Riverhead Police arrested a Flanders man shortly after midnight today after they said he broke into a Roanoke Avenue home and harassed a couple living there.
Police said they received a call around 12:20 a.m. that a man had broken into the home and physically harassed a man living there. Authorities located the burglar within minutes of the call, who was operating a vehicle just a short distance from the home.
The man was ID’d by the victim as 38-year-old Alfredo Chitay-Concoba. A woman living at the home had an order of protection against Mr. Chitay-Concoba, police said.
He was charged with second-degree burglary and first-degree criminal contempt, both felonies. He was also charged with second-degree harassment, a violation. Mr. Chitay-Concoba was transported to police headquarters and held for arraignment.
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It was 3:24 a.m. last Friday morning and Dana and Michael Gabriel were sleeping in their home in Calverton when they heard the howling. (more…)
UPDATE (3 p.m.): A Baiting Hollow man accused of breaking into the clubhouse of a mobile home park in Calverton Monday morning before clogging a toilet with food is being held on $25,000 bail after prosecutors revealed the man’s history of arrests and failures to appear in court.
Nicholas Williams, 33, was charged with felony burglary. At his arraignment Tuesday morning, prosecutors said Mr. Williams has a 23-page history of run-ins with the courts and has failed to appear four times.
Mr. Williams was issued a grand jury notice, indicating he may be brought up on county charges soon.
Original Story: Police said a Baiting Hollow man rummaged through the clubhouse of a mobile home park in Calverton yesterday morning before clogging a toilet with food, damaging the boiler room ceiling.
According to Riverhead Police, someone at Calverton Meadows called shortly after 10 a.m. to report that a stranger had entered the park’s clubhouse, also using the space to sleep. The man reportedly attempted to flush food down the toilet, forcing it to overflow.
Police shortly identified the suspect as 33-year-old Nicholas Williams, who was later found by authorities to be walking down Osborn Avenue just before 10 p.m. last night.
Mr. Williams was arrested, charged with third-degree burglary — a felony — and held for arraignment this morning.
An Aquebogue man said an armed burglar broke into his window early this morning and stole $8 in cash from his wallet.
The victim, a Zion Street resident, said that about 4:40 a.m., someone opened his bedroom window, reached inside his front pants pocket, took the money and displayed “some sort of dark colored handgun before fleeing the area in an unknown direction.”
Police are looking for any information anyone may have about the incident. Those who may have seen something can call Detective Hobson at 631-727-4500, ext. 377.
Sometime between mid-December and Sunday about $1,200 worth of copper and tools were removed from a cottage on Hulse Landing Road, police said. (more…)
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A 21-year-old Westhampton Beach woman has been accused of stealing more than $10,000 in jewelry from a Calverton house in January, then pawning it off for a few hundred dollars, authorities said.
GOOGLE MAPS PHOTO | Several break-ins were reported across Wading River this weekend, according to police reports.
A strip of businesses in Wading River were burglarized over the weekend, with thousands of dollars in copper pipe stolen from one entrepreneur’s store, according to one victim and Riverhead Town police. A separate string of burglaries were also discovered at six Hulse Landing Road cottages, police said.
HOWARD FEREBEE MUG SHOT
“No one was more surprised in that courtroom than me.”
Not typical words coming from a defense attorney, moments after one of his client’s cases ended.
Just before potential jurors were set to enter the courtroom, a Riverhead taxi driver — 29-year-old Howard Ferebee Jr. — accused of being the getaway man in a Horton Avenue burglary last year, pleaded guilty to a lower charge Thursday afternoon in a bizarre court appearance that lasted nearly 20 minutes as the defendant peppered the judge and his attorney with questions.