08/23/12 8:00am
08/23/2012 8:00 AM

Shawanna James, 39, of Riverhead was arrested Saturday after she was found with stolen credit cards while being arrested on an outstanding bench warrant, police said.

Ms. James was arrested on a Riverhead Justice Court bench warrant about 8 a.m. and was taken to police headquarters for processing. While searching Ms. James, police said they found seven credit and debit cards that had been reported stolen Aug. 6 when a man’s wallet was taken from a vehicle. She was charged with fourth-degree criminal possession of stolen property, arraigned and held at Suffolk County jail.

• An unknown person removed thousands of dollars worth of assorted power tools from a work vehicle in Manorville on Aug. 14, Riverhead police said. The power tools were valued at $3,900. Detectives are investigating the incident.

• Jovan Coffey, 30, of Calverton was arrested last Wednesday and charged with third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance after an investigation by the East End Drug Task Force, police said. Mr. Coffey was processed, arraigned and held at Suffolk County jail, according to a police report.

• An unknown person took three bikes from a Jamesport property Friday, according to police. The bicycles, which were removed from a property on Sixth Street, are worth about $1,300 in total, police said.

• A 1995 Acura Legend was stolen from West Main Street sometime Friday, police said. The gold-colored vehicle was reported missing Saturday, according to a police blotter report.

• Four victims told Riverhead police that a man stole a total of over $4,500 from them by saying he was taking a down payment on a car, police said. In separate incidents, the suspect took $750, $3,400, $400 and $242 from four different people as down payments for a car at Riverhead Bay Motors. The victims alerted police to the scam Monday, according to police reports. Detectives are investigating the incidents.

• Efrain Trejo, 24, of Riverhead was arrested last Sunday on drunk driving charges after nearly causing a head-on collision in Baiting Hollow, Suffolk County police said.

Mr. Trejo was eastbound on Sound Avenue about 2:15 p.m. and drove over the center line into oncoming traffic, officials said. Mr. Trejo was charged with DWI and aggravated unlicensed operation of a vehicle, police said.

• William King, 44, of Riverhead was arrested last Sunday on drunk driving charges after lying to police about who he was, according to Suffolk County police. Mr. King was driving along William Floyd Parkway shortly before 2:20 a.m. and failed to maintain a lane, police said. After police pulled him over, he lied about who he was, officials said.

Mr. King was charged with false personation, DWI and other traffic violations, police said.

• A Manorville teen was arrested last Thursday after crashing his vehicle during a police chase, Suffolk County police said. James Leach, 16, was driving a 2001 Dodge west along Head of the Neck Road in Manorville when police attempted to pull him over, officials said.

After he fled police, Mr. Leach lost control of his car and crashed into a tree, police said. Mr. Leach then fled on foot and was apprehended by police, officials said. No injuries were reported. Mr. Leach was charged with unlawfully fleeing a police officer, officials said.

• Joseph Baker, 22, of Flanders was arrested Friday and charged with fifth-degree criminal possession of marijuana and third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, state police said. Mr. Baker was stopped on Old Quogue Road about 9:30 p.m., according to a police report. He was held for arraignment in Southampton Town court.

• Gerald Trent, 31, of Flanders was arrested Saturday on drunk driving charges, state police said. Mr. Trent was arrested after a traffic stop in Flanders about 4 a.m., police said. He was charged with DWI and released on an appearance ticket.

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.

08/02/12 8:00am
08/02/2012 8:00 AM

• More than three dozen mailboxes were damaged across Aquebogue, Jamesport and Northville some time Friday night or Saturday morning, according to a police blotter report.

Town police received 38 complaints from residents on Trout Brook Lane, Shade Tree Lane, Linda Avenue, Herricks Lane and Sound Shore Road stating their mailboxes had been damaged by unknown people, according to the reports. Police could not say if all the damage was the work of the same vandals.

• Ronald Hansen, 61, was arrested July 24 and charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, police said. He was processed and released without bail.

• Brian Anderson, 47, of Eastport was charged with fourth-degree grand larceny after he allegedly took wedding or engagement rings worth $1,500, police said. He was arrested after surrendering to police, who located him after an investigation, according to a police report. He was processed and released without bail.

• Warren Keane, 49, of Shoreham was arrested July 25 after damaging a tree in his neighborhood with his vehicle, according to Suffolk County police. Mr. Keane was driving a van along Highland Down in Shoreham July 23 at around 4:40 p.m. when he “drove over a tree,” police said. No injuries were reported. Mr. Keane was charged with criminal mischief, officials 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.

07/19/12 8:00am
07/19/2012 8:00 AM

A Riverhead man faces a first-degree rape charge after turning himself in to Riverhead police last Wednesday evening, authorities said.

