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

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.

How local departments are addressing police reforms mandated by N.Y. State

New York’s police reform agenda, a package of legislation and an executive order signed by the governor earlier this month, mandates significant changes in policing policies and practices in the state and imposes new requirements on local police agencies to work with their communities on policies and practices. How are local police departments handling compliance?

Riverhead Police report: May 2020

With most business and social activities still restricted due to the coronavirus pandemic, arrests, tickets and police revenues in Riverhead were significantly down again in May, according to data released yesterday by Riverhead Police Chief David Hegermiller.

Local officials discuss policing reform measures signed into law today by governor

Following the governor's signing of the 'Say Their Names' reform agenda, Riverhead Supervisor Yvette Aguiar said, “We need to open lines of communication across the nation." A group is already forming in Riverhead to discuss issues of racial equality and justice the supervisor said.

Police respond to shooting in Jamesport

Police responded to a call about gunshots in the area on Manor Lane just before 8 p.m. At 8:17 p.m. Suffolk County Fire, Rescue and Emergency Services dispatched Jamesport Fire Department rescue to the scene for a gunshot wound.

Veteran Riverhead police officer singlehandedly rescues two people in separate incidents Sunday

All in a day's work: Riverhead Police Officer Michael Lombardo on Sunday saved a choking man and another man trapped when his car slipped off a jack.

Riverhead Town closing courts and dog parks to prevent coronavirus spread

All basketball courts, pickleball courts and dog parks in Riverhead Town are now closed to the public, Riverhead Police Chief David Hegermiller said Friday evening. The skate park and the hockey rink at Stotzky Park are also now closed.

Riverhead police officer injured in crash is recovering at Stony Brook University Hospital

Riverhead Police Officer Robert Sproston, 28, who was seriously injured in a car accident Tuesday afternoon as he was responding to a police pursuit, is recovering at Stony Brook University Hospital after several hours of surgery. A GoFundMe page has been launched to help support him as he recovers.

Report of baby-kidnapping human traffickers in Riverhead ‘unsubstantiated,’ police chief says

A report circulating on Facebook warning people about “human trafficking” at the Tanger Outlets mall in Riverhead is “unsubstantiated,” Riverhead Town Police Chief David Hegermiller said today.

Longtime aide who served four chiefs of police in Riverhead retires

Mary Komosinski, assistant to Police Chief David Hegermiller and a 36-year town employee served as assistant to four police chiefs, going back to 1987.
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