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Riverhead Blotter: SLA inspection results in two arrests at Riverhead restaurants

A State Liquor Authority inspection over the weekend resulted in arrests at two Riverhead restaurants.

Kelly Dueffert, an employee at TGI Fridays in Riverhead, and Shana Boeckmann, an employee at Perabell in Riverhead, were both charged with unlawfully dealing with a child in the first degree, a class A misdemeanor.

Similar checks found Jerry and the Mermaid, Diggers, Applebee’s and Buffalo Wild Wings to be in compliance, officials said.

• Employees at Riverhead Free Library called police to report public lewdness Friday.

A security guard told police she saw a man masturbating in one of the library’s back rooms. He complied when asked to leave. He then went next door into the Yellow Barn and began masturbating again in front of two employees who asked him to leave.

He was identified by employees as a 38-year-old Riverhead man. No charges were immediately filed. 

• An Aquebogue man reported to police Monday that his storage containers on West Main Street in Riverhead had been rummaged through overnight.

He told police no items were stolen, but reported broken windows on at least six vehicles on the property, police said. 

• Police arrested a Riverhead woman for stealing $242 in merchandise from Saks Fifth Avenue at Tanger Outlets Friday. 

Luanne Hussnatter, 46, was charged with petit larceny and released on $100 cash bail, officials said.

• Riverhead police arrested Peter Gevinski, 29, of Riverhead, for heroin possession Friday.

According to a police report, he was observed in a suspicious vehicle on Harrison Avenue in Riverhead around 9:12 p.m. placing a white wax envelope of heroin between his legs.

Officers also found several hypodermic needles in the vehicle.

Mr. Gevinski was charged with criminal possession of a hypodermic instrument and seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, both class A misdemeanors. He was released on a desk appearance ticket, officials said.

• Antonio Wilson, 42, of Riverhead, was charged with misdemeanor criminal obstruction of breathing or blood circulation around 10:16 a.m. on Howell Avenue in Riverhead last Wednesday, officials said. He was also charged with second-degree harassment, a violation.

• Riverhead Town police arrested a Riverhead woman on drug charges last Tuesday.

During a traffic stop on East Main Street around 4:54 p.m., Alisha Crosby, 31, was found to be in possession of brown powder consistent with the packaging of heroin, police said.

Police officers also recovered a hypodermic needle.

Ms. Crosby was charged with criminal possession of a hypodermic instrument and seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, both class A misdemeanors.

• Two women were arrested last Monday after stealing over $2,300 in merchandise from various stores at Tanger Outlets.

Dore Yellen, 34, of Port Jefferson and Crystal Almonte, 28, of Commack allegedly stole 77 items of clothing from The Children’s Factory, 14 items of clothing from the Guess Factory Store and nearly 30 containers of body products and clothing from Victoria’s Secret around 5 p.m., police said.

They were each charged with fifth-degree criminal possession of stolen property, a class A misdemeanor, and fourth-degree felony grand larceny.

• A 20-year-old Ridge woman was arrested for stealing from Target in Riverhead last Monday.

According to Riverhead police, Tiara Reed stole $186.42 of assorted merchandise. She was arrested around 5:09 p.m. and charged with petit larceny, a class A misdemeanor.

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.