Riverhead Police Report: Oct. 6, 2010

10/06/2010 5:43 PM |

Riverhead Police responded to a report of gunshots fired on East Avenue in Riverhead just after 2 a.m. Saturday. Police found a semi-automatic handgun in the bed of a nearby pickup truck. Detectives removed the handgun and detained suspects for questioning. One suspect, Jamal Houpe, 29, of Riverhead, allegedly became irate and yelled at officers. Mr. Houpe was charged with disorderly conduct.
• Augusto Puluc, 40, of Riverhead was arrested at Giorgio’s catering hall in Baiting Hollow Sunday after town police said he cut an employee with a piece of glass. Mr. Puluc was arrested about 12:40 p.m. and charged with second-degree assault.
• William Belcher, 44, of Riverhead was arrested on Sigal Avenue in Riverhead about 6 a.m. last Tuesday and charged with false personation. Police said he gave a false name when questioned.
• Brian Jenkins, 43, of Bridgehampton was arrested on a drug charge last week at St. John’s Church cemetery on St. John’s Place in Riverhead, police said. He was nabbed about 12:30 a.m. last Wednesday and charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance, police said. Mr. Jenkins was also found to be wanted on a warrant out of Southampton Town Justice Court.
• Sean Kelly, 22, of Wading River was arrested by town police at police headquarters about 9 a.m. Monday and charged with second-degree assault. No additional information was available.
• Richard Ambrose, 33, of Riverhead was arrested near the Taco Bell on Route 58 in Riverhead about 5:30 p.m. Friday and charged with false personation and aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle. He was also found to be wanted on a New York State parole warrant.
• Jose Luis-Surui, 20, of Laurel was charged with driving while intoxicated about 2 a.m. Sunday on Main Road in Aquebogue, authorities said.
• Carlos Regino Gabriel Xajap, 32, of Westhampton Beach was charged with public urination early Sunday outside the Casa Rica Restaurant and Sports Bar on East Main Street in Riverhead, police said.
• Edgar Garrido, 30, of Brookhaven was also arrested outside the Casa Rica restaurant and charged with unlawful possession of marijuana, police said.
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