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Accused robber in gunpoint holdups downtown warned female victim: ‘This ain’t no f- -ng joke’

Brian Houpe Jr. was remanded to the Suffolk County jail this morning in lieu of $250,000 bail. He lamented in court that he couldn't afford bail and would be 'stuck in jail without being able to get a good lawyer.'

Man charged in burglaries of Aquebogue and Jamesport homes

The accused burglar hit three homes in Aquebogue and Jamesport while he awaited sentencing on felony drug charges pending in Suffolk County criminal court.

Police: OnStar brings stolen Chevy to a halt during pursuit, thief arrested

The car thief accosted a woman in the Target parking lot, struggled with her for her keys then fled in her stolen 2014 Chevrolet Camaro, police said.

Five charged after investigation of neighborhood complaints of drug activity on Third Street

Five people were arrested on drug-related charges May 13 following an investigation of neighborhood complaints of drug activity on Third Street in Riverhead.

Riverhead police chief: Masked man with handgun who robbed downtown pizzeria remains at large

(Updated: May 13, 5 a.m.) Riverhead police, state troopers and a Suffolk County Sheriff’s K9 unit are searching for a masked gunman who robbed a West Main Street pizzeria Monday night.

Riverhead Police: Youth caught painting MS-13 gang graffiti on the walls of an Elton Street business

Riverhead police have charged a 16-year-old with making graffiti after they caught him and another person painting MS-13 gang graffiti on walls of an Elton Street business late Saturday night.

Cops: Shoplifter had loaded 9mm handgun, threatened to use it when stopped by Kmart security

Editor's note: A criminal charge is an accusation. By law, a person charged with a crime is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Cops: Man on stolen ATV leads police on chase through town Tuesday night

A 20-year-old Riverhead man driving a stolen ATV was arrested after leading police on a two-mile, low-speed chase through Riverhead last night, according to Riverhead Police.

Guardian Angels in Riverhead for police meeting, tour; set to begin local recruiting and patrols this month

After a meeting with Riverhead brass at PD headquarters yesterday and a tour of the town with a police lieutenant, Guardian Angels founder Curtis Sliwa says his group will begin local recruiting and patrols in Riverhead before the end of this month.

Both women in fight outside Riverhead hotel were charged with prostitution at upstate hotel one week ago: report

The two women involved in a fight outside the Hotel Indigo yesterday afternoon were both part of a prostitution ring busted by FBI agents and town police at a hotel in upstate Rye Brook a week ago, according to a Westchester newspaper.
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