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Riverhead blotter: Woman caught with drugs on Harrison Avenue

06/26/2016 12:00 PM |

A woman was arrested on drug charges after she was found with prescription drugs she didn’t have a prescription for, Riverhead Town police said.

Elena Malchevsky, 38, address unavailable, was charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance Sunday afternoon on Harrison Avenue, police said. Police were called to investigate a suspicious person at an address on that street and found Ms. Malchevsky sitting in the front yard with a hypodermic needle in her arm, police said.

Mr. Malchevsy appeared to be under the influence of drugs and was found to be in possession of numerous expired prescriptions in her name, as well as six white pills that were identified as Clonazepam, a drug often used to treat anxiety disorders and prevent seizures, for which she didn’t have a valid prescription.

• Nicholas Grieco, 41, address unavailable, was arrested Sunday night on Roanoke Avenue, police said. He was charged with fifth-degree criminal possession of stolen property and seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance.

• Wocjcheck Radziwonski, age and address unavailable, was charged with fifth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and unlawful possession of marijuana Monday night on Hamilton Avenue in Riverhead, police said.

• Heather DeGroff, 28, of Riverside was arrested on a justice court warrant last Tuesday night at police headquarters, officials said. Ms. DeGroff is facing a petit larceny charge in justice court stemming from a Dec. 30, 2015, incident in which police said she stole assorted toys, food and a tote bag from the Route 58 Target.

• A Calverton woman told police last Wednesday that an unknown person scratched the driver’s side and passenger’s side door on her car the night before, causing about $2,000 worth of damage, official 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 The charges against them may later be reduced or withdrawn, or they may be found innocent.