Blotter: Carjacking along Sound Avenue

01/02/2013 7:09 PM |

A woman driving on Sound Avenue was carjacked Monday afternoon by an unidentified man who forced the victim to stop driving by standing in the road, claiming to have a gun, Riverhead Town police said.

The driver was traveling with two children in the car eastbound on Sound Avenue near Hulse Landing Road about 1 p.m. when she saw a man wearing a hoodie standing in the road, police said.

The man forced her to stop the car and jumped into the vehicle, ordering her to drive, police said.

The alleged carjacker told the victim he had a gun but did not show it, police said. He asked if she had money, and when she said no, he looked through her wallet for cash. Police did not disclose what was stolen in the robbery.

The man then had the victim pull over while they were driving on Osborn Avenue and got out of the car, police said.

The woman called police about 1 p.m. to report the robbery, according to a report. The victim and the two children in the car were not harmed in the robbery, police said.

A complete description of the suspect was not immediately available. Detectives are investigating the incident, police said.

• A Suffolk County Emergency Services squad was called to the Railroad Museum on Griffing Avenue in Riverhead after a museum employee discovered 10 railway detonators in an item donated to the museum Dec. 22, police said.

The explosives were removed from the location and taken for disposal, police said.

No one was injured in the incident, according to a police report.

• Chaki Ligon was arrested for drunken driving after being involved in an accident near Roanoke and Sound Avenues about 9 p.m. on Dec. 22, Riverhead police said. The charges followed treatment at Peconic Bay Medical Center, police said.

No additional details were available.

• Two men were arrested early New Year’s Day for drunken driving, police said.

Brian Detmer was arrested on Raynor Avenue about 2:45 a.m. and charged with driving while intoxicated, according to a police report. Later, Mario Salmeron was stopped on Hubbard Avenue, arrested, and charged with driving while intoxicated, according to a police report.

• An unknown person driving a quad damaged two fairways and greens at a Baiting Hollow golf course during the night Sunday, police said.

Police received a report Monday morning that the course at the Baiting Hollow Club was damaged, police said. The quad caused about $2,000 in damage to the course, according to a police report.

• An unknown person used a Riverhead school district customer ID number to purchase more than $29,000 in computers, police said.

School officials reported the theft on Dec. 19, when they saw that $29,070 was spent to buy 15 laptop computers, according to a police report.

Detectives are investigating the incident, police said.

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