Police news across the East End

On The Beat: North Fork

Window Pryer

On March 15 at 9:57 AM, the Riverhead Police Department received a call from a resident on South Jamesport Avenue in Jamesport stating an unknown male subject was attempting to pry open a window at his residence.

Celio Monroy-Huit. Independent/Courtesy Riverhead Police Department

When the subject realized he was breaking in to an occupied residence, he took off. Patrol units and Suffolk County Sherriff’s Department K-9 Unit took up the chase within minutes, but the perp made a clean getaway.

The subject was described as a male in his late teens to early-20s with a thin build. Anyone who may have witnessed this incident is asked to contact the Riverhead Police at 631-727-4500.

Wandering Toddler

The Riverhead Police Department responded to Maple Avenue on March 15, upon receiving a call that a toddler was walking along the train tracks.

Upon further investigation, it was discovered the child wandered out of the house while under the supervision of his father, Celio Monroy-Huit, 48. The father was arrested for endangering the welfare of a child, placed into custody, and transported to police headquarters for arrest processing. The child was given to family members to babysit.

Daniel Russ. Independent/Courtesy Riverhead Police

Joy Ride

A homeless man was arrested after he stole a dirt bike from someone’s driveway, police said. According to the Riverhead Police Department, a call came on Saturday, March 16, around dawn, from an Ostrander Avenue resident who said someone had just removed a Polaris Quad from the driveway.

Patrol units hit the road and found a man in the roadway with the quad in his possession, police said. Daniel Russ, who said he had no address, lives in Riverhead. He was arrested and charged with one count of fourth-degree criminal possession of stolen property, police said.

rmurphy@indyeastend.com