Riverhead Police Report

08/26/2010 12:00 AM |

A Hempstead woman allegedly driving under the influence of drugs was arrested last week after several people reported seeing her driving erratically on Sound Avenue in Wading River, Riverhead Police said.

Several people called 911 after witnessing Linda Vanpraag, 56, driving erratically on Sound Avenue, police said. Responding officers then spotted Ms. Vanpraag pulling into the Valero gas station on Route 25 in Wading River, where she was arrested and charged with driving while ability impaired by drugs and aggravated unlicensed operation of a vehicle. Police said she also had several prescription pills in her possession.

* A Hampton Bays man allegedly driving drunk was arrested near the intersection of Northville Turnpike and Middle Road in Riverhead last Wednesday after he hit a car and fled the scene, town police said. Robert Fava, 48, was charged with DWI and leaving the scene of an accident, officials said.

* Jose Amilcar, 23, and Israel Tocay-Ajcuc, 25, both of Flanders, were each arrested on disorderly conduct charges about 3 p.m. Saturday at the Polish Fair. No additional information was available.

* Jordan Gormez, 21, of Riverhead was charged with second-degree assault about 11:30 a.m. last Thursday at Riverhead police headquarters. No additional information was available.

* Mauricio Dastres, 51, of Speonk was arrested about 12:20 a.m. Saturday on Main Road in Aquebogue and charged with DWI, police said.

* Rita Stumpf, 24, of Mastic Beach was arrested about 9:30 p.m. Friday on Peconic Avenue and charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance and false personation, police said. She was also arrested on two warrants from the Suffolk County Police Department and the Sheriff’s Department, town police said. No additional information was available.

* Melissa Williams, 39, of Mattituck was arrested by town police Friday for standing in the middle of Route 58 near Apple Honda and shouting at drivers passing by, officials said. Ms. Williams was arrested just before 11 a.m and charged with disorderly conduct.

* A 42-inch plasma television was reported stolen from the Polish Town Civic Association headquarters on Lincoln Avenue just before 6 a.m. Saturday, town police said. The television was later found damaged on Hallett Avenue.

* A Whopper Hopper bounce house valued at $4,000 was reported stolen from the Burger King on Route 58 Saturday about 9:30 a.m. No arrests have been made.

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.