Southampton Blotter: Riverhead man used stolen credit card to buy cigars

12/14/2011 5:00 AM |

A Riverhead man was arrested for illegally using someone else’s credit card to buy cigars, police said.

Henrio Dorvil, 32, of Doctors Path in Riverhead is accused of using a credit card belonging to someone else to buy $52.85 worth of cigars online on Nov. 28, according to Southampton Town Police. He allegedly had the cigars shipped to his house.

Following a police investigation into the matter, Mr. Dorvil surrendered to police last Wednesday night at headquarters, where he was charged with third-degree identity theft, fourth-degree grand larceny, unlawful possession of personal identification and third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle. The latter arose because he had a suspended license when he drove into police headquarters to surrender, police said.

The online purchase was made from a computer at Southampton Gym Corps on County Road 39 in Southampton, where Mr. Dorvil works, police said, adding that when a detective showed up to interview employees there, Mr. Dorvil abruptly left for an “emergency.”

• Cash totaling $8,500 and a pellet gun valued at $100 were reported stolen from a house on Priscilla Avenue in Flanders that was broken into Dec. 5, police said.

The suspect picked a lock to gain entry to the house and took the cash, which was hidden in the corner of the bedroom under a carpet. He then left his picture and a note in Spanish in the money’s place, police said. The suspect also took a pellet gun that was in a closet in the room and found the combination to a safe in the room and opened it.

He did not remove anything from the safe, police said.

• A Patchogue man reported being slapped in the face and kneed in the groin by a woman who entered a house he was in on Birch Court in Northampton and started yelling and cursing at him. He told police he asked her to leave and she slapped him and kneed him, police said.

The woman told police she slapped the man because he grabbed her aggressively, officials said

Neither person wanted to press charges.

• A Flanders man pushed and slapped his girlfriend and then took her cell phone and threatened to break it Friday night on Wood Road Trail in Flanders, police said. This occurred in front of her two young children, said police, adding that the girlfriend had an order of protection against the man, which he violated.

Romone Lewis, 18, of Wood Road Trail in Flanders was charged with second-degree criminal contempt, second-degree harassment and fourth-degree criminal mischief in the incident, police said.

• Eddie Brown, 52, of Railroad Avenue in Riverhead was picked up on an arrest warrant for petit larceny last Thursday on County Road 104 in Riverside, police said. He was arrested for an incident that occurred Dec. 4, when two tires were reported stolen from a car parked at Best Price Auto Repair on Riverleigh Avenue in Riverside, police said. The tires were valued at $70.

• An iPod Classic, which police said was valued at $600, and $10 cash were reported stolen from a car parked at MacLeod’s mobile home park on Dogwood Street in Riverside Nov. 30. (Apple’s website indicates the price of an iPod Classic is $249.)

• Melanie Pampena, 37, of Old Quogue Road in Riverside was charged with an open alcohol container violation Friday morning on Pine Street in Riverside after she was observed walking in the middle of the road holding an open 16-ounce Cobra malt liquor, police said.

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.