07/04/15 12:00pm
07/04/2015 12:00 PM

Riverhead Town police responded at about 4:40 p.m. Saturday to a report of a highly intoxicated man sleeping near the Long Island Rail Road tracks by Mill Road.

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority police were notified and responded, and the Riverhead Volunteer Ambulance came and transported Jose D. Canel, 42, of Riverhead, to Peconic Bay Medical Center.

Mr. Canel was issued a summons by the MTA police for trespassing on private property — in this case, the railroad tracks.

He had not been hit by a train, but the train was delayed by his lying near the tracks.


12/22/13 2:30pm
12/22/2013 2:30 PM

A Fresh Pond Avenue resident reported about $1,800 worth of Christmas gifts had been stolen from her overnight, police said.

Sometime between 11 p.m. Sunday and 6:15 a.m. Monday, an unknown person forced open a front door to the home and removed a number of items being kept in the living room, according to a report. The items included an iPad, iPhone, Ugg boots and a number of gift cards, among other things, according to a report.

A bag of cigarettes being kept in the freezer was also stolen, police said. Police are investigating.

• A 78-year-old retired rabbi reported that two men attempted to rob him of his wallet as he left the Route 58 Walgreens last week, police said.

After leaving the store about 4 p.m. last Wednesday, the victim returned to his car and drove around to exit the lot via Harrison Avenue, according to a report.

The victim said two vehicles pulled up, boxing him in at the front and the rear of his car, police said. Two men, one from each car, approached his car saying it was a “hold up” and demanded he hand over his wallet, police said.

After telling the men he did not have a wallet on him, the suspects cursed at the man, then got back in their cars and drove away, according to a report.

Detectives are investigating.

• A 34-year-old Florida resident was arrested on a drunken driving charge after first failing to move over for a stopped emergency vehicle on County Road 105 late Friday, police said. Alfonso Rivas Aleman was stopped by police about 11:40 p.m. and arrested on DWI charge, according to a report.

• Jose Umana Espana, 21, of Riverhead was arrested for driving while intoxicated on Ostrander Avenue early Sunday after he was stopped by police for swerving and for making an improper right turn just after midnight, police said. He was held for morning arraignment.

• Cornelio Mendoza, 44, of Calverton was arrested for DWI after being stopped on Route 58 last Thursday, state police said.

• Noel Alvardo, 21, of Riverhead was arrested for third-degree assault after getting into an altercation on Kirk Avenue Sunday, state 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.

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12/11/13 7:00am
12/11/2013 7:00 AM

A 44-year-old Riverhead woman was arrested on felony grand larceny charges last Tuesday after stealing jewelry from her ex-boyfriend’s house sometime this past year and pawning it at area jewelry stores, police said.

Sometime between May and August more than $6,000 worth of Tiffany and other fine jewelry was stolen from a Riverside Drive home, police said. Some of the jewelry was later located at two different area pawnshops in Riverhead, police said.

Raquel Mahon, who police said is an ex-girlfriend of the homeowner, was arrested and charged with fourth-degree grand larceny, according to a report.

Ms. Mahon was also arrested in late November for failing to appear in court to face charges stemming from a previous DWI arrest, according to prior newspaper coverage.

• A resident of JT Boulevard reported early Saturday morning that their car had been broken into and about $1,100 worth of electronics stolen from inside, police said.

The resident approached the car about 7:40 a.m. to find the front passenger side window had been broken and a Samsung Galaxy Tab and cellphone had been stolen from the vehicle, according to the report.

The resident had parked and left the car about 1 a.m., police said. Detectives are investigating.

• A Doctor’s Path resident reported that two living room windows were shot at by a BB gun early Sunday, according to a report.

The resident reported hearing a loud noise from the living room about 1 a.m., police said. Two of the resident’s front bay windows, valued at about $250 each, had been damaged by what appeared to be BB gun holes, police said.

• Police are investigating a possible rape reported in the Nadel Drive area, according to a report. Additional information was not immediately available.

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.

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