Someone stole a prescription notepad from Griffing Avenue Health Care in Riverhead Friday, and soon after an unknown man tried to score medication with a bogus prescription at a nearby pharmacy, according to town police.
An employee of Barth’s Pharmacy on East Main Street said an unknown man gave her a forged prescription about 6 p.m., three hours after the Griffing Avenue theft was reported. When she called the doctor listed on the prescription, she learned it was a fake and was told to call police. She said the man fled the drugstore before police arrived on the scene.
No medication was given to the suspect. It is not known if the two incidents were related.
The suspect in the Barth’s Pharmacy incident is described as white, bald, overweight, wearing blue jeans and a white T-shirt.
• An Aquebogue woman was arrested on a robbery charge this week in connection with an incident at the Old Navy store at the Tanger Outlet Center last month, town police said. Dora Moore, 42, was arrested at town police headquarters Monday and charged with second-degree robbery for her part in the June 25 incident, officials said. No additional details were available.
• Someone broke into Sakura sushi and hibachi steakhouse on Route 58 in Riverhead Monday morning and made off with a cash register and other items, town police said. No arrests have been made in connection with the theft, which was reported about 11 a.m.
• A Riverhead man was arrested last Wednesday after he became irate and threw his hat at a police car while he was outside The Riverhead Project restaurant on East Main Street, town police said.
Graham Scott, 32, became “enraged” while talking to a police officer behind the restaurant, police said. He then threw a soda on the ground and threw his hat against the cruiser. Mr. Graham was charged with disorderly conduct about 4:30 p.m., officials said, though it was not immediately clear what set the man off.
• A Riverhead man was arrested last week after a police officer caught him smoking marijuana in Grangebel Park and then found five additional bags of marijuana on him, town police said. A police officer on bike patrol said he smelled marijuana while riding past the park last Tuesday evening. Then he saw Timoteo Aguilo-Lopez, 26, on the performance stage, smoking a joint with a bag of pot in his lap. Mr. Aguilo-Lopez attempted to drop the joint behind him, though the officer found it, according to a police report.
Mr. Aguilo-Lopez was charged with fifth-degree criminal possession of marijuana and unlawful possession of marijuana, officials said. He was taken to police headquarters and released on $250 bail.
• Mickey Hill, 22, of Riverhead was arrested by town police on Osborn Avenue in Riverhead Saturday and charged with criminal possession of stolen property, town police said. No further details were available.
• Andrew Scott Davis, 20, of Middle Island was arrested at the Aldo shoe store at the Tanger Outlet Center about 7:30 p.m. last Wednesday and charged with criminal possession of stolen property, town police said. No additional details were available.
• Mario Velez, 27, of Flanders was arrested Sunday and charged with driving while intoxicated, state police said. He was also found to be wanted on an arrest warrant from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Mr. Velez was turned over to the federal agency, police said.
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.