David Beal, 49, of Huntington was charged in Kings Park with Grand Larceny on Nov. 13. Police said Beal was falsely acting as a vehicle collector and towed numerous vehicles to a scrap yard and sold them. According to police, Beal completed department of motor vehicle paperwork stating he was the owner of a 1994 Camry, which had been reported stolen by the owner. Beal towed and attempted to junk the vehicle at Gershow Recycling, according to police.
Woman Breaks Window of Cop Car, Charged with Criminal Mischief. A woman whom cops were transporting to Stony Brook University Hospital was charged with fourth-degree criminal mischief, a misdemeanor, after she broke the rear passenger side window of the police car. The incident took place on northbound Nicolls Road at approximately 11 p.m. on Nov. 23. Police did not identify the woman arrested.
Tony Romero, 25, of Smithtown, was arrested on Nov. 23 at 4 a.m. in Smithtown on assault with intent to cause physical injury charges, a misdemeanor. Reports state Romero was arrested on Manor Road after striking a person across the forehead with a glass bottle. The victim was brought to the hospital and received five staples to close the laceration, according to police.
Kerri Salinas, 31, of East Patchogue, was arrested on Nov. 20 on fourth degree grand larceny charges, a felony. Reports state Salinas stole a Shell gas station credit card from her job and used it to make purchases for a period of six months.
A Mastic man was arrested Nov. 17 on multiple charges after stealing items from the Rocky Point Kohl’s on two separate occasions. William Gonnelly was charged with two counts of third degree burglary - illegal entry with intent, a felony, and resisting arrest, a misdemeanor. According to police, Gonnelly was told not to return to Kohls after he was caught stealing two camcorders and a tablet. Gonnelly returned to the Kohl's Nov. 17 and allegedly stole two vacuums and two DVD players before being arrested. Police said Gonnelly resisted while being arrested on the two burglary charge.
Three men were arrested in relation to an armed Halloween robbery of a Riverside gas station. 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.
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.