Three men were allegedly passing a pipe when police arrived

Heroin, Crack Found At Riverhead Home

Clockwise from left. Joshua Georges, Jerome Trent, Mitchell Stromski, Anthony Mincieli.
Independent/Riverhead Police Department

An East End Drug Task Force investigation allegedly found that drugs were being sold out of a Riverhead house. Police said when they raided the place on February 8 they recovered a “significant quantity” of heroin, as well as crack cocaine. In fact, three men were taking into custody because they were allegedly passing a pipe around when police arrived.

Apparently, the place did a brisk business. Neighbors having been registering complaints for some time, the EEDTF reported.

Joshua Georges, 37, who lives in the house, was charged with possession with intent to sell, one count of criminal possession of a controlled substance, heroin, possession of crack, and had drug paraphernalia in the house.

Three other men were observed smoking crack in the backyard,
responders said.

Jerome Trent, 63, of Riverhead, was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree (crack cocaine/heroin) and loitering in the first degree.

Mitchell Stromski, 54, of 31 Flanders and Anthony Mincieli, 36, of Riverhead, were each charged with loitering in the first degree. Riverhead Town Supervisor Laura Jens-Smith urged neighbors to continue “if you see something, say something.”

Georges was being held in lieu of $6000 bail.

Shoplifting And More

Riverhead Town police arrested William Kart, 45, of Riverhead for driving while intoxicated on East Main Street on February 3. Police said they observed his vehicle, a GMC Envoy, being driven erratically.

Yehinson Soto Pelaez, 24, of Laurel, was arrested for DWI on East Main Street in Riverhead, February 2 at 10:25 AM.

James Fox, 24, of Riverhead, was arrested Saturday evening, February 2, after he allegedly stole a jack stand, motor oil, and a car battery from Walmart.

He was charged with petit larceny and released on a desk appearance ticket, officials said.

Riverhead firefighters extinguished a large brush fire near Fresh Pond Avenue in Calverton on February 2 at approximately 2 PM. No injuries were reported.

A man stole a $289 jacket from Tommy Hilfiger at Tanger Outlets Saturday morning, February 9. According to a police report, the man fled in a black Ford Taurus.

Police responded to TGI Fridays in Riverhead on the night of February 8, when a manager reported that a dozen people were involved in a physical dispute inside the restaurant. Police located one of the men involved in a vehicle nearby. He said an unknown man began to fight with him over some women, officials said. No injuries were reported.

A woman stole $600 worth of wallets from Dooney and Bourke at Tanger Outlets on February 9 at approximately 3:45 PM. She fled in an unknown direction.

Lisa Salter, 31, of Riverhead, was arrested Thursday, February 7, after she allegedly stole two wallets from Lowe’s. She was charged with fourth-degree grand larceny, a felony.

Two men stole $1040 worth of wire from Lowe’s in Riverhead Tuesday, February 5, just before 6 PM. The men fled in a black PT Cruiser, police said.

rmurphy@indyeastend.com