Crimes Nearby: Woman Tied Up at Tanger Store

Also: DWI Task Force makes 10 arrests in Riverhead right before Christmas.


• A female Tanger employee was robbed by a man who forced his way into the store, tied her up, and stole her car, police said. Riverhead police said they responded to the Aldo shoe store, located at 1770 West Main St., Suite 902, in the Riverhead Tanger Outlet Center on Wednesday at 9:02 a.m. According to police, an employee at Aldo Shoes reported that an unknown man forced his way into the business while she was opening the front door to the store. The man, police said, placed an unknown object to the back of the employee's head and forcibly removed an undisclosed amount of cash from the store.

The victim was then tied up, police said — while the subject fled in her 2012 Hyundai Elantra, registration number FRR-4165. Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call the Riverhead police at 621-727-4500. Tanger media representatives did not immediately return a request for comment.

• The Suffolk County District Attorney's East End DWI Task Force set up a checkpoint in Riverhead Friday night and netted 10 arrests. According to Riverhead police, there were six charged with driving while intoxicated, one charge of driving while under the influence of drugs, and four counts of felony possession of a controlled substance.

• Southampton Town police arrested two Flanders men on Sunday night after one was allegedly found with marijuana — and another tried to flee the scene. Police said a suspicious car was observed with the interior dome light on on Meadowbrook Lane in Flanders on Sunday at about 12:07 a.m. Upon investigation, police said it was determined that the driver, Guillermo Ayala, 20, of Flanders, was in possession of marijuana. He was arrested at the scene and charged with unlawful possession of marijuana, a violation, and released on an appearance ticket. During the investigation, police said, the passenger in the car, Elijah Steward, 20, of Flanders, exited the vehicle and refused repeated orders to get back in the vehicle; he then fled into a nearby residence. A short time later, police said, Steward came out of the residence and was arrested for obstructing governmental administration in the second degree, a misdemeanor. He was transported to police headquarters for processing and released on an appearance ticket.

• An Aquebogue man who police said robbed a liquor store and fled the scene was arrested and also charged with driving while intoxicated. Riverhead police said they investigated a burglary that occurred at 12:05 a.m. on Friday night at the North Fork Liquor Store, located on Main Road in Jamesport, after responding to an alarm at the location. Upon arrival, police said it was discovered the front window broken and several bottles of liquor had been taken. Police said the suspect, Bradford T. Reeve of Aquebogue, fled the scene and was later arrested and charged with burglary of the North Fork Liquor Store, driving while intoxicated, and two counts of possession of stolen property.


• The drivers of two cars involved in a fender bender on Dune Road on Dec. 13 were both charged with crimes. According to Westhampton Beach police, after the accident, the drivers got into a verbal dispute that lead to weapon threats.
Arriving on the scene, police said they charged Brian Hills, 36, of Center Moriches, with criminal possession of a weapon and menacing, both misdemeanors. Police said they found a pipe in his car. The driver of the second vehicle, Louis, Pirozzi, 53, of Center Moriches, was charged with second-degree harassment, a violation.


• Michael Zervos, 46, of Holiday, Fla., was charged with driving while intoxicated on Dec. 22 on 5:17 p.m. after Zervos failed to negotiate a curve in the roadway while he drove a 2006 Toyota east on Route 25 in Greenport, police said. Zervoz left the roadway and struck a road sign and a utility pole, then continued eastbound for a short distance, crossed the roadway and stuck a guardrail. This impact turned the car back in an westbound direction where it eventually came to rest against the foundation of the Southold Fish Market, police said. Zervos was arrested for DWI, transported to Eastern Long Island Hospital for medical evaluation and then taken to police headquarters in Peconic to be processed and held for arraignment. Route 25 was closed for several hours while LIPA repaired the broken utility pole, police said.

