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Riverhead Blotter: Police look out for protestors on congressman’s behalf

03/18/2017 5:45 AM |

Congressman Lee Zeldin reportedly contacted police to say he was “worried about protesters” showing up at his office last Tuesday night, according to a Riverhead police report.

But Mr. Zeldin’s spokeswoman, Jennifer DiSiena, said in an email Monday that the congressman “didn’t call the police department regarding a planned protest at our office that day,” adding that police had notified them about a planned protest at the library. Mr. Zeldin hosted a Facebook Live session that night from Washington, D.C. According to the police report, no one showed up at his office last Tuesday.

• A road rage dispute was reported around 9:40 a.m. Saturday on Route 58 near Ostrander Avenue in Riverhead, officials said. By the time police arrived, however, both drivers were gone, the report states.

Those who are named in police reports have not been convicted of any crime or violation. The charges against them may later be reduced or withdrawn, or they may be found innocent.

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