Andre Coach mug shot (Credit: New York State Police)
A Riverhead parolee who had twice been convicted of attempted drug dealing is facing a new felony charge after a police task force investigation found the man had sold drugs in Riverhead nearly a year ago, according to police and court documents. (more…)
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…)
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.
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…)
A Manorville man who was charged with petit larceny Friday was also wanted on an active warrant in Nassau County, according to a state police press release. (more…)
A Mastic man was jailed on felony driving while intoxicated and aggravated unlicensed driving charges last week after state police allegedly caught him driving without his headlights on in Riverside, according to a police statement. (more…)
New York State Police and Suffolk County Police in Manorville on Thursday responding to an incident on the LIE. (Credit: Jennifer Gustavson)
A 46-year-old naked man found in the center median of the Long Island Expressway in Manorville on Thursday was later taken to Stony Brook University Medical Center for a psychological evaluation, according to a New York State Police press release.
Several state police troopers and Suffolk County Police officers responded to the incident just west of exit 71 at around 11:50 a.m., eventually subduing the man and getting him under proper cover.
“The male pedestrian completely disrobed in the troopers’ presence,” the press release states.
Police at the scene said the unidentified man was unharmed.
No other details about the incident were immediately available.
New York State police made five arrests in the area during the past week, according to a police report. (more…)