New York State Police reported the following arrests Jan. 12 through Jan. 18:
• Steven Skiba of Flanders, 52, was arrested on charges of criminal possession of a controlled substance and unlawful possession of marijuana. On Jan. 15, state police said Mr. Skiba was stopped for speeding while he was driving northbound on Route 24 in Flanders. Following an investigation, he was arrested.
• A 39-year-old Riverhead man was arrested on Jan. 17 on a charge of driving while intoxicated. According to police, Juan Cojon-Canteo was stopped for multiple vehicle and traffic violations while traveling westbound on E. Main Street west of County Road 58.
Clerks at three stores in Flanders and Riverhead were arrested Wednesday during an “Underage Drinker Enforcement Action” in Southampton and Riverhead towns Wednesday, state police said. (more…)
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…)
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
A 20-year-old Riverhead man was arrested last week after firing a BB gun near the bowling alley in Northampton, according to a state police press release. (more…)
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.