Crimes Nearby: 2 Arrested With Loaded Tec-9 Handgun

Also on the East End this past week, a mother faces her child's attacker during his sentencing.

Editor's Note: The following information was supplied by East End police departments. A criminal charge is an accusation and does not indicate convictions.

Recent arrests and criminal court news from elsewhere on the East End:


• Riverhead police arrested two residents of the River Pointe Apartment complex on felony gun charges Monday night after cops reported finding a loaded Tec-9 assault weapon in the suspects' bathroom. According to Riverhead police, reports of a large fight in front of the H building in the complex came in around 6:15 p.m. After police responded, they said they received several reports of a person who was holding a gun. Upon further investigation, police said the apartment belonging to Shorne T. Brown, 34, and Deja S. Daniels, 31, contained a loaded gun in the bathroom, hidden. Brown was arrested on charges of criminal possession in the second degree, criminal possession of a weapon in the third degree, menacing, and endangering the welfare of a child. Daniels was arrested on charges of criminal possession of a weapon in the third degree and endangering the welfare of a child.

• Employees at two East Main Street businesses were arrested last week for reportedly selling alcohol to a minor after New York State Police conducted a sting. On Sunday, April 25, Riverhead resident Ravinder Parkash, 58, who was working as a cashier at the time, and Coram resident Heriberto Jerez-Gutierrez, 36, also on duty as a cashier, were both arrested on charges of unlawfully dealing with a child in the first degree and prohibited sale of alcohol to a minor, both misdemeanors.

• Riverhead Town police arrested Fernando Rubi, 48, of Riverhead, on April 25 at approximately 10:56 p.m. after he was stopped at Hallock Street and Roanoke Avenue for a defective passenger side headlight and for failure to maintain his lane. After further investigation Rubi was charged with DWI, his second offense, police said. Rubi was also charged with lane and equipment violations. Police seized Rubi's 1995 Chevy van under Suffolk County law. He was processed and held for arraignment.


• A mother faced her on Wednesday. The mother, whose identity Patch has withheld to help protect the victim's identity, said Henry P. Lopez Gonzalez, of East Hampton, had betrayed the three victims' trust. Speaking before Judge Barbara Kahn, she cried, but her voice was strong and clear when she said her daughter "was a joyful little girl" who has turned introverted and shy and has developed night terrors since she was sexually abused.

• An East Hampton man as he made a turn while driving drunk with a suspended license on Saturday morning, according to . Juan C. Valasquez was driving a 1997 Ford eastbound on Montauk Highway when he tried to make a right turn onto Skimphampton Road in East Hampton sometime before 5 a.m. The truck rolled onto the driver-side, then righted itself, police said. Valasquez, who is 28, was taken by helicopter to Stony Brook University Medical Center for a head injury.


• Dorothy A. Guthrie , 41, of Laurel,  was charged with driving while impaired by drugs on May 2 at 8:57 p.m., after police stopped her for operating a vehicle with a suspended license, police said. She was found to be impaired by drugs and was arrested, transported to headquarters, processed and held for arraignment.

• Robert Lee Smith, 54, Greenport, was charged with first-degree criminal contempt, a felony, on May 2, after a 41-year-old Greenport man told police that Smith was in a Third Street home that he is prohibited from going to by a order of protection issued by Southold Justice Court, police said. Smith was arrested, transported to headquarters, processed and lodged awaiting arraignment.


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