A Riverhead teenager and an unnamed juvenile were arrested for beating and robbing a man of his pants this weekend in Riverside, Southampton Town Police said.
Julian Williams, 16, of Osborn Avenue in Riverhead was arrested on a second-degree robbery charge early Monday in relation to the alleged 10:20 p.m. attack Sunday on a Riverhead man on Peconic Avenue, during which Mr. Williams and the younger accomplice forcibly removed the victim’s pants, which contained money and a cell phone, police said.
The victim told police that Mr. Williams and a juvenile approached him by the Valero gas station on Peconic Avenue and punched and kicked him numerous times in the head and body, causing him to fall to the ground, investigators said. His attackers then removed his pants and stole $22, a Samsung cell phone and the pants.
Both suspects fled towards Riverhead and were apprehended about 1:45 a.m., police said. Information on the juvenile was not available, as police do not name suspects under the age of 16.
• A Flanders man was arrested Saturday night for allegedly choking a woman who had an order of protection against him, officials said.
Flabio Pop, 24, of Flanders Road in Riverside was highly intoxicated at the time an officer arrived at his home, police said. A woman at that location told police he had his hands around her neck and was in violation of a court order of protection, police said.
Mr. Pop was charged with first-degree criminal contempt and criminal obstruction of breathing, according to police.
• Nicholas Coutts, 17, of Route 25 in Cutchogue was charged with second-degree criminal impersonation and speeding last Tuesday on Sunrise Highway in Shinnecock Hills after he was pulled over for speeding and gave the officer someone else’s driver’s license, according to police, who said Mr. Coutts was also charged with having an uninspected vehicle.
• A television valued at $400 and a DirecTV satellite box were reported stolen from a garage on a Flanders Road property in Flanders Sunday. The victim told police that $500 also was stolen from a car in the garage.
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 The charges against them may later be reduced or withdrawn, or they may be found innocent.