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Middle Island man facing multiple felony charges in connection with shots fired outside Riverhead bar May 28

Riverhead Police have arrested a Middle Island man on multiple felony charges in connection with a shooting incident outside Mambo Grill and Lounge on East Main Street on May 28.

Cops: Man hit another man with car and fled scene, arrested on assault charge

Police said Brandon Smith, 38, of Center Moriches struck another man with a car in a parking lot outside River Pointe Apartments on June 22.

Police investigate gunshots fired at Riverhead house in two separate incidents this week

Riverhead Police are investigating gunshots were fired at a home on Wilson Avenue in two separate incidents this week, on Saturday morning and on Wednesday, striking and damaging the house and a vehicle. Anyone with information is asked to call detectives at 631-727-4500. All calls will be kept confidential, police said.

Driver in fatal Flanders Road crash pleads guilty to manslaughter and DWI charges

A Riverhead man who crashed his vehicle into a house on Flanders Road in December, killing his passenger, pleaded guilty today in Suffolk County Criminal Court to manslaughter and DWI charges, Suffolk District Attorney Raymond Tierney announced this evening.

Police: Three men charged with stealing guns from site of proposed Elton Street firearm facility

Riverhead Police have charged three men with burglary after they allegedly stole guns, ammunition, apparel and accessories from 680 Elton Street, where a firearm range and a gun shop is proposed.

Riverhead High School student who threatened to ‘shoot up the school’ Wednesday afternoon arrested on charge of making a terroristic threat

A 15-year-old Riverhead High School student who threatened to “shoot up the school” Wednesday afternoon is under arrest on a charge of Making a Terroristic Threat, Riverhead Police said in a press release Wednesday night.

Police charge Mastic Beach man with multiple felonies in connection with May 20 disturbance at River Pointe Apartments

Parolee Messiah Booker, 37, who was a participant in the January 2013 armed home invasion that resulted in the fatal shooting of Demitri Hampton, 21, of Riverhead, was arrested yesterday on weapons, reckless endangerment and menacing charges in connection with the May 20 disturbance at River Pointe Apartments.

Cops: Woman stole items from Saks outlet, gave police false name, charged with grand larceny

Riverhead Police said a Queens woman was arrested on a charge of grand larceny in the third degree after she allegedly removed items from the Saks Off Fifth outlet store Sunday evening.

Argument among patrons at East Main Street lounge ends in gunfire early Saturday morning

Two men sustained multiple gunshot wounds in an argument among patrons at the Mambo Grill and Lounge early Saturday morning. Riverhead Police detectives are investigating and ask anyone with information to call 631-727-4500.

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

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.