Crimes Nearby: Stabbings and Leandra's Law Arrest

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


• A man was stabbed in the head and robbed in Riverhead Monday evening.
According to Riverhead Town police, on Monday at approximately 5:30 p.m., three males approached a man outside the Riverside Laundromat on West Main Street in Riverhead and stabbed him in the right side of the head.
Police also say that the suspects robbed the victim of a cell phone and $35, as well as his identification.  The suspects fled in an unknown direction, police said.
The victim was transported to Peconic Bay Medical Center for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.

• A Riverhead man was charged with leading police on a chase while under the influence of drugs -- with his three-month-old son in the car.

Tyshawn O. Riddick, 22, of Riverhead was arrested and charged with driving under the influence of drugs with a baby in the car, a violation of Leandra's Law, and driving with a suspended license, as well as with two counts of felony reckless endangerment in the first degree, aggravated driving while intoxicated with a child, a felony, Leandra's Law, driving while ability impaired by drugs, felony assault in the second degree, obstructing governmental administration in the second degree, a misdemeanor, endangering the welfare of a child, a misdemeanor, aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle in the third degree, a misdemeanor, reckless driving, a vehicle and traffic misdemeanor, unlawful fleeing a police officer in a motor vehicle in the third degree, a misdemeanor, two counts of unlawful posession of marijuana, a violation, and multiple vehicle and traffic infractions.

Child Protective Services was notified, as the infant was Riddick's son.
Riddick was held overnight and brought to Southampton Justice Court where he was remanded to County Jail in lieu of $30,000 bail.


• A dozen more reports of unlocked cars being rummaged through, with cash and valuables taken from some, were made to East Hampton Town police late last week — bringing the total number of reports to about 30, if not more.
Detective Lt. Chris Anderson said there is a "strong likelihood" that they are all related,including to the theft reports police released early last week.

• Jose F. Jarama, 38, of East Hampton, is being held at the Suffolk County jail following an arrest on felony DWI charges in East Hampton Village on Nov. 13 at about 4:30 p.m.
According to village police, an officer was on routine patrol on the shoulder of Woods Lane, when someone approached police about a grey Oldsmobile van with Illinois plates with a large dent in the back was operating in an erratic manner in front of her.
Police located the van on Main Street and followed it to Mill Hill Lane, where it did not signal a turn. The van then drove on the wrong side of the road until police activated their emergency lights. The driver then pulled to the right shoulder. Jarama was behind the wheel and told police he had a suspended license. Police said he appeared intoxicated and when he exited the vehicle, they saw several empty and half-empty cans of Budweiser beer on the floor.

According to Suffolk County jail records, Jarama is being held on $15,300 bail and is due back in town justice court on Dec. 6. The US Department of Homeland Security also issued a detainer for him due to a deportation warrant.


• A Southampton man is hospitalized with life-threatening injuries after being stabbed by his brother multiple times on Saturday, according to police. Southampton Town police said the victim suffered severe bleeding and a collapsed lung after his brother, who resides with him at a Wiltshire Street home, broke into his bedroom and attacked him with a kitchen knife. Police said 22-year-old Maxwell Irwin used a ladder to enter the bedroom through a window around 6:44 a.m., then stabbed the victim numerous times in the chest and torso. The victim was taken to Stony Brook University Hospital. Irwin was arrested at 1:12 p.m. and charged with first-degree assault, a felony, and fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon, a misdemeanor. Police did not say what preceded the alleged attacked.

• A Southampton woman beat her ex-boyfriend with a high heel shoe and keyed his car early Sunday morning after a two-vehicle crash, according to police. Southampton Town police said 32-year-old Nicole J. Sobol was a passenger in a vehicle when it was involved in an accident with a second vehicle being driven by her ex. The crash — at North Sea Road and Majors Path — didn't cause any injuries, but Sobol got out and began to punch and kick her ex and hit him in the head and face with her footwear, police reported, adding that she then keyed his car. The victim suffered a laceration and bruising and was taken to Southampton Hospital, they said. Sobol was arrested at the scene at 2:41 a.m. and charged with second-degree assault, a felony, as well as fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon and fourth-degree criminal mischief, both misdemeanors.

• Detectives with the Southampton Town Police Department say they have arrested a Kansas electrical lineworker who assaulted a colleague. According to police, the men got into an altercation at Blue Collar Bar on County Road 39 on Nov. 7 around 11 p.m.
The lineworkers are among a group of employees of Nebraska company L.E. Meyers who were sent to Southampton for repairs in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, police said. Detectives interviewed the victim on Nov. 8 at Stony Brook Hospital. Blake A. Gurtler, 29, of Beattie, Kansas, was arrested Wednesday and charged with assault in the third degree, a misdemeanor.

• Southampton Town police announced Nov. 15 that an arrest was made Oct. 27 in connection to a burglary that took place over the summer in Bridgehampton. A Bridgehampton resident reported the burglary on Aug. 16. According to police, sometime between 7:30 and 11 p.m. that day, two laptops and a 52-inch flatscreen television were stolen. The burglar entered through a rear window, police said. The incident report stated that police found tracks to a trail leading to the beach and an awaiting vehicle. Police said that after several months of investigation, detectives arrested Danny Martinez, 26, of Central Islip, for burglary in the second degree, a felony.

• Kevin Street, 48, of Bridgehampton, was charged Nov. 16 with driving while impaired by drugs, a misdemeanor, after he was stopped on Sag Harbor Turnpike in Bridgehampton at 9:52 p.m.  Cops said that after the traffic stop, Street attempted to flee the scene on foot, but was captured and additionally charged with resisting arrest, a misdemeanor.

•  Ernest H. Murphy Jr., 55, of Southampton, was arrested Nov. 19 at 10:46 p.m. and charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance in the third degree, criminal possession of a controlled substance in the fifth degree, both felonies, as well as criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree, a misdemeanor.  Southampton Village police said Murphy was arraigned and remanded to the Suffolk County Jail in lieu of $10,000 bail.


• Mattituck BP Gas Station manager Recep Zaim confirmed the morning of Nov. 20 that the by three masked men — at least one of them who was armed — Monday night at about 10:30 p.m. Southold Town Police Chief Martin Flatley said he did not want to comment on the incident at this time, but according to an email from the Breaking News Network sent to Patch Monday night, police were called to the scene and the suspects fled south down Marratooka Lane located just to the east of the gas station.
The incident is under investigation.

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