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Riverhead Blotter: DWI, drug possession charges

07/30/2016 2:00 PM |

Police arrested a man for driving while under the influence of drugs in Riverhead Saturday.

Tomaz Zalewski was behind the wheel of a car parked at the basketball courts on Osborn Avenue, near Middle Road, around 3 a.m., officials said.

Mr. Zalewski was charged with driving while intoxicated, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs and seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, all misdemeanors, and multiple traffic violations.

The passenger in his vehicle, David Amorose, was also arrested for seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance. Both were transported to headquarters, processed and held for arraignment.

• A 27-year-old man was arrested Saturday for drunk driving in Wading River.

After Thomas Stepanovic was stopped on Route 25A around 12:55 a.m., police learned he was intoxicated, officials said. He was charged with DWI, a misdemeanor, and three traffic violations.

• Police arrested a woman for drunk driving in Riverhead Sunday.

Edith White was stopped by police around 12:10 a.m. near the Burger King on Old Country Road and police learned she was intoxicated, officials said. She was charged with misdemeanor DWI.

• A man was charged with petit larceny in Riverhead Sunday.

Lester Cotes was arrested at the Speedway on Old County Road around 10:45 p.m. and was charged with petit larceny, a misdemeanor, officials said.

• Police arrested a 27-year-old man for criminal contempt last Wednesday in Jamesport.

Wayne Conforti was arrested around 12:50 a.m. on Manor Lane for his involvement in a domestic dispute, officials said. He was charged with second-degree criminal contempt, a misdemeanor.

• An unknown person caused approximately $200 in damage to a window at the State Farm building on Old Country Road Sunday, officials said.

• Two men reportedly forced open the window on the south side of a Pulaski Street home around 1 p.m. Monday, entered the house and then left through an unlocked door, officials said. No arrest has been made.

• A woman reportedly had her pink iPhone 5c, valued at $300, stolen from her location on Commerce Drive around 10 a.m. Saturday morning, officials said.

• Someone reported that a black wallet and LG Smartphone were removed from their car Saturday at Stop & Shop on Route 58, officials said.

• Police reported that two Stihl saws, valued at approximately $2,400, were removed last Thursday from the bed of a truck on Southern Parkway in Riverhead.

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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