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.