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Riverhead Police investigating burglary at Wading River jewelry store

by Jan 8, 2024
Riverhead Town Police are investigating a burglary this weekend at Bellisimo Luxe Jewelry on Sound Road in Wading River. Police ask anyone with information to contact them at 631-727-4500.

Riverhead Police arrest man who allegedly stole $8,000 from BJ’s while working at gas station

by Jan 2, 2024
Riverhead Police have arrested a man who allegedly stole approximately $8,000 while employed as a gas station attendant for BJ’s Wholesale Club.

Riverhead man arrested after robbing acquaintance of $800

by Jan 2, 2024
A Riverhead man has been arrested after a nearly four-day search for allegedly robbing an acquaintance, according to Riverhead Police.

Riverhead Police investigating New Year’s Eve stabbing at East Main Street apartment complex

by Jan 1, 2024
The female victim, 44, is a resident of River Pointe apartments and was uncooperative with police, according to the report. She suffered a non-life threatening stab wound to her chest. A female suspect who fled the area on foot remains at large.

Homeless man arrested on weapons, menacing and assault charges: Riverhead Police

by Dec 29, 2023
A would-be squatter armed with a loaded handgun confronted two men at a vacant Lewis Street house last night  and was arrested by Riverhead Police on multiple felony charges, police said in a press release this afternoon. He became violent while in custody and injured a police officer, according to the police report.

Homeless woman arrested in theft of parked car with sleeping child inside: Riverhead Police

by Dec 29, 2023
A 51-year-old homeless woman was arrested in the theft of a parked car left running with a sleeping child in the back seat outside a store on East Main Street Christmas night, police said.

Cops: Unlocked parked car, with engine running and small child asleep in back seat, is stolen on East Main Street Christmas...

by Dec 26, 2023
The stolen vehicle, with the child still asleep in the back seat, unharmed, was later recovered in Flanders. The woman who left the 7-year-old child in the unlocked, parked car with the engine running was arrested for endangering the welfare of a child, police said.

Riverhead man, 25, charged with robbery

by Dec 21, 2023
A victim reported that an unknown male forcibly removed his backpack, cell phone and money, Wednesday afternoon at the 821 E. Main St. apartment complex. Responding officers searched the area and located the perpetrator, police said in a press release today.

Cops look for shoplifter they say took merchandise valued at over $1,500 from Target

by Dec 18, 2023
Suffolk County Crime Stoppers and Riverhead Police are seeking information about a woman they say stole more than $1,500 worth of merchandise from the Riverhead Target on Dec. 12.

Riverhead High School student stabbed in the arm during off-campus altercation, superintendent says

by Dec 14, 2023
A Riverhead High School student was stabbed in the arm Thursday afternoon during an altercation that occurred off of school grounds, according to the interim school superintendent.