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Crimes Nearby: Riverhead Trio Arrested Following Armed Robberies

The following information was supplied by East End police departments. An arrest does not imply a conviction.

A round-up of recent notable arrests and incidents on the East End:

WESTHAMPTON-HAMPTON BAYS

•William Sinclair, 25, of Speonk, was charged with a felony count of criminal mischief in the third degree after police said he was involved in a domestic dispute with his father at 11:38 p.m. According to the report, Sinclair broke a storm door window with a hammer as well as a main door window at a residence on East Road in Speonk.

NORTH FORK

• Andrew Faircloth, 23, of Mattiuck, and Jonathan Gallo, 25, of Riverhead, were charged with first-degree robbery on Nov. 27 after an ongoing investigation revealed that the men were involved in a robbery of a Mattituck man at knife point in the bathroom of the Broken Down Valise bar in Mattituck on Oct. 27 around 2 a.m., police said. Faircloth and Gallo were arrested and charged with robbery in the first degree and were arraigned in Southold Justice Court.

• Benard Soto, 31, of Brooklyn, was arrested on Nov. 25 at 1:42 a.m. on an outstanding warrant issued by the FBI for charges related to the conspiracy to distribute cocaine and possession with the intent to distribute cocaine, after police conducted a routine traffic stop on a vehicle for a traffic violation on Route 25 in Cutchogue. During the course of the stop it was discovered that one of the vehicles passengers, Benard Soto, had the outstanding warrant, police said. Soto was arrested and transported to Southold Town Police headquarters in Peconic where he was held awaiting transfer to the FBI.

RIVERHEAD

• In recent weeks, Southampton Town Police have collaborated efforts with Riverhead Police, Suffolk County Police, Southold Police, the East End Drug Task Force, and the Suffolk County Sheriff's Department after a series of similar robberies. Police said on Wednesday that three arrests had been made in relation to one of them.

On Oct. 20 at 9:30 p.m., two masked men armed with handguns robbed the Spirit Halloween Store on Route 58; on Nov. 7 at 6 p.m., three masked men robbed Barth's Pharmacy in Riverhead; and on Nov. 19, three masked gunmen robbed a Mattituck gas station.

Larry M. Moore, 17, was arrested on Saturday; Erick C. Darden, 19, was arrested on Monday; and Arnell Nash, 21, was arrested on Tuesday. All three are from Riverhead, police said, and were arrested on charges of first-degree robbery, a felony.

SOUTHAMPTON

• A fight broke out at Main Street restaurant 75 Main early Sunday, resulting in a number of injuries but no arrests just yet, according to Southampton Village police.

The 911 call reporting a "large fight" in front of 75 Main came at 3:05 a.m., police said.

The fighting had begun inside the restaurant, which was holding an 18-and-over event, and spilled out onto the street, according to police. Village police said that both Southampton Town and New York State police were called in to help disperse a crowd of more than 200 people, many who were involved in fighting. Though no serious injuries were reported, several people were taken to Southampton Hospital.

phinn markson November 29, 2012 at 04:21 PM
And all these robberies will continue to increase in frequency the more desperate people become, due to our economy,or rather, lack there of...

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