Editor's Note: The following information was supplied by various town police departments. A criminal charge is only an accusation and does not indicate guilt.
• A Riverhead man allegedly behind a string of crimes committed in the Flanders and Riverside area has been charged, police said. According to Southampton Town police, on Tuesday, Robert Ray Noon III, 38, of Riverhead, was arrested -- he is currently incarcerated at the Suffolk County Correctional Facility on unrelated charges -- by detectives and charged with a string of crimes committed in the Flanders and Riverside area between Dec., 2012 and Feb., 2013.
Police said on Dec. 27 , at 3:40 p.m., a male resident was burglarized in his home on County Road 104 during which time the suspect allegedly held a hard object to the back of his head, forced him down on his bed, and robbed him of his wallet containing cash and a debit card. Next, police said on Feb. 3, the attendant of the Shell Gas Station and Mini-mart in Riverside reported that a male subject had entered the store, allegedly stolen several grocery items and fled the scene in what police later determined was a stolen vehicle out of Mastic. Noon was arrested and charged with burglary in the second degree, a felony, robbery in the third degree, a felony, criminal possession of a stolen vehicle, a felony, and petty larceny He was arraigned at Southampton Justice Court and remanded back to the county jail. Police said during the same time frame, several other homes in the area were burglarized and several other vehicles were stolen.
• Two masked men armed with handguns held up a Wading River gas station Monday night, police said. According to Riverhead Police Detective Sergeant Joseph Loggia, on Monday at 10:30 p.m., two masked unknown males entered the Valero gas station on Route 25A in Wading River armed with handguns. The station attendant was ordered to open up the register and cash was removed by one of the suspects, Loggia said. He added that the suspects were both wearing dark colored masks; no further description was given.
• A Texas fugitive who police said fabricated a Flanders robbery and sparked a K-9 search was apprehended last week. According to Southampton Town police, authorities reported to a reported robbery in Flanders at 7:51 p.m., during which complainant "Jose G. Lerma" reported that he was robbed at knifepoint by a white female who stole $350 in cash from him, smashed his cell phone to prevent him from calling the police, and then fled the area. Several hours of searching the area by officer and a sheriff's K-9 unit for the alleged perpetrator proved fruitless, police said. On March 3, at 1:24 am, the Southampton Town Police Department arrested Jose G. Lerma, 19, whose real name is Caris Valentin Hernandez, 24, of Flanders. He was transported to Southampton Town police headquarters, where police said he attacked the processing officers by punching and kicking them. The officers suffered minor injuries. Hernandez was charged with criminal possession of a forged instrument in the second degree, a felony, falsely reporting an incident in the third degree, a misdemeanor, and harassment in the second degree, a violation.
• A collaboration among Southampton and Riverhead police officers resulted in the arrest of a Coram man for burglary in second degree, a felony. The charges were filed after police, while investigating use of a suspicious laptop, connected Shaun Prichard, 24, to a burglary that was reported in Speonk.
According to police, Pritchard, in the early morning hours of Feb. 26, stole a MacBook Pro computer worth $1400.00; $400.00 in cash; and a TAG watch worth approximately $1400.00 from the residence.
Pritchard was also charged with criminal possession of stolen property, a misdemeanor and was arraigned at Southampton Justice Court and remanded to Suffolk County Jail in lieu of $10,000.00 bail.
• Jay Lockett Sears, 73, was back in court on Monday to face a six-count indictment on child pornography charges. He pleaded not guilty to the charges, which carry a maximum sentence of 10 years imprisonment, if convicted.
• A 14-year-old boy sold marijuana to a fellow student on the grounds of the Hampton Bays High School, according to Southampton Town police.
School officials found the boy, whose name was not released, in possession of marijuana on Friday at about 10:40 a.m., police said. Once police investigated, they found the boy had sold some to another student.
• Eric O’Brien, 19, of Hampton Bays, was charged with grand larceny, a felony after police learned that he had stolen a skateboard from another teen on Jan. 11.
According to police, O'Brien allegedly stole the California Duster skateboard, valued at $110, from another teen who was walking on Bay Avenue East in Hampton Bays.
• Allison Greene, 48, of New York City, was arrested on March 8 on felony counts of fourth-degree grand larceny, second-degree forgery and second-degree identity theft. According to a Southampton Town police arrest report, Greene posed as her mother, using her banking information when signing in for a room at the Enclave Inn on Montauk Highway in Bridgehampton.
• Predawn on Saturday morning, a fight involving at least a dozen 75 Main patrons broke out in the restaurant and bar's parking lot as they were leaving, according to Southampton Village police. Police said they responded to Main Street at 4:18 a.m. after receiving a complaint of a fight, and arrived to find a man on the ground bleeding. The man suffered injuries from being kicked and punched by several others, police stated. The victim, who had a broken nose and lacerations on his face, was taken to Southampton Hospital by Southampton Village Volunteer Ambulance. An East Hampton man was placed under arrest for his connection to the fight, police said. Jonnathan Mauricio Rodas Castro, 23, was charged with assault in the third degree, a misdemeanor.
• When a Sag Harbor police officer pulled over a driver who was repeatedly stopping on Ferry Road, it was discovered that the man was drunk behind the wheel while a child was in the back seat, according to an arrest report. Romulo Quezada-Santos, 29, of East Hampton, was placed under arrest March 9 at 3:45 p.m. and charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated with a child passenger, which is a felony under New York State's Leandra's Law, as well as DWI, a misdemeanor.