11/14/12 3:00pm
11/14/2012 3:00 PM

An East Quogue man was zapped with a Taser and arrested after he was found in possession of drugs and then tried to escape, according to Southampton Town police.

Charles Gamble, 31, of Pine Neck Road in East Quogue was found in possession of marijuana in his car at the Wildwood Lanes parking lot on Lake Avenue in Riverhead and then refused to comply when an officer asked him to show his hands, police said.

Mr. Gamble then got out of his car, despite being told not to, and shoved the officer in the chest and ran away, police said.

He was caught after a brief chase and an officer then used a Taser to subdue him, according to police, who said the officer subsequently found 35 bags of crack cocaine on Mr. Gamble.

In addition, Mr. Gamble was wanted on a warrant from Riverhead Town police.

Mr. Gamble was charged with third- and fourth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, resisting arrest, second-degree harassment and unlawful possession of marijuana.

In that same incident, a Calverton woman, who also tried to run away from an officer because she was drinking alcohol in public, ended up with another charge, according to police.

Rahshell Gamble, 31, of Hillrise Court in Calverton was seen sitting in a car with three other people in the parking lot of Wildwood Lanes on Lake Avenue in Riverhead with an open container of alcohol and marijuana at about 10:10 p.m., police said.

Ms. Gamble got out of the car and ran away, preventing the officer from charging her with the open container violation, police said. But she did return to the scene later at 12:42 a.m. Saturday and was arrested.

She was charged with the open container violation and with second-degree obstructing government administration.

• A Flanders man was arrested just after midnight Friday after stopping where he shouldn’t have stopped, and not stopping when he should have, according to police.

Mark Kwasnik, 62, of Nassau Street in Flanders was observed stopping in front of his ex-girlfriend’s house on Evergreen Road in Flanders in violation of a court order of protection to stay away from her, and then was stopped by police after he continued forward and failed to stop at a stop sign, police said.

Mr. Kwasnik was charged with second-degree criminal contempt, police said.

• Joe McKay, 65, of Vail Avenue in Riverside was charged with fifth-degree criminal possession of stolen property at his home on Nov. 3 following an investigation that determined that he had pawned stolen jewelry at Tommy’s Goldmine on Peconic Avenue in Riverside on Sept. 6, according to police.

• A Flanders woman reported last Wednesday that someone had illegally filed a tax return in her name in 2010. The woman said she received a letter from the Internal Revenue Service saying she owed $33,055 in back taxes and was fined in the year 2011. The woman responded that she has not paid taxes for the past eight years because she’s unemployed and a student, according to police.

The IRS urged her to report the incident to police because they had received a tax return filed using her Social Security number in 2010.

• Someone broke the rear window of a home on Deck Street in Flanders last Monday night, according to police, who said it didn’t appear that anyone had entered the home.

• The passenger-side window of a car parked on Flanders Road in Riverside last Saturday was shot at, breaking it and the front windshield, police said. The estimated cost to repair the two windows is about $600, according to police. The owner of the car said that the same thing happened to his other car on Oct. 30, police said.

• All four tires were flattened on a car parked on Flanders Boulevard in Flanders Friday morning, according to police. The estimated value of the damage was not available.

• A Riverside man reported that someone had stolen a radio from a car on Flanders Road in Riverside last Monday afternoon. The car belonged to his friend, police said. The estimated value of the stolen radio is $1,110, according to police.

 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.

09/19/12 10:37am
09/19/2012 10:37 AM

A Riverhead man who was unsuccessful in hiding a drug pipe was arrested on drug charges in Riverside last week, Southampton Town police said.

Vincent Braunskil, 40, of West Main Street in Riverhead was charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance Friday night on Peconic Avenue, police said.

When an officer walked by him, Mr. Braunskil tried to conceal something in his left hand by walking away from the officer and moving his hand behind his back, according to police. When asked what he had in his hand, he turned over a glass pipe used to smoke cocaine, according to police, who said the pipe tested positive for cocaine.

• A Hempstead woman who was driving while on pain medication ended up in more pain as she was involved in a accident and then arrested, according to police.

Eva Rosado, 45, of Foster Place in Hempstead was charged with driving while ability impaired by drugs Aug. 29, on Flanders Boulevard in Flanders after being involved in a crash at the intersection of Flanders Road and Cypress Avenue, police said.

