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Indictment: Bus driver had blood alcohol level more than 3.5 times legal limit when she crashed with campers on board

The school bus driver arrested by Riverhead Police July 13 after crashing the bus with children on board, had a blood alcohol content of .30% — more than three and one-half times the legal limit, according to charges handed down by a Suffolk County grand jury.

Riverhead Police report: June 2021

Riverhead Town Police reported 198 criminal incidents and 42 arrests in the month of June, according to a monthly public safety report released by Police Chief David Hegermiller. Here's a rundown of arrests and incidents reported.

‘Semi-conscious’ motorist charged with felony DWI under Leandra’s Law after Good Samaritan intervenes: police

Another motorist approached the vehicle, stopped in a roadway for an extended period, to see if the driver needed assistance and found that she “appeared to be semi-conscious, very disoriented with slurred speech.” He was able to reach inside the Toyota, put the vehicle in park, turn off the ignition and remove the keys, police said.

Cops: Action by crash victim leads to DWI arrest

A woman who was rear-ended while stopped at an intersection by a vehicle whose driver left the scene followed him and got him to pull over. He was then arrested for driving while intoxicated, police said.

Police charge two in Aquebogue burglary

Riverhead Police today announced the arrest of two people in connection with a the burglary of an Aquebogue home last week.

Cops: Man beaten and robbed of cash early this morning in downtown parking lot

Riverhead Town Police are searching for three males who beat and robbed a 55-year-old man in the First Street parking lot early Saturday morning.

Cops: Pair wanted for burglary of Aquebogue home

Police said a man and a woman entered a home on Main Road in Aquebogue Friday afternoon and stole cash and a rifle.

Cops: Man robbed of cash after making ATM withdrawal

Police are searching for two people in connection with a robbery in the parking lot of a West Main Street bank late...

Flanders youth charged with 20 counts of criminal mischief & making graffiti

Police have charged a 16-year-old Flanders youth with 20 counts of criminal mischief and making graffiti, including this utility box on Oak Avenue in Flanders.

Shots fired into Trout Brook Lane home last night prompts investigation

Police are investigating gunshots fired into a house on Trout Brook Lane late last night. Anyone with information is asked to call the Riverhead Town Police Department at 631-727-4500.