Riverhead Blotter: High school student caught with crack cocaine

BARBARAELLEN KOCH FILE PHOTO | Riverhead High School, where a student was busted with crack cocaine last Friday.

A Riverhead high school student was arrested last Friday after an assistant principal at the school caught him with crack cocaine, according to a police report.

Joseph Muncey Jr., 18, of Riverhead was charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance.

He was processed and released on an appearance ticket.

• An unknown suspect caused about $5,000 in damage to a Ford SUV at a Riverhead car dealership last Saturday after breaking into the vehicle and ripping out its interior, police said. The suspect broke into a white 2012 Ford Explorer, tearing out the vehicle’s rear seats, interior paneling and center console, police said. The vehicle’s exterior wasn’t damaged. Riverhead detectives are still investigating the incident.

• Julian Wright, 39, and Terrance Latimore, 34, both of Riverhead, were arrested last Saturday afternoon and charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, first-degree loitering and appearance in public under the influence of narcotics, police said. Mr. Wright and Mr. Latimore were processed and held for arraignment. No other details were available.

• Michael Hogan was arrested in Calverton Monday and charged with harassment and criminal possession of hypodermic needles, police said. He was processed at the Riverhead Police Department, arraigned and held at the Suffolk County jail.

• Anton Mack was arrested on Roanoke Avenue last Sunday and charged with reckless endangerment and fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon, police said. Mr. Mack was processed and arraigned at Riverhead police headquarters. Additional information about his arrest was unavailable.

• Todd Dawson, 42, was arrested on Route 58 in Riverhead Tuesday and charged with driving while intoxicated, fifth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and reckless driving, police said. He was processed and held for arraignment. Mr. Dawson was also a missing person from Southold, and Southold police were notified of his arrest, according to a police report.

• Melody Pampena, 38, of Flanders was arrested and charged with second-degree assault last Friday after a prior incident on Phillips Street in Riverhead the day before, police said. She was processed and held for morning arraignment. Additional information about the incident was unavailable.

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.