Crimes Nearby: Armed Robbers Hold Up Riverhead CVS

The following arrest information was supplied by the local Police Departments. It does not indicate a conviction.

Three Village

• Damage to a police speed sign was discovered at noon on Jan. 8 on Sheep Pasture Road in East Setauket.

• A resident of Stony Road in Stony Brook reported Jan. 5 that someone drove onto his property, damaged a fence and shrubbery, then drove away at approximately 11:35 a.m.

• On Sunday afternoon, Suffolk County police responded to a report of a large fight involving approximately 20 people that damaged a car outside Kohl's on Nesconset Highway in East Setauket. The vehicle, a 2012 Acura, sustained a small dent and scuffs on the hood, according to a police report. Police said the fight was reported at 4:07 p.m. and it broke up before they arrived.


• Two masked, armed robbers held up a Riverhead CVS early Monday morning, police said. Riverhead police responded to the store, located at 1140 Old Country Rd., at 3:37 a.m. According to police, employees told officers that two men entered the store, one displaying an unknown type of handgun, demanding cash.

The two suspects allegedly forced an employee to open the store safe and then fled on foot in a westerly direction with an undetermined amount of money.The two suspects were described as wearing hooded sweatshirts, masks and gloves.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Riverhead detective division at 631-727-4500 ext. 289.

• Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota claims the man who struck and killed Scott Wayte on his 50th birthday outside Cliff's Rendezvous in Riverhead had been drinking vodka out of a water bottle since approximately 7 that morning. Joseph D. Plummer, 48, of Middle Island, fled the scene, and set out to concoct a scheme to hide his crime, Spota said. He was arrested days later.

To that end, Spota is calling for tougher penalties for those who flee the scene of an accident that results in death or serious injury. Those who flee, he said, make it impossible to not only help the victim immediately, but to determine if the defendants were driving while intoxicated or impaired by drugs, and to subsequently charge them with more serious crimes.

Plummer was arraigned on Wednesday. Bail was set at $500,000 cash or $1 million bond. He was remanded to the Suffolk County Correctional facility.

North Fork

• Southold Town police said a Riverhead man was charged with felony driving while intoxicated after he struck a North Fork Sanitation garbage truck on Route 25 in Laurel on Tuesday at about 2:30 p.m.

According to police, 67-year-old Tomasz Myskow was driving a cargo van when it was involved in an accident with the garbage truck. Myskow was transported to Eastern Long Island Hospital , as was the passenger in the van. Police did not mention whether or not anyone in the sanitation truck was transported to the hospital. Mysko was charged with felony DWI and aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle.

Editor's note: This report previously stated that a man was shot on the leg on Wilson Avenue in Port Jefferson. Police told Patch that there was an error in the reporting, and that the incident occurred in Centereach.


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