Cops: Riverhead man arrested on bench warrant

A 52-year-old Riverhead man was arrested Tuesday by Southampton Town police on a bench warrant for failure to pay a fine, according to a press release.

Benjamin Velasquez was arrested at around 5:30 p.m. after he was caught on an active bench warrant issued by Southampton Town Justice Court for failing to pay a fine for a criminal possession of a forged instrument charge, police said.

Mr. Velasquez was taken into custody at the Suffolk County Correctional Facility and held for arraignment, officials said.