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Riverhead Police July 2023 crime report

by Aug 24, 2023
Riverhead Town Police reported 196 criminal incidents and 131 arrests in July 2023, according to a monthly crime report released by Police Chief David Hegermiller this month.

Calverton man pleads guilty to assault and burglary for razor blade attack on ex-girlfriend’s family

by Aug 21, 2023
A Calverton man pleaded guilty today to charges of assault and burglary for attacking and slashing his ex-girlfriend’s family with a razor blade after forcing his way into their home last year, Suffolk County District Attorney Raymond Tierney said in a press release.

Justice Court report: July 2023

by Aug 21, 2023
Excerpts from Riverhead Town Justice Court docket for the month of July 2023, Justice Lori Hulse and Justice Sean Walter presiding. There were 1,241 cases on the court's criminal docket in July.

Riverhead man charged with murder after fatal shooting in Patchogue Friday night

by Aug 19, 2023
A Riverhead man has been charged with murder following a dispute that led to gunshots last night in Patchogue.

Police investigating assault on West Main Street Wednesday night, seek information

by Aug 17, 2023
Police said the victim, who suffered a cut on his wrist that required medical treatment, refused to cooperate. Anyone with information is asked to call police at 631-727-4500. All calls will be kept confidential, police said.

Wading River couple that distributed large quantities of narcotics sentenced in federal court

by Aug 15, 2023
Amber Schatz, 33, was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison and her boyfriend, Curtis Prussick, was sentenced to 17.5 year. Prosecutors said they sold large quantities of narcotics at public places in Suffolk County.

Riverhead man already facing larceny prosecutions is charged in theft of tools from vehicle in Riverside Monday

by Aug 15, 2023
A Riverhead man already facing several criminal charges for allegedly stealing items from parked cars in the past two weeks was arrested again yesterday in connection with another incident in Riverside.

Stopping the flow of stolen used cooking oil to the lucrative black market: Manorville private investigator talks about his curious niche

by Jul 28, 2023
If last week’s arrests of two New York City men charged in the theft of used cooking oil at restaurants in Wading River had you scratching your head, you’re not alone. Here's the back story.

Riverhead man, 20, pleads guilty to raping his cousin multiple times over more than three years, beginning when she was 5...

by Jul 28, 2023
The man began raping the victim when she was five years old after he started living with the victim’s family in August 2018 and started babysitting for her and her two-year-old brother, the district attorney’s office said in a press releas

Jealous girlfriend convicted of felony assault in July 2022 slashing attack in Calverton

by Jul 26, 2023
A jury found a Queens woman guilty of second-degree assault in the slashing attack on her boyfriend in Calverton last summer, after he told her he wanted to end their relationship.