Riverhead Blotter: Man arrested for assaulting woman in Wading River hotel

A North Carolina man was arrested for assault late Sunday night after a domestic dispute at East Wind Caterers, Riverhead police said.

Nicholas Fay, 32, allegedly grabbed a woman off her bed and punched and kicked her while she was holding a young child, according to a police report of the incident. Cops later arrived at the scene and said Mr. Fay refused to speak with them, officials said.

Mr. Fay was arrested and charged with third-degree assault and endangering the welfare of a child. He was taken to police headquarters, processed and held for arraignment.

Police said they also notified his commanding officer at Fort Bragg, N.C., though it was unclear if Mr. Fay was an active member of the military. The victim was taken to Peconic Bay Medical Center for treatment along with the child, who suffered a bloody nose during the incident, according to police reports.

• Shaun Pritchard was arrested on East Main Street last Wednesday morning and charged with unlawful possession of marijuana after he turned over a marijuana cigarette to police, who were responding to a 911 complaint about a suspicious person in the area, authorities said. The 911 call was for a suspicious person possibly involved in narcotic activity, according to a report on the incident.

Mr. Pritchard was stopped by police, and then told them he was trying to contact a friend in the area. When police asked if he was carrying any drugs, Mr. Pritchard said he had “a few empty bags” that had contained marijuana, as well as a marijuana cigarette in his left sock. He was processed and released on an appearance ticket.

• Lisa Larkin of Sayville was arrested Tuesday morning on Philip Street in Riverhead and charged with second-degree aggravated unlicensed driving and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, police said. She was processed and held for morning arraignment, police said. The vehicle Ms. Larkin was driving was returned to its owner. No other details about the incident were immediately available.

• Marvin Joseph was arrested on Railroad Avenue last Wednesday afternoon and charged with unlawful possession of marijuana and public urination, police said. He was processed and released without bail, according to police reports.

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 The charges against them may later be reduced or withdrawn, or they may be found innocent.