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Airsoft gun fired from passing vehicle on Roanoke Ave., striking two teenage pedestrians: Riverhead police chief says

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Two teens walking along Roanoke Avenue were struck by airsoft BBs fired from a passing vehicle Thursday afternoon, Riverhead Police Chief David Hegermiller said. They were not injured.

Suspect, 17, charged in knifepoint robbery of taxi driver, Riverhead Police say

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Riverhead Police have charged a 17-year-old female in connection with the knifepoint robbery of a taxi driver in the parking at the Dollar Tree store on Route 58 Dec. 8.

Cops: Two men charged with grand larceny in theft from Home Depot Tuesday

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A 47-year-old Riverhead man and a 57-year-old Moriches man were arrested on grand larceny charges after they stole items from the Route 58 Home Depot, Riverhead Police said.

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.

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.

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.

Riverhead Police report: March 2022

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Riverhead Town Police reported 198 criminal incidents and made 79 arrests in March, according to a report released Thursday by Police Chief David Hegermiller.
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