Riverhead Justice Court
Riverhead Town officials are considering leasing the vacant 106,000-square-foot former Kmart building on Route 58 for use as a municipal complex. The town would consolidate most departments in one location.
Former Riverhead Town Supervisor Sean Walter, who was elected to fill a vacancy in the Riverhead Justice Court created by the death of longtime Justice Allen Smith this summer, will take the oath of office Thursday. Courtesy photo.
L.I. Ducks manager Wally Backman was acquitted after a four-day criminal trial in Riverhead Justice Court.
On a typical Monday morning, the queue of people waiting in line to get into Riverhead Justice Court extends down the main hallway, out the front door, down the steps and onto the sidewalk outside the building shared by the court and the Riverhead Town Police Department.
Robert C. Brown, 65, will undergo a court-ordered mental and medical evaluation. He stands accused of killing his 71-year-old wife with a pistol at their Riverhead home during the early morning hours of Aug. 27.
With arrest warrants already piling up in Riverhead, how will justice court and town police deal with new no-bail system?
In Riverhead Justice Court, outstanding arrest warrants are already piling up. What's going to happen after the 'bail reform' law kicks in next year and most people charged with crimes will no longer be arrested and brought before a judge?
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