07/16/15 5:59am
07/16/2015 5:59 AM

A Flanders man was arrested Saturday on drunken-driving charges in Flanders, officials said.

Baltazar Hernandez, 35, was stopped for a headlight traffic inspection on Riverside Avenue around 3:50 a.m. and was found to be intoxicated, police said.

Mr. Hernandez was charged with driving while intoxicated, a misdemeanor, drinking alcohol in a motor vehicle on a highway and having substandard lights, both violations, police said.

• A Riverhead man was arrested Saturday on drunken-driving charges in Hampton Bays, police said.

Lawrence James, 29, was stopped for an equipment violation on Donellan Road around 4:50 a.m. when police detected a strong odor of alcohol on his breath. He also had slurred speech, bloodshot and glassy eyes and was unsteady on his feet. Mr. James performed poorly on his standardized field sobriety test and failed a pre-screening breath test with a .15 percent blood alcohol content, police said.

Mr. James was charged with DWI, a misdemeanor, and failure to dim lights, a violation, police said.

• A Riverhead man was arrested last Wednesday on traffic charges in Shinnecock Hills, police said.

Cesar Abzun, 31, was stopped for a traffic infraction on Inlet Road around 3 a.m. He was found to have an active suspension for failure to pay a fine, police said.

Mr. Abzun was charged with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, a misdemeanor, and a speed violation, officials said.

• A Riverhead man was arrested last Tuesday on traffic charges in Riverside.

Rickle Dixon, 42, was stopped for a traffic infraction on Center Drive around 5:20 p.m. He was found to have a suspended driver’s license, police said.

He was charged with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, a misdemeanor, driving without a license and for operating without a safety belt and shoulder harness, both violations, police said.

• A Riverhead man reported that he was harassed last Monday in Flanders after a money dispute, police said.

The report states that the complainant and another man were meeting in a car on Albany Avenue discussing money. A dispute arose and the complainant left the car. The other man then left the car and punched the complainant in the chest, police said.

No arrest has been made, as police are waiting for a definite identification of the man, officials said.

• A Southampton woman had sunglasses stolen from her car at the 7-Eleven in Flanders last Wednesday evening, police 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.

05/06/15 6:24am
05/06/2015 6:24 AM
Shawn K. McAvoy, 31 of Mattituck. (Credit: Riverhead Police Department)

Shawn K. McAvoy, 31 of Mattituck. (Credit: Riverhead Police Department)

A suspected robber was nabbed Tuesday afternoon when he allegedly used a credit card at a downtown Riverhead store shortly after stealing it from a car parked in the municipal parking lot north of East Main Street, Riverhead police said. (more…)

03/25/14 5:06pm
03/25/2014 5:06 PM
(Credit: Riverhead Town police)

Diana Censoprano and Spencer Stewart (Credit: Riverhead Town police)

A Selden man and woman were ordered held in county jail on felony charges for grand larceny, stolen property and endangering the welfare of a child after they allegedly stole from a Riverhead junk yard Monday night  —  and had the woman’s 8-year-old daughter help them in the robbery, Riverhead Town police said.  (more…)

09/05/12 8:40am
09/05/2012 8:40 AM

SUFFOLK COUNTY POLICE | Surveillance footage shows the suspect police say took a woman’s purse and used her debit card to make purchases at various stores in March.

Suffolk County and Riverhead Town police have offered a reward for information on a suspect who allegedly stole a woman’s purse and used the victim’s debit card to go on a shopping spree in March.

On March 12, a woman shopping in the K-Mart on Route 58 reported her pocketbook was missing, police said. Though the purse was later found, $164 in cash and the woman’s debit card were missing, according to a police statement.

On the same day, an unknown woman used the victim’s debit card to buy merchandise at several stores in Riverhead and Hampton Bays, police said.

Police described the suspect as a “heavy-set” white woman with blonde hair. She wore sunglasses and a black sweatshirt, according to surveillance footage. She was last seen driving away in a green minivan, police said.

Police ask that anyone with information on the identity or location of the suspect call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-220-TIPS. A cash reward of up to $5,000 dollars has been offered for information leading to the woman’s arrest. All calls will be kept confidential.