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Riverhead police honor dispatcher for saving girl from gunman who killed mom and sister last February

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Riverhead Police honored one of the department's public safety dispatchers for her actions to keep a 14-year-old 911 caller safe from a gunman who shot and killed her mother and sister inside the family's Wading River home last February.

When ‘just doing our job’ means saving a baby’s life: Story hits home for woman saved by Riverhead’s finest 36 years...

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The story of two Riverhead police officers saving a toddler with CPR Sunday night brought flashbacks — and tears —to a woman whose 1-month-old daughter's life was saved by two Riverhead cops 36 years ago.

Riverhead Police Department honored with regional award for traffic safety

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Riverhead was awarded for its efforts to encourage seatbelt usage, provide bicycle safety education and curtail incidents of drivers under the influence.

Pair charged with robbery on Railroad Avenue late Sunday night

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Two Riverhead men are facing first-degree robbery charges following their arrest on Railroad Avenue in Riverhead late last night. Riverhead police were called to Railroad...

Ex-con cops plea to two misdemeanors in 2014 knifing, set free at sentencing

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Anthony Wayne Smith, 57, who was already facing a slew of charges in Riverhead Justice Court when he allegedly slashed a man across the face with a knife last September, pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor assault charge and was set free Sept. 8.

Retiring Riverhead detective Dave Freeborn says emotional goodbye

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After 22 years of service, Detective Dave Freeborn made his last call yesterday as an officer of the Riverhead Police Department.

Is Riverhead a ‘sanctuary city’?

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Several town board members feel that Riverhead's policies regarding undocumented immigrants are too similar to the laws in San Francisco that kept a man from being deported before he allegedly killed a woman last Wednesday.

Police seek public’s help in Millbrook Gables fire investigation

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Riverhead Police detectives are seeking the public’s assistance in connection with a fire in the Millbrook Gables neighborhood in Riverhead.

Riverhead P.O. Tim Murphy again makes ‘top cop’ list for DWI arrests

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Riverhead police officer Timothy Murphy was honored — yet again — for making the most DWI arrests on the Riverhead police force in 2014....

Opinion: How to make Main Street safe (and it’s not the Guardian Angels)

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Retired Riverhead Police Det. Tim Hubbard speaks his mind on what's needed to tackle public safety issues downtown: better deployment of cops, stepped-up code enforcement and holding absentee landlords accountable — not the Guardian Angels. (Opinion column.)
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