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.

Arrests and incidents reported to the media by the Riverhead Police Department from July 2 to July 8, 2018:


2 July 2018 12:24 pm
James Nowack, criminal contempt 2nd, criminal trespass 2nd

3 July 2018 7:02 pm Arrest
Roberto Gomez arrested for petit larceny at Target

3 July 2018 7:03 pm Arrest
Christina Kempner arrested for DWI on W. Main St. following MVA

3 July 2018 7:44 pm Arrest
Richard Johannes arrested for trespass at Timothy Hill Children’s Ranch, Riverhead

4 July 2018 8:43 pm Arrest
Ubencio Sagero Ventura arrested for DWI

7 July 2018 8: 53 pm Arrest
Richard Johannes charged with two counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance in the fourth degree

8 July 2018 1:51 am Arrest
Edward Kneski arrested for DWAI after a traffic stop on Doctors Path in Riverhead


2 July 2018 7:27 pm Burglary
Unknown person entered a shed at a residence on Twomey Avenue, removed two cameras, one pair of snow boots, one power saw, one tablet. Detectives are investigating

4 July 2018 5:24 am Attempted Burglary
Unknown person smashed the front door of Polish Town Deli in attempt to gain entry

4 July 2018 8 am Larceny
power tools removed from a parked vehicle at Riverhead Cement Block Co., Roanoke Avenue

4 July 2018 4:36 pm Trespass
People fishing on the beach in front of residence at 50 Northside Rd, Wading River, asked to move and complied

4 July 2018 3:22 pm Investigation Misc
Report of deceased animals at Garden of Eve Farm, Sound Avenue, Northville; unfounded.

4 July 2018 3:38 pm Investigation Misc
An unknown male purchased items with a counterfeit $100 bill at Hanes Brands, 1770 W. Main St

4 July 2018 5:55 pm Trespass
Complainant reports people trespassing on private beach; unfounded

4 July 2018 8:10 pm Investigation Misc
A counterfeit $100 bill was used t o purchase items at Epic Jeans, 1770 W. Main St.

5 July 7:06 a.m. Larceny
An unknown male removed $80 from a parked vehicle at Roanoke Avenue Elementary School and fled on foot westbound toward Railroad Avenue

5 July 2018 3:34 pm Larceny
Unknown male subject removed a pocketbook containing $200 cash, a credit card and personal papers from Hilda’s Hair Salon, Pulaski St

6 July 2018 11:05 am Larceny
Unknown person removed a purse from a parked vehicle at Iron Pier Beach

6 July 2018 7:20 pm Larceny
An unknown male removed a bottle of vodka from Lucky Wines & Liquor, West Main St. without paying for same

7 July 2018 2:23 pm Investigation Misc
Unknown subjects attempted to pass a counterfeit $100 bill at Pacsun, 1770 W. Main St.

7 July 2018 4:23 Larceny
Unknown person removed both license plates from a parked vehicle at the complainant’s home on Hidden Pond Path, Wading River

7 July 2018 8:05 pm Larceny
Unknown person removed $200 from complainant’s wallet at Peconic Bay Medical Center

7 July 2018 9:20 pm Trespass
Beachgoers asked to leave beach in front of 88 Northside Rd, Wading River

8 July 2018 7:18 am Trespass
Complaint of people on private beach in front of 68 Northside Rd, Wading River unfounded.

Between July 3 and July 7, police responded to 16 complaints about fireworks at locations throughout town. No charges were filed.

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