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Riverhead police chief speaks out against ‘incomprehensible’ police behavior

“You take this job and you want to be Superman,” Riverhead Police Chief David Hegermiller said in an interview today. “You become a cop because you want to help people, you want to protect them, you want to serve your community.”

Man shot by police in standoff on Manor Lane last night

Updated: Police have identified the man injured in a shootout with officers at a house on Manor Lane in Jamesport last night as William J. Klatt, 32.

A hero’s homecoming for Riverhead cop seriously injured in line-of-duty crash March 31

Riverhead police and firefighters welcomed Police Officer Robert Sproston home today following a 45-day hospitalization for injuries sustained in a serious line-of-duty motor vehicle accident.

Man involved in high-speed chase that led to police crash is arrested: Southold Police

A Middle Island man, 40, is facing burglary and other charges after leading police on high-speed chase Tuesday afternoon. He abandoned the vehicle in a downtown Riverhead parking lot and fled on foot, police said.

Riverhead police officer seriously injured in crash

A Riverhead Town Police officer was seriously injured in an accident on Osborn Avenue Tuesday afternoon as the officer responded to assist in the pursuit of a vehicle wanted for an incident in Southold Town. The officer was transported by ambulance to Peconic Bay Medical Center and then flown to Stony Brook University Hospital.

Cops: Woman who called 911 to report dispute is charged with felony assault

Police said a Flanders woman who called 911 to report being in a physical dispute at a Riverhead laundromat was arrested and charged with felony assault.

January police report

Overall crime was down in Riverhead in January, when police received 118 reports of criminal incidents and made 54 arrests. Here's the data for the month.

Riverhead police investigate stabbing

Police are investigating a stabbing late last night on Oakland Drive West in Riverhead.

Wrong-way crash leaves car hanging over bridge on I-495 in Riverhead

A wrong-way driver on the Long Island Expressway in Riverhead lost control and crashed on a median, his car coming to a stop with its front end hanging off a bridge abutment.

Wally Backman found not guilty after trial in Riverhead

L.I. Ducks manager Wally Backman was acquitted after a four-day criminal trial in Riverhead Justice Court.
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