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Riverhead Blotter: Vandals damage multiple mailboxes in Wading River

08/18/2018 6:01 AM |

Police received 10 reports last Sunday morning from Wading River residents saying their mailboxes had been damaged, officials said. Four of the calls came from Dogwood Lane, four from Cherry Lane and one each from Terry and Maple roads. The calls came in between 6:30 and 8:45 a.m., officials said.

• A 25-year-old man was arrested for driving while intoxicated in Riverhead Sunday, according to Riverhead Town police.

Edwin Ortiz Perez of Riverhead was driving a motorcycle on Third Street around 12:45 a.m. Police stopped him for making an improper right turn and failing to stay in his lane, and determined that he was intoxicated, officials said.

He was charged with misdemeanor DWI and felony first-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle.

• Police arrested Derek Cruz, 23, of Brookhaven for misdemeanor DWI near Malvese Equipment on Route 58 around 2:25 a.m. Sunday, officials said.

• A Riverhead man was arrested for exposing himself on Route 58 last Wednesday.

Christopher Borsella, 39, was reportedly in the driver’s seat of a 2008 red Suzuki around 12:30 p.m. when he exposed himself to a woman. She later identified him in a photo array, officials said.

Mr. Borsella was charged with misdemeanor public lewdness.

• A 14-year-old Mastic Beach boy was charged with second-degree menacing and fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon, both misdemeanors, around 1:40 p.m. last Thursday at police headquarters, officials said.

He was also charged with misdemeanor petit larceny related to an investigation into a prior incident, officials said. The value of the stolen items was more than $780, according to police.

The teenager’s name wasn’t released due to his age. He was processed at headquarters and released to a parent, police said.

• Police charged Jamar Smith with misdemeanor petit larceny around 6:30 p.m. Monday after he concealed an AT&T cellphone and attempted to leave Target on Route 58 without paying for it, officials said.

• Police said a man knocked a drink out of a woman’s hand and then threw a salad at her around 2:50 p.m. at the Speedway gas station on Route 58 Friday.

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 The charges against them may later be reduced or withdrawn, or they may be found innocent.

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