Riverhead Police report the arrest of a 23-year-old Riverhead Main on an assault charge following a fight at an East Main Street bar early Saturday morning.
Police responded to a report of a disturbance at the Royal Dorado Bar at 1005 East Main Street just after 1 a.m. this morning. Police said Diego Abrego, a patron at the, threw a beer bottle that struck another man in the face. The victim, age 27, was transported to Peconic Bay Medical Center for treatment of a cut on the top of his head, police said.
Abrego was arrested and charged with assault in the second degree, according to a police press release. He was held for morning arraignment in Riverhead Justice Court.
The bar was the scene of a stabbing in May 2014 and has been the subject of neighboring residents’ complaints about noise and patrons urinating outside the building.
Editor’s note: A criminal charge is an accusation. By law, a person charged with a crime is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
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