Riverhead Police Report

05/06/2010 12:00 AM |

A man and a woman from Brooklyn and a Riverhead man were arrested Saturday after they allegedly swiped goods from the Polo and Nautica stores at Tanger Outlet Center, with the two men then trying to run from police.

The woman, Charlene Robinson, 50, was arrested about 5:30 p.m., shortly after the alleged crime spree, and was found with a quantity of marijuana, Riverhead Police said. The two men, Eric Patterson, 39, and John Brophy, 40, of East Second Street in Riverhead, tried to flee police in a car but were caught minutes later near the intersection of Route 58 and Kroemer Avenue, officials said.

It wasn’t immediately clear which items the trio allegedly stole from the stores.

Mr. Brophy and Mr. Patterson were each charged with fourth-degree grand larceny, fourth-degree criminal possession of stolen property, and criminal possession of an anti-security item. Ms. Robinson was charged with criminal possession of stolen property, seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and unlawful possession of marijuana.

* A Medford man was arrested in Riverhead last week after he showed up at his ex-girlfriend’s home in violation of an order of protection, officials said. Joseph Panettiere went to the woman’s Roanoke Avenue home about 11 a.m. last Tuesday and refused to leave, town police said, alleging also that he later slapped a phone out of his ex’s hand, smacking her face in the process. Mr. Panettiere was charged with first-degree criminal contempt.

* A Riverhead man, who police said was driving drunk, was arrested about 5 p.m. Friday after he crashed his car into a Shirley woman driving a 2004 Acura on East Avenue in Riverhead, and then tried to flee the scene, officials said. Maximino Leyva, 22, was charged with driving while intoxicated, leaving the scene of an accident and multiple traffic violations.

* Someone stole a pit bull from the Riverhead Animal Shelter on Youngs Avenue about 9 a.m. Friday. No arrests have been made.

* Fernando Betancourt, 43, of Quogue was arrested by Riverhead Police last Wednesday and charged with two counts of second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument. The arrest occurred at police headquarters about 10 a.m. No additional information was available.

* Someone broke into a home on Manor Lane in Jamesport last Thursday and stole business checks, power tools and the homeowner’s wallet. The theft was reported about 7 a.m.

* A 13-year-old boy assaulted another 13-year-old boy at the Riverhead Middle School about 6:30 p.m. Monday, town police said. No charges have been filed.

* Someone threw a brick through the front door of My Butcher II on Route 25 in Wading River about 3 a.m. Sunday, Riverhead Police said. No arrests have been made.

* Town police removed a stray cat’s head that was stuck inside a jar at the Riverhead Charter School on Route 25 in Calverton about 9:30 a.m. 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.