Southampton Blotter: Flanders man robbed of $2,500

A Flanders man reported being robbed of $2,500 in cash last Tuesday night on Priscilla Avenue in Flanders.

The victim told police that two unknown men displayed small handguns at about 10 p.m. and forcibly removed the money from him, according to police. 

The suspects then fled the area on foot, police said.

The first suspect is described as 5-foot, 11-inches tall, weighing about 200 pounds and wearing a mask and dark clothing, according to police.

The second suspect is described as approximately 5-foot, 8-inches tall, unknown weight, and also wearing a mask and dark clothing, police said.

• A Riverside man told police Aug. 28 that he was accidentally shot in the right leg and foot that morning with birdshot from a shotgun on Old Quogue Road in Riverside.

The victim said the man who shot him was an “acquaintance,” according to police, who responded to Peconic Bay Medical Center to interview the man.

The case is still under investigation, according to police.

• A Flanders man was arrested after fighting in the street and then running away from police.

Tyler Astin, 18, of Silverbrook Drive in Flanders was engaged in a fight with an unknown man in the middle of the road at 12:42 a.m. Saturday at the intersection of Flanders Road and Cypress Avenue, according to police.

He then fled from an officer who attempted to handcuff him but was caught soon after and placed under arrest, according to police.

Mr. Astin was charged with resisting arrest and disorderly conduct.

• A Riverside man violated an order of protection by repeatedly striking a man with a plastic tote, police said.

Joseph Bauer, 64, of Pine Street in Riverside violated an order of protection ordering him to refrain from harassing his roommate when he repeatedly struck his roommate on the head with a plastic tote at 7:43 p.m. Aug. 24 on Pine Street, according to police.

He was charged with first-degree criminal contempt, police said.

• About $1,765 in cash was reported missing from the safe of an Aid to Developmentally Disabled group home on Evergreen Road in Flanders Aug. 26. The money is believed to have been removed sometime during July and August, according to police.

• A Flanders man reported finding a stranger in his bedroom closet on Bell Avenue Monday at about 9:50 p.m.

The man in the closet ran out the front door when confronted by the occupant of the home, 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.