Southampton Blotter: Break-ins reported in Flanders

A Flanders resident found someone had broken into his home on Woodroad Trail at about 12:46 p.m. last Wednesday by kicking or forcing open a side door.

The resident saw the intruder inside the house and the suspect then left.

Police said the intruder was described as a black male, about 5 feet, 8 inches tall, weighing around 130 pounds and wearing black jeans and a red jacket.

Nothing appears to have been taken from the home, police said.

• A Flanders man reported Dec. 6 that someone had stolen $2,017 in cash from a second-floor bedroom at his home on Meadowbrook Lane, according to police.

The victim said his window screen had been cut and was in the backyard, police said. Nothing else was reported stolen from the home, according to police.

• A Northampton woman told Southampton Town police Sunday that someone fraudulently used her TFCU debit card to make $180 worth of purchases on the Internet. She was contacted by the bank to ask if she had made the purchases, police said. She then canceled the card. The case is under investigation.

• A Riverside man was arrested for driving drunk after he hit a utility pole in Hampton Bays early Monday morning, Southampton police said.
Police said Nelson Alvardo, 41, failed to negotiate a turn from Bellows Pond Road onto Flanders Road and struck a utility pole around 1:20 a.m., causing minor injuries to his passenger.

Officers responding to the crash found Mr. Alvardo to be intoxicated.

He was arrested and charged with misdemeanor driving while intoxicated, unlicensed operation and other traffic infractions.

His passenger was taken to the hospital with minor injuries, 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 The charges against them may later be reduced or withdrawn, or they may be found innocent.