A Flanders man who was stopped by police for failing to maintain his lane of travel along Flanders Road early Saturday morning is facing DWI and unlicensed operation charges, Southampton Town Police said.
Elder H. Ponce Ortega, 31, was stopped shortly after 2 a.m. at the intersection of Donald Avenue, police said. It was determined that he was driving drunk and without a license, police said.
He was transported to police headquarters and held for arraignment, police said.
There were 307 cases on the docket in Riverhead Town Justice Allen Smith’s court, June 30-July 2. The following are among those adjudicated. (more…)
Melih Dincer and Asli Dincer (Credit: East Hampton Village Police Department)
UPDATE: According to an East Hampton Village police report, Mr. and Ms. Dincer both pled not guilty Friday afternoon in East Hampton Town Justice Court.
Town Justice Steven Tekulsky set bail at $50,000 cash and $250,000 bond each, and the couple was transported to Suffolk County Jail in Riverside, police said. (more…)
Kenneth Belcher’s mug shot (Credit: Riverhead Police Department)
Following a news report earlier Thursday, Riverhead Police Chief David Hegermiller confirmed Friday that a 46-year-old Riverhead man accused of beating and robbing a man early Monday is a “possible suspect” in a string of other assaults and robberies in the area. (more…)
Julian Williams had been charged with first-degree robbery following an alleged incident in December on Delores Avenue (Courtesy: Riverhead Town Police Department)
Six months after a Riverhead teen’s arrest over an alleged robbery, the felony charge filed against him was reduced to a petit larceny and immediately dropped in town court last month, according to court documents and clerks.
A supervisor for the teen’s Legal Aid attorney said he could not disclose why the case had been dismissed, due to legal protections sealing the young man’s criminal record. Prosecutors did not respond to numerous requests for comment on the case. (more…)
A man wearing a black mask broke into a Riverhead apartment complex and stole a resident’s cell phone at knifepoint Wednesday night as the victim tried to call 911, Riverhead Town police said.
The alleged robber remains at large. (more…)
The Jamesport Fire Department. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch, file)
The Jamesport Fire Department is receiving nearly $25,000 in federal funding to purchase of new gear for firefighters. (more…)
A Suffolk County police helicopter searches for the missing boy Tuesday afternoon above Veterans Memorial Park in Calverton. (Credit: Bill Landon)
Police from multiple agencies scoured the Calverton and Wading River area late Tuesday afternoon after a mentally disabled teenage boy wandered away from a motel, Riverhead police said. He was located safely about an hour later, police said. (more…)