Riverhead Police Report

07/29/2010 12:00 AM |

A Riverhead man was arrested last week after he dragged his girlfriend down a flight of stairs, slapped her and threw her purse into the street, town police said. The woman was late meeting 36-year-old William Collins at their Osborn Avenue home about 9:30 p.m. Saturday and apologized. Mr. Collins allegedly became irate and attacked her, police said. He later told police he did it because she was “acting crazy.” He was charged with second-degree harassment.

* A string of vehicle break-ins was reported in Aquebogue this week, town police said. Someone stole a GPS unit and several CDs from a car parked on Crystal Drive sometime before 7 a.m. last Wednesday. Two more car break-ins were reported on Trout Brook Lane about 10:30 a.m. that same day.

* Preston Washington, 39, of Riverhead was arrested last Tuesday at police headquarters by officers working with the East End Drug Task Force. He was charged with second-degree conspiracy. No additional information was available.

* Danielle Hall, 30, of Riverhead was arrested by town police on Lewis Street about 7:30 p.m. Monday and charged with disorderly conduct. No additional information was available.

* Elbert Godley, 38, was arrested by town police Saturday about 4 p.m. after they said he was observed sitting on a concrete wall near the Long Island Science Center on West Main Street in Riverhead and smoking a crack pipe. Mr. Godley, who is homeless, was charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance.

* Two men robbed another man who was on a bicycle near the intersection of Third Street and Roanoke Avenue in Riverhead about 2 a.m. Friday, town police said. The two men allegedly stole the bicycle and a wallet containing $60. No arrests have been made.

* Someone stole clothing from the Salvation Army drop box on East Main Street last Wednesday, town police said. The incident was reported about 9:15 a.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 The charges against them may later be reduced or withdrawn, or they may be found innocent.