POLICE BLOTTER Riverhead Town

05/18/2011 10:08 AM |

Three teenagers were arrested last Thursday after getting busted with a cache of stolen goods that included cash, iPods and credit cards linked to recent thefts from cars in the area, Riverhead Police said.
Everett Vasquez, 18, of Medford, Derek Reilly, 17, of Coram and a 14-year-old boy whose name is being withheld were all picked up by town police while sitting in a 1996 Jeep Cherokee parked on St. Andrew’s Path in Wading River, police said. They were charged with fourth-degree criminal possession of stolen property.
Police seized the truck and the allegedly stolen goods during the 1:30 p.m. arrests. Cops had responded to the scene for reports of a suspicious vehicle, police said.

• Leslie Treadwell, 32, of Riverhead was arrested by town police at a pediatrician’s office on Route 25A in Wading River about 11 a.m. Monday. Mr. Treadwell was charged with criminal contempt, resisting arrest and endangering the welfare of a child. No further details were available.

• A 46-year-old Cutchogue woman was arrested about 4 p.m. on Monday for stealing more than $1,000 worth of bottled wine from Martha Clara Vineyards in January, police said. Claudia Banker was charged at police headquarters with fourth-degree grand larceny, officials said.

• A man reported that he was beaten by at least two unknown men in the parking lot behind Digger O’Dells restaurant and bar on West Main Street in Riverhead Friday. The man said he was punched in the face and struck in the head with an unknown object. The incident occurred about 6:30 p.m. No arrests have been made.

• A Calverton woman and a Riverhead man were both arrested Wednesday on charges they defrauded Medicaid following an investigation by the New York State Attorney General’s office. Town police arrested Yveanna Abernathy, 48, and Stanley Abernathy, 47, at police headquarters about 9:15 a.m. According to court records, the pair billed Medicaid for $3,000 in services that they fraudulently said were provided to a patient.
Ms. Abernathy was charged with third-degree grand larceny; Mr. Abernathy was charged with third-degree grand larceny and falsifying business records, officials said.

• Jasmine Parsons, 17, of Riverhead was arrested by town police about 9:30 a.m. last Tuesday and was charged with second-degree robbery, police said. Ms. Parsons is accused of knocking a woman to the ground and stealing her pocketbook, according to court records.

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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