Southampton Blotter: Three youths caught starting fire in Flanders

Three youths were observed by several witnesses starting a fire in the woods off Suffolk Avenue in Flanders last Tuesday afternoon and, as they were leaving, one of them shouted, “You’re all going to burn,” according to Southampton Town police.

The fire was out by the time town police and town fire marshals arrived at the scene and the suspects were gone, according to police, who said at least four people witnessed them setting the fire.

• A Speonk woman was arrested on drug charges after being found with crack in Riverside, according to Southampton Town Police.

Aubrey Fauvell-Thomas, 32, of Dock Road in Speonk was a passenger in a car that was stopped for a traffic violation at 3 a.m. Saturday on Flanders Road and Vail Avenue, according to police. The officer who made the stop then noticed that Ms. Fauvell-Thomas appeared to be under the influence of drugs, according to police.

The officer asked Ms. Fauvell-Thomas if she had smoked crack that night. She responded that she has been smoking crack for the past week and that she had a crack stem in her purse, according to police.

A search subsequently turned up additional crack, according to police.

Ms. Fauvell-Thomas was charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance.

• A Patchogue man was one of 11 people arrested for driving while intoxicated in Southampton Town this week, as the Suffolk County District Attorney’s East End DWI Task Force conducted checkpoints throughout the East End.

Alexander Fuentes, 34, of Circle Drive West in East Patchogue was observed heading west on Montauk Highway in Hampton Bays with no plate light at 3 a.m. Sunday and was then seen making a wide turn onto Flanders Road and heading west on that road.

Once he was pulled over on the traffic charges, the officer noticed he had a strong smell of alcohol on his breath and showed signs of being intoxicated, according to police, who said he performed poorly on field sobriety tests.

The DWI task force was created earlier this year and uses officers from multiple police agencies to enforce drunk-driving laws.

• A Riverside man reported that 90 Soma pills valued at $300, 32 Suboxone pills valued at $200, his wallet, credit cards, Social Security card and an Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) card were all stolen from a home on Maynard Avenue in Riverside last Wednesday.

• A Flanders woman reported that a white pickup truck hit her car at the intersection of Flanders Road and Glider Avenue and then left without stopping, according to police. The truck has a crew cab and should have damage to the front passenger side, according to police.

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.