03/30/14 9:00am
03/30/2014 9:00 AM

Police1_BE_RThere were 263 cases on the docket in Riverhead Town Justice Richard Ehlers’s court March 17-19. The following are among those adjudicated.

• Joseph Bunch Jr., 60, of Old Orchard Road in Wading River pleaded to driving while ability impaired, reduced from driving while intoxicated, and was fined $700.

• Daniel Matos-Gonzalez, 22, of Glen Drive in Shirley pleaded guilty to driving while ability impaired, reduced from driving while ability impaired by drugs, and was fined $660.

• John Menfi, 47, of West 20th Street in Deer Park pleaded guilty to third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation and was fined $400. A first-degree driving while impaired by drugs charge was dismissed.

03/14/14 3:00pm
03/14/2014 3:00 PM

Police1_BE_RThere were 342 cases on the docket in Riverhead Town Justice Richard Ehlers’ court, March 3-5. The following are among those adjudicated.

• Nelson Guevara, 30, of Grove Street in Riverhead pleaded guilty to driving while intoxicated and was fined $1,000 and sentenced to three years’ probation.

• John McCaughern, 27, of West 7th Street in Deer Park pleaded guilty to driving while ability impaired and was fined $660.

• Madeline Perez, 21, of North Bicycle Path in Selden pleaded guilty to DWAI, reduced from driving while ability impaired by drugs, and was fined $660.

• Virgil Horsley Jr., 27, of Eleanor Avenue in Mastic pleaded guilty to two counts of petit larceny and one count of DWAI and was fined $425.

• Two charges of third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance against Rayquann Houpe, 24, of Harrison Avenue in Riverhead were dismissed in town court, as he was indicted in county court.

• John Wright, 49, of Old Country Road in Riverhead pleaded guilt to violation of probation and was sentenced to 60 days in jail.

• John Kenny, 51, of Adams Court in Coram pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct, reduced from first-degree criminal contempt, and was fined $300 and issued an order of protection.

• Three charges of third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance against Latish Moore, 34, of East Main Street in Riverhead were dismissed in town court, as she was indicted in county court.

• David Olaque, 23, of Boxwood Drive in Shirley pleaded guilty to seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and was sentenced to three years’ probation.

11/04/13 12:21pm
11/04/2013 12:21 PM

Police1_BE_R

There were 464 cases on the docket in Riverhead Town Justice Allen Smith’s court Oct. 21-23. The following are among those adjudicated.

• Carolyn Sallinger, 40, of Cedar Ridge Road in East Hampton pleaded guilty to petit larceny and was sentenced to four months in jail.

• Jose Canel, 42, of Grove Street in Flanders pleaded guilty to driving while intoxicated. He was fined $1,400 and sentenced to 90 days in jail.

• Michael Booker, 27, of Hallock Street in East Quogue pleaded guilty to second-degree criminal trespass and was sentenced to 30 days in jail.

• John Braunreuther, 36, of Mill Road in Riverhead pleaded guilty to DWI and was fined $900.

• Brad Camilleri, 34, of Old Orchard Court in Rocky Point pleaded guilty to unlawful possession of marijuana and was fined $465.

• Two charges of third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance against Wayne Booker, 43, of Boyle Road in Selden were dismissed in town court as he was indicted in county court.

• Three charges of second-degree burglary against Michael Quinn, 27, of Laurel Lane in Wading River were dismissed in town court, as he was indicted in county court.

• A second-degree burglary charge against Ryan Mercado, 21, of Trafalgar Drive in Shirley was dismissed in town court, as he was indicted in county court.

11/02/12 12:25pm
11/02/2012 12:25 PM
DUI, Brookhaven National Laboratory, bicyclist, Calverton

WILLIAM SLATTON

A Riverhead Town judge set bail at $50,000 cash or $100,000 bond for a Middle Island man charged with driving under the influence of drugs after he hit and killed a bicyclist on Route 25 in Calverton Thursday afternoon.

William Slatton, 30, was also driving with four children under the age of nine in his car, and with a suspended license, authorities said.

At his arrangement Friday morning in Riverhead, Mr. Slatton told Justice Allen Smith that he is a stay-at-home father to four children and that he only has $1,900 in savings and could not afford an attorney.

Mr. Slatton, who wore a black sweatshirt and black pants in court, said he lives with his girlfriend and the four kids.

