Riverhead cops: Sex offender failed to register

A 29-year-old convicted sex offender was arrested on Monday for failing to register his Riverhead address with the state, police said.

Police opened an investigation to locate Benjamin Brannon in mid-January, according to a report.

Mr. Brannon, whose information was not immediately available on the state’s sex offender registry, was arrested at police headquarters on Monday, police said.

• A customer at a Center Street bar in Jamesport reported his front tire had been slashed while it was parked in the rear of the parking lot about 11 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 26, police said.

Surveillance video of the incident shows two men approaching the vehicle, one acting as a lookout while the other damaged the tire, which was valued at about $235, according to a report.

• A Route 58 automotive dealer reported a dashboard radio and navigation system was stolen from an SUV parked at the dealership sometime in the past week, police said.

Sometime between Jan. 22 and Jan. 29 an unknown person entered the vehicle, which had been left unlocked and parked in the rear of the parking lot, authorities said.

The electronic equipment was valued at $2,300, according to a report. Detectives are investigating.

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 The charges against them may later be reduced or withdrawn, or they may be found innocent.