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Riverhead K-9 unit locates missing child

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

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

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

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?

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

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

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

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

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.

Unoccupied roll-off truck found on Baiting Hollow beach Sunday

Baiting Hollow residents were surprised to find an unoccupied heavy-duty truck on the beach at Edwards Avenue Sunday morning. The truck had been driven off the ramp and apparently became stuck in the sand on Saturday night, according to Riverhead Police. But the reason remains a mystery.