Riverhead Town court report

05/12/2011 7:07 AM |

There were 238 cases on the docket in Riverhead Town Justice Richard Ehlers’ court May 2-4. The following are among those adjudicated.

• Noe Terrazas, 24, of River Road in Calverton pleaded guilty to driving while ability impaired, reduced from driving while intoxicated. He was fined $500 and given a 90-day suspension of his license.

• Cristobal Pedro, 32, of Warwick Road in East Hampton pleaded guilty to leaving the scene of an accident with property damage and unlicensed operation and was fined $300.

• Kyle Bartlett, 23, of Riverhead pleaded guilty to second-degree criminal contempt and was fined $205 and sentenced to three years’ probation.

• Preston Washington, 40, of Priscilla Avenue in Flanders pleaded guilty to resisting arrest and was fined $205 and sentenced to time already served in jail. Additional charges of aggravated unlicensed operation and second-degree harassment were dismissed.



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  • yet another thing kapell f#@$ed up now for a reality check we are one of the few villages that does not have meters and believeit or not all (as in every one of them) studies has proven that meters in no way negatively impact on the villages tourism and in fact have actualyincreases tourim as now they will be able to find parking as well as inscentive to the village to finaly inforce local codes another words it slows down the cronick parking problem created by ilegal land lords like kapell and the kaplan market so its about damn time

  • I moved here in 1993, when the Village was not even close to what it has become. Storefronts were empty, ( as in three to four in a row), Genes Dockside in was all but abandoned, and lets just say the “feel” was a tad bit rougher. Parking was a problem then too. We also had meters. My opinion, hire a traffic kid with a marking stick. 15 bucks an hour for 8 hours. They do this in Sag, and i assume other places. We have the rules just enforce what we got. 100k, plus the money to the town. I say no meters right now. Hire a Greenport kid, give him or her a stick with chalk ( 20-30 bucks?), let them stroll the streets, and start writing.

  • I moved here in 1993, the Village was not even close to what it is now, lots of empty storefronts, and the feel was ” rough” for lack of a better word. Parking was a problem then as it is now. Parking will always be a problem. Small village+lots of people will do that. I say, hire a Greenport kid, 15 bucks an hour, a stick and chalk ( 20 bucks?), and enforce what we got, rather than borrow more. If that doesn’t seem to work then go back and revisit the meters.

  • What do the shop keepers think. Port Jefferson did this and sales went down. Please re think your stupid idea. B Carlo Greenport resident.

  • Talk about moving backwards. DUMBEST idea yet! All you are doing is telling people they are not welcome in out town and they should shop in Riverhead, which they will do especially once they get a 50 dollar ticket. You need to RE-THINK or actually maybe just THINK this through. How about one of your Public Hearings, MR MAYOR, let the PEOPLE SPEAK, hasn’t this been your mantra? The Village is packed tops 90 days a year, guess who going to be penalized the rest of the year TAXPAYERS! Unless you are going to offer Resident parking permits that excludes TAXPAYERS from METER FEES AND FINES , this BITES and people are pissed.

  • I hear that the main reason for meters is that shop keepers park outside their shops all day taking up spots for shoppers. So why are we spending 100 grand to control a handful of shopkeepers, who by the way, generally don’t live in Greenport? Why not use a Brownie to mark tires and then ticket or create a shopkeepers parking area. To penalized an entire community and send a negative message to our visitors is the wrong way to go. I got a ticket in Port Jeff in the middle of the week in an empty parking lot and guess what, I won’t go back!