Riverside man threatened with knife

09/30/2010 12:00 AM |

A Riverside man working in his front yard was threatened by a knife-wielding motorist who drove by the Brown Street home last Wednesday, got out of his car and argued with the victim before pulling the blade, Southampton Town police said. The knife was described as a small silver pocketknife, which the suspect was carrying in his pants pocket. The suspect then drove off in his car, police said. No arrests were made.

* Several thefts were reported at the Budget Host Inn on Lake Avenue in Riverside last Thursday. In four separate cases, people staying at the hotel reported leaving their rooms and found items to be missing upon returning. Among the items reported stolen were a laptop computer, a Sony PlayStation console, an MP3 player, an iPod, and a camera, police said. Two of the thefts reportedly occurred just after midnight on Thursday morning and two of them reportedly occurred just before midnight on Thursday, according to police, who said the cases are believed to be related.

* A Northampton woman last Wednesday reported that an unknown person illegally made $3,714 worth of charges to her credit card at Stony Brook Medical Center, Good Samaritan Hospital in West Islip and Southside Hospital in Bay Shore, according to police. The woman told police she has never been to any of those hospitals and that she lost her driver’s license several months ago.

* An unknown amount of copper pipes was reported stolen last Sunday from the basement of a house on Flanders Road in Flanders, causing extensive water damage and flooding to the house, according to police.

* James Lebkuecher, 38, of Herricks Lane in Jamesport was charged with driving while ability impaired by drugs following an accident on Oak Avenue in Flanders last Thursday night in which he left the scene, according to police.

The officer responding to an accident located Mr. Lebkuecher at the intersection of Maple Avenue and Tyler Street and said he appeared disoriented, had slurred speech and droopy eyelids, according to police, who said he also disregarded several commands to get out of the car.

Mr. Lebkuecher was also charged with leaving the scene of an accident and resisting arrest, police said.

* Armond Gordon, 39, of Halsey Avenue in Southampton was picked up on a warrant for petit larceny last Tuesday morning at the county jail on County Road 104 in Riverside. Mr. Gordon was charged in connection with an Aug. 12 theft of $219 worth of shirts from the Bridgehampton Kmart, where he had been an employee. He was in jail on other unspecified charges, according to police.

* Manuel Guazhambo, 53, of Flanders was charged with felony driving while intoxicated Saturday morning on Flanders Road in Riverside after being pulled over for failing to stay in a lane, police said. The charge is a felony because of a prior DWI conviction, according to police, who said Mr. Guazhambo also was charged with first-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle.

* Wilson Agustin, 24, of Oak Street in Westhampton Beach was charged with DWI Monday at 12:45 a.m. on County Road 104 in Riverside after being pulled over for driving without headlights and moving from a lane unsafely, police said.

* Jorge Neira, 21, of Oak Avenue in Flanders was charged with unlawful possession of marijuana last Monday on Oak Avenue and Silverbrook Lane in Flanders. He was pulled over for a traffic violation when an officer observed a small quantity of marijuana in plain view on the center console, police said.

* Amanda Cross, 20, of Huckleberry Hill in Aquebogue was charged with unlawful possession of marijuana last Monday in the McDonald’s parking lot on Flanders Road in Riverside, police said.

* Jose Pirir, 26, of Priscilla Avenue in Flanders was charged with disorderly conduct Friday on Flanders Road in Flanders when he refused to get out of the roadway after being asked to do so by an officer several times, causing traffic on Flanders Road to stop, police said.

* Someone hit and killed a dog on Flanders Road in Flanders last Monday and then fled the scene, according to police, who said witnesses reported a black Toyota pickup truck leaving the scene. No further details were available.

* A global positioning system valued at $200 was reported stolen from a car parked on Evergreen Road in Flanders Sunday.

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.