05/02/13 5:15pm
05/02/2013 5:15 PM
Riverhead Justice Court drugs

CARRIE MILLER FILE PHOTOS | James Leggon Jr. and Victoria Reyes being led into Riverhead court in March.

A Riverhead couple arrested in a March drug raid was back in court Thursday afternoon, now facing a second round of drug and child endangerment charges, police said.

James Leggon Jr., 39, and Victoria Reyes, 26, both of Oakland Drive North, were arrested Thursday morning after members of the DA’s East End Drug Task Force and Riverhead Town police again executed a search warrant at their home, authorities said.

Mr. Leggon and Ms. Reyes were arraigned at Southampton Town Justice Court about 3 p.m., because Riverhead court proceedings were not being held this week, police said. They were each being charged with felony criminal nuisance and two counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance after police found crack cocaine on the premises, prosecutors said.

The couple allegedly confessed to selling crack cocaine, Justice Barbara Wilson said in court.

“She says it’s his; he says it’s hers,” Justice Wilson said.

The couple is also facing child endangerment charges, as Mr. Leggon’s 13-year-old child was home at the time, prosecutors said in court.

Their Oakland Drive North home, in which the two drug suspects have been living for about eight years, was also raided by East End Task Force members March 7.

Following that raid, the couple lost temporary custody of their children, prosecutors said in court.

Prosecutors said Mr. Leggon has one prior felony conviction and three prior misdemeanor convictions.

Mr. Leggon’s mother has temporary custody of the couple’s three small children, Mr. Leggon said in court.

In March, they were each charged three counts of endangering the welfare of a child, as their 1- and 2-year-old girls and 4-year-old boy were found to be living in unsanitary conditions in the house at the time, prosecutors said in court back in March.

“You’ve already lost your children,” Justice Wilson said to Ms. Reyes in court today. “I couldn’t imagine anything more painful than losing my child.”

Mr. Leggon and Ms. Reyes were also charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance, criminal possession of a weapon and unlawful possession of marijuana in the March raid, according to a report.

Mr. Leggon  is being held on $100,000 bond or $50,000 cash or credit.

Ms. Reyes is being held on $50,000 bail.

The couple is due back in court Wednesday, May 8.

cmiller@timesreview.com

01/30/13 10:40am
01/30/2013 10:40 AM

A West Islip man was arrested on Shelter Island Tuesday morning on an active bench warrant from Riverhead Town court, police said.

Sean Cronin, 26, was arrested on North Cartwright Road, according to a Shelter Island police report.

Mr. Cronin was wanted on a bench warrant for a petit larceny charge. Mr. Cronin is suspected of stealing from Target on Route 58 last November, court officials said.

He was turned over to Riverhead police and arraigned in Riverhead Justice court. Mr. Cronin posted bail and is due in court in two weeks, according to the courts.

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10/20/11 1:00pm
10/20/2011 1:00 PM

There were 341 cases on the docket in Riverhead Town Justice Allen Smith’s court, Oct. 11-12. The following are among those adjudicated.

• James Ayers, 36, of Doctors Path in Riverhead pleaded guilty to second-degree criminal contempt and was sentenced to 30 days in jail.

• Miguel Rodriguez-Flores, 37, of Holly Lane in East Setauket pleaded guilty to driving while intoxicated and was fined $1,000 and sentenced to three years’ probation.

• Mario Santos-Ramirez, 32, of Millstone Road in Water Mill pleaded guilty to DWI and was fined $1,000.

• Patricia Wescott, 42, of Maple Street in Calverton pleaded guilty to driving while ability impaired, reduced from DWI, and was fined $1,000.

• Shea Long, 21, of Halsey Street in Brooklyn pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct, reduced from third-degree grand larceny, and was fined $250.

• Justin Mercado, 22, of Mastic Boulevard pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct, reduced from petit larceny, and was fined $250.

10/13/11 12:01am
10/13/2011 12:01 AM

There were 272 cases on the docket in Riverhead Town Justice Richard Ehlers’ court, Oct. 3-5. The following are among those adjudicated.

• Amilcar Reyes, 25, of Roanoke Avenue in Riverhead pleaded guilty to driving while intoxicated and was sentenced to 30 days in prison and fined $400.

• A DWI charge against Valentin Chocon, 28, of Sound Avenue in Riverhead was dismissed in town court, as he was indicted in county court.

