Crimes Nearby: Cops Say Sex Offender Approached 11-Year-Old

The following information was supplied by police departments on the East End. A criminal charge is only an accusation and does not indicate guilt.


• According to Riverhead police, twice last week in front of and gave him money, asking him if he wanted to be his friend.
Riverhead Central School District Superintendent Nancy Carney said a school crossing guard spotted the man, "recognized the perpetrator and alerted uniformed officers."
The man was arrested on loitering charges and remains at Suffolk County Jail with bail set at $10,000.

• A Riverhead man and former custodian at the Pulaski Street School , a class E felony, after he was arrested in February of 2011 following an East End Drug Task Force investigation.
Troy Trent, 42, was originally , who said he and another man, Joseph Gilliam, sold cocaine to an alleged street-level crack dealer in Riverhead, Ramon Overton.
Trent pleaded down on Monday in return for the lighter sentence, and will serve one year of interim probation. This means that over the next year, he must not get arrested or test positive for drugs, according to District Attorney Spokesman Bob Clifford. He will be advised of his final sentence on March 26, 2013, Clifford said.

• A trio of teens after a man told police he was jumped by them, before they robbed him of a bag of food.
The 36-year-old reported victim was not injured in the incident, save for a few minor scrapes, according to police. Reports stated that the man called police after he said he was jumped and the teens were picked up shortly after.
He reportedly identified them, and all three were arrested on class C felony charges of robbery in the second degree.


• Latoya Petty, 27, of East Hampton, was arrested on March 20 charges of DWI and aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle in the third degree.
According to police, around 5:30 a.m. the station received a call that a green BMW was obstructing traffic at the intersection of Stephen Hands Path and Montauk Highway with a female driver asleep at the wheel.
Police reportedly arrived to find Petty sleeping while the car was in drive, with her foot on the brake and the engine running. After placing the car in park and turning off the engine, police said they awoke Petty to find a smell of alcohol on her breath, glassy and bloodshot eyes, and when asked to step out of the car she was reportedly unsteady on her feet. Cops also said they found an open container of E&J Brandy behind her front passenger seat.
She was  arrested, transported to headquarters, processed, held for morning arraignment and released on $350 bail.
Police said that her license had been revoked on Feb. 23 after failing to answer a summons.

• James Fabrizio, 22, of East Hampton, was arrested on March 23 on charges of aggravated DWI, and DWI.
East Hampton Town Police said that a silver Volvo was seen around 8:30 p.m. that night driving westbound on Abrahams Path with damage to the car, including a broken left rear taillight and a flat driver's side tire.
Cops said that the car was pulled over and a strong smell of alcohol emanated from the car, and Fabrizio had glassy and bloodshot eyes.
Fabrizio was arrested, transported to headquarters for processing, and later released on $500 bail.

• An East Hampton man who turned himself into police nearly a year ago and confessed to sexually abusing three children on Tuesday at Suffolk County Court in Riverside.
Henry Lopez Gonzalez, 28, pleaded guilty to two charges of criminal sex acts in the first degree, and one more of course of sexual conduct against a child in the second degree.
The man had to East Hampton Town Police, claiming he had abused the children, each under seven years old, over a period of several months.


• After pleading guilty to second-degree murder in January, 22-year-old Pedro Jones, of Southampton, was on March 22. The Suffolk County district attorney's office said that Jones struck a 17-month-old he was babysitting so hard in the chest that the toddler, Roy Jones III, went into cardiac arrest. According to authorities, Jones said he punched the child to get him to calm down. Pedro Jones was not related to Roy Jones III, who was his then-girlfriend's son.
• Susan F. Herman, 58, of Southampton, was arrested March 17 at 10:34 p.m and charged with felony DWI, according to police. Police said they stopped Herman while she was driving a 1992 Chevrolet on Pine Street for not being able to keep her vehicle on the roadway. Upon further investigation, she was placed under arrest, police said. A computer check revealed that Herman had two previous convictions for DWI within the past 10 years, police said. Her vehicle was seized as per the Suffolk County Vehicle Seizure Law and she was held overnight for arraignment, police said.


• Robert Lee Smith, 53, of Greenport, was charged with first-degree criminal contempt on March 22 at 7:39 a.m., after police located Smith at a residence he was ordered to stay away from by an order of protection, police said. Smith was arrested, processed and lodged at police headquarters in Peconic to await arraignment.


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