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Crime and public safety in Riverhead: 2020 by the numbers

Here's a look at crime and police stats for 2020 in Riverhead, compared with 2019.

Cops: Man slashed multiple tires on at least 10 parked vehicles downtown

A Riverhead man was arrested on criminal mischief charges yesterday after slashing tires on at least 10 different vehicles parked on downtown streets, Riverhead Town Police said in a press release last night.

Store employee robbed in gunpoint carjacking on Route 58 early Sunday morning

A 22-year-old female employee at TJ Maxx in Riverhead had her car and belongings stolen at gunpoint early this morning.

Man facing weapons charges after disturbance at laundromat

Riverhead police arrested a man with a handgun who was involved in a disturbance at a Riverhead laundromat yesterday afternoon.

Man slashed with knife in attempted robbery on East Main Street; Riverhead police search for assailants

A Riverhead resident was slashed with a knife during a robbery attempt shortly before 1 a.m. today as the man was walking home on East Main Street near Union Avenue, Riverhead Town Police said in a press release.

Knife-wielding man comes after Riverhead cop, subdued with taser & arrested: police report

A Riverhead man who attempted to strike a Riverhead police officer with a large kitchen knife was subdued with a taser gun and arrested on weapons and menacing charges yesterday, according to Riverhead Town Police.

Pair had ‘large quantity’ of crack cocaine, loaded handgun in car at East Main Street apartment complex, cops say

Officers responding to a 911 call at 12:15 p.m. yesterday recovered a large quantity of crack cocaine and a loaded handgun from two men in a vehicle at 821 East Main Street, according to a police press release.

Pair charged with murder of Sag Harbor man found dead in Riverhead Nov. 11

Police have charged two Hampton Bays residents with murder in the death of a Sag Harbor man whose body was found in a pickup truck on Roanoke Avenue in Riverhead last month

Police investigate burglary at Riverhead Best Buy store

Three men stole numerous electronics from the Riverhead Best Buy store in a late-night burglary Friday, Riverhead Town Police said in a press release this morning.

Man attacked and robbed by three assailants on Railroad Avenue Friday night

A man walking home on Railroad Avenue Friday night was attacked by three men, struck ini the face with a metal baseball bat and robbed of his wallet, containing cash and personal papers. Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact the Riverhead Police Department at (631)727-4500.
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