Daniel McCloud, 31, was arrested and charged with first-degree rape, a felony, according to a police blotter report. Mr. McCloud allegedly had forced a woman to have sexual intercourse at his West Main Street apartment in Riverhead the night before, according to a criminal complaint filed against him.

He was processed and held for arraignment the next morning.

• Kyle Stoddard, 21, was charged with burglary and criminal mischief charges for his alleged involvement in a break-in at Riverhead Middle School last October, Riverhead police said. On Oct. 29, a fire extinguisher and an electronic device — later determined to be Windows XP software — were taken from the school and found next to a nearby bagel shop.

The stolen items appeared to be smeared with blood, according to a previous report. Mr. Stoddard was arrested and charged with third-degree burglary and third-degree criminal mischief, police said. He was processed and held for arraignment.

Mr. Stoddard was charged with driving while intoxicated in March after riding an all-terrain vehicle with no lights.

• A lifeguard stand that went missing from Reeves Beach earlier this month was discovered Monday about nine miles east, on a stretch of Northville beach, police said. The stand, worth $1,500 according to previous reports, was removed June 7. The stand turned up three miles east of Iron Pier Beach nine days later, after a 911 caller notified police. The town’s buildings and grounds department was notified to pick up the stand, police said.

• A Riverhead man facing drug charges was arrested for trespassing after he was found on the porch of a Lincoln Street house less than two hours after police told him to leave a previous location.

Shaun Pritchard, 23, of Riverhead was told to leave the Fairfield apartment complex on July 12, police said, and he complied. But about two hours later, he was allegedly found on the porch of a house where he had been previously warned not to trespass, according to a police report. He was arrested on a civilian complaint, processed and taken to be held at Suffolk County jail, police said. In March, Mr. Pritchard was charged with unlawful possession of marijuana. That case is still ongoing.

• A Riverhead man was arrested Friday on drunk driving charges in Medford, Suffolk County police said.

Juan Depaz, 21, was driving near the intersection of Route 112 and Granny Road about 1:10 a.m. and was speeding and crossing over the shoulder, according to police and court records. Mr. Depaz was charged with driving while intoxicated, aggravated unlicensed operation of a vehicle, speeding and refusal to take a breath test, authorities said.

• A Riverhead man was arrested July 8 in Mastic on drunk driving charges, county police said.

Walter White, 41, was driving a 1994 Cadillac about 9:10 p.m. near the intersection of Aletta Place and Montauk Highway when he drove up on the curb, police said. Mr. White was charged with DWI, 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.

04/12/12 7:00am
04/12/2012 7:00 AM

• Three catalytic converters were stolen from cars in three separate incidents at a Peconic Bay Medical Center parking lot last Thursday, Riverhead police said. A hospital employee told police an unknown person removed the $500 auto part from her vehicle while she was at work.

About 30 minutes later, a second victim reported that someone stole the right side of a catalytic converter from his vehicle in the parking lot. The part was removed by cutting the pipes around the part with an unknown tool, according to a police report. Less than an hour later, another person told police that an unknown person took the catalytic converter from his vehicle while it was parked in the same parking lot. The thief or theives cut the exhaust pipes to the converter to remove it, police said.  The incidents are under investigation.

• Mateo Garcia Calocho, 46, of Riverhead, was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated on East Main Street Saturday, state police said. Mr. Calocho was processed and held without bail at the Suffolk County jail. No other details were available

• Damon Moore, 43, of Riverhead was arrested Friday and charged with second-degree criminal contempt, state police said. Mr. Moore violated an order of protection while on the Shinnecock Reservation in Southampton Town, according to a police report. He was arraigned in Southampton Town Justice Court and released, officials said.

• A woman reported losing her diamond engagement ring at Tanger Outlets April 1, police said. The ring was valued at $7,200.

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.


04/05/12 8:30am
04/05/2012 8:30 AM

Slywia Kaminski, 25, of Riverhead was arrested Sunday afternoon for allegedly leaving a toddler inside a parked car while she went shopping in a Route 58 store, according to town police and court records.

Ms. Kaminski is accused of leaving her 20-month-old child inside a locked 2011 Honda — with the car running and the keys in the ignition — while it was parked outside Home Goods, according to a criminal complaint filed in Riverhead Town Justice Court.

She was charged with endangering the welfare of a child, a misdemeanor, and was processed and released on an appearance ticket.

• Eddie Buckley, 56, and Joanne Daugherty, 43, both of Riverhead were arrested by state police last Friday and charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, police said.

Police said the two were stopped at the intersection of Pine Street and County Road 104 when the driver was spotted operating the vehicle while talking on a cell phone. An investigation found the two suspects in possession of crack cocaine, police said. Mr. Buckley was wanted on an active parole warrant and was held for arraignment in Southampton Town Justice Court. Ms. Daugherty was released on an appearance ticket.

