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Riverhead Blotter: Two people arrested for drug possession

Two people were arrested for drug possession near Dariland Ice Cream in Riverhead last Tuesday.

Police stopped a car around 11:50 a.m. driven by Nicholas Fisher, officials said. Police asked the passenger, Kelly Richardson, to step out of the vehicle to be interviewed and as she complied a quantity of cocaine was seen on the passenger seat, officials said. Both were handcuffed and a search of the car was conducted. Police found crack cocaine in Ms. Richardson’s purse and more inside the car, officials said. 

They were charged with misdemeanor second-degree use of drug paraphernalia. Ms. Richardson was charged with felony fifth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and Mr. Fisher was charged with misdemeanor seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance. 

• Police charged Willie Hopkins, 39, with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, both misdemeanors, and a violation around 7:20 p.m. Friday, officials said. Mr. Hopkins, of Riverhead, was found to be in possession of a pill bottle with five alprazolam pills and marijuana on Oakland Drive in Riverhead, officials said. 

• A Calverton man was arrested for stealing at Amazing 99 Cent Store on Route 58 Sunday. 

James Nowack, 39, reportedly took assorted clothing items from the store without paying and fled the area around 3:15 p.m., officials said. Mr. Nowack was later identified as the man who stole the items and was charged with misdemeanor petit larceny.

• Police charged a Madison, N.Y., man for stealing from Target on Route 58 last Tuesday. 

Ying De Yang, 53, was charged with misdemeanor petit larceny for taking DVDs and photos from the store without paying for them around 3:25 p.m., officials said. 

• A Riverhead man was seen “exposing his groin area” and urinating on the sidewalk on East Main Street around 7:25 p.m. last Tuesday, officials said. 

• Police reported that an unknown man physically harassed another man at Garden of Eve in Northville around 8 a.m. Sunday.

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 The charges against them may later be reduced or withdrawn, or they may be found innocent.