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07/21/14 10:11am

PDHQRiverhead Police arrested a Flanders man shortly after midnight today after they said he broke into a Roanoke Avenue home and harassed a couple living there.

Police said they received a call around 12:20 a.m. that a man had broken into the home and physically harassed a man living there. Authorities located the burglar within minutes of the call, who was operating a vehicle just a short distance from the home.

The man was ID’d by the victim as 38-year-old Alfredo Chitay-Concoba. A woman living at the home had an order of protection against Mr. Chitay-Concoba, police said.

He was charged with second-degree burglary and first-degree criminal contempt, both felonies. He was also charged with second-degree harassment, a violation. Mr. Chitay-Concoba was transported to police headquarters and held for arraignment.

07/21/14 9:00am
Ashlyn Galante, 2, of Mineola chows down at the Harbes Sweet Corn Festival on Sunday. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

Ashlyn Galante, 2, of Mineola chows down at the Harbes Sweet Corn Festival on Sunday. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

It was good ol’ wholesome family fun at Harbes Family Farm on Sunday as the Mattituck farm celebrated 25 years of growing its staple crop, sweet corn.

Festivities at the Sound Avenue agritainment center included tug-of-war, limbo, corn toss and the festival’s marquee event, a corn eating contest.

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07/21/14 7:03am
Police say this man bought $1,000 worth of sneakers with a stolen credit card.

Police say this man bought $1,000 worth of sneakers with a stolen credit card.

A reward is being offered for information that leads to the arrest of a man police say paid for $1,000 worth of sneakers from a downtown store with a stolen credit card.

According to police, a man bought five different pairs of shoes from the Sneaker Aquarium at 41 E. Main St. with the stolen card on May 23.

Police described the man as black and about 6 feet, 3 inches tall with a heavy build. He was clean shaven, police said, and at the time of the incident was wearing dark blue pants and a light blue hospital scrub shirt, also wearing a stethoscope around his neck at the time of the theft.

Anyone with information about the arrest is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS, or Riverhead Police at 727-4500 ext 327. All calls will be kept confidential. Information that leads to an arrest offers a cash reward of up to $5,000.

07/20/14 4:00pm
Guillermo Alvarado Ajcuc, inside Judge Toomey's courtroom next to a translator at Riverhead Criminal Court Tuesday morning where he was sentenced to 25-years to life for the rape and strangulation of Mirian Yohanna Garcia Mansilla. (Credit: James Carbone, Newsday)

Guillermo Alvarado Ajcuc, inside Judge Toomey’s courtroom next to a translator at Riverhead Criminal Court Tuesday morning where he was sentenced to 25-years to life for the rape and strangulation of Mirian Yohanna Garcia Mansilla. (Credit: James Carbone, Newsday)

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07/20/14 12:00pm

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