Riverhead Blotter: Officers, man injured during call at wrong address

12/15/2010 12:13 PM |

Two police officers and another man were injured last week while the police were responding to a domestic violence call at what turned out to be a wrongly reported address.

A woman told Riverhead Police that her daughter was involved in a dispute with the daughter’s husband at the couple’s Doctors Path home about 1:30 a.m. last Wednesday, according to a police report. Police officers said they responded to the scene but received no response after knocking on the door several times. Suffolk Police then reported to Riverhead that the county agency had also received a call from a woman in the area who said her husband was beating her.

The Riverhead police officers then requested a sergeant’s help. After the sergeant arrived on scene, the officer announced that they would break down the door, according to a copy of the police report. At that time they heard a woman’s voice scream “help me” from inside the home.

An officer kicked down the door and spotted a man jumping out a second-story bedroom window, police said. The officer unsuccessfully attempted to catch the man, who was found outside a short time later; he was not charged with a crime but was taken to Peconic Bay Medical Center in Riverhead for treatment of his injuries. The two officers suffered minor injuries.

The police dispatcher contacted the woman who originally reported the call and she told police the apartment number she gave them was wrong. Police later located the woman’s daughter and her husband. Both said they were fine.

No arrests were made during the incident.

• Megan Rederscheid, 29, of Rockville Centre was arrested about 10:30 a.m. Saturday on Wading River Manorville Road in Calverton and charged with driving while ability impaired by drugs and criminal possession of a controlled substance. At the same time, police arrested Sherrie Rosario, 20, of Riverhead and charged her with two counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance. No additional information was available.

• Marie Jones, 47, of Riverhead was arrested at police headquarters about 10:30 a.m. Friday and charged with criminal possession of a forged instrument and three counts of identity theft, authorities said. Police said the arrest stemmed from a stolen credit card reported Oct. 18.

• Shaun Pritchard, 21, of Riverhead was arrested about 10:30 a.m. Friday on Roanoke Avenue and charged with unlawful possession of marijuana, police said. No additional information was available.

• Jose Trifundio-Montoya, 29, of Greenport was arrested by state police in Riverhead Town Sunday and charged with DWI, officials said. He is scheduled to appear in Riverhead Town Justice Court Dec. 27. No additional information was available.

• A pit bull dog killed seven chickens at a home on Remsen Road in Wading River Monday. The incident was reported about 6:30 a.m. and the dog was taken into the town’s custody.


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.

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