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Cops seek cigarette shoplift suspect

Suffolk County Crime Stoppers and the Riverhead Police Department are seeking the public’s assistance to locate a man they say stole cigarettes from a Wading River shop.

Update Cops: Flanders landscaper dies of injuries after hit by driver high on drugs

A Wading River woman told police that she had “sniffed a bag of dope” several hours before she drove impaired and struck a Flanders man on a lawnmower yesterday, according to prosecutors.

Cops: Flanders landscaper cutting grass critically injured by drugged driver

A Flanders landscaper was critically injured yesterday when a Wading River woman police say was impaired by drugs hit him while he was mowing a lawn in Ridge.

Riverhead cops: Walgreens robbed at gunpoint Thursday evening

Police are searching for a man described as white, 40 to 45 years old, approximately 5 feet, 8 inches tall with an average build.

Gas station employee thwarts armed holdup at Route 58 Mobil: cops

A gunman attempted to rob the Mobil gas station on Route 58 in Riverhead late last night, but ran away down Pulaski Street after an employee resisted.

Cops: Man charged with felony assault after fight outside Royal Dorado early Sunday morning

It was the second time in a week Riverhead police reported an early-morning assault at the establishment, which the town closed down a year ago after three violent assaults there between May and August last year.

Manhunt on for Route 58 bank robber

Riverhead Town Police are searching for a man who robbed the Chase Bank branch on Route 58, east of Ostrander Avenue late Monday afternoon.

Cops: Man reports early morning knife assault outside Royal Dorado

A patron called police at 2 a.m. today, after he returned to his home following an alleged assault outside Royal Dorado Deli and Restaurant, which the town shut down last year for allegedly illegally converting the deli to a bar without proper permits.

Police investigating suspected arson at Route 58 auto dealership in Riverhead

An outdoor fire police believe may have been intentionally set did extensive damage to two vehicles outside a Route 58 auto dealership in Riverhead late last night.

Cops search for intruder who entered woman’s home while she slept last night

A woman called police to report that she’d awakened to find an unknown man in her Calverton residence, watching her.
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