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Cops: Homeless man cut another man in fight at Rt. 58 gas station, charged with assault

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A homeless man was arrested on an assault charge last night after a dispute at the Speedway gas station that sent another man to the hospital, according to Riverhead Town Police.

Riverhead Justice Court report: January 2020

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Excerpts from Riverhead Town Justice Court docket for the month of January 2020.

Riverhead-based Bloods gang member charged in 2015 Riverside murder cops plea

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Terrill Latney pleaded guilty to racketeering, including conspiring to distribute narcotics and participating in the murder of Thomas Lacolla, 27, on Nov. 17, 2015.

Riverhead Police Report: December 2019

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December was the second-lowest month of the year for reported criminal incidents in Riverhead and police made the fewest arrests in December than any other month in 2019. Here's the data for the month.

L.I. Ducks manager and former Mets star Wally Backman’s criminal trial underway in Riverhead

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The criminal trial of L.I. Ducks manager and former N.Y. Mets second baseman Wally Backman on charges of harassment and criminal mischief got underway in Riverhead Town Justice Court today.

Jamesport man sentenced to 10 years in federal prison on drug trafficking charges

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Tramaine Brown was one of more than a dozen people charged after a year-long FBI investigation into drug trafficking in Riverhead area in 2018, resulting in early morning raids across town that November.

Update: Suspect in beating death held on $150,000 bail

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Police charged Daniel Hughes, 38, with assault in the second degree. Hughes punched Sapiane, 65, in the head on Jan. 2, police said. Sapiane died Jan. 5 as a result of injuries sustained in the assault.

Seeking ‘justice for Wayne,’ family of man who died after assault wants to know what happened

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“We're looking for answers and I’m not going to rest until we have them," said Gary Sapiane of North Haven, whose brother Wayne, 65, died of a massive cerebral hemorrhage after being struck in the head by an assailant Thursday afternoon.

Homicide squad investigating death of man who reported assault on West Main Street last week

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Suffolk homicide detectives are investigating the death of a man who reported being struck on the head by an unknown man on West Main Street Thursday died at South Shore Hospital yesterday.

Police search for man who robbed woman at knifepoint in bank parking lot

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A woman was robbed at knifepoint in the parking lot of a bank in downtown Riverhead Friday evening.
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