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Officer Dennis Cavanagh, ‘a true cop’s cop,’ set to retire after 35-year career in Riverhead

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The Riverhead Police Department is losing a 35-year veteran this week, with the retirement of Police Officer Dennis Cavanagh.

Crime and public safety in Riverhead: 2020 by the numbers

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Here's a look at crime and police stats for 2020 in Riverhead, compared with 2019.

Riverhead PD welcomes 10 new recruits

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Four new police officers were sworn in for active duty Tuesday, from left: Matthew Staker, Logan Frati, Joseph Trivelli and Katerina Hatzinikolaou. The town board appointed six additional recruits, five of whom are headed to the police academy. The sixth is in the military.

Man facing weapons charges after disturbance at laundromat

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Riverhead police arrested a man with a handgun who was involved in a disturbance at a Riverhead laundromat yesterday afternoon.

Pair had ‘large quantity’ of crack cocaine, loaded handgun in car at East Main Street apartment complex, cops say

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Officers responding to a 911 call at 12:15 p.m. yesterday recovered a large quantity of crack cocaine and a loaded handgun from two men in a vehicle at 821 East Main Street, according to a police press release.

County police reform task force to hold virtual listening session for East End towns tonight

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The Suffolk County Police Reform and Reinvention Task Force will hold a virtual public listening session for residents of the five East End towns this evening beginning at 6 p.m.

Riverhead police sobriety checkpoints net four Thanksgiving eve arrests

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Four people were arrested at sobriety checkpoints conducted by Riverhead Town Police last night.

Riverhead launches online community survey on police department, policies and practices

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The online community survey consists of 26 questions, asking about subjects relating to policing in the Town of Riverhead.

Residents question Riverhead’s progress on police reform plan mandated by state

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Riverhead Town’s progress in complying with a state mandate to develop a policing reform plan by April 1 is so far being kept largely under wraps, though Supervisor Yvette Aguiar says she has already formed a committee to lead the town’s effort and will soon announce who’s on it.

Jeep gets stuck in sand, goes up in flames at Reeves Beach

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A Jeep got stuck in the sand on Reeves Beach Sunday afternoon and then caught fire, becoming fully engulfed. No one was injured in the incident. The operator, who had a 4x4 permit, was issued a summons for driving on the beach before 6 p.m.
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