Your Snickers or Your Life: Riverhead Men Busted for Burglary

Two Riverhead men, one of whom The Suffolk County Times said was armed with a loaded revolver, were apprehended in Mattituck Friday after stealing a bag of Snickers from one house and trying to break into a second house—this one unoccupied--on Pacific Street.

The neighbor next door to the site of the second attempted robbery called the police at around 10 am when she spied two men acting suspiciously, trying to open the windows and doors.

The police did a canvas of the Pacific Street area, according to a Southold Town Police Department press release.

Two men were then stopped leaving the area and a loaded revolver was found in their car.

According to the police statement the police learned that the one man had gotten into one of the neighborhood homes and confronted its female resident demanding cash. When she refused he took the bag of candy and left.

The robber according to the police was Kenneth Belcher, 46, of Riverhead. His accomplice, Willie James Blackmon, 88, was found to have a loaded revolver in his vehicle.

Belcher was charged with Burglary in the 1st Degree, 2 counts of Criminal Possession of a Weapon and one count of Criminal Possession of Stolen Property. Blackmon was charged with one count of Criminal Possession of a Weapon.

According to the Suffolk Times, “Mr. Belcher had been arrested numerous times prior to Friday’s alleged incident on charges ranging from resisting arrest earlier this month to giving a false name to police to avoid getting arrested on an active warrant in 2011.”

Both men are being held pending arraignment in Southold Justice Court.

Sal Anthony April 02, 2014 at 07:27 PM


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