04/20/12 11:00am
04/20/2012 11:00 AM

A Medford man was arrested last Tuesday for throwing a brick through the window of a house where he’d been involved in an altercation several hours earlier, according to Southampton Town Police.

Joseph Panettiere, 22, of Parker Lane in Medford went to the Longneck Boulevard home of his former girlfriend and threw a large brick through a plate glass living room window about 4 a.m., narrowly missing two people who were sleeping under the window, according to police.

Mr. Panettiere was arrested 90 minutes later near Old Quogue Road in Riverside, police said. He was charged with second-degree reckless endangerment and third-degree criminal mischief.

Mr. Panettiere himself had filed a harassment report at 10 p.m. the night before, saying he had visited the same house and was in a verbal dispute with an unknown male that escalated into a physical altercation, during which Mr. Panettiere was struck in the face several times, sustaining minor injuries, police said. Mr. Panettiere was uncooperative and evasive, refused medical treatment and was unable to provide further information on the man who had punched him, police said. An officer then escorted him to a bus stop at 30 Flanders Road in Riverside, where his mother picked him up.

He returned hours later with the brick, police said.

 

• A Riverhead man accused of stalking followed his girlfriend to the state troopers’ barracks early last Monday, where he was promptly arrested, according to Southampton Town Police, who then charged him with drunken driving as well.

Damon Strong, 32, of JT Boulevard in Riverhead had been arrested for a domestic incident involving his girlfriend, whom he was stalking throughout the day, town police said. Mr. Strong had followed her to the state police barracks on Riverleigh Drive at about 3 a.m., where he was taken into custody and charged with fourth-degree stalking, police said.

Afterward, town police found that Mr. Strong was intoxicated and that he was driving while his license had been revoked, officials said. He was additionally charged with driving while intoxicated, first-degree aggravated unlicensed operation and circumventing an interlock device, according to police.

• A Flanders couple was arrested following an investigation into a bruise on their baby’s face, town police said.

Tina Reyes, 41, and Ramon Reyes, 45, of Priscilla Avenue in Flanders were each charged with endangering the welfare of a child last Wednesday afternoon at their home, officials said. The two had removed their 3-month-old child from Peconic Bay Medical Center before completion of treatment for a bruise to the child’s face, according to police.

The hospital physician had not completed an examination to determine the extent or cause of the baby’s injuries and attempts to call the family and have the child brought back were unsuccessful, police said.

The Suffolk County Child Protective Service began an investigation of the case and Mr. and Ms. Reyes were arrested at the conclusion of that investigation, police said. Details on how the baby came to get injured were not available.

• Suffolk County Community College’s Eastern Campus was briefly locked down Friday morning after police received a call about a man with a gun in the area, officials said.

State police, Southampton Town police and Suffolk County sheriff’s deputies responded to a report about 9 a.m. of a man spotted on the shoulder of County Road 51 armed with a shotgun, said state police Sgt. Paul Slevinski.

The college was locked down for about 10 minutes while police investigated, officials said, but neither police officers nor campus security found any signs of the reported man.

• A Hampton Bays man was pulled over for running a stop sign at the corner of Cypress Avenue and Flanders Road in Flanders about 7:30 p.m. last Monday. After he was stopped, an officer found him to be in possession of cocaine and marijuana and arrested him, according to police.

Michael Opulente, 22, of Waverly Road in Hampton Bays was charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, unlawful possession of marijuana and failure to stop at a stop sign on Flanders Road and Firehouse Lane in Flanders, police said.

• A Calverton man was stopped for failing to signal a lane change and was discovered to be in possession of more than 25 grams of marijuana, according to police.

Carl Obrig, 59, of South River Road in Calverton was charged with fifth-degree criminal possession of marijuana, moving from a lane unsafely and improper use of signals, after he had been stopped about midnight Friday on Flanders Road and Peconic Trail in Flanders, police said.

• A Flanders man who was involved in a two-car collision at the Riverside traffic circle last Monday night was driving with a license that had been revoked because of a prior DWI conviction, police said.
Rene Lopez-Enriquez, 35, of Cypress Avenue in Flanders was charged with second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation, police said. The DWI arrest was from Feb. 8, 2010, according to police, who said no one was injured in the accident last Monday.

• A set of gold earrings valued at $200, $45 in cash, a set of DVD headphones and a vehicle title were reported stolen from an unlocked car parked on Oak Avenue in Flanders Saturday morning.

• A digital camera valued at $100 and three dollars’ worth of loose change were reported stolen from two cars parked at a home on Flanders Boulevard in Flanders Saturday. A scanner in one of the vehicles was also damaged during the theft, 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.

11/02/11 8:04am
11/02/2011 8:04 AM

A Riverhead woman was charged with petit larceny last Thursday after it was learned that she had illegally cashed a check belonging to disabled person and kept the money, police said.

