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Riverhead Police report 90 arrests made in April

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Riverhead Town Police reported 184 criminal incidents and made 90 arrests in April, according to data released by the police chief last week.

Fire destroys golf carts at county course in Riverhead Sunday night

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A fire at the Indian Island county golf course last night damaged the golf cart storage building there and destroyed most of the golf carts stored within the building.

Cops: Erratic driver ran red light, refused to stop for police before crashing into parked truck, arrested on felony charge

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A Medford man was arrested on a felony stolen property charge after refusing to stop for police and crashing his car into a parked truck outside a West Main Street moving company Saturday morning, according to Riverhead Town Police.

Two hurt in crash on Sound Avenue

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A collision between a truck and an SUV on Sound Avenue in Aquebogue sent two people to the hospital and closed the road to traffic this afternoon.

Riverhead police seeking information about burglary at Aquebogue duck farm

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Police said an employee at Crescent Duck Farm called police after realizing a burglar was in the main building. Surveillance video showed a male suspect, wearing a hooded sweatshirt, a mask and gloves was searching the building and removed a small amount of cash from an office.

Cops: Early morning raids net four drug arrests; heroin/fentanyl, crack cocaine and a .38 handgun recovered from Hamilton Avenue house

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Police executed search warrants at two Riverhead homes early Saturday morning in response to community complaints about drug dealing.

Police seek information about runaway from Little Flower in Wading River

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Riverhead Police said Deja Cowan, 14, left the Little Flower campus in Wading Riverhead April 30 at 11 p.m. and is believed to have left the area in a waiting vehicle. No foul play is suspected, police said.

Cops: Man robbed at gunpoint on West Main St.

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Police said they were called shortly after 8 p.m. to 134 West Main Street by a man who reported being pulled into an alley by an unknown man who attempted to grab the victim’s electric scooter and then produced a silver-colored handgun and demanded the victim empty his pockets.

Riverside man who murdered girlfriend sentenced to 20 years to life in prison

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The Riverside man who pleaded guilty last month to murdering his girlfriend on Aug. 10, 2020 was sentenced today to 20 years to life in prison, Suffolk County District Attorney Ray Tierney announced this afternoon.

Cops: Man stole pocketbook from woman’s car, gave false identity

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The Riverhead Police have arrested a man for allegedly stealing a woman’s pocketbook out of her car and falsely identifying himself to the police at the Dunkin Donuts parking lot on Route 58 yesterday afternoon.
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