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Riverhead Police

Cops: Man drove drunk with child passenger, charged with felony DWI under Leandra’s Law

by Aug 28, 2023
A man who failed to comply with the commands of an officer directing traffic last night was driving drunk with a 14-year-old passenger in his vehicle, Riverhead Police said.

Riverhead K-9 unit locates missing child

by Jun 13, 2021
A Riverhead Police K-9 unit located a missing child with special needs yesterday, after an extensive search in Wading River, police said in a press release.

Riverhead man who hosted party of 300 people Oct. 9 charged with violating Public Health Law, police announce

by Oct 24, 2020
Police said they broke up a party of about 300 people that took place on Middle Road Oct. 9 and charged the host with violating N.Y. State Public Health Law and COVID-19 emergency regulations.

Cops: Three arrests, 555 summonses issued during ‘Buckle Up New York’ campaign

by Jun 17, 2019
Police used patrol enforcement and checkpoints during the campaign, which took place between May 20 and June 2, the department said in a press release issued Sunday.

Police: Man’s body pulled from Peconic River

by Jun 15, 2019
Riverhead Police detectives are investigating an apparent drowning in the Peconic River in Grangebel Park this afternoon.

With arrest warrants already piling up in Riverhead, how will justice court and town police deal with new no-bail system?

by May 5, 2019
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?

Pedestrian struck by car on Middle Road

by Dec 28, 2018
A male pedestrian was seriously injured in a motor vehicle accident this morning near the entrance of John Wesley Village in Riverhead.

The making of a police K9 unit: love, loyalty and a lot of hard work

by Dec 21, 2018
A look at how the special bond between a police K9 handler and dog is forged by intense training and total immersion.

Riverhead cops: Man, 24, killed in single-car crash in Manorville Monday night

by Dec 18, 2018
A 24-year-old Medford man died in a single-car crash in Manorville late last night, Riverhead Police announced in a press release this morning.

Hampton Bays man charged in connection with vandalism of pickup outside firehouse

by Dec 17, 2018
A Hampton Bays man has been charged with criminal mischief in the vandalism of a firefighter’s pickup truck parked outside Riverhead Fire Department headquarters in September.