An East Quogue man who was charged last month with robbing a local bank is now facing a fraud charge in connection with an incident reported to Riverhead Town police Aug. 1.
Caleb Christiansen, 22, was charged with seven counts of second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument at police headquarters about 10:30 a.m. last Wednesday. No further details on the incident were available.
This is Mr. Christiansen’s second run-in with Riverhead police in as many months. In August he was charged with third-degree robbery after he allegedly held up the Capital One Bank branch on Route 58 in Riverhead.
• Francisco Jose Tomas, 20, of Riverhead was charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and fifth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance during an incident on Fishel Avenue about 5 a.m. Saturday, town police said. No further details were available.
• Someone stole $5,600 worth of equipment from a garage on Heritage Lane in Aquebogue sometime last week, town police said. The theft, which included an ATV, a leaf blower and two chain saws, was reported about 2:30 p.m. last Wednesday. No charges have been filed.
• Two dogs were injured by cars in separate and apparently unrelated hit-and-run accidents in Riverhead.
Last Tuesday at about 3:30 p.m., a Manorville woman reported seeing an eastbound vehicle hit a dog on West Main Street and keep traveling. The dog’s owner was contacted and the animal was immediately taken to a local vet. On Friday at about 8 a.m., a town police officer saw a green four-door sedan hit a small dog on Route 58 and drive away. The dog was also turned over to its owner for care. The condition of the two dogs was not known.
• Someone driving north on Griffing Avenue in Riverhead hit a tree and fled the scene Saturday on foot, leaving the car behind, town police said. The driver of the black Honda Civic had apparently removed its license plates before fleeing, authorities said. Police later learned the car was registered in South Carolina. The accident was discovered just before 10 a.m.
No charges have been filed.
• Jamesport Fire Department volunteers extinguished a fire in a Ford truck on Main Road about 1:30 p.m. last Wednesday. The truck was then towed. No additional details were 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 The charges against them may later be reduced or withdrawn, or they may be found innocent.