Only one store sold cigarettes to minor

06/03/2010 12:00 AM |

Only one of 16 stores randomly checked in a sting operation during the past week sold cigarettes to an underage agent.

Police said Oksana Dolynska, 18, of Roanoke Avenue in Riverhead was arrested for selling cigarettes to a minor at Walgreens on Route 58 Friday during the undercover operation, which was conducted by Riverhead Police and the Suffolk County Department of Health.

Ms. Dolynska was charged with second-degree endangering the welfare of a child. It is a crime in Suffolk County to sell cigarettes to anyone under 19.

Police said the stores that were inspected and did not sell cigarettes to a minor were the Valero, Jetco, Sunoco, Empire, Superior, American, OK Petro and Gulf gas stations as well as a 7-Eleven, Mae’s Market, Stop and Go Mini Mart, Polish Town Deli, Sindhu Grocery, Time to Eat and Riverside Deli, all in the Riverhead area.

* A man and woman stole $4,893 worth of shirts from the Nautica in Tanger Outlet Center and then fled. The incident was reported last Thursday but occurred on May 23, according to police.

* A safe containing $2,632 was reported stolen from the Toys “R” Us store at Tanger Outlet Center last Wednesday morning.

* An unknown man stole $1,602 worth of button-down shirts from the LaCoste store at Tanger Outlet Center Sunday afternoon, according to police, who said the suspect was gone before officers arrived.

* A man reported being hit on the head with a handgun and robbed of $400 cash and a cell phone at abut 10 p.m. last Wednesday night on Doctors Path. The victim said he was attacked by four to five unknown men, who then fled in a southerly direction, according to police.

* Cesar Suruy-Tocay, 20, address unavailable, was charged with forcible touching Sunday night at the Riverhead Cemetery on Roanoke Avenue.

Officers had responded to a report of a disturbance between a man and woman at the cemetery and interviewed a 39-year-old woman who complained that Mr. Suruy-Tocay had forcibly touched her by reaching under her skirt and grabbing her, according to police.

* A store owner reported seeing two men dump a large item into the Peconic River near McDermott Avenue and then leave in a green car last Tuesday night. Officers were unable to locate anything, according to police.

* A man reported being punched in the face by another man Sunday afternoon at the Easy Spirit store in Tanger Outlet Center. The suspect, who was not known to the victim, fled the area before officers arrived, according to police, who said the victim was not injured.

* Three tires were reported to have been cut by an unknown person Sunday on a car parked on Woodcliff Trail in Baiting Hollow. The estimated value of the tires was $360, according to police. The tires are believed to have been cut sometime between May 29 at 10 p.m. and May 30 at 7:30 a.m., according to police.

* Lee Robinson, age and address unavailable, was charged with second-degree assault and first-degree criminal contempt Monday at about 7:43 a.m. after a domestic incident on Hallett Street in Riverhead.

* A 2004 Toyota Camry that was reported stolen from the parking lot of Tanger Outlet Center Saturday night was located by New York City police from the 67th Precinct in Brooklyn Sunday night, according to police.

* About $779 worth of electrical wiring was reported stolen from a construction site on Locust Street in Aquebogue Saturday night.

* A television, a PlayStation 3 game console and video games were reported stolen from a house on Hobson Drive in Aquebogue Friday night after someone entered the home through a window, according to police.

* About $120 cash and a cash register were reported stolen from Bagel Lovers Deli on Osborn Avenue in Riverhead last Thursday at about 5 a.m. Police said someone also broke a side window to the store.

* Franklin Robinson, 30, address unavailable, was charged with unlawful possession of marijuana last Tuesday night on Pier Avenue in Northville.

* A 13-year-old juvenile was charged with third-degree assault last Wednesday morning at the Little Flower Children’s Service on North Wading River Road in Wading River.

* A male juvenile was charged with fifth-degree criminal possession of stolen property Friday night at Target on Route 58. Additional information was not available because of the suspect’s age.

* Jeremy Clinch, 24, address unknown, was charged with fifth-degree criminal possession of stolen property Sunday afternoon on Route 58.

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.