Crimes Nearby: Riverhead Man Charged With Operating "House of Prostitution"

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

Three Village

Suffolk police are investigating the theft of a car from a home in Setauket. According to a police report, a 2007 Toyota 4-Runner was stolen from the driveway of a home on Sage Brush Court sometime between 11 p.m. on Sept. 16 and 8 a.m. on Sept. 17. No arrests have been made in connection with the incident, which is being investigated as a case of fourth-degree grand larceny.

A resident of Indian Valley Road in Poquott has reported the theft of a bicycle valued at more than $1,000, according to a police report. The bike, a blue Trek Madone road bike, was taken from an open garage sometime between 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Sept. 13. Suffolk County police are investigating the theft as an incident of fourth-degree grand larceny.

Roy Longworth, 58, of East Setauket, was arrested Sept. 14 in Hauppauge and charged with second-degree grand larceny and intent to illegally use utility services. Police said Longworth allegedly stole utility services via an unauthorized splice between February 2006 and January of 2012.

A 17-year-old boy from Port Jefferson Station was arrested Sept. 14 at 1:35 p.m. at West Meadow Beach and charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance. Police said the teen possessed prescription pills.

Port Jefferson

Two men were arrested at the Sunoco gas station on Old Town Road in Port Jefferson Station on Sept. 12 and charged with multiple counts of possession of a controlled substance and narcotics. A third person at the scene was ticketed for loitering.

At about 3:20 p.m., Sean Kennedy, 20, of Port Jefferson Station and Joseph Klein, 20, of Port Jefferson were both sitting in a car in the parking lot of the gas station when they were approached by police because they were engaged in suspicious activity, according to reports.

Kennedy was charged with possession of a controlled substance for allegedly having Oxycodone. Klein was charged with five counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance and two counts of criminal possession of a narcotic. He was allegedly in possession of Oxycodone, Cocaine, Hydrocodone and Suboxone.

Kennedy was given a desk appearance ticket and is due in court on Nov. 14. Klein retained an attorney and appeared in Suffolk County First District court in Central Islip on Sept. 13. The judge set bail at $5,000 in cash but it was not posted. He is due back in court on Sept. 18.


• Riverhead Town police arrested a Maple Avenue resident on Sunday and charged him with operating an alleged house of prostitution. According to Riverhead Town police, a call was received at 11:45 a.m. on Sunday that a woman was possibly being held against her will and forced into prostitution at a house located at 320 Maple Avenue in Riverhead. Police said that after arriving at the residence, several subjects were detained.

Several subjects allegedly fled the scene on foot; another individual, who was found in the area operating a vehicle, was allegedly directly involved, according to a witness.The operator of the vehicle, Adrian Figueroa, 43, of 320 Maple Avenue, was transported to Riverhead Town police headquarters for questioning. He was later placed under arrest after police said it was determined he was the person controlling the prostitution business out of the residence. Figueroa was processed and held overnight until he could be arraigned on charges of promoting prostitution in the third degree.

• Southampton Town police report that on Sunday at about 10:52 p.m. on Flanders Road in Riverside, Miguel A. Cruz, 21, of Brentwood, was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated, a misdemeanor, as well as moving from a lane unsafely and unlicensed operation, both violations.

• Vincent Braunskill, 40, of Riverhead, was arrested Sept. 14 at 10:11 p.m. on Flanders Road in Riverside. Cops say Braunskill was in possession of a small quantity of cocaine and a crack pipe. He was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree, a misdemeanor.

Gary Gnew September 20, 2012 at 04:25 PM
I can't believe driving without a license is only a violation that means the person has no insurance So the $180.00 I just paid for my license I should just drive without one and pay the fine if I ever get caught I haven't even been pulled over in the last 10 yrs., so basiclly I'm throwing my money away for doing things legally. The laws in New York need to be re-addressed to fit appropriately.


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