POLICE BLOTTER Riverhead Town

09/08/2011 5:15 AM |

A 76-year-old Calverton man is facing a driving while intoxicated charge after he blew through a red light and hit a Peterbilt truck in his hometown Thursday afternoon, authorities said.

No serious injuries were reported.

Riverhead Town Police said Peter McKernan was traveling west on Route 25 in a 2003 Ford Ranger when he ran the red light at the intersection with Edwards Avenue, striking the truck driven by Sean Brennan of Riverhead that was traveling south on Edwards Avenue.

Police said Mr. McKernan’s breath smelled of alcohol and there were three empty bottles of Guinness beer on the passenger-side floor. He also failed a field sobriety test.

• A Riverhead teen is facing a slew of charges after he was caught yanking stereos from cars in a Kroemer Avenue junkyard Sunday.
An employee of Middle Island Junk Yard reported to Riverhead Police that there was a man on the property taking items out of the cars. When police arrived they found 18-year-old Terrance Pertillar, who admitted to taking the stereos.

Mr. Pertillar was charged with criminal possession of stolen property, criminal trespass and possession of burglar’s tools, authorities said. He was released on $250 bail.

• Susan Minnick, 56, of Riverhead was charged with DWI on Roanoke Avenue early Monday, town police said. The arrest occurred about 2:30 a.m.

• Claudette Keating, 60, of Calverton was charged with aggravated DWI after she was stopped on Fresh Pond Avenue in Calverton about 10:30 p.m. last Tuesday, town police said.

• Tesheara Fields, 17, of Flanders was charged with disorderly conduct, harassment and resisting arrest in an incident that occurred about noon on Osborn Avenue last Tuesday, town police said. No additional details were available.

•Rodney Riddick, 32, of Riverhead was charged with criminal obstruction of breathing or blood circulation following an incident in Riverhead Town last Monday. Mr. Riddick was arrested at police headquarters about 12:30 p.m. last Wednesday. No further details were available.

• Someone left internal animal remains on vacant farmland in Calverton this week. The owner of the farm reported that sometime between 1 p.m. Sunday and 10 a.m. Monday, the remains, which appeared to be from a deer, were left on the property, possibly by a hunter.

The owner said no one had permission to hunt on the property. No charges were filed.

• Someone stole $105 from First Congregational Church on East Main Street in Riverhead last Tuesday. The theft was reported about 10 a.m.

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.