03/11/15 12:06am
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A 48-year-old Riverhead man was arrested on a parole warrant, drug charges and for resisting arrest Tuesday night, Riverhead Town police said.

Jerry Nelson was walking on Oakland Drive North at around 9:10 p.m. and fled when officers attempted to apprehend him on the parole warrant, officials said.

After catching up to him following the foot pursuit, Mr. Nelson was found to be in possession of crack cocaine, heroin and marijuana, police said.

He was charged with third-degree and fourth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, two counts of seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, resisting arrest and unlawful possession of marijuana, officials said.

The Riverhead Town Police C.O.P.E. unit and K-9 unit assisted the New York State Division of Parole to execute the parole warrant, officials said.

02/28/15 3:34pm
02/28/2015 3:34 PM

A Riverhead man was arrested this morning after a tenant of his said he threatened him with a baton.

According to police, 47-year-old John Kwasna was accused by his tenant, a 22-year-old Riverhead man, of menacing him. After a police investigation, Mr. Kwasna was charged with second-degree menacing, a misdemeanor.

After being arrested on a civilian complaint, Mr. Kwasna was later released on his own recognizance.

An order of protection was requested by the victim.

02/28/15 7:23am

Police arrested a Brooklyn woman on Friday they say had forged traveler’s checks at a children’s store at Tanger Outlet mall.

According to Riverhead Police, an employee at Ralph Lauren Children’s Outlet image013called police around 8:30 p.m. yesterday to a report that a female could possibly have a forged $100 American Express traveler’s check.

Following an investigation, it was determined that 18-year-old Deja Kilpatrick was in possession of a forged traveler’s check as well as other ones.

She was charged with two counts of criminal possession of a forged instrument in the second degree, a felony.

02/18/15 10:20am
02/18/2015 10:20 AM

Monday’s freezing temperatures caused several burst pipes at local businesses, according to Riverhead Town police.

A water pipe broke at the Aldi supermarket on Route 58 at 9:30 a.m. Monday morning, causing minor flooding.

A fire suppression pipe at Home Goods on Route 58 burst Monday about 5 p.m.; and the same thing happened at the Route 58 Stop & Shop about 9 p.m. Monday.

• About $6,300 in cash was reported stolen from the Fossil store at Tanger Outlet Center on Saturday at about 9 a.m.

The suspect is believed to be a woman, according to police. Additional information was not available.

• A woman’s purse was reported stolen from the ladies’ room at Tanger Outlet Center Monday afternoon.

• Renee Carter, 42, of Riverhead was charged with petit larceny Sunday night about 5 p.m. at the Target store on Route 58 after she allegedly removed six items without paying for them, according to police. She was arrested on a civilian complaint, police said.

• Joshua Kulp, 22, of Speonk was charged with petit larceny after allegedly stealing six construction tools from Walmart on Route 58 Saturday at about 5:40 p.m., according to police, who said he was processed 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.