Five men were arrested for urinating in public at Casa Rica Restaurant and Sports Bar over the weekend, less than a week after a man was stabbed several times in the bar’s bathroom, according to police reports.
Nestor Martinez was arrested about 3 a.m. Saturday morning, police said. Four additional men were arrested early Sunday morning. Enmanuel Farias-Torres, 28, Carlos Alberto-Galindo, 22, and Alexander Sasso, 28, all of Flanders and Edy Omar Beltran-Lopez, 24, of Riverhead were arrested between 12:30 and 3:30 a.m. Police said officers are usually stationed near the troubled bar during late nights over the weekends.
• A Southampton man, who police said was driving drunk, was arrested early Friday after nearly hitting a Riverhead police cruiser on Peconic Avenue.
Police said Hector Vargas, 22, was making a turn onto Peconic Avenue near the intersection with Main Street when he almost hit the officer, who was stopped and waiting to turn onto West Main Street. The officer followed Mr. Vargas, who was driving eratically, to a Shell gas station in Flanders, police said. He was stopped and charged with DWI and multiple traffic violations.
• A Flanders woman was arrested last week after she appeared in Town Justice Court on a prior petit larceny charge and police found she was using a fake name.
Police said Angela Fox-Hayworth, aka Angela Ayala, 49, was arrested in September for shoplifting at Walmart on Route 58 in Riverhead. When she attended court last Wednesday, she stated a different name, address, and date of birth than the ones she gave at the time of her arrest. Ms. Fox-Hayworth was charged with false personation and offering a false instrument.
• A Shoreham man was arrested for swiping a shotgun and cash from a Wading River farm stand last week after the farm owner tracked down the suspect and took back the gun and money, police said.
Gregory Scherer, 22, was arrested on Kay Road last Wednesday in connection with the burglary at Fink’s Country Farm on Route 25 earlier this month, police said. The owner of the farm told police he had a friend ask around town as to the thief’s whereabouts, which led him to Mr. Scherer. Mr. Scherer was charged with burglary and criminal possession of stolen property.
• Someone stole an Elmo costume from May’s Farm on Route 25A in Wading River sometime between 4 p.m. Oct. 16 and 7:30 p.m. Oct. 17. The costume was recovered with other stolen merchandise, police said. No arrests were reported.
• Someone broke into the Toys “R” Us store on Route 58 in Riverhead last week and stole $5,271 cash and a $27.51 check. The incident was reported about 8:30 a.m. Monday.
• Someone put a dead bird in the mailbox outside a Sweezy Avenue home in Riverhead Sunday morning. No charges have been filed.
• A man reported to police that a woman, whom he did not know, tried to kiss him outside the 7-Eleven located at a gas station on Route 58, near the Riverhead Raceway, last Wednesday. The man told police he pushed the woman away.
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.