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Riverhead Blotter: United Methodist Church damaged

Riverhead Town police are investigating a report of damage to the Riverhead United Methodist Church last Thursday morning, according to reports. A caller reported damage to a screen on the front of the church at 204 East Main St. The caller guessed the damage occurred the previous evening after a so


Southampton Boys Basketball Falls To Mattituck In County Semis

On Thursday night, at the most inopportune time in the Suffolk County Class B semifinal, that weakness reared its head. The Mariners suffered a 70-66 loss at home to Mattituck, which they had defeated twice during the regular season, ending their chances of facing Center Moriches for the county titl


Police: Two women wanted for shoplifting at Riverhead Target

Police are seeking the public’s help to identify and locate two women who stole merchandise from a Riverhead store last year. Police said in a press release issued this morning that the two women pictured in this surveillance camera image stole bedding from Target on Dec. 7 at approximately 2:30 p.m


Riverhead Man Charged With Felony DWI: Cops

HAMPTON BAYS, NY — A Riverhead man was caught driving drunk in Hampton Bays, police said. According to New York State Police, on Feb. 10 at 2:20 a.m., Jose Davila-Ochoa, 28, was driving on Montauk Highway in Hampton Bays and was stopped for a vehicle and traffic violation.


Long Island man caught driving with 53 license suspensions

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Police seek help identifying two men who stole game controllers

Suffolk County Crime Stoppers and Riverhead Town police are seeking the public’s help to identify and locate two men who allegedly stole merchandise from a Riverhead store in January.


SCPD: Suspects Wanted for Making Off with Merchandise from Riverhead Gamestop

Riverhead, NY - February 14, 2019 - Suffolk County Crime Stoppers and the Riverhead Police Department are seeking the public’s help to identify and locate the men who stole merchandise from a Riverhead store in January.


Heroin Dealer Sentenced For Causing Death Of Wrestling Star

CENTRAL ISLIP, NY - A Ridge man was sentenced to prison on Friday after pleading guilty to distributing heroin that caused the death of a 20-year-old Kings Park man last year, according to the U.S. attorney.


Lawyer: Friendly fire suspect made 'apparent effort at police suicide'

The Brooklyn man charged in the friendly fire shooting in Queens that killed a detective from Long Island was apparently determined to commit suicide by cop, his attorney said Friday.


Mini golf course planned for Indian Island Country Club

A miniature golf course is in the works at the Suffolk County Indian Island Country Club in Riverhead, according to County Legislator Al Krupski (D-Cutchogue). He said the operator of the golf course, Third Rock Management, has a 10-year contract with the county, with an option for two five-year ext


Search On For Women Who Stole Bedding From Target: Cops

RIVERHEAD, NY — The search is on for two women who stole from Target, police said. Suffolk County Crime Stoppers and Riverhead Town Police are asking for the public's help to identify and locate two women who stole bedding from Target, located at 1150 Old Country Rd., on Dec. 7 at 2:30 p.m., police


Amaya Williams: Star athlete powered by prosthetic legs

Amaya Williams is a player on the Copiague varsity girls basketball team. She trains with them, practices with them, plays with them. The only difference between herself and her teammates? Williams is a double leg amputee.


Suspect in fatal shooting of NYPD detective to be arraigned Thursday

Prosecutors will arraign Thursday afternoon the defendant charged with murder and other offenses in connection with the attempted robbery at a Queens cellphone store that led to the fatal shooting of a detective, according to a court official.


BREAKING: Cuomo wants to close three more NY state prisons

Governor Cuomo announced Friday that three state correctional facilities will close under the new state spending plan. "In my first State of the State address eight years ago, I said prisons are not a jobs program. Since then, I am proud to have closed more prisons than any governor in history," Cuo


NYS Police: Shirley Man in Custody, Charged with Forcibly Touching a Child

Southampton, NY - February 15, 2019 - On February 14, 2019, the New York State Police arrested Edward Quinn, 54, of Shirley for Forcible Touching and Endangering the Welfare of a Child, less than 17 years of age.


Long Island faces price spike for cleaner drinking water

CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. (FOX 5 NY) - Safer drinking water may cost homeowners double or even triple if it means eliminating a harmful chemical known as 1,4-dioxane, according to some water suppliers on Long Island.


Riverhead celebrates Black History Month

The Riverhead school district’s Black History Month celebration packed the house last night at Riverhead High School, where children and elders came together to celebrate African-American heritage, culture and achievements.


Suffolk County Legislature Restores Funding to Anti-Gang, Youth, Seniors & Substance Abuse Programs

Suffolk County, NY - February 15, 2019 - At yesterday’s Suffolk County General Meeting, IR# 1012-2019 passed with bipartisan support. The bill restores much needed funding to agencies included in the November’s omnibus amendments to the County Executive’s proposed 2019 budget, which were defeated in


Cops: Expect traffic delays in Hampton Bays during officer's services

Drivers in Hampton Bays should expect traffic delays Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday during services for NYPD Det. Brian Simonsen, of Calverton, who was killed in a friendly fire shooting in Queens.


Lewis being held in LI jail for safety sake

Chanel Lewis, the accused killer of Howard Beach jogger Karina Vetrano, has been quietly transferred to a jail in Suffolk County for security reasons, officials said this week.