Crimes Nearby: Police Searching For Gunmen Who Shot At Riverhead Home

In other nearby crimes, woman charged with hitting her boyfriend with a bat and threatening him with a gun.

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


Margaret McNamee, 33, of Flanders, was arrested Feb. 21 at 9:06 a.m. at home after her boyfriend told police that McNamee struck him in the face with a small wooden baseball bat, broke a picture frame on his wall — and threatened him with a gun. According to the arrest report, the incident occurred an hour and a half earlier at another address. McNamee was charged with menacing in the second degree, a felony, criminal possession of a weapon in the fourth degree, a misdemeanor, and harassment in the second degree, a violation.

• Police are searching for two armed men who allegedly shot at a home in Riverhead before breaking into the house on Tuesday night. According to Riverhead police, on Tuesday at 11:29 p.m., a report came in from residents on East Avenue in Riverhead that someone was shooting at their home. Additional reports indicated that an armed individual had also broken into the residence. Responding units arrived on the scene and located several shell casings on the ground near the exterior of the entrance.

At the time of the incident, the home was occupied by two adults, a 15-year-old male, a 12-year-old boy, and a five-year-old girl. No injuries were reported. Police described the suspects as two black males wearing masks who fled on foot prior to police arrival. The suspects were allegedly armed with an unknown type of gun. A search of the area for suspects yielded no results. Anyone with information regarding the case is asked to contact the Riverhead Police Department at 631-727-3200.


• Ronald T. Kassl, 37, of Hampton Bays, was arrested Feb. 19 at 1:13 a.m. on Montauk Highway in Water Mill after police said he was seen acting suspiciously, driving in and out of driveways of closed businesses, then failing to signal a turn. According to the arrest report, Kassl was pulled over and found to be drunk and in possession of cocaine. Kassl was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree and DWI, both misdemeanors.

East Hampton

• Eric Forgione, 27, of Islip, was arrested on Feb. 17 on charges of criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree, as well as aggravated unlicensed operation, both misdemeanors.

Police said he was seen driving a car westbound on Montauk Highway while using a handheld cell phone, and after stopping Forgione, police saw that his driving privileges in New York State were suspended exactly one week earlier for failing to answer a summons.

Police reports state that after he was informed he was under arrest, Forgione handed over a glass smoking device containing burnt marijuana, and a search revealed that he was holding what was later to be found hydrocodone.

He was released on a $100 appearance ticket.


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