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02/24/18 6:01am
02/24/2018 6:01 AM

Peconic Care, the proposed addiction research and rehabilitation center at the Enterprise Park at Calverton, received town approval Wednesday to cut down trees, remove two dilapidated buildings and clear additional land earlier than would normally be permitted on the 40 acre site where it plans to build the six-building, approximately 134,000-square-foot facility. (more…)

02/24/18 5:59am

Riverhead Town police charged a man with misdemeanor driving while intoxicated in Riverhead last Wednesday.

Kyle Vanduzer was seen driving eastbound on East Main Street around 10:35 p.m., weaving and failing to use a turn signal, officials said. Mr. Vanduzer had agreed to exit the car and undergo a sobriety test, but failed to actually do so after multiple requests, officials said. Several hypodermic needles and a bottlecap with a cotton swab “saturated in an unknown substance,” was also found in the car, police said.

• Daniel Patzan-Suruy was charged with DWI after he crashed his car into Riverhead Stationery on East Main Street around 9:35 p.m. last Thursday, officials said.

• A Flanders man was charged with driving while ability impaired by drugs in Riverhead last Thursday.

Gerron Floyd, 36, was involved in a crash around 4 p.m. near West Main Street and Osborn Avenue when he was seen by an off-duty cop falling out of his moving car while it was heading toward a fence off the roadway, officials said.

Mr. Floyd was charged with misdemeanor DWAI.

• Police arrested a man for giving a fake name at Lowe’s on County Road 58 last Thursday.

An officer saw a car enter the back end of the Lowe’s parking lot and leave shortly thereafter, around 7:50 p.m., without anyone leaving the car, officials said. Given recent larcenies at the store, the officer approached the car and stopped it for having something hanging from the rearview mirror, officials said. The driver reportedly said he didn’t have any ID on him but said his name was Michael Torres and was born in October 1994. Using a profile system, the officer determined the driver was Michael Pereira-Molina, based off a tattoo the driver had that matched the mugshot of Mr. Pereira-Molina, officials said. Mr. Pereira-Molina was then reportedly told he would be charged with false personation if he was lying about his name and still told the officer he was Michael Torres.

He was charged with false personation and third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, both misdemeanors.

• A 15-year-old was charged with assault at Little Flower in Wading River last Wednesday.

The teen, who police didn’t name because of the teen’s age, allegedly bit the house manager on his right forearm, breaking the skin, around 10:35 p.m. officials said. The teen also ripped the victim’s jacket off during the assault, officials said. The victim was taken to Peconic Bay Medical Center.

The teen was charged with third-degree assault and fourth-degree criminal mischief, both misdemeanors.

• Emma Tiarks was charged with misdemeanor second-degree menacing around 1:30 p.m. on Deep Hole Road in Calverton Monday, officials said. She was reportedly taken to headquarters and released on $100 bail.

• A Riverhead woman was arrested for stealing from Target on County Road 58 on Monday.

Genesis Domingues, 29, was seen trying to remove multiple items — including Huggies and baking pans — totaling about $150 from the store around 12:45 p.m., officials said.

She was charged with misdemeanor petit larceny.

• Police arrested a Riverhead man for driving with a suspended license last Wednesday.

Jan Degraff, 57, was stopped on East Main Street around 10:50 p.m. for driving with 34 suspensions, officials said. He was charged with misdemeanor second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle.

• Tobias Brown was charged with misdemeanor third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle on Hubbard Avenue around 7:33 p.m. last Wednesday after police saw him fail to use a turn signal while turning off of Zion Avenue, officials said.

• Dayna Barrow, 36, of Riverhead was charged with misdemeanor third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle on West Main Street around 10:05 a.m. Saturday, officials said.

• Anthony Hess was charged with misdemeanor second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle on Ostrander Avenue around 4:40 p.m. Monday, officials 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.

02/23/18 6:00am

Two downtown Riverhead restaurants lost liquor licenses during a meeting of the New York State Liquor Authority last month.

Sabor Centro Americano Deli & Restaurant at 1005 East Main St., which operates at the location previously occupied by Royal Dorado, was denied a liquor license by the SLA Jan. 10, because it failed to attend the SLA meeting at which the license application was being reviewed.  READ

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02/22/18 2:38pm

Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone announced Thursday he has chosen Geraldine Hart, a senior supervisory resident agent in charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Long Island office, as the next county police commissioner.

Ms. Hart, who has been with the FBI for 21 years, will be the first woman at the helm of the Suffolk County Police Department.  READ