Southampton Blotter: Riverhead man stabbed in the leg outside bowling alley

11/16/2011 5:00 AM |

A 22-year-old Riverhead man reported being stabbed in the back of the leg in the parking lot at Wildwood Bowling Alley on Lake Avenue in Northampton Saturday night, Southampton Town Police said.

The victim said he was in a fight with several people in the lot about 10 p.m. and one of them stabbed him in the back of his right leg, according to police, who said the victim had a large laceration and had bled heavily.

The victim also told police he was under the influence of drugs and alcohol at the time of the incident and didn’t recall any of the people he was fighting with, officials said. He went to Southampton Hospital the day after the fight and the hospital reported the stab wound to police.

The victim told police he did not wish to pursue charges and would not follow up with any legal action, police said.

• A Mastic woman hit a stop sign near a Riverside mobile home park while allegedly driving on drugs Friday morning, authorities said.

Southampton Town Police received a report about 8:40 a.m. Friday of a car driving with a flat tire and failing to stay in the travel lane at the intersection of Flanders Road and County Road 105. Police stopped that car, driven by 50-year-old Patricia Gerle of Rutland Road in Mastic, moments later on Riverside Drive in Riverhead. There was damage to her front bumper, which police determined had been caused when she hit a stop sign outside MacLeod’s mobile home park in Riverside, officials said.

Ms. Gerle told an officer that she had taken a muscle relaxer and painkiller, according to police.

She was found with oxycontin pills for which she had no prescription, authorities said.

Ms. Gerle was charged with driving while ability impaired by drugs, seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and leaving the scene of an accident.

• Police arrested a 40-year-old Riverhead man on theft charges after receiving a call at about 9 p.m. last Wednesday night that someone might have been attempting to steal items from J&V Auto Salvage in Quiogue, officials said.

An officer responded to the scene and found a man loading items into a 1998 Mazda sedan that was parked next to the fence of the junkyard, according to police. The officer then discovered 25 automotive batteries in the vehicle that had been swiped from the junkyard, according to police, who said they verified with the junkyard’s manager that the batteries were stolen. A section of the fence also had been cut, police said. The batteries had a combined value of $375.

Ihor Maksymchuk, 40, of Riverside Drive was charged with fifth-degree criminal possession of stolen property, third-degree criminal trespass and petit larceny last Wednesday night at the lot off Deborah Drive.

• Rebecca Coleman, 19, of Main Road in Riverhead was charged with driving while intoxicated early Sunday on Montauk Highway in Hampton Bays after being stopped by police for having insufficient lights, authorities said. Officers found she had alcohol on her breath and glassy eyes during the 2 a.m. stop, according to police, who also charged her with first-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle.

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.