Riverhead Police Blotter: Riverhead man punched in the face at downtown laundromat

11/23/2011 7:00 AM |

A Riverside man, who police said was highly intoxicated at the time, told officers an unknown man had punched him in the face at Riverside Laundry on West Main Street Sunday. The assailant fled the laundromat before police arrived on the scene. The victim was taken to Peconic Bay Medical Center in Riverhead following the incident, which occurred about 4 p.m.

No charges have been filed.

• Leocadio Soc-Sian, 29, of Riverhead was charged with DWI following a noon traffic stop on Hamilton Avenue in Riverhead Saturday, police said.

• Ernest Loy, 57, of Ridge was arrested on a DWI charge following a 6 p.m. traffic stop on Route 25A in Wading River Tuesday, police said.

• A 16-year-old living at the Timothy Hill Children’s Ranch in Riverhead was arrested on an assault charge stemming from a prior incident, police said. Nouvelle Lucas, 16, was charged with third-degree assault about 3 p.m. Saturday at the Middle Road home for boys, officials said.

• Three light towers, used to light streets during road work, were reported stolen from the Main Street area last week, police said. The light towers were taken sometime between Oct. 1. and Nov. 19 during the state Department of Transportation repaving project. Each tower is worth about $7,000 for a total value of $21,000, police said.

• Someone tried to break into the Meeting House Deli on Main Road in Aquebogue about 4 a.m. Friday, police said. No items were reported stolen.

• Graffiti was found painted on a stop sign on Peconic Bay Boulevard, on a power box near the intersection of Meetinghouse Creek Road and Peconic Bay Boulevard and on Laurel Lane last week, police said.

The vandalism was reported last Tuesday.

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 The charges against them may later be reduced or withdrawn, or they may be found innocent.