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Crimes Nearby: Masked Gunmen Hold Up Mattituck Gas Station

Also nearby, a Riverhead man charged with driving high with a baby and ramming a police car.

Recent arrests and reported crimes elsewhere on the East End:

NORTH FORK

• Mattituck BP Gas Station manager Recep Zaim confirmed the morning of Nov. 20 that the by three masked men — at least one of them who was armed — Monday night at about 10:30 p.m. Southold Town Police Chief Martin Flatley said he did not want to comment on the incident at this time, but according to an email from the Breaking News Network sent to Patch Monday night, police were called to the scene and the suspects fled south down Marratooka Lane located just to the east of the gas station.

RIVERHEAD

• A man was stabbed in the head and robbed in Riverhead Monday evening. According to Riverhead Town police, on Monday at approximately 5:30 p.m., three males approached a man outside the Riverside Laundromat on West Main Street in Riverhead and stabbed him in the right side of the head. Police also said that the suspects robbed the victim of a cell phone and $35, as well as his identification.  The suspects fled in an unknown direction, police said. The victim was transported to Peconic Bay Medical Center for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.

• A Riverhead man was charged with leading police on a chase while under the influence of drugs — with a 3-month-old in the car. Tyshawn O. Riddick, 22, of Riverhead was arrested and charged with driving under the influence of drugs with a baby in the car, a violation of Leandra's Law, and driving with a suspended license. According to Southampton Town police, on Friday at 9:22 a.m., officers tried to stop a 1999 Dodge Durango truck after observing several traffic infractions on Ludlam Avenue in Riverside. The driver, police said, attempted to evade an officer in a marked police unit with his emergency lights and sirens engaged. Police said officers were able to follow him to the area of Brookhaven Avenue in Flanders where he stopped his car, put it in reverse, and rammed the front end of the police car while the officer was attempting to exit his car. Riddick was held overnight and brought to Southampton Justice Court where he was remanded to County Jail in lieu of $30,000 bail.

EAST HAMPTON

• A dozen more reports of unlocked cars being rummaged through, with cash and valuables taken from some, were made to East Hampton Town police late last week — bringing the total number of reports to about 30, if not more.
Detective Lt. Chris Anderson said there is a "strong likelihood" that they are all related, including to the theft reports police released early last week.

• Jose F. Jarama, 38, of East Hampton, is being held at the Suffolk County jail following an arrest on felony DWI charges in East Hampton Village on Nov. 13 at about 4:30 p.m. According to village police, an officer was on routine patrol on the shoulder of Woods Lane, when someone approached police about a grey Oldsmobile van with Illinois plates with a large dent in the back was operating in an erratic manner in front of her. Police located the van on Main Street and followed it to Mill Hill Lane, where it did not signal a turn. The van then drove on the wrong side of the road until police activated their emergency lights. The driver then pulled to the right shoulder. Jarama was behind the wheel and told police he had a suspended license. Police said he appeared intoxicated and when he exited the vehicle, they saw several empty and half-empty cans of Budweiser beer on the floor. According to Suffolk County jail records, Jarama is being held on $15,300 bail and is due back in town justice court on Dec. 6. The US Department of Homeland Security also issued a detainer for him due to a deportation warrant.

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