Riverhead blotter: Teen punched woman in the face

04/06/2014 9:00 AM |

Riverhead police cops

A 16-year-old Wading River teen was arrested on a charge of third-degree assault after punching a woman in the face at Little Flower Children and Family Services last Wednesday, police said. 

The woman was transported to Peconic Bay Medical Center, where she received 13 stitches for a cut above her right eye, about 5:30 p.m., according to a report.

The boy was arrested for third-degree assault and held for morning arraignment, police said.

• A 31-year-old Riverhead man was arrested on an insurance fraud charge last Tuesday after authorities discovered he had been collecting unemployment in 2009 while he had actually been working at the time, county police said.

Taylor Jackson was arrested at his Gilder Avenue home and charged with fourth-degree insurance fraud for receiving more than $1,000 in benefits, according to a report.

He was released on his own recognizance and is due back in court May 27.

• A 42-year-old Riverhead woman was arrested on menacing charges after threatening another woman with a knife at a Lewis Street residence Sunday, police said.

Police responded to a dispute on Lewis Street about 11:45 a.m. between Valderine Smithen and another woman, according to a report.

Ms. Smithen reportedly pulled out a knife, waving it at the woman and saying “I’m not going anywhere,” police said.

Ms. Smithen was arrested on second-degree menacing charges and held for morning arraignment.

• Over $800 worth of coins, a PlayStation 3 game console and an iPhone were reported stolen from a Raynor Avenue home last Tuesday, police said.

The items, valued at $1,046, were removed sometime between 6 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., according to a report. Detectives are investigating.

• A Riverhead woman reported her Kindle e-reader had been stolen sometime in early March, and about $700 worth of unauthorized charges had been made using her credit card information that was stored in the device, police said.

The woman reported the charges included digital and video on-demand services from Amazon, police said.

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