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Cops: Erratic driver ran red light, refused to stop for police before crashing into parked truck, arrested on felony charge

A Medford man was arrested on a felony stolen property charge after refusing to stop for police and crashing his car into a parked truck outside a West Main Street moving company Saturday morning, according to Riverhead Town Police.

Riverhead police seeking information about burglary at Aquebogue duck farm

Police said an employee at Crescent Duck Farm called police after realizing a burglar was in the main building. Surveillance video showed a male suspect, wearing a hooded sweatshirt, a mask and gloves was searching the building and removed a small amount of cash from an office.

Cops: Early morning raids net four drug arrests; heroin/fentanyl, crack cocaine and a .38 handgun recovered from Hamilton Avenue house

Police executed search warrants at two Riverhead homes early Saturday morning in response to community complaints about drug dealing.

Cops: Man robbed at gunpoint on West Main St.

Police said they were called shortly after 8 p.m. to 134 West Main Street by a man who reported being pulled into an alley by an unknown man who attempted to grab the victim’s electric scooter and then produced a silver-colored handgun and demanded the victim empty his pockets.

Riverside man who murdered girlfriend sentenced to 20 years to life in prison

The Riverside man who pleaded guilty last month to murdering his girlfriend on Aug. 10, 2020 was sentenced today to 20 years to life in prison, Suffolk County District Attorney Ray Tierney announced this afternoon.

Cops: Man stole pocketbook from woman’s car, gave false identity

The Riverhead Police have arrested a man for allegedly stealing a woman’s pocketbook out of her car and falsely identifying himself to the police at the Dunkin Donuts parking lot on Route 58 yesterday afternoon.

Riverhead Police report: March 2022

Riverhead Town Police reported 198 criminal incidents and made 79 arrests in March, according to a report released Thursday by Police Chief David Hegermiller.
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Cops: Man charged with armed robbery of two people looking to buy marijuana Sunday morning

A Riverhead man is charged with first-degree robbery in connection with a gunpoint holdup at 641 Doctors Path. The victims were at the location “to purchase a large quantity of marijuana,” police said.

Man charged with felony assault after striking another man with skateboard

A 45-year-old South Jamesport man hit another man in the head with a skateboard Sunday afternoon, opening a cut in his head that required treatment at Peconic Bay Medical Center, Riverhead Police said.

Coram woman charged with burglary of Wading River home

Police said the woman broke into a garage at a home on Great Rock Drive in Wading River early Saturday and stole items from a vehicle inside the garage, then fled in a car reported stolen in Coram.