Riverhead Blotter: Riverhead man airlifted after stabbing himself in neck

01/05/2012 7:00 AM |

A Riverhead man was airlifted to a local hospital Friday night after he stabbed himself in the neck following a domestic dispute at his Maple Avenue home, Riverhead police said.
Ernesto Tista-Enriquez, 41, was taken to Stony Brook University Medical Center for heavy bleeding following the incident, which occurred just before midnight, police said.

• Riverhead Town Police and Suffolk County Crime Stoppers are asking for the public’s help in finding a woman who used a stolen credit card to make more than $1,000 in purchases in the Riverhead area last month.

On Nov. 25 the woman made purchases at Schenk Fuel in Calverton, the CVS and King Kullen stores in Wading River and Alpine Wine and Liquor, also in Wading River, authorities said.

The woman, who is white and has brown hair, is wearing a purple shirt and a dark jacket in a surveillance photo released by police.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-220-TIPS. Police are offering a $5,000 cash reward for information that leads to an arrest. All calls will remain confidential.

• A Mattituck woman is facing a driving while intoxicated charge after police pulled her over for driving erratically on Sound Avenue on Dec. 23. Town police said Carole Bissett, 47, was driving a Jaguar on the road shoulder and, at times, the center median near Oakleigh Avenue before her car was stopped by police about 11:30 p.m.

• A woman reported that someone stole a mink coat from her car while it was parked outside the T.J. Maxx store in Riverhead sometime on Dec. 26. The coat was valued at $3,000, according to the town police report.

• A man was arrested during an incident at Suffolk County Family Court in Riverhead Dec. 21. Nehemiah Johnson, 24, of Middle Island was charged with obstructing government administration, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct during the incident, which occurred about 11:30 a.m. No further details were available.

• Two teens were arrested at police headquarters Dec. 23 on attempted robbery charges, town police said. Delando Henderson and Julian Williams, both 16, are facing second-degree robbery charges. No further 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 The charges against them may later be reduced or withdrawn, or they may be found innocent.