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Police, arson squad investigate fire at house on Doctors Path

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Police said someone threw a plastic gasoline container along the ground near an occupied residence on Doctors Path and ignited a flammable substance, causing a ground fire that police were able to extinguish.

Brothers’ retirement ‘a huge loss’ to Riverhead

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Lt. David Lessard and Sgt. Thomas Lessard descended the front steps of Riverhead Police headquarters today for the last time in their 33-year careers as Riverhead cops.

Identical twin cops retire after more than three decades in Riverhead Police Dept.

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Lt. David Lessard and Sgt. Thomas Lessard will walk out of Riverhead Police Department Headquarters for the last time as sworn officers Friday afternoon.

Riverhead Democrats say they’d push for more police funding if elected

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Democratic candidates for Riverhead Town Board say the Riverhead Police Department is under-resourced and, if elected, they'll push for more funding to hire more officers.

Police seek information about deceased homeless man found in W. Main Street parking lot

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The deceased man is not believed to have been a victim of violence or foul play, police said.

Cops: Suspect charged in assault at Main Street grocery, damages wall inside police HQ

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A Riverhead man is facing assault and criminal mischief charges after an incident at a Main Street grocery last night, according to Riverhead Town Police.

Two charged in underage alcohol sales sting operation in Riverhead

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Two people were arrested in a sting operation conducted by the Riverhead Police Department investigating compliance with laws prohibiting the sale of...

Riverhead man charged in four additional commercial burglaries

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Kenneth Hughes, 33, charged earlier this month in three commercial burglaries, was today charged with four additional burglaries, police said.

Cops: Man drove farm tractor into tent during dispute at a large party in Riverhead

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A Riverhead man is facing a felony reckless endangerment charge after a dispute at a large party early this morning at a Sound Avenue farm.

Man reports being beaten and robbed by multiple assailants on Route 58

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Police said a 34-year-old Riverhead man reported being beaten and robbed by a group of 5 or 6 unknown males, who accosted him as he was walking on Route 58 near Popeye's Chicken at around midnight.
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