Nicole Leggon, 28, of Washington Avenue in Riverhead is accused of unlawfully cashing a $177 payroll check belonging to a disabled resident of an Aid to Developmentally Disabled group home in Northampton, and withholding the money, according to police.

This took place on June 30, 2011, at Suffolk County National Bank in Riverhead, according to police.

At the time of the incident, police said, Ms. Leggon was the house manager at the group home where the victim lives,

Ms. Leggon also was arrested on Oct. 14 on a petit larceny charge in which police say she stole $350 from the ADD group home while she worked there.

A Riverhead man was charged with driving while intoxicated and other charges after being observed driving erratically and speeding as he exited Sunrise Highway in Shinnecock Hills, according to Southampton Town Police.

Julio Sebastian-Pedro, 24, of Hamilton Avenue was pulled over near exit 66 on the Sunrise Highway, and had a smell of alcohol on his breath, police said. He was charged with aggravated DWI, speeding, unlicensed operation and other vehicle and traffic violations and held for arraignment in Southampton Town Justice Court.

• A Flanders man reported Friday that someone had removed about 15 gallons of gasoline from the gas tank of his 1997 Chevy pickup truck, which had been parked in his driveway on Oak Avenue, police sid. The victim told investigators his dogs started barking at about 2:30 a.m. but didn’t see anything when he let them out into the yard. The next morning at about 10 a.m., he discovered his tank, which he had just filled up, was down 15 gallons, and he found a gas can next to his truck, police said. The estimated value of the 15 gallons of gas was $60.

• A gas can containing five gallons of diesel fuel, valued at a total of $100 between the can and the fuel, was reported stolen from the back of a Jeep pickup truck on Brookhaven Avenue in Flanders Friday night. The victim told police the can was secured to his truck with a strap, which was removed, police said.

• A laptop computer, a Sony PlayStation 3 game console, a Nintendo Wii game console and a gallon jug containing about $75 in coins were all reported stolen from a home on Cypress Avenue in Flanders last Wednesday. Police said someone had entered the home through a window sometime between 4:15 p.m. and 7 p.m.

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.

10/12/11 8:00am
10/12/2011 8:00 AM

A homeless woman was charged with drug possession and trespassing Sunday after Southampton Town Police found her in a Riverside house that she had been asked to leave.

Evelyn Cabral, 29, is accused of forcing entry into the Ash Street house in Riverside, which is in MacLeod’s mobile home park, and then refusing to leave when asked to do so by the homeowner, officials said. Police were called and she was arrested for trespassing. After that arrest, officers found her in possession of Xanax, an anti-anxiety medication, without a prescription, police said. Ms. Cabral was charged with second-degree criminal trespass and seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance.

• A Calverton man who was a passenger in a car that was stopped for a traffic violation last Thursday afternoon on Nugent Drive in Riverside, got arrested himself when he interfered with the investigation, according to police.

Carl Ligon, 34, of Hillrise Avenue in Calverton refused to cooperate and resisted when he was told he was being arrested, to the point where an officer used pepper spray on him, according to police.

Mr. Ligon was charged with obstructing government administration. He was treated at Peconic Bay Medical Center for the pepper spray and then released for processing, police said.

• A Flanders man was arrested on a warrant last Monday in connection with a two-year-old burglary in his hometown, according to Southampton Town Police.

Albert Daniels, 31, was charged in a 2009 robbery where he allegedly stole $2,000 from a woman outside her Flanders home, Southampton Town Police said in a press release Tuesday afternoon. He was charged with grand larceny.

• Douglas Masterson, 48, of St. Petersburg, Fla., was charged with driving while intoxicated last Monday on Pine Street in Riverside, police said.

He was observed by police shutting off his lights and pulling over to the side of the road when an officer stopped to investigate and found that Mr. Masterson had alcohol on his breath and slurred speech, authorities said.

• Two thefts were reported at Peconic Mini Storage on Flanders Road in Riverside. On Oct. 1, someone broke the lock on a trailer there and removed $1,230 worth of power tools, while on Sept. 21 someone reported that someone had broken into three taxis that were stored there by Sam’s Taxi, broke the windows, and removed three Garmin GPS devices and three car batteries, according to police, who said the one battery cable had been cut in order to remove the battery.

The gate to the facility, which is normally locked after 8 p.m., had been broken during this time and had been open for several days, police said. The estimated value of the GPS units is $600, while the batteries were valued at $225, according to police.

• Two windows were smashed on two different cars parked at the same home on Riverside Avenue in Flanders early Sunday. Police later arrested Edwin Espana, 30, of Maple Avenue, Flanders on domestic incident, and he admitted to smashing the windows, according to police, who said the incidents constituted fourth-degree criminal mischief.

