Cops: Riverhead Man Broke Into Flanders Business

Also, police say a man driving on a license suspended 13 times also had marijuana in his possession.

The following information was supplied by the Southampton Town Police Department. A criminal charge is only an accusation and does not indicate guilt.


A Riverhead man was arrested on Nov. 27 in connection with a break-in at Charlie’s Quality Collision on County Route 104 in Flanders. According to police, Brian Flores, 20, was taken into custody at around 10 p.m. after he allegedly broke into the business moments before.

At around 9:50 p.m., police responded to an automatic alarm at Charlie’s and discovered the forced entry. Police searched the interior of the business and the surrounding area with the help of New York State Police and a Suffolk County Sheriff’s K-9 unit. After a continued search, police said they found Flores nearby. Police were unable to determine what, if anything, had been stolen.

Flores was charged with third-degree burglary, a felony. He was released on $1,500 bail on Nov. 28.

  • Jose Nunez, 26, of Flanders was arrested on Nov. 27 on a drunken driving charge. According to police, Nunez was driving a 2004 Nissan Altima west on Flanders Road at around 8 p.m. when he passed a Southampton Town police officer traveling east on the same road. The officer turned around and got behind Nunez. That’s when the officer noticed he was weaving out of his lane. Nunez was stopped and given a field sobriety test, which he failed. He was arrested and charged with DWI, a misdemeanor.
  • A Riverhead man was arrested on Nov. 26 on a marijuana possession charge after police said he was driving on a license that had been revoked 13 times. According to police the 32-year-old man was driving a 1995 Ford pickup truck on Flanders Road at around 3:50 a.m. when he was stopped for a broken plate lamp. Police said when he was questioned they detected a strong odor of marijuana in vehicle. After a search, police found a quantity of the drug in his possession and discovered that his license was revoked on previous alcohol-related charges. He was arrested and charged with two counts of second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, both misdemeanors, unlawful possession of marijuana, a broken plate lamp, and having an expired inspection sticker, all violations.


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