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Cops seek information about attempted burglary at Greenview Motel

Police said they received a report of an attempted burglary at the motel at approximately 10:53 p.m.. When police arrived, the reporting person said a subject armed with a handgun attempted to gain entry into their room by kicking the door and then through a window, before fleeing the area, police said.

Riverhead Police data show 15% rise in crime reported in 2021, with increase driven by reports of identity theft and fraud

Reports of identity theft in Riverhead more than doubled from 2020 to 2021. Violent crimes remained low, though there was a spike in robberies last year, from 10 in 2020 to 17 in 2021. Crimes reported by the Riverhead Police Department overall continued to climb in 2021, up 15% over 2020 and 18% over 2019, according to police department data.

Cops: 20-year-old arrested after middle schoolers consume THC infused candy

A 20-year-old Riverhead man has been arrested and charged with endangering the welfare of a child after allegedly giving a Riverhead Middle School student he lived with a THC-infused candy.

Cops: Patron at bar menaced another with firearm

Riverhead Police charged a 34-year-old man with menacing a patron at a bar with a firearm late Saturday night.

Two students at high school revived with Narcan in the past week

Two Riverhead High School students were found unconscious in the high school in the past week and were revived by the opioid overdose rescue drug Narcan, which was administered by a school nurse, according to a spokesperson for Riverhead Volunteer Ambulance Corps.

Man charged with felony grand larceny

A Shirley man is facing felony grand larceny charges in connection with the theft of merchandise at the Home Depot and Lowe’s home improvement stores on Route 58 last month, Riverhead Police said.

Cops: Homeless man lied about being robbed

Riverhead Police have arrested a man after he allegedly lied about being robbed at knifepoint last year. Police said...

Cops: Impaired motorist plows into police cruiser at accident scene, injuring officer

A Riverhead police officer working at the scene of a motor vehicle accident in Wading River late last night was injured when a vehicle operated by an impaired driver crashed into his police vehicle, police said in a press release early this morning.

Homeless man charged with robbery at Riverhead supermarket

An alleged shoplifter who displayed a knife when confronted by a store employee is facing a robbery charge and being held without bail at the Suffolk County jail.

Cops: Man stole $11,000 worth of merchandise from Riverhead Home Depot

Riverhead Police have charged a 45-year-old Riverhead man with five counts of Grand Larceny in the Fourth Degree in connection with the alleged theft of $11,000 worth of merchandise from the Riverhead Home Depot last fall.