She was present in court with another woman but did not speak.

Mr. Slatton’s court-appointed attorney, Daniel Ginty, requested that bail be set at $1,900, but Judge Smith said that with the possibility of the charges being upgraded by the Suffolk County District Attorney’s office, he would keep bail at the $50,000/ $100,000 recommended by the DA’s office.

“These are very serious charges,” Judge Smith told Mr. Slatton.

Mr. Slatton, who was driving under the influence of methadone at the time of the crash, police said, has a prior felony conviction and two other convictions, assistant district attorney Dennis Ryan said in court, although he did not specify what those convictions were for.

Riverhead police said Mr. Slatton was driving a 2005 Toyota Camry westbound on Route 25, near the Calverton National Cemetery, about 1:30 p.m.on Thursday when he veered across the road into oncoming traffic, nearly hitting another car and then hitting a bicyclist who was heading east in the eastbound road shoulder.

Steven Kane

The bicyclist, Steven Kane, 57, of Brightwaters, was pronounced dead at the scene, despite the efforts of several passing motorists, including the Ridge Fire Department chief, to save him.

Mr. Kane was the manager of safety engineering at Brookhaven National Laboratory, and he also was a competitive cyclist who raced with East End Cycle Team and had finished first in his age group in several events.

Mr. Slatton is facing charges of driving while ability impaired by drugs, third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation, and four counts of endangering the welfare of a child.

Those are all misdemeanors punishable by up to a year in jail, but he could face more serious charges if he is indicted.

Mr. Slatton is due back in town court on Monday.

tgannon@timesreview.com

08/09/11 9:04am
08/09/2011 9:04 AM

There were 358 cases on the docket in Riverhead Town Justice Allen Smith’s court, Aug. 1-3. The following are among those adjudicated:

• Alexis Fields, 36, of Third Street in Riverhead pleaded guilty to petit larceny and was sentenced to six months in jail and fined $495.

• Deanna Brown, 25, of Whittier Drive in Mastic pleaded guilty to petit larceny and was sentenced to four months in jail fined $205.

• Geneen Lebron, 27, of Haywood Road in Mastic Beach pleaded guilty to violation of probation and was sentenced to 90 days in jail.

• Nelson Perales, 22, of Segal Avenue in Riverhead pleaded guilty to driving while intoxicated and was fined $900 and sentenced to three years’ probation.

• Rolando Reynozo-Matzar, 27, of Roanoke Avenue in Riverhead pleaded guilty to driving while ability impaired, reduced from driving while intoxicated, and was fined $600.

• Jose Garcia, 32, of Priscilla Avenue in Flanders pleaded guilty to driving while ability impaired, reduced from driving while intoxicated, and was fined $560.

• Sara Lennon, 24, of Riverside Avenue in Flanders pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct, reduced from resisting arrest, reckless driving, and various traffic charges, and was fined $485.

• Philip Mieczyslaw, 74, of Aldersgate Drive in Riverhead pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct, reduced from petit larceny and was fined $250.
• Alice Burns, 43, of Northwest Road in Wainscott pleaded guilty to petit larceny and was fined $205 and sentenced to time already served in jail.

04/28/11 7:08am
04/28/2011 7:08 AM

There were 185 cases on the docket in Riverhead Town Justice Richard Ehlers’ court, April 18-19. The following are among those adjudicated.

• Maurice Nash, 42, of Phillips Street in Riverhead pleaded guilty to driving while intoxicated and was sentenced to 90 days in jail and given a six-month revocation of his license.

• Alvaro Alarjon, 26, of Main Road in Jamesport pleaded guilty to DWI and was sentenced to 30 days in jail and fined $400.

• Russell Knapek, 19, of Longview Road in Wading River pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct, reduced from petit larceny, and was fined $300.

• Brian Ostler, 23, of Weeks Avenue in Manorville pleaded guilty to two counts of disorderly conduct, reduced from five counts of seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and other charges, and was fined $300.

• Roy Mack Jr., 62, of Hinda Boulevard in Riverhead pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct, reduced from petit larceny, and was fined $300.

• Marcus Odom, 19, of Amsterdam Avenue in Patchogue pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct, reduced from petit larceny, and was fined $300.

• Rodenna Gholson, 45, of West Main Street in Riverhead pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct, reduced from petit larceny, and was fined $125.