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Taxicab compliance check found six of seven cabs in violation of codes

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Police issued a total of 11 town code violations for violation of town code provisions requiring operator permits and vehicle permits, according to Riverhead Police Chief David Hegermiller.

Fast action by police officer saves life of choking infant

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Riverhead Police Sgt. Jill Kubetz rushed to the scene of a local day care this morning after a 911 call came in about a choking child. She was able to dislodge a LEGO block that had fully obstructed the airway of the child, who was just under a year old.

Car bursts into flames on Northville Turnpike

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Two people escaped injury when the car they were riding in on Northville Turnpike caught fire this morning. Riverhead Fire Department knocked down the flames in short order.

Truck crashes through front wall of house on West Main Street

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Riverhead police, firefighters and EMTs are at the scene of a crash that sent a pickup truck through the front wall of a house on West Main Street the afternoon.

Firefighters knock down vehicle fire on Rt. 58

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Firefighters responding to the call at about 10:20 a.m. found a fully involved pickup truck in an eastbound lane of the county highway, just west of Kroemer Avenue.

Police seek information on stolen vehicle

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Police said a 2017 white Ford, NY Registration 54998MK, with the business name "TGK Painting and Tile" in blue lettering on both sides and the rear of the vehicle, was removed from a residence on Megans Way in Wading River between 6 p.m. Monday and 6:45 a.m. Tuesday.

Smoke detectors wake sleeping residents after fire breaks out in Jamesport home

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Smoke detectors in a Jamesport home averted disaster when fire broke out in a sunroom early this morning, Jamesport Fire Chief Scott McKillop said.

Pedestrian killed in crash on West Main St., driver charged with DWI

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A Mattituck man has been charged with driving while intoxicated following a crash on West Main Street last night that killed a pedestrian, Riverhead Town Police said in a press release this morning.

Police seek missing teens

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The Riverhead Town Police are seeking the public's help in locating two missing girls from Little Flower Children's Services in Wading River.

Woman airlifted after crash on Sound Avenue

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A woman was airlifted to Stony Brook University Hospital Saturday morning following a crash on Sound Avenue.
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