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Riverhead Blotter: Man arrested for violating order of protection

Riverhead Town police arrested an Aquebogue man Saturday after he violated an order of protection in Riverhead.

Police said Demetrius Kimble, 24, was found in a parking lot with an unidentified person when an officer responded to a call about a suspicious subject.

When the officer discovered there was an active stay away order of protection in effect, Mr. Kimble was arrested and charged with second-degree crimial contempt, a misdemeanor.

• An unknown person stole a generator, power washer and chainsaw valued at approximately $1,700 from a Pondview Road residence Sunday, police said. An investigation is ongoing.

• A Port Jefferson man was arrested in Riverhead after stealing merchandise from HomeGoods and Marshalls last Wednesday.

Jeremiah Jachowdik, 36, stole approximately $457 worth of clothing from the store and was found in the area shortly after 3:30 p.m., police said.

He was charged with fifth-degree criminal possession of stolen property, a misdemeanor.

• A John Deere Lawn Tractor valued at $1,899 was stolen from Home Depot in Riverhead last Thursday.

The suspects had to cut through locking security cable valued at approximately $250 before removing the tractor, a store manager told police.

An investigation will continue once surveillance video is obtained, police said.

• A 911 caller notified police last Wednesday of possible public lewdness at Roanoke Beach in Riverhead.

The caller reported that a man was masturbating on the beach around 1:16 p.m. but a responding officer could not locate him, police said.

Later that day, the man reported to police headquarters, where he told an officer that he found a jellyfish in his shorts while swimming and removed the jellyfish, which briefly exposed his genitals, officials said.

• Police responded to an attempted break-in at Empire Gas Station last Tuesday.

An officer found a wooden door damaged in an attempt to gain entry, but a metal door prevented the trespassers from entering, police said.

They recovered a hammer possibly used to damage the door and no arrests have been made, officials said.

• A wallet containing cash, credit cards, a social security and green card was reported stolen from El Chapin Deli on Osborn Avenue last Tuesday around 8:30 a.m.

• Riverhead police responded to two active dumpster fires in Wading River last Wednesday.

According to a police report, an officer deployed three fire extinguishers in an attempt to tamp the flames, which were spotted near Burman Boulevard and Middle Country Road around 2 a.m.

Wading River Fire Department responded to extinguish both fires, 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.