Four people were arrested during a New York State Liquor Authority compliance check of 19 locations conducted by Riverhead Town Police yesterday, police said in a press release issued Monday night.
Charged with unlawfully dealing with a child in the first degree, police said, were:
Raja Shahzad, 60, of Riverhead, arrested at 7-Eleven, 1050 Old Country Road;
Adem Sari, 39, of Riverhead, arrested at American Gas, 1427 Main Road, Jamesport;
Osama Naeem, 23, of Riverhead, arrested at Mobil, 415 East Main Street, Riverhead.
Janaka Wijepala Mohottalage, 44, of Riverhead, arrested at Mobil, 1575 Old Country Road.
All were processed and released on desk appearance tickets, according to the release.
Police said the following locations were also checked and found to be in compliance:
Valero, 4904 Rt. 25A, Wading River
Exxon, 4670 Rt. 25, Calverton
Conoco, 4123 Rt. 25, Calverton
Bolla, Market 3075 Rt. 25, Calverton
Speedway, 1879 Old Country Rd., Riverhead
7-Eleven, 1733 Old Country Rd., Riverhead
Citgo, 1050 Osborne Ave., Riverhead
Speedway, 870 Old Country Rd., Riverhead
Empire, 640 Old Country Rd., Riverhead
7-Eleven, 162 Old Country Rd., Riverhead
Aquebogue Mini Mart, 640 Main Rd., Aquebogue
OK Petro, 1212 East Main St., Riverhead
Riverhead Stationary, 407 East Main St., Riverhead
Time to Eat, 123 West Main St., Riverhead
Riverhead Supermarket and Deli, 945 West Main St., Riverhead
These checks are part of an ongoing effort by the Riverhead Town Police Department to ensure New York State Liquor Authority and New York State Penal Law compliance for the sale of alcohol to minors, police said.
Editor’s note: A criminal charge is an accusation. A person charged with a crime is presumed innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.
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