Ms. Rosado told an officer she was wearing a pain patch and that she takes prescription medication for pain, according to police, who said there were four bottles of prescription medication in the car.

Ms. Rosado was taken to the hospital by ambulance for treatment of injuries suffered in the accident and then released on an appearance ticket, according to police.

Additional information about the accident was not available.

• Reinaldo Garcia, 32, of West Parkview Drive in Shirley was charged with driving while intoxicated last Thursday afternoon on Flanders Road and Red Creek Road in Flanders, police said.

He was stopped after being spotted driving erratically and swerving all over the road on Route 24, police said. He was unable to perform roadside sobriety tests, police said.

• Sharon Russell, 62, of Wilmont Avenue in Washington, Pa., was charged with DWI just after midnight Saturday on Flanders Road and Bellows Pond Road in Flanders, police said.

Ms. Russell was initially stopped for failing to stay in her lane and was then found to be intoxicated, according to police, who said she had alcohol on her breath and did poorly on roadside sobriety tests.

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.

08/09/12 9:00am
08/09/2012 9:00 AM

Two unknown men and an unknown woman reportedly stole seven lawn mowers from a Riverhead store early Friday morning, police said.

The three suspects allegedly used a tan-colored van to take the equipment from The Home Depot store on Route 58, police said.

Detectives are investigating the incident.

• Jacqueline Burck, 23, of Riverhead was arrested July 29 after damaging a vehicle in Center Moriches, Suffolk County police said. Ms. Burck drove a 2006 Suzuki into another vehicle parked in a driveway located on Wading River Road sometime overnight between July 6 to July 7, officials said. She was charged with leaving the scene of property damage, police said.

• Juan Mateo, 40, of Riverhead was arrested on forcible touching, harassment and resisting arrest charges Sunday, police said. He was processed and held for arraignment. No details were available.

• Nicholas Dolce, 19, was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated after being stopped near a 7-Eleven convenience store on Route 58, police said.  He was processed and held for arraignment.

• Four people driving dirt bikes and quads damaged a Riverhead sod farm July 31, police said. The suspects rode their bikes and quads across the Deleo Sod Farm on Tuthills Lane, according to a police report. No arrests were made.

• Nearly $25,000 in jewelry and money was stolen from a Riverhead home Friday, police said. The unknown person entered the Osborne Avenue home through the northwest door and stole jewelry and cash worth $24,700.

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.

08/06/12 7:00am
08/06/2012 7:00 AM

A man pulled a knife on the attendant at the Shamrock gas station on Flanders Road in Riverside following an argument July 24 in which the attendant refused to sell the man cigarettes without his showing identification, according to police. The suspect then left and threw a metal pipe at the store’s door as he was driving away, breaking the glass, police said.

The incident was captured on surveillance video, police said.

• Anthony Jenkins, 47, of Old Quogue Road in Riverside was riding his bike without lights on that road in Riverside just before midnight Friday when he was spotted for the light violation. An officer tried to pull him over, according to police, but he tried to flee the scene on the bicycle. After a short while, he nearly fell off and was arrested, police said.

A search of Mr. Jenkins subsequently turned up a crack pipe and a small quality of cocaine, according to police. He was charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance.

• Failure to signal a turn on Ludlam Avenue in Riverhead was what led officers to pull over Cynthia Massenburg, 47, of Riverleigh Avenue in Riverside Sunday at 1 p.m. After that, she was searched, and several crack pipes, along with hashish and marijuana, were found, according to police. She was charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, unlawful possession of marijuana and the unsafe turn violation, according to police.

• Tammy Cipriano, 44, of Old Quogue Road in Riverside and Carlos Gonzalez-Leverman, 26, of Pulaski Street in Riverhead were charged with prostitution and third-degree patronizing a prostitute, respectively, after a police officer saw them having sex in the bushes off Flanders Road on Saturday night.
Mr. Gonzalez-Leverman told the officer he paid Ms. Cipriano $20 for the sex, according to police. Ms. Cipriano was also charged with public lewdness, police said.

• A Streamlight Rechargeable flashlight valued at $140 and two license plates were reported stolen from a car on Pine Street in Riverside July 24 — and a Mongoose mountain bike that police say was valued at $149 was reported stolen from the yard at that same address and time, according to police.

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.