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Cops: Gun Fired On East Main Street In Fight Over $60

One man was arrested, police said.

A dispute over $60 led to gunfire on East Main Street in Riverhead Wednesday afternoon, police said.

According to Riverhead police, on Wednesday at 3:46 p.m., police responded to East Main Street after a subject allegedly fired a gun in the direction of another person.

Police said upon arrival, the complaintant, Miguel Rojas Decker, 21, of Riverhead, reported that after being in a dispute over $60 with William Beisler, 30, of Riverhead, and Michelle Terrasi, 32, of Riverhead, Beisler allegedly pointed a rifle in his direction and fired a shot.

Beisler was located at the scene, police said, and a 20-gauge shotgun was allegedly recovered in Terrasi's vehicle.

Beisler, police said, was placed under arrest and charged with reckless endangerment in the second degree, menacing in the second degree, and prohibition on the use and posession of a firearm. He was transported to Riverhead police headquarters for arrest processing.

charles rimicci January 10, 2013 at 11:46 AM
more guns in riverhead we need that
Lacy Burton January 10, 2013 at 12:19 PM
Do you really believe this happened because of 60 dollars. The suburban he was driving was nicer then mine. Both main streets are toilets.
Thom January 10, 2013 at 01:17 PM
Has anything really changed on Main St in the last 20 years.
Steve January 10, 2013 at 02:00 PM
Yes, plenty is changing, and as we continue to grow positive and popular entertainment and dining opportunities it is our responsibility to step up and keep the streets safe. Let's not let hoodlums and criminals get the best of us. It's been good to see local police walking the beat. Let's increase that presence. Local businesses and residents deserve a safe, welcome and thriving atmosphere.
the baby January 10, 2013 at 04:38 PM
Steve has the right attitude. Take back the streets and the thugs will move on. Get out and WALK the streets in support the brave folks who taken a chance on downtown and share the vision of what can be. Riverhead has so much potential. Keep the faith.
eugene frohnhoefer January 10, 2013 at 11:54 PM
If we had a hard enforcement for drugs and illegal immigrants, we would rid ourselves of most the lawlessness, downtown.
sandra richards January 11, 2013 at 11:52 AM
I will continue to support downtown, as ong as they continue to have a solid police presence. I moved here in 97 and have been waiting this long for the theatre to reopen. Me and my kids plan on enjoying downtown this summer.Make it safe and people will come.
Dennis January 14, 2013 at 02:01 PM
When you see a story about a stabbing in Riverhead (and there are plenty), do you say, "Just what we need, more knives in Riverhead"? And, to the author: Was it a rifle, or a shotgun? Were there two weapons found? A rifle is not a shotgun. Maybe if you said the "assault shotgun" had an "assault clip" of more than 10 "assault rounds," it would sound sufficiently scary!
Nicole Mattingly January 17, 2013 at 02:58 PM
This happened because William Beisler has stolen money from people and has been running a fraudulent construction business. he is a criminal and should be put in jail for stealing from innocent hard working people.

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