Crimes Nearby: Christmas Thieves Take Packages from Wading River Homes

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

Port Jefferson

• Blas Mendez, 25, of Port Jefferson Station, was arrested on Dec. 9 at about 9 p.m. and charged with assault with the intent to cause physical injury with a weapon. Police say that Mendez was in a parking lot near Islandwide Transportation on Main Street in Port Jefferson when he allegedly cut another man in the forearm with a knife, sending him to St. Charles Hospital for stitches. The incident occurred around 1 a.m. on Dec. 1. According to court records, on Dec. 10, bond was set for Mendez at $5,000 but was not posted. A temporary order of protection was also issued. His next court date is Dec. 20.

• Anthony Librizzi, 23, and Alexa Vitacco, 21, both from Wading River, were arrested and charged with burglary, a violent felony. On Dec. 13 Librizzi and Vitacco allegedly kicked in the front door of a home on Hemlock Path in Belle Terre and stole a computer and jewelry. Librizzi was arrested in Centereach on Dec. 18 and Vitacco was arrested in Wading River on Dec. 13. According to court records, on Dec. 15 bail was set for Vitacco at $20,000 but was not posted. Her next court date is Dec. 19. No further information is available for Librizzi.


• Sticky-fingered Christmas gift thieves have gotten caught in the act, according to Riverhead Town police. Riverhead Town police said they received several reports of UPS packages being removed from the front porches of homes in the Wading River area. One of the thefts, police said, was captured on a home surveillance system and handed over to the police department. The video, police said, led to the identification of two suspects, who were arrested on Tuesday.

Police said Lillian Kirchberger, 42, of Mattituck, and Teresa Doige, 42, both of whom lived in the same residence in Eastward Court, were arrested; each woman was charged with three counts of petit larceny.

• A Calverton man was stabbed by an unknown assailant on Dec. 17 around 11:30 p.m. shortly after leaving a Mattituck convenience store, and the suspect is still at large, Southold Town Police report.

North Fork

•  Paris Parks, 20, of Greenport, was charged with assault and unlawful possession of marijuana on Dec. 15 after police responded to a report of two men being assaulted outside of a Greenport restaurant, police said. The two men were transported to Eastern Long Island Hospital for treatment to injuries whil police located Parks, who was questioned about the incident and was found to be in possesion of a small amount of marijuana, police said.

•  After two Mattituck women were arrested on Tuesday on charges of stealing delivered packages off the porches of Aquebogue residents earlier this month, Southold Town Police announced on Wednesday that arrests for two suspects on similar incidents are pending in Southold. As of Wednesday, Southold Police have received seven reports of missing packages, and many of those reported items have been recovered during the investigation of Aquebogue case.

Three Village

• A resident of Woodfield Road in Stony Brook reported Dec. 12 at approximately 4 p.m. that a telephone caller had demanded cash. Police said the incident turned out to be a phone scam.

• A resident of Malvern Lane in Stony Brook reported Dec. 8 that an unknown person smashed the driver's side window and punctured a tire on a 1994 Ford Mustang parked in the driveway of the house at approximately 5:30 a.m.


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