last Tuesday and removed an unspecified amount of copper piping along with three-quarters of a tank of oil, according to police. Only a couple of sections of piping were left in the house, according to police.

• Copper piping also was reported stolen from a foreclosed home on Maple Avenue in Flanders last Thursday, according to police. A caretaker hired by the bank reported finding piping and radiators missing from the home last Thursday. He told police he was last at the home on Jan. 29 and did not notice anything missing. Police said they think the theft took place over time as oxidation of some of the cut copper piping appears to have occurred over a longer period than other pipes.

• A Flanders resident reported Sunday that someone destroyed his mailbox on Brookhaven Avenue by burning it, according to police. The town fire marshal’s office and the Flanders Fire Department also responded to the scene, 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 The charges against them may later be reduced or withdrawn, or they may be found innocent.