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Riverhead Blotter: Man ran around naked in Holiday Inn Express lobby

02/03/2018 5:59 AM |

Riverhead Town police arrested a Ludlow, Mass., man for allegedly exposing himself in a Riverhead hotel Monday morning.

Vincent Kavanagh, 51, reportedly removed his clothes and ran naked around the lobby of the Holiday Inn Express, in plain sight of hotel employees, around 12:45 a.m., officials said. 

He was arrested for exposure of a person, a violation, and held for morning arraignment.

• Police arrested a Calverton woman was arrested for driving while intoxicated in Wading River Saturday.

While on patrol at Wading River Plaza around 4:55 p.m., a police officer was waved down by a passerby saying he saw someone stumbling through the parking lot toward a tan Toyota, officials said. The officer found the car with its reverse lights active and asked the driver, Iris Catana, 63, to place the car in park, officials said. Police determined that Ms. Catana was intoxicated after she failed a sobriety test, officials said.

She was charged with aggravated DWI, a misdemeanor.

• Police arrested an East Moriches man for drug possession in Riverhead Sunday.

After Liam Murphy, 21, was stopped for an expired inspection sticker on Peconic Avenue around 4 p.m., police noticed an amount of marijuana under the passenger’s seat and center console, officials said.

He was arrested for misdemeanor fifth-degree criminal possession of marijuana and a violation. He was processed and released on an appearance ticket.

• A Mastic man was arrested for DWI in Riverhead Saturday.

Salvatore Zurica, 55, was seen driving the wrong way down Peconic Avenue, a one-way street, around 8:30 p.m. when police stopped him and determined he was intoxicated, officials said.

Mr. Zurica was charged with misdemeanor DWI.

• Police arrested a Calverton man for DWI in Riverhead Monday.

Christopher Bany, 50, was stopped for an equipment violation on County Road 58 around 10:25 p.m. and police learned he was intoxicated, officials said.

He was charged with misdemeanor DWI.

• A Greenport man was arrested for stealing in Riverhead Monday.

Police received a call of a man in a green beanie and a long coat with a fur collar taking one Razor electric scooter, valued at $169.99, out of Toys R Us around 3:50 p.m. without paying for it, officials said.

Officers later found a man matching that description, 49-year-old Stanley Lawrence, near the west side of the building.

Mr. Lawrence was charged with misdemeanor petit larceny and arraigned on $200 bail.
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.

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