An Eastport woman reported to Riverhead Police that a pit bull and a terrier killed her mother’s cat while the animal was outside the mother’s Parkway Street house in Riverhead Monday. A man who lives on nearby Hamilton Avenue also told police he believes the same two dogs had killed a chicken in his neighbor’s chicken coop about the same time there were chicken feathers in his driveway. A chicken carcass was never found.
The owner of the dogs, who was not ticketed in the ordeal, turned the canines over to animal control. The incident occurred about noon.
• A Riverhead man was arrested Monday after he was found with powdered cocaine on him, authorities said. Town police said 27-year-old Carlos Sinay was found to be carrying the drug at the Citgo gas station on West Main Street about 3 a.m. He was charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance.
• Shoyn Johnson, 26, of Riverhead was arrested at the Saks Fifth Avenue store at the Tanger Outlet Center Sunday and charged with criminal possession of burglar’s tools and petit larceny. The arrest happened about 6 p.m. No additional information was available.
• George Francis, 27, of Riverhead was arrested last Thursday after he was found with crack cocaine on him, town police said. He was charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance.
• Marcellus Hudson was arrested last week after he was found sleeping in the basement of a woman who had previously secured an order of protection against him, police said.
Mr. Hudson was charged with second-degree criminal contempt, authorities said.
• Two small bags of marijuana were found at Riverhead High School in two separate incidents last week. The first bag was discovered last Tuesday about 3 p.m. The other was found about noon Friday. No charges have been filed.
• Riverhead Police responded Friday after a van caught fire in the parking lot of the Gulf gas station on Route 25, just next door to the Riverhead Charter School. Riverhead firefighters were on the scene and they quickly extinguished the flames. Police said the 2 p.m. fire appeared to be electrical in nature. The driver of the van was taken to Peconic Bay Medical Center for treatment of minor injuries, police said. No passengers were in the van.
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 The charges against them may later be reduced or withdrawn, or they may be found innocent.