Crimes Nearby: Flanders Man Charged With Sexually Abusing A 5-Year-Old

In other crimes nearby, man charged with stealing $15,000 from his own mother.

The following information was supplied by various town police departments. A criminal charge is only an accusation and does not indicate guilt.


• Rolando Luque, 38, of Flanders, was arrested on a felony charge of aggravated sexual abuse and a misdemeanor charge of endangering the welfare of a child.

According to police reports, an investigation by Southampton Town police revealed that Luque had sexually touched a 5-year-old girl.

Southampton Town Police Det. Sgt. Lisa Costa said the incidents occurred over a period of time ranging from September through November of 2012, and Luque is known to the child.


• Bryan Mora, 21, of Hampton Bays, was arrested on a felony charge of possessing a sexual performance by a child, as well as a misdemeanor sexual misconduct charge, on Feb. 11.

According to Southampton Town police, Mora had an "ongoing course of conduct" with a 15-year-old dating back to April of 2012. Police had been investigating the incident for the past several months, said Det. Sgt. Lisa Costa, when he turned himself into police last week.

Mora was released on an appearance ticket because he turned himself in, Costa said, and he is due back in court on Feb. 27 for an arraignment.

• Takashi McArdle, 62, of Hampton Bays, was arrested on charges of aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle in the first degree – a felony – as well as misdemeanor charges of DWI and criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree.

According to police, McArdle was stopped for multiple traffic infractions near Springville Road and Good Ground Road. He was reportedly driving with a revoked license, and police said they found cocaine wrapped inside a folded dollar bill in a cigarette box near his feet.

• Eric O’Brien, 19, of Hampton Bays, was arrested on Feb. 15 on a felony grand larceny charge.
According to police reports, a man reported that in mid-January, O’Brien stole his skateboard from him while he was in possession of it. O’Brien was processed and held for arraignment.


• Southampton Village police arrested a Riverhead man Feb. 12, saying that he stole approximately $15,000 from his mother. Richard Lee Caviness, 46, was charged with grand larceny in the third degree, a felony, and is being held at the Suffolk County Correctional Facility in Riverside in lieu of $2,500 bail after his arraignment at Southampton Village Justice Court.

Alex February 21, 2013 at 01:02 PM
Send everyone away on a deserted island.


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