Riverhead Police Report

08/12/2010 12:00 AM |

A Flanders woman was arrested in Aquebogue Friday after she drove away from an accident scene and led police on a brief chase, hitting another car in the process.

Police attempted to pull over Sara Lennon, 23, after her vehicle hit a car near the intersection of Main Road and Shade Tree Lane, but she refused to stop. She then led police on a short chase and hit another car near the intersection of Main Road and Linda Avenue. She then fled on foot, but was caught on Josica Avenue.

Ms. Lennon was charged with failure to comply, reckless driving, leaving the scene of an accident and resisting arrest.

* A Riverhead couple was arrested Sunday morning after the man drove drunk with his 11-month-old son, 3-year-old niece and the woman in the car, according to the Suffolk County Sheriff’s office.

Francisco Miguel, 24, was pulled over after he was spotted driving erratically near exit 57 on the Long Island Expressway about 2:30 a.m., police said. He was charged with felony DWI for driving drunk with a child in the car and charged with endangering the welfare of a child.

Sonia Diego, 18, a passenger in the car and the mother of the 11-year-old, was charged with endangering the welfare of a child. Both children were turned over to a relative.

* Joshua Haggerty, 28, was arrested by town police on Sound Avenue in Riverhead last Thursday about 11:30 a.m. and charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance.

* Jamie Ayers, 32, of Mastic was arrested by town police Sunday at about 7:15 p.m. after he was observed with a lit marijuana cigarette in his car on West Main Street in Riverhead. Mr. Ayers was charged with unlawful possession of marijuana and fifth-degree criminal possession of marijuana.

* Roberta Clark, 58, of Hampton Bays was arrested at town police headquarters last Tuesday on behalf of the Suffolk County District Attorney fraud unit and charged with fourth-degree insurance fraud. Police said Ms. Clark was arrested in conjunction with an incident that occurred at Frank and Ross Payroll Services in Riverhead.

* Lindsey Jiminez, 28, of Riverhead was arrested by town police after she punched a woman in the face and pushed her to the ground on Northville Turnpike Saturday. Ms. Jiminez was charged with second-degree harassment about 4:45 p.m.

* A plastic-covered greenhouse and an unregistered truck were set on fire near Pine Tree Day Nursery on Roanoke Avenue about 2:20 a.m. Friday. Police said the investigation continues.

* Martin Medley, 48, of Riverhead was arrested by town police last Tuesday and charged with second-degree criminal contempt. Police said Mr. Medley had violated an order of protection.

* Two men stole more than $2,700 worth of polo shirts from the Lacoste store at Tanger Outlet Center about 6:45 p.m. last Tuesday. Minutes later, two men stole six laptops, worth of a total of $3,700, from the Sony outlet, though the computers were later recovered by an employee. It is not clear if the two incidents were related. 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.