Crimes Nearby: Masked Men Hold Up Wading River Gas Station

The following arrest information was supplied by the Suffolk County Police Department. It does not indicate a conviction.

Port Jefferson

Christian Kostrewski, 35, of Port Jefferson Station, was arrested March 3 in Selden and charged with fourth-degree grand larceny, a felony. Police said he stole a purse from an unlocked vehicle, took credit cards, and used them to make purchases.

Mauricio Trejo, 41, of Port Jefferson Station, was arrested March 5 in Port Jefferson Station and was charged with third-degree assault, a misdemeanor. Police said Trejo punched and kicked another person, causing him to require medical treatment. The alleged assault happened at 4:13 a.m. on Railroad Ave. in Port Jefferson Station.

Anastacio Garcia, 34, of Port Jefferson Station, was arrested March 5 in Port Jefferson Station and was charged with third-degree assault, a misdemeanor. Police said Garcia punched and kicked another person in a dispute over a Facebook photo. Garcia was arrested at his home at 1:13 p.m.


• 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. 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.

North Fork

• A suspect was arrested in Greenport Thursday after police said he threatened to kill a man with a kitchen knife. According to Southold Town police, Robert Lee Smith, 54, of Greenport, was arrested on Thursday at 2:21 p.m. and charged with criminal possession of a weapon and menacing, felony charges, after an incident on Third Street.

Police said a Greenport resident, 69, called 911 to report that Smith had picked up a kitchen knife, held it up, pointed it in the man's direction and told him he was going to kill him. Smith was arrested, transported to Southold Town police headquarters, processed and held for arraignment.

• A high-speed police chase led to a driving while intoxicated charge for an East Marion man Thursday night. According to Southold Town Police, Michael Zervos, 46, of East Marion, was arrested in East Marion and charged with DWI and fleeing an officer in a motor vehicle, misdemeanors, on Thursday night at 7:53 p.m.

Police said an officer attempted to stop Zervos for a traffic violation on Route 25 in Greenport. Zervos, police said, ignored the police lights and siren, increasing his speed and continuing to drive, ignoring all traffic control devices. Next, police said, Zervos continued east on Route 25 unitl he was found in his vehicle behind an occupied residence in East Marion. Zervos was arrested and charged with DWI, fleeing an officer in a motor vehicle, and several additonal traffic violations, police said.

K. March 14, 2013 at 02:37 PM
Port Jefferson Station has become "Brentwood North" - and not in a good way.


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