Mr. Espana was observed at the location by witnesses, police said. The estimated value of the damage was $600 for one car and $200 for the other, according to police.

• Graffiti was reported to have been spray-painted on the flagpole, scorer’s booth and bathroom at Iron Point Park in Flanders Sept. 23, as well as on the Garden Deli on Flanders Road in Flanders on Oct. 2, according to police.

A man wearing dark shorts, a gray hooded sweatshirt and carrying a dark backpack was captured on a surveillance video making graffiti on the Garden Deli on Sept. 16, according to police.

• A car stereo valued at $500 was reported stolen from an unlocked car on Priscilla Avenue in Flanders last Tuesday.

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.

03/07/11 8:35pm
03/07/2011 8:35 PM

A Northampton man who was allegedly hiding an open 24-ounce can of malt liquor while running from police punched a Southampton cop in the face after he was tracked down and caught in Riverside Wednesday, authorities said.

Police said Mark Goode, 38, was walking on Old Quogue Road just before noon and acting “in a suspicious manner” while attempting to conceal something on the left side of his body. Police stopped Mr. Goode and found that he was walking with an open can of malt liquor, officials said. After an officer informed him that he was under arrest, Mr. Goode started yelling obscenities and then fled the scene on foot, authorities said.

Mr. Goode was apprehended after a brief foot chase and punched the officer during the ensuing scuffle, police said.

He was charged with second-degree assault, disorderly conduct, resisting arrest and obstructing governmental administration and was held overnight for an appearance in Southampton Town Justice Court. He was being held at the Suffolk County Jail in Riverside in lieu of $25,000 bail, authorities said.

• An officer responding to reports of possible drug activity and a female screaming last Monday on Lake Avenue in Riverside found Fred Flock, 27, of Harriet Court in Centereach doing drugs while in possession of amphetamine in a tinfoil ball, according to police.

The woman screaming was not involved in the drug activity, but was screaming to bring attention to it, according to police. Mr. Flock was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance.

• Rakeem Holland, 19, of Atlantic Avenue in Bellport was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance after police stoppped his car about 1 a.m. Friday on Lakeview Drive in Northampton, authorities said.

Mr. Holland was stopped for illegal window tint when an officer found that his license was suspended. Police then found he was carrying a small amount of cocaine, officials said. He was also charged with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle.

The suspended license stemmed from a prior alcohol-related incident, police said.

• Durell Belcher, 22, of Horton Avenue in Riverhead was charged with driving while intoxicated after he crashed a car about 3 am. Saturday  on Flanders Road near Birch Creek Road in Flanders.

Mr. Belcher was heading north on Flanders Road when he lost control of the car and overturned in the woods, according to police, who said he was uninjured and was found to be intoxicated.

• Leda Rodriguez, 35, of Harrison Avenue in East Hampton was charged with DWI about 1:45 a.m. Saturday on Flanders Road, near East Street, in Flanders after being observed crossing the yellow line and speeding, police said.

• Daniel Dambrosio, 24, of Olive Boulevard in South Hempstead was picked up on a warrant last Tuesday at Riverhead Town Police headquarters on assault and obstructing government administration charges that stem from a Jan. 6 incident on Flanders Road in Flanders.

He was transported to Southampton police for processing. Additional details were not available.

• Jennifer Truskoski, 39, of Priscilla Avenue in Flanders was arrested last Tuesday at Town Justice Court after a joint investigation with the Suffolk County District Attorney’s office found that she had stolen more than $50,000 from her employer, Peconic Security Alarms in North Sea, authorities said.

She was charged with second-degree grand larceny.

• Rose Damato, 47, of Longneck Boulevard in Flanders was charged with unlawful possession of marijuana and prohibited use of a cell phone last Sunday afternoon on Montauk Highway in Southampton, police said. After she was stopped for the cell phone violation, an officer smelled marijuana in the car and located small pieces of marijuana on the driver’s seat of the car, officials said.

• Carl Ligon, 33, of Hill Rise Avenue in Calverton was arrested on a drug charge last Thursday morning on Lake Avenue in Northampton after he was pulled over for speeding, police said. An officer found Mr. Ligon’s license was suspended and he was in possession of multiple bags of marijuana, officials said.

Mr. Ligon was charged with unlawful possession of marijuana and aggravated unlicensed operation, police said.

• The “Welcome to Waters Edge” sign greeting visitors to Flanders at the southeast corner of Royal Avenue in Flanders was hit by a car Feb. 25 or 26, and the driver left the scene without reporting it, according to police, who said the wooden sign was knocked to the ground and split down the middle.

The “Welcome to Flanders” sign at Flanders Road and County Road 105 was hit by a car last year.

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.