Crimes Nearby: Riverhead K-9 Sniffs Out $1 Million

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

Three Village

Louis Alfano, 46, of East Setauket, was arrested Aug. 23 in Selden and charged with third-degree grand larceny. According to police, Alfano stole jewelry from a residence on Glenwood Lane in Port Jefferson between July 2 and Aug. 2.

Port Jefferson

On Saturday at about 3 a.m., a cab driver was stabbed during a robbery on Clifton Place in Port Jefferson Station. A report states that the cab driver was called to pick up a fare on Clifton Place by an unknown man. The driver fled his taxicab after the man stabbed him in the back of the neck. The man then stole the taxicab and crashed it on Gaymore Road, fleeing on foot, according to a police report. The driver of the cab had been identified as a Port Jefferson resident by someone who had heard about the incident but did not want to give a name when talking about the details.

The driver was transported to Stony Brook University Hospital. His condition is unknown at this time. The taxi was described as a having a blue color. A person who Patch spoke with at El Coyote Cab Company located on Cherub Lane in Port Jefferson Station identified the cab company involved in the incident as El Amigo based in Selden. The company is said to cater to Spanish-speaking customers. No listing or contact information is available for El Amigo as of yet. Police said that no arrests have been made.


Brian Colin Kelly, 43, of Shoreham, was arrested on Aug. 23 after he allegedly assaulted a security guard and stole money from a pocketbook at, according to police. He was charged with assault, harassment and burglary.

Police say that at about 10:10 a.m. Kelly assaulted a security guard near the loading dock at the hospital, pushing him into a concrete wall. About 10 minutes later, he pushed a person out of the way as he was entering or exiting an unauthorized area. While he was at the hospital, Kelly allegedly entered an unauthorized area and took money from a pocketbook.


Riverhead Town police report that over a dozen cars were broken into in the Reeves Park area sometime between Sunday night and Monday morning. Police say although over 12 cars were broken into, no glass appears to have been broken. A "variety" of items was stolen from the cars, police say, including a briefcase, loose coins and a GPS. An investigation is ongoing; no suspects have been arrested, police say.


Southampton Town Police detectives arrested Anthony Lloyd Pendelton, 17, of Flanders on Sunday at 10:39 p.m. and charged him with allegedly sexually abusing a five-year-old girl.

Police say the incident occurred on Saturday at a Flanders residence; Pendleton was charged with sexual abuse in the first degree, a class "D" felony, two counts of criminal sexual acts in the first degree, "B" felonies, and endangering the welfare of a child, a misdemeanor. Police released no further information about the incident.


K-9 Bob's got a nose for sniffing out the stash. After a Suffolk County sheriff’s office K-9 team was recently called in by the Drug Enforcement Administration to perform a narcotics sniff related to currency that had been seized during a narcotics investigation,  K-9 Bob stepped up to task. K-9 Bob, a dual purpose narcotic and patrol service dog who lives in Riverhead, was able to deftly sniff out six different packages of seized funds hidden in various spots and rooms in a "secure location." The savvy pooch successfully sniffed out approximately $1 million in uncirculated currency, linking the seized funds to the narcotics investigation. The currency was entered into evidence and remains in the custody of the DEA Task Force. 

North Fork

A Sthe morning of Aug. 24 after arresting a Peconic man, who now faces felony assault charges after Friday's incident. Officer Brian McNamara was assisting Riverhead P.D. on Friday morning, attempting to arrest 36-year-old Alfredo Chitay on criminal contempt, harassment and criminal trespass charges following a domestic dispute, Southold Police said.
While attempting to arrest Chitay, police said, the man fled and cops were forced to use physical force on the man. During the altercation, McNamara suffered a deep laceration to his right knee, police said. No weapons were used in the struggle, according to police.


A Riverhead father was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated with his 11-month-old son in the car on the night of Aug. 25. According to Southold Town police, a report was received of an erratic driver heading eastbound on Sound Avenue at approximately 6:58 p.m. on Saturday. Police said they observed Marco Boch, 22, of Riverhead, driving a 1993 Toyota and failing to maintain his designated lane. He was stopped and found to be intoxicated, police allege. During the investigation, police determined that Boch's 11-month-old son was in the car.

Boch was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated, endangering the welfare of a child, and a violation of Leandra's Law -- operating a motor vehicle in an intoxicated condition with a child in the car. Boch was processed at Southold Town Police headquarters and held for Sunday morning arraignment. The baby was returned to his mother.


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