10/06/11 4:58am
10/06/2011 4:58 AM

There were 273 cases on the docket in Riverhead Town Justice Richard Ehlers’ court, Sept. 26-28. The following are among those adjudicated.

• Kenneth Belcher, 43, of Horton Avenue in Riverhead pleaded guilty to petit larceny and was sentenced to 30 days in jail and fined $205.

• Danielle Magee-Cheema, 29, of Madison Street in Mastic pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct, reduced from petit larceny, and was sentenced to 15 days in jail and fined $125.

• Steven Stubbs, 41, of Pulaski Street in Riverhead pleaded guilty to fifth-degree criminal possession of marijuana and was sentenced to 15 days in jail and fined $205.

08/04/11 5:04am
08/04/2011 5:04 AM

There were 315 cases on the docket in Riverhead Town Justice Richard Ehlers’ court July 25-27. The following are among those adjudicated.

• Melissa Tricoche, 45, of JT Boulevard in Riverhead pleaded guilty to petit larceny and second-degree menacing. She was sentenced to 90 days in jail and fined $205.

• Hermelindo Mayen-Carias, 41, of Longneck Boulevard in Flanders pleaded guilty to urinating in public and an open alcohol container violation and was fined $400.

• John Wright, 46, of Old Country Road in Riverhead pleaded guilty to driving while intoxicated and was fined $1,000, sentenced to three months’ probation and given a six-month revocation of his driving license.

• Shannon Sypher, 28, address unavailable, pleaded guilty to DWI and was fined $1,000, sentenced to three months’ probation and given a six-month revocation of her driving license.

• Robert Madaia, 23, of Forest Trail in Ridge pleaded guilty to driving while ability impaired, reduced from DWI. He was fined $660 and given a 90-day suspension of his license.

• Michelle Trotman, 39, address unavailable, pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct, reduced from petit larceny, and was fined $350.

• Jennifer Ziegelmeier, 38, of Wayne Court in Westhampton pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct, reduced from petit larceny, and was fined $350.

• Sierra Gumbs, 20, of Southampton pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct, reduced from petit larceny, and was fined $300.

• Miguel Lopez-Ramos, 26, of Old Quogue Road in Riverside pleaded guilty to exposure of a person. He was fined $205 and sentenced to time already served in jail.

07/28/11 6:02am
07/28/2011 6:02 AM

There were 242 cases on the docket in Riverhead Town Justice Richard Ehlers’ court, July 19 and 20. The following are among those adjudicated.

• John Clifton Jr,, 39, of Linda Lane East in Riverhead pleaded guilty to driving while intoxicated and was sentenced to six months in jail and three years probation and fined $400.

• Christina Pernell, 23, of Albany Avenue in Amityville pleaded guilty to petit larceny and was sentenced to four months in jail and fined $205.

• Rona Simmons, 39, of Fanning Road in Riverhead pleaded guilty to petit larceny and was sentenced to 60 days in jail and fined $205.

• Terry Trent, 18, of Maple Court in Copiague pleaded guilty to fifth-degree criminal possession of stolen property and was sentenced to 45 days in jail and fined $205.

• Walter Reyes, 27, of Albany Avenue in Flanders pleaded guilty to driving while intoxicated and was fined $1,250 and sentenced to three years’ probation.

• Robert Murcia, 22, of Water Road in Rocky Point pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct, reduced from reckless driving, and was fined $350.

• Luke Irace, 24, of Stillwell Lane in Laurel Hollow pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct, reduced from petit larceny, and was fined $300.

• Danielle Lewis,29, of River Road in Calverton pleaded guilty to petit larceny and was fined $205 and sentenced to time already served in jail.

• Charges of third-degree criminal sale and possession of a controlled substance against James Abruzzo, 26, of West Main Street in Riverhead were dismissed in town court, as he was indicted in county court.

07/13/11 2:45pm
07/13/2011 2:45 PM

There were 194 cases on the docket in Riverhead Town Justice Allen Smith’s court July 5 and 6. The following were among those adjudicated.

• Tyrone Ford, 34, of Sunset Avenue in Westhampton Beach pleaded guilty to driving while ability impaired and unlawfully fleeing police in a motor vehicle and was fined $2,560. Charges of reckless driving and resisting arrest were dismissed, along with a slew of traffic violations.

• Michael Hepburn, 26, of Schenectady Avenue in Brooklyn pleaded guilty to petit larceny and was fined $350. Charges of fifth-degree criminal possession of stolen property and possession of burglar’s tools were dismissed.