Crimes Nearby: Shots Fired At Riverhead Home With Children Inside

In other police news, a Quogue man is arrested for allegedly stealing a 7-Eleven donation jar.

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


• Four men were arrested and charged with reckless endangerment and criminial possession of a weapon on Wednesday after police said they shot at a Riverhead home where children were inside. According to Riverhead police, on Wednesday at 8:53 p.m., police units in the Roanoke Avenue area heard what sounded like "rapid gunfire" coming from the area of 3rd Street.

Police arrested Jeffrey Despeines, 21, of Centereach, and charged him with reckless endangerment in the first degree and criminal possession of a weapon in the second degree and in the third degree, all felonies.

Also arrested was Eric Baldwin, Jr., 18, of Bellport; he was charged with reckless endangerment in the first degree and criminal possession of a weapon in the fourth degree, a misdemeanor. Jordan Harrell, 18, of Medford, was arrested and charged with reckless endangerment in the first degree; Jasmine Parsons, 19, of Riverhead, was arrested and charged with reckless endangerment in the first degree. All four suspects were transported to the Riverhead Police Department, where they are being held for arraignment.

• A Riverhead man was charged with criminal contempt in the first degree, a felony, on Feb. 5 after police said he pushed a person who was protected by an order of protection. Steven Marks, 58, was arrested in Riverside.


• Seven area residents reported to cops over the weekend that someone stole their TD Bank debit card information and withdrew money from various ATM machines in New York City. In Westhampton Beach, four Westhampton Beach residents made individual reports to Westhampton Beach police. The residents, who all use the Westhampton Beach TD Bank, claimed that various amounts of money were taken from their accounts, between $502 to $1,021.
Similar reports were made to Southampton Town police.


•  Sag Harbor Village police have arrested a pair of Ronkonkoma residents accused of stealing a man's checkbook in Sag Harbor and cashing checks for a total of $3,330. Police said 22-year-old Nicholas Marino and 23-year-old Kathleen Danielson, who live together, stole the Capital One checkbook containing 19 blank checks on Dec. 5, 2012. They then endorsed 17 of the checks and cashed in, according to arrest reports. They were arrested Thursday at the Suffolk County Police Fifth Precinct then brought to Sag Harbor Village police headquarters to be processed and held overnight for arraignment. When Marino was searched during his arrest, the two remaining checks, which had been reported stolen, were found in his possession, police said. Marino was charged with grand larceny in the third degree and forgery in the second degree, both felonies, as well as two counts of criminal possession of stolen property in the fifth degree, a misdemeanor. Danielson faces 16 counts of second-degree forgery and one count of third-degree grand larceny.

• Sag Harbor Village police arrested the man who they say made off with a donation jar intended for a local woman who was struck by a Jeep Jan. 15 while crossing the street. The jar was placed on the counter of the 7-Eleven on West Water Street to take up a collection for Jhenny Bueno Arias, an employee of the store, who was airlifted to Stony Brook University Hospital with serious injuries after the accident.  Police said that a man took the donation jar and drove off on Feb. 2 at 8:10 p.m.  A witness identified Thomas Palumbo, 37, of Quogue, on Feb. 4 in a photo lineup prepared by Det. Jeffrey Proctor, according to the arrest report. Palumbo was on probation, police said, so when he reported for an appointment at the Suffolk County Probation Department on Feb. 7 he was held and arrested at 5 p.m. on a misdemeanor charge of petty larceny. After being transported to Sag Harbor Village police headquarters, Palumbo was processed and released on $100 stationhouse bail.


• Christopher M. Forsberg, 40, of Montauk, was arrested and charged with drunken driving, a felony due to a prior conviction, and resisting arrest, a misdemeanor, in Montauk on Feb. 1.

Police reportedly saw Forsberg's Subaru pull out of a parking lot and make a left onto West Lake Drive at a high rate of speed, and then drive off and onto the roadway, just after 11 p.m. Police pulled the vehicle over near Duryea Avenue and Forsberg apeared intoxicated, they said. Field sobriety tests that were administered had to be stopped for his safety, according to a police report.

However, when Forsberg was placed under arrest, he refused to get into the patrol car, dropping to the ground, kicking and rolling around, police said. The officer tried to move him, but he "went limp several times," according to his arrest report. Two additional officers were called to the scene and he was taken into custody. At headquarters, Forsberg complained of chest pain and displayed "psychotic behavior," the report said. He was transported to Southampton Hospital for evaluation, and released.

In the morning, Justice Catherine A. Cahill arraigned him and released him on $350 bail.


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