Riverhead Blotter: Man arrested for punching woman in the face

• Mario Kinney, 43, of Manhattan was arrested last Thursday after he punched a woman in the face so hard she had to be taken to a local hospital, Riverhead Police said. The incident occurred at the Best Yet market on Route 58 in Riverhead about 3 p.m. last Thursday, police said. The woman was taken to Peconic Bay Medical Center in Riverhead, where she was treated for minor cuts, bruising and a nosebleed. Mr. Kinney was charged with third-degree assault.

• Eddie Lee Brown, 51, of Riverhead was charged with fourth-degree grand larceny Monday, according to Riverhead Police. Mr. Brown was arrested about 5 p.m. on Railroad Avenue in connection with an incident on Nov. 4, police said.

• Jeffrey Ireland, 50, of Riverhead was charged with second-degree contempt at the Route 58 Walmart in Riverhead about 12:30 p.m. Sunday. No additional information was available.

• Melvin Trent, 18, of Calverton was charged with second-degree burglary and criminal contempt Saturday at the River Pointe Apartments on East Main Street in Riverhead. The arrest was made about 10:30 p.m.

• Tyree Dawson, 18, of Riverhead and a 13-year-old were arrested on attempted burglary charges this week. Police said the pair were involved in an incident at Jeans Town on East Main Street in Riverhead. The arrest occurred about 12:30 a.m. Wednesday. The 13-year-old was released to family members and Mr. Dawson was held for arraignment. No additional information was available.

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 The charges against them may later be reduced or withdrawn, or they may be found innocent.