Preliator December 27, 2012 at 04:19 PM
Cuomo's 2013 Assault Rope Ban, sounds like a good idea.
tm December 27, 2012 at 04:34 PM
20 innocent 6 yr olds were killed, and all you can do is continaully make jokes.
Preliator December 27, 2012 at 05:01 PM
Any death is no joke but neither is trampling over the hard won rights and freedoms our nation enjoys. An aside; 2,740 unborn children will die to today, 137 Newtowns, all perfectly legal and approved of by democrats and the left. Murder is perfectly acceptable to them so long as it is the murder they approve of.
tm December 27, 2012 at 05:14 PM
and yet you continue to make jokes. an FYI, most people are not talking about "trampling over rights" or about banning guns outright. Rather, people are seeking reasonable controls on what types of guns and, more particularly, what types of ammo are readily available. Just as "free speech" isnt absolute, i think most people are saying that the right to have guns is also not absolute.
Preliator December 27, 2012 at 05:17 PM
You think a woman being assaulted, tied up and her car stolen is a joke....you have a funny sense of humor.
tm December 27, 2012 at 05:26 PM
clearly, thats not even remotely close to anything i ever said.
ViralGrain December 27, 2012 at 05:52 PM
What some will do to get their kicks. That was a joke. This is not- Personally preliator and those of you who are so selfish and narrow minded with your retarded justifications and comparisons concerning the gun debate, especially in light of recent tragedies, should just stay quite. This stupid talk, slogans, and propaganda is nothing more then trying to compensate for some insecurity you may have and in a time like this is so inappropriate that you have pushed people away from your cause who may have been neutral on the subject of gun control. The more and more stupid remarks that come out of people like you who are trying advocate for guns, the more and more you hurt your case. Only a complete fanatic would even consider advocating for guns at a time like this when so many innocent people and families are torn apart rite now. How selfish can you be. Fanatics of any kind should not have guns. The more and more I hear moronic comments by gun enthusiasts, I mean fanatics, the more and more concerned I get that maybe we really do need some serious gun-control laws. Silence is a virtue. Try to advocated your Fifth Amendment right. You might learn something.
Preliator December 27, 2012 at 05:56 PM
Silence is consent.
MARTIN DREW December 28, 2012 at 07:46 AM
What happened to my comment ... Being censored again?
MARTIN DREW December 28, 2012 at 07:48 AM
Patch is censoring again .. What my comment has to be approved? This forum is turning into a joke .. Freedom of speech is in trouble .
MARTIN DREW December 28, 2012 at 07:51 AM
I had a answer for Viral and poof it's gone ... I'm moving to Syria - bring your NWO GAME THERE - they are ready to fight the BANKERS WHO PERPETUATE THIS WORLD TAKEOVER ... Believe it people are going to die !
MARTIN DREW December 28, 2012 at 07:52 AM
Wake up Americans it's on!
MARTIN DREW December 28, 2012 at 07:57 AM
THEY are slowly going to turn you all into mindless slaves to THIER wealth while you suffer In the streets begging for bread ... I hope Syria starts world war 3 - then you'll know what having a gun was for ... Viral you're nothing but a liberal name caliling tool ... To a agenda you can't even comprehend ... Good luck with the pepper spray ...
MARTIN DREW December 28, 2012 at 08:05 AM
The truth is " you can't handle the truth" ... There's a plot ... And it's run by a very sick cast of people who will crush us all like bugs to achieve the agenda .. We will all be collateral damage. .. Hey Mr. President? You're planning to go Lincoln on us ? Get a clue folks .. History is repeating it self : Obama - the second coming of Lincoln ... We're doomed as a nation . Our liberties soon will be history if this continues ... Remember what happened to Lincoln ... History has a way ....
MARTIN DREW December 28, 2012 at 08:09 AM
Just saying this is all getting out of control ... That's what They want control of your mind ... There is a war for your mind .... And taking our liberties is the first process ; then what's next? This nation is in trouble ... I'm certain of that Have a safe Happy New Year : think about it and viral try quitting calling people names to make yourself superior cause viral you're not!
MARTIN DREW December 28, 2012 at 08:22 AM
I will never be silent .... So go ahead ; attack : call me names it's all you know ... You couldn't debate me becsise I'll test you .. Your morality ; your convictions ; yes even your virtues ; come on viral ; me and you ... Go for it I double dare you to make a rational argument ; if you have any clue to world domination and global banking ... Tell us why the world hates on Syria - starts wars in the region ? Hates on independent rule .. Wants to control this non entity of NWO .. They are ready to fight the infidels (Us) and our united nations of bankers ... This could very well be world war .. Brewing .. Go Viral begin your name calling tirade on Me ... Martin Drew - Hide behind your addy ... Call people names ... You are ashamed of who you are it's apparent you have o conviction can't even stand with your family identity ..
MARTIN DREW December 28, 2012 at 08:25 AM
Forgive my typos - smart phone fat finger syndrome!!! ATTACK - I have the thickest of skin ... I am a onion ! Lol @ you Viral ... All in the freedom of speech : the next thing to go after they take the guns ...
ViralGrain December 28, 2012 at 03:35 PM
Preliator December 28, 2012 at 08:18 PM
Still no word on a rope ban...government really doesn't care does it.
ViralGrain December 29, 2012 at 08:59 AM
You can't ban rope? Next thing you know strings will get pulled and we will all go to Syria. LOL
MARTIN DREW December 31, 2012 at 03:20 PM
All a joke for ViralGrain ... Wake up Viral there is a war for your mind!


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