Cops: Man punched sister, broke her game

08/05/2010 12:00 AM |

A Flanders man was arrested for allegedly attacking his sister and damaging her video game system, Southampton Town police said.

Joseph Lennon, 26, is accused of pushing his sister to the ground, dragging her by the hair and punching her in the face before focusing on the game console, authorities said.

Mr. Lennon, of Suffolk Avenue, was charged with second-degree harassment and fourth-degree criminal mischief. It was not immediately clear what prompted the alleged attack.

* Two Riverhead women were arrested for stealing a cell phone, after which investigators found they were in possession of crack pipes that contained cocaine residue, authorities said.

Danielle Lewis, 28, of East Avenue in Riverhead and Shawanna James, 37, of West Main Street in Riverhead each were charged with grand larceny and criminal possession of a controlled substance last Monday morning.

Police said the two women entered an Old Quogue Road home that day looking for a man who owed one of them money when they took a cell phone from another man at the home who was about to call police.

Ms. Lewis was later found on East Avenue in Riverhead, where police said she was in possession of a glass stem used to smoke crack. Ms. James was found on Flanders Road in Riverside, where police said she admitted to being in possession of the stolen cell phone. Following a search, she was found in possession of a plastic and glass drug pipe, authorities said.

* Alethea McElroy, 33, of Birch Court in Northampton was charged with driving while intoxicated and unlawful possession of marijuana last Wednesday night on Birch Court in Northampton after she struck an unattended vehicle on that street, officials said. Police said Ms. McElroy failed a roadside sobriety test and the smell of marijuana was coming from her car.

* A Riverside woman reported last Tuesday that an unknown person had opened a line of credit in her name with J.C. Penney by illegally using her Social Security number and address and a false name, according to police.

The $1,700 line of credit was opened July 10 under the name Helen R. Jones, according to police, who said the victim received the card in the mail and determined that $1,500 worth of purchases had already been made against the account. The victim said a credit card account with Dick’s Sporting Goods also was opened through using her information, but was not used, and that someone attempted to obtain a Sears card but was declined, according to police.

* Angelo Ramos, 29, of Old Quogue Road in Riverside was charged with unlawful possession of marijuana last Thursday after being found in possession of the drug by the traffic circle on Flanders Road in Riverside, police said.

* A $429 check was reported stolen from a mailbox on Vail Avenue in Flanders Sunday and later cashed.

* A car stereo system valued at $1,000 was reported stolen Sunday from a home on Longneck Boulevard in Flanders.

* A Gateway laptop computer valued at $400 was reported stolen from a home on Vail Avenue in Riverside last Wednesday.

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.