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Riverhead Blotter: Riverhead man charged with grand larceny

A Riverhead man was arrested for grand larceny last Wednesday, according to a Riverhead Town police report.

Richard Johannes, 21, was arrested at police headquarters around 4 p.m. for his involvement in an incident that occurred Aug. 8, officials said.

He had also been arrested earlier in the day for his involvement in a petit larceny that occurred Aug. 22, officials said.

He was charged with fourth-degree grand larceny, a felony, and misdemeanor petit larceny.

• Police arrested Fred Valcin, 30, of Riverhead for DWI and DWAI after he was stopped on East Main Street early Saturday morning. Police said he was driving with a suspended license and he had a quantity of marijuana on him.

• Two teenagers in a stolen vehicle were arrested Tuesday afternoon after trying to evade police and jumping out of a moving vehicle, according to a Riverhead Town police press release.

A third suspect eluded police and is currently being sought. A description of the suspect was not provided.

The stolen 2013 Hyundai struck a telephone pole on Raynor Avenue after the occupants jumped out of the moving vehicle. Officers located and arrested Alexander Roberson, 17, of Riverhead and Zante Davender, 18, of Jamesport. Both were charged with third-degree criminal possession of stolen property, a felony. Mr. Davender was also charged with unlawful possession of marijuana, a violation, police said.

The incident unfolded at about 2:37 p.m. A K-9 search for the third suspect was unsuccessful, police said.

• A Calverton man was arrested for drug possession in Wading River last Wednesday.

An employee of the Wading River Motel on Route 25 found a black bag in the lobby around 3:30 p.m. and when looking inside for identification found two plastic bags of marijuana, a red grinder and clothing, officials said. The employee also found an identification card for Adrian Rodriguez, 46, officials said. As an officer was taking possession of the bag, Mr. Rodriguez entered the lobby and asked if someone had found his bag, police said. The officer asked Mr. Rodriguez if the black bag was his, to which he responded, “That is my bag. The marijuana in it is for medical use, I swear,” officials said. The officer placed him in custody and, during a search, found a small plastic bag containing a white powdery substance in his front right shorts pocket, which appeared to be cocaine, officials said.

Mr, Rodriguez was charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a misdemeanor, and a violation.

• Michael Schneelock was arrested for driving while intoxicated and seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a misdemeanor, near East Main Street and McDermott Avenue around 1 a.m. Saturday.

• Robinson Remachi Morocho was arrested for DWI on Wading River Manor Road around 12:35 a.m. Monday, officials said.

• Joseph Hrzich, 59, was arrested for DWI near Baiting Hollow Congregational Church on Sound Avenue around 7:20 p.m. last Thursday, officials said.

• A Jamesport man was arrested for second-degree criminal contempt in Riverhead last Thursday.

Joshua Georges, 35, was found to be in violation of an order of protection after he was found on Second Street at around 3:10 p.m. with a man he wasn’t allowed to have verbal contact with, officials said.

• A man was reportedly attacked on Pond View Road in Riverhead by two men who knocked him to the ground and punched him in the face while stealing money from his pocket at around 11:55 p.m. Friday. A police K-9 unit responded but could not locate the suspects, police said.

• Herwin Herrera, 51, was arrested for misdemeanor forcible touching around 9:55 a.m. Aug. 29 in relation to an incident that occurred the day before, officials said. Mr. Herrera was released on $1,000 bail, officials said.

• Police arrested Naomi Swenk for second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, a misdemeanor, at around 12:25 p.m. Friday on Doctor’s Path, officials said. Ms. Swenk was also found to have an outstanding bench warrant out of Southampton Police Department, officials 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.