12/16/14 10:06am
12/16/2014 10:06 AM

A Riverhead woman driving with three children in her vehicle was arrested under Leandra’s Law Monday night after a traffic stop downtown, New York State Police said.

Serina V. Jackson, 36, was charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated after failing a field sobriety test, police said.  (more…)

11/17/14 11:40am
11/17/2014 11:40 AM

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A Rocky Point woman was caught driving drunk in Flanders last week, New York State troopers said.

Melissa L. Sciara, 35, was stopped on Wednesday when officers observed her driving with a flat tire on Route 104, police said. Troopers allegedly determined Ms. Sciara was driving drunk and had an active warrant out for her arrest for criminal possession of marijuana.

She was issued traffic tickets and turned over to the Suffolk County Police Department on the active arrest warrant.

• A 20-year-old Rocky Point woman was arrested for possessing drugs on Saturday in Riverhead, state troopers said.

Emily A. Sugarman was stopped for speeding on Old County Road and was allegedly found in possession of marijuana.

She was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance and unlawful possession of marijuana.

• A Brentwood man was arrested for driving drunk in Flanders on Sunday, state police said.

Maynor J. Gamoneda Mejia, 30, was stopped for a traffic violation on Flanders Road when he was allegedly found to be intoxicated.

He was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated.

09/27/14 10:00am
09/27/2014 10:00 AM
A Middle Island woman is questioned by police, at right, after passengers in her vehicle were allegedly found to be in possession of narcotics. (Credit: Grant Parpan)

A Middle Island woman (at right, in blanket) is questioned by police after passengers in her vehicle were allegedly found to be in possession of narcotics. About a dozen police responded to the scene, including New York State troopers. (Credit: Grant Parpan)

Two men were arrested on drug charges and the driver of the car they were passengers in was also brought into custody following a traffic stop Friday night, Riverhead Town Police said.

Update: Police say men had crack, cocaine at the time of their arrest

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07/09/14 10:12am
07/09/2014 10:12 AM
A Suffolk County police helicopter searches for the missing boy Tuesday afternoon above Veterans Memorial Park in Calverton. (Credit: Bill Landon)

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…)

06/06/14 3:29pm
06/06/2014 3:29 PM
Andre Coach, Giselle Douglas and James Lennon. Credit NYSPD

Andre Coach, Giselle Douglas and James Lennon. Credit NYSPD

State Police arrested three people on drug charges last night after they said the driver of the vehicle was on drugs, and the two passengers had drugs on them.

Police said they received a call last night just after 11 p.m. that an erratic driver was in the area of Route 104, driving eastbound on Route 27. Police located the gray Pontiac driven by 32-year-old James Lennon of Flanders after they said he was not driving in his lane.

According to police, Mr. Lennon appeared to have bloodshot eyes while being interviewed, and later failed a field sobriety test. He was arrested on felony charges of DWI drugs, criminal possession of a controlled substance in the third degree, and criminal possession of a narcotic in the fourth degree. He was also arrested on a misdemeanor charge of criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree.

In addition to Mr. Lennon, police said passengers Giselle Douglas, 30, of Flanders, and Riverhead resident Andre Coach, 38, both had drugs on them.

Both were charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance in the third degree, criminal possession of a narcotic drug in the fourth degree, and criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree.

03/17/14 10:40am
03/17/2014 10:40 AM

Amir Riaz, 51 of Riverhead was arrested on a drunken driving charge Saturday in Flanders, state police said.

Mr. Riaz was stopped for a traffic violation on Route 24, according to a police statement. He was found to be intoxicated and charged with DWI, police said.

He was released with a future court date in Southampton Town. (more…)