• Andrew Bentsen, 26, of Flanders, was arrested Saturday and charged with driving while intoxicated, state police said. Mr. Bentsen was stopped on Roanoke Avenue near East Main Street, according to a state police report. He was released with a traffic ticket.

• Sarbelio Juarez, 40, of Riverhead was arrested Sunday and charged with aggravated DWI, state police said. He was arraigned at Riverhead Town Justice Court and held at Suffolk County jail. No other details were available.

• Riverhead police reported Thursday that an unknown suspect broke into a Wading River house and took a shotgun and cash. The alleged burglar entered the house through a bedroom window and stole a 20-gauge shotgun and about $750, police said. Detectives are investigating the incident.

• An unknown suspect stole 16 pairs of jeans worth more than $2,700 from the True Religion store at Tanger Outlets on March 27. Detectives have asked for security footage of the incident and are investigating, 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.

03/22/12 8:30am
03/22/2012 8:30 AM

A Riverhead dentist said someone stole nearly $73,000 from his office over two years by altering payroll documents, according to a Riverhead police report. The owner of the dentist’s office on Route 58 said he noticed the money was missing while preparing taxes, police said. A check of payroll documents by the dentist’s staff revealed someone had paid themselves extra on numerous paychecks from May 2010 to March 2012, according to a police report.

• More than $7,000 worth of jewelry was allegedly stolen from a Wading River house sometime several months ago, according to a police report. The victim said someone stole her gold and diamond engagement ring, a gold rope necklace and two gold bracelets, worth about $7,100 altogether, sometime between October and December 2011, police said. The victim told police that at first she thought she had misplaced the items but then realized that several items were missing.

• An unknown suspect broke into an SUV parked in Riverhead Sunday morning, stealing about $1,200 worth of electronics and clothing from inside the car, police said. The car was parked in a lot between the TJ Maxx and CVS Pharmacy stores on Route 58, police said. There were no signs of damage or forced entry and the victim said she was unsure if the car had been locked.

The suspect allegedly took an iPod Nano, car adapter, Canon 35mm camera, Lenovo laptop and laptop bag, Calvin Klein coats and various personal and work papers worth about $1,216 in total, according to police.

• Stephen Wesson, 17, of Riverhead was arrested at Riverhead High School Wednesday after he was found with marijuana while attending school, police said. A teacher at the school had asked a security guard to remove Mr. Wesson from her class after she smelled marijuana on the student, police said.

The student was searched and a bag of marijuana was found in the pocket of a pair of cargo pants he was carrying in his backpack, according to police reports. Mr. Wesson was arrested and released without bail.

• Purificacion Arias, 38, of Riverhead was arrested Sunday morning and charged with driving while intoxicated after he was seen driving erratically in Riverhead, according to police reports. Mr. Arias was spotted by police driving over a shoulder along East Main Street, police said. He was stopped and an investigation revealed he was intoxicated, according to police reports. He was arrested, processed, and held for arraignment.

• Maurice Nash, 43, of Riverhead was arrested March 13 and charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, according to state police reports. He was released on an appearance ticket to Riverhead Town Justice Court.

• Eddy Guallpa, 31, of Riverhead was arrested Saturday and charged with DWI, state police said. He was released without bail.

• Darron Denninger Jr., 21, of Riverhead was arrested Sunday and charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and DWI, according to state police records. He was released on an appearance ticket to Riverhead Town Justice Court.

• Matthew Belbey, 22, of Riverhead was arrested Sunday and charged with unlawful possession of marijuana, state police said. He was released on an appearance ticket to Riverhead Town Justice Court.

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.

01/26/12 7:00am
01/26/2012 7:00 AM

A financial manager at Island International, a construction company in Calverton, told Riverhead police that an employee stole more than $3,800 by directing company money into his and his family’s bank accounts, according to a police report.

The manager said the employee siphoned $3,840 from the company’s payroll account between September and December 2011, police said, though company officials were unsure how the employee gained access to the bank accounts.

The manager also reported that the employee failed to show for work Jan. 16 at the World Trade Center and has not answered phone calls. Police are still investigating the incident. No charges have been filed.

• An unlocked pickup truck was stolen from a property on Sound Avenue in Riverhead, according to police reports. The vehicle’s owner said his 2002 Ford truck was taken sometime between noon Jan. 14 and 8:30 a.m. Jan. 17. The vehicle was unregistered and was only used on the owner’s property, said police, who are still investigating the incident.

• A PETCO employee discovered on Jan. 22 that someone put three dead geese under her vehicle in the PETCO parking lot on Route 58, police said. The woman said an unknown person placed a cardboard box containing three dead geese under her car, which was not damaged. Police were unable to find surveillance video of the incident and advised the store manager to dispose of the geese.