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Riverhead blotter: Woman cut boyfriend with pocketknife

09/26/2015 11:00 AM |

A 26-year-old Riverhead woman has been charged with felony assault after she allegedly cut her boyfriend with a pocketknife during an argument, Riverhead police said.

Megan Rothar was arrested last Wednesday about 10:40 p.m. after police responded to a “disturbance” at a Roanoke Avenue apartment, according to a police report. Police said Ms. Rothar admitted she had slashed at the man during the dispute.

• A 26-year-old man was arrested on drug charges after a traffic stop in Baiting Hollow Sunday night, police said.

Chris Moreira was pulled over about 9:45 p.m. on Sound Avenue, according to a police report. He was arrested and charged with two counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance, marijuana possession and multiple violations of traffic codes, police said.

Additional information about his arrest wasn’t immediately available.

• A 33-year-old homeless man was charged with possession of stolen property Saturday morning in connection with a previous burglary, according to a Riverhead police report.

Terrance Currie was arrested on an outstanding warrant about 11:35 a.m. on Peconic Avenue, police said. The man was also charged with two counts of possession of stolen property, though the details of what he was carrying were not immediately available.

• Ashleigh Cruz, 20, of Riverhead was charged with petit larceny, a misdemeanor, after she was arrested last Monday for allegedly stealing from Home Depot on Route 58, according to a police report.

• John Sini, 25, was charged with petit larceny after he allegedly stole from Best Buy on Route 58 Saturday afternoon, according to a Riverhead Town police report.

• Copper pipes were stolen from a Wading River home last Wednesday, Riverhead police said. Someone got into the house on Herod Point Road and took an “unknown amount” of piping, according to a police report. The case is being investigated by Riverhead detectives.

• Someone took an iPhone 6 Plus from a shopper at the Stop & Shop on Route 58 last Wednesday, according to a police report. The incident is under investigation, police said.

• Someone stole a cellphone worth roughly $690 from the Route 58 Walmart about 5:35 p.m. Monday, according to a police report.

• A bicycle worth $800 was stolen from an East Main Street property last Thursday, police said. The black Cannondale straight-handlebar bicycle with Kenda rims was taken about 3 p.m., according to a police report.

• A woman called police from a Route 58 store Friday afternoon to report “suspicious” Middle Eastern men were buying cellphones, according to a police report.

The woman called police to say the men were purchasing cellphones and PlayStations at the store, something she thought was concerning, according to a police report. The men paid for the goods and then left the store, she claimed.

The matter was closed without police intervention, cops said.

• A Riverhead woman paid $1,700 to someone on Craigslist in exchange for a car, according to a police report. But the vehicle she supposedly purchased was never delivered, the woman told police. The funds were paid via a money transfer, the woman reported.

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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