Riverhead Blotter: Woman charged with leaving toddler inside car

04/05/2012 8:30 AM |

Slywia Kaminski, 25, of Riverhead was arrested Sunday afternoon for allegedly leaving a toddler inside a parked car while she went shopping in a Route 58 store, according to town police and court records.

Ms. Kaminski is accused of leaving her 20-month-old child inside a locked 2011 Honda — with the car running and the keys in the ignition — while it was parked outside Home Goods, according to a criminal complaint filed in Riverhead Town Justice Court.

She was charged with endangering the welfare of a child, a misdemeanor, and was processed and released on an appearance ticket.

• Eddie Buckley, 56, and Joanne Daugherty, 43, both of Riverhead were arrested by state police last Friday and charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, police said.

Police said the two were stopped at the intersection of Pine Street and County Road 104 when the driver was spotted operating the vehicle while talking on a cell phone. An investigation found the two suspects in possession of crack cocaine, police said. Mr. Buckley was wanted on an active parole warrant and was held for arraignment in Southampton Town Justice Court. Ms. Daugherty was released on an appearance ticket.

• Andrew Bentsen, 26, of Flanders, was arrested Saturday and charged with driving while intoxicated, state police said. Mr. Bentsen was stopped on Roanoke Avenue near East Main Street, according to a state police report. He was released with a traffic ticket.

• Sarbelio Juarez, 40, of Riverhead was arrested Sunday and charged with aggravated DWI, state police said. He was arraigned at Riverhead Town Justice Court and held at Suffolk County jail. No other details were available.

• Riverhead police reported Thursday that an unknown suspect broke into a Wading River house and took a shotgun and cash. The alleged burglar entered the house through a bedroom window and stole a 20-gauge shotgun and about $750, police said. Detectives are investigating the incident.

• An unknown suspect stole 16 pairs of jeans worth more than $2,700 from the True Religion store at Tanger Outlets on March 27. Detectives have asked for security footage of the incident and are investigating, 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 The charges against them may later be reduced or withdrawn, or they may be found innocent.

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