An 18-year-old janitor from Riverhead left an “inappropriate” note on the desk of a seven-year-old student and was subsequently arrested after police found out he made face-to-face contact with the girl. In fact, police allege the janitor told the student she was “adorable,” asked if she was computer savvy, and even gave her his telephone number.
Suffolk County police said the incident occurred at a Shirley elementary school where the janitor worked.
Police did not disclose the names of either the alleged perpetrator or the victim. Police entered the school on Friday, October 4, at about 10:20 AM and took the janitor into custody without incident and charged him with endangering the welfare of a child. He was held overnight and arraigned the following morning. Police indicated he applied for youthful offender status.
Election Workers Plead Guilty
Two Republican Board of Elections employees pleaded guilty to lesser charges after being charged with petition-gathering improprieties. Two East Hampton political workers similarly charged are still under scrutiny.
William Mann, 61 and Gregory Dickerson, 55, of Mattituck, both faced felony and misdemeanor charges after the court found they interfered with another political party’s petition-gathering process. Both were fined $250, plus a $25 court surcharge.
Amos Goodman, 36, a former East Hampton Republican Committee chair, and Patricia Mansir, 73, a former East Hampton Town Councilwoman, also face similar charges. Their cases are still before the court.
James Smith, 86, of Mount Sinai was arrested Sunday, September 22, around 3:55 PM for driving while intoxicated. Southold police said he was driving erratically on Route 48 near Soundview Avenue.
Dominique Guess of Norwich, CT, was arrested a day earlier at 8:35 PM and charged with DWI. She was injured in an accident that took place while she was driving eastbound on Route 25.
Laurie Mignon of Tuxedo Park, NY, was arrested September 26 around 10 PM for allegedly driving while intoxicated. A Cutchogue man called police to report a car smashing through a fence on Cox Lane in Cutchogue. Police found Mignon in the driver’s seat with the motor running.
One individual was injured October 2 around 10:20 PM after a Brockton, MA man headed east on Route 25 fell asleep at the wheel while turning left into the roadway. The car he was driving collided with a National Grid utility pole and he reported damage to his vehicle.
Riverhead police said a man was seriously injured when his motorcycle collided with a deer on Middle Country Road in Calverton October 6. His identity could not be gleaned by press time.