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Riverhead blotter: $14K piece of cooking equipment stolen

New York State Police said they arrested a Riverside man last Thursday for third-degree assault, a misdemeanor, following a suspicious incident that occurred on Riverleigh Avenue. 

According to a news release, James Licausi, 46, was issued an appearance ticket to appear at Town of Southampton Court on March 7. Additional details weren’t available.

• A Riverside man was arrested Sunday for driving while intoxicated following a traffic stop on Riverleigh Avenue, state police said.

Rudy D. Garcias-Rojas, 30, is scheduled to appear in Town of Southampton Court on March 16, police said.

• A Pulaski Street woman told Riverhead police Monday that someone entered her home through her bedroom window and stole a gold ring valued at about $200. The theft is believed to have occurred between 9 and 11:20 a.m., police said.

The woman said she returned home and noticed her air conditioner unit was pushed up into her bedroom from the outside, causing about $155 worth of damage to the unit.

She then checked her room and realized the ring was stolen from a jewelry box, police said.

• A piece of baking equipment known as a Biro cookie dough depositor has been reported stolen from the Stony Brook Incubator in Calverton. The machine is valued at $14,000, police said.

• A U-Haul trailer valued at about $8,000 was reported stolen from Talmage Farm Agway on Osborn Avenue. The trailer is believed to have been stolen between Feb. 19 and 26, police said.

• Two men removed about $3,930 worth of merchandise from the Polo Ralph Lauren store at Tanger Outlets Sunday around 7:20 p.m., police said.

A store manager told an officer that two men, one wearing all brown and the other wearing a blue hooded sweatshirt and jeans, removed T-shirts off the store’s front display table and a duffle bag off a shelf before fleeing in an unknown direction.

• A man removed about $240 worth of merchandise from Walmart on Route 58 Sunday around 5 p.m. while another man was seen removing about $60 worth of items from the same store around 6:30 p.m., police said.

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 The charges against them may later be reduced or withdrawn, or they may be found innocent.