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Parolee, taken into custody after a foot chase by cop, charged in Jan. 15 attempted armed robbery

by Jan 24, 2024
A Riverhead man arrested on a parole warrant Tuesday after a foot chase was the same masked man who pulled a gun on a store clerk in Polish Town last week and demanded cash, Riverhead Police said. He was charged with first-degree attempted robbery.

Flanders man found guilty of sexually abusing niece, faces 15 years in prison

by Jan 23, 2024
A Flanders man was found guilty today in the sexual abuse and attempted rape of his nine-year-old niece, according to Suffolk County District Attorney Raymond Tierney. 

Cops: Manhasset man arrested after robbing downtown Riverhead convenience store 

by Jan 23, 2024
A Manhasset man was arrested today after allegedly robbing an East Main Street convenience store early this morning, according to Riverhead Police. 

Riverhead Police December 2023 crime report

by Jan 22, 2024
Riverhead Town Police reported 155 criminal incidents and 81 arrests in December. Here's the rundown.

Riverhead Police November 2023 crime report

by Jan 22, 2024
Riverhead Town Police reported 156 criminal incidents and 99 arrests in November, according to a monthly crime report released by Police Chief David Hegermiller this month.

One week after his arrest, Riverhead man pleads guilty to fatally shooting German Shepherd puppy and is sentenced to one year...

by Jan 18, 2024
One week to the day following his arrest for fatally shooting a German Shepherd puppy, Carlo Lauro of Riverhead pleaded guilty and was sentenced to one year in jail. He is also banned from possessing any animals for 20 years.

Police: Female assailant wanted in attack that sent two men to PBMC with multiple stab wounds

by Jan 16, 2024
Police are searching for a woman they say attacked two men with a knife early this morning in a house on East...

Cops investigate attempted armed robbery at Polish Town retail shop Monday night

by Jan 16, 2024
An employee at International Connection, located in the Osborn Plaza shopping center at 435 Osborn Avenue, called 911 Monday night to report a robbery in progress by a masked man with a handgun.

Homeless man who failed to return to court on prior grand larceny charge, faces new charges after arrest on bench warrant

by Jan 13, 2024
A 57-year-old homeless man is facing weapon possession and grand larceny charges after his arrest Friday on a justice court bench warrant, Riverhead Police said. He was arrested after he twice failed to appear on an Oct. 6 grand larceny charge.

Charge against teen accused of making threat against charter school is upgraded to felony

by Jan 13, 2024
The charge against a 14-year-old Calverton boy accused of making a threat against the Riverhead Charter High School on Jan. 3 has been upgraded to a felony after further investigation by Riverhead Police detectives and the FBI, police said.