Police report: Counterfeit money passed at Flanders gas station

CopsA Southampton man reported last week that he had received counterfeit bills from the USA gas station on Flanders Road in Flanders on two occasions, according to police.

The man told police last Monday that he received a counterfeit $5 dollar bill that same day and had received a counterfeit $10 bill over the summer.

He said the bills were passed to him after buying gasoline and receiving change, and that he didn’t know they were counterfeit until he tried to make a purchase and was told they were fakes.

The town detective division and the U.S. Secret Service were notified and the counterfeit bill was taken by police, according to a report.

• A Riverhead man told Southampton Town police that a car crossed into oncoming traffic last Monday afternoon on Flanders Road in Flanders and collided with his vehicle before leaving the scene.

The incident took place around 4:40 p.m., according to police, who said the Riverhead man suffered a wrist injury in the accident and was taken to Peconic Bay Medical Center for treatment. The suspect in the other took car fled in an unknown direction and wasn’t caught, police said.

• A Flanders man was arrested after he hit another person at his Flanders home Sunday afternoon, police said.

Charles Roach stuck someone multiple times in the head and face, “causing pain and physical injury,” according to police, who did not identify the victim. The victim did not require hospitalization, police said. Mr. Roach was charged with third-degree assault.

• An unidentified person broke a front picture window as well as a second-floor window on a bank-owned home on Oak Avenue in Flanders last Thursday, police said.

There were footprints detected in the snow leading to a back door, which was ajar, according to police, who indicated they did not find any squatters living in the house.

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 The charges against them may later be reduced or withdrawn, or they may be found innocent.