Riverhead Town court report

04/28/2011 7:08 AM |

There were 185 cases on the docket in Riverhead Town Justice Richard Ehlers’ court, April 18-19. The following are among those adjudicated.

• Maurice Nash, 42, of Phillips Street in Riverhead pleaded guilty to driving while intoxicated and was sentenced to 90 days in jail and given a six-month revocation of his license.

• Alvaro Alarjon, 26, of Main Road in Jamesport pleaded guilty to DWI and was sentenced to 30 days in jail and fined $400.

• Russell Knapek, 19, of Longview Road in Wading River pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct, reduced from petit larceny, and was fined $300.

• Brian Ostler, 23, of Weeks Avenue in Manorville pleaded guilty to two counts of disorderly conduct, reduced from five counts of seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and other charges, and was fined $300.

• Roy Mack Jr., 62, of Hinda Boulevard in Riverhead pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct, reduced from petit larceny, and was fined $300.

• Marcus Odom, 19, of Amsterdam Avenue in Patchogue pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct, reduced from petit larceny, and was fined $300.

• Rodenna Gholson, 45, of West Main Street in Riverhead pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct, reduced from petit larceny, and was fined $125.

385 Comment

  • I’m trying to understand why the editors have now “closed comments” about certain stories involving the drug dealers, gangs and other criminals that the patently incompetent Town Board and Police Chief have allowed to take over our Town.

    Are they afraid the public indignation would generate so much traffic it would overload the website?

    Sorry, Mike and Grant, but responsibile journalists would be all over the bumbling officials that have allowed this Town to deteriorate to a Mecca for this trash– instead writing filler stories about community gardens and field trips by 7 year olds.

  • We recently revisited our commenting policy and decided to no longer allow commenting on police stories. This was due to repeated concern over many of the posts on these types of stories that contained libelous claims and even racial slurs. We’re sorry you’re disappointed in our coverage. — Grant

  • I’m sure the alleged criminals appreciate your sensitivity to safeguarding their reputations.