Southampton Blotter: After denied a cigarette, suspect punches Flanders man

• A Flanders man reported being punched in the face by a stranger over a cigarette in Flanders Friday night, police said.

Police say the suspect approached the man outside a Flanders Road home about 10 p.m., asking him for a cigarette. 

When the man said he didn’t have any, the suspect punched the man in his face, according to a report. Multiple police units were called to the area to locate the assailant, but were unsuccessful.

• A 46-year-old Riverhead man was arrested last Monday in Flanders for driving without a license after being stopped for having a front headlight out, police said.

Patrick Stinson was stopped on Riverside Avenue about 7:25 p.m., according to a report.

He was charged with third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation and driving with an uninspected motor vehicle, police said. He was also issued a violation for having insufficient lights.

• A 36-year-old unlicensed Aquebogue man was arrested last Monday after being stopped for swerving on County Route 94 in Riverside, police said.

Joseph Sinopoli was stopped about 5 p.m. and charged with third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a vehicle and issued a violation for failing to use a designated lane. He was released with an appearance ticket for a later court date.

• A 32-year-old Ridge woman wanted on an active bench warrant was arrested early Saturday after police located her in a suspicious vehicle parked at a boat ramp on Point Road in Flanders, police said.

Carida Brana, who was wanted on a Suffolk County Police Department bench warrant, was arrested about 12:30 a.m. and was turned over to county police, according a report.

• A 29-year-old Riverhead woman wanted on a Southampton Town bench warrant was charged with resisting arrest after police located her on Flanders Road last Monday, police said.

Marie Guerrera-Tooker was arrested about 11:45 a.m. after police responded to a dispute at her Flanders Road residence, according to a report.

Ms. Guerrera-Tooker was held for morning arraignment.

• A Northampton man reported his yellow H3 Hummer stolen from his residence on Old Moriches Riverhead Road last Thursday, according to a report.

Police said the owner had left the keys inside the vehicle, which is valued at $15,000.

It was stolen sometime between 11:30 a.m. and noon, according to a report. Detectives are investigating.

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.