Blotter: Man attacked over prescription medication

11/08/2013 3:00 PM |

A 28-year-old Riverhead man was arrested after allegedly attacking another man Friday for his prescription medication, Riverhead Town police said.

Police received a 911 call about 4:40 p.m. about a fight involving three men near the intersection of Roanoke Avenue and Cranberry Street, according to a report.

Authorities found the victim with injuries to his face and leg, police said. He had been robbed of a backpack containing $44, clothing items and prescription medication, according to a report.

The victim said he had been walking with Jonathan Abate and had mentioned he had prescription medication in his backpack. Mr. Abate then grabbed the bag, punched and kicked the victim and stole the bag, according to a report. Police later arrested Mr. Abate for second-degree robbery, after the victim and the third man identified him to authorities, police said.

The victim was treated at Peconic Bay Medical Center.

• A 55-year-old Quogue woman was arrested on a drunken driving charge after she was spotted by police swerving on Cross River Drive in Aquebogue early last Thursday, police said.

Nancy Pugni was stopped about 1:30 a.m. after failing to maintain her lane and making an improper right turn, according to a police report.

• A 24-year-old Mattituck man was arrested on a drunken driving charge after police received a 911 call about an erratic driver on Northville Turnpike early Sunday in Riverhead, police said.

Adrian Ramirez Perez was stopped after he was first spotted swerving near Ostrander Avenue about 6 a.m., according to a report.

• A “highly intoxicated” 27-year-old Rocky Point woman was arrested after grabbing the steering wheel of her boyfriend’s moving car and attempting to drive it off West Main Street late Monday afternoon, according to a report.

Police responded to the area of Snowflake Ice Cream about 4:10 p.m., where they arrested Emilia Szleszynska for fourth-degree criminal mischief after she refused to exit the car, as her boyfriend had asked. Instead she allegedly kicked and damaged the front windshield, according to a report.

• Police are seeking information regarding the theft of a pocketbook belonging to a Tanger Outlets employee after a woman later used the victim’s debit card at a Medford gas station.

According to police, a trio of suspects stole the bag from the outlet’s Kenneth Cole store on Oct. 7, about 5 p.m. The trio left and a female later used the card to purchase $75 in merchandise in Medford, according to police.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS. All calls will be confidential and information that leads to an arrest offers a cash reward of up to $5,000.

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