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Riverhead blotter: Robbery, drug arrests and DWIs

05/26/2016 12:14 PM |

A man was arrested Monday afternoon after he “strong-arm robbed” another man of $300 cash at Riverside Laundry on West Main Street, Riverhead Town police said.

The suspect, Michael Anderson, age and address unavailable, was charged with second-degree robbery, officials said.

• Two women were arrested on drug charges following a traffic stop at the corner of Daly Drive and Hubbard Avenue in Riverhead last Wednesday, police said.

Rosemary Brown, 50, of Riverhead was charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance. Donna Hill, 35, of Ridge was charged with false personation, officials said.

Both women were wanted on warrants from other police jurisdictions and pleaded guilty to the new charges in Riverhead Town Justice Court on Monday.

• Nicholas Juventino Sac-Pelico, 21, of Riverhead was arrested Sunday for drunk driving after he crashed his vehicle into a utility pole on Pulaski Street in Riverhead around 5 a.m., police said.

• Fredi Tepeu Munoz, 28, of Riverhead was charged with driving while intoxicated around 1 a.m. Sunday on East Main Street and Ostrander Avenue, officials said.

• Encarnacion Lopez-Gregory, 38, of Riverhead was charged with driving while intoxicated and leaving the scene of an accident on East Main Street around 2 a.m. Sunday, police said.

• Diane Rheaume, 54, of Riverhead was charged with petit larceny after she was caught stealing at TJ Maxx on Route 58 Saturday afternoon, police said. She was taken into custody by store security after the theft and turned over to police, officials said.

• A Samsung Galaxy 4 tablet was reported stolen from a room at Greenview Motel on West Main Street Saturday night, police said.

• Someone stole $107 worth of men’s sandals from Famous Footwear at Tanger Outlets in Riverhead Sunday night, officials said.

• A glass barn door on Sound Avenue was damaged with what police said looked like a shot from a BB-gun. The estimated cost of the repair is $150, 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 The charges against them may later be reduced or withdrawn, or they may be found innocent.

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