07/02/15 5:55am
07/02/2015 5:55 AM

A Riverhead man was arrested Saturday for driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol in Flanders, Southampton Town police said.

Seth Wassenaar, 18, was driving on Townsend Avenue around 11 p.m. when police stopped him for several traffic infractions, officials said.

Police found he was intoxicated and charged him with driving while ability impaired by drugs and alcohol, a misdemeanor, and three traffic violations, officials said.

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07/01/15 5:06pm
07/01/2015 5:06 PM
Police raid 29 Lewis Street in the Millbrook Gables section of Riverhead Nov. 5. (Credit: Carrie Miller, file)

Police raid 29 Lewis Street in the Millbrook Gables section of Riverhead Nov. 5. (Credit: Carrie Miller, file)

Two men arrested in connection with a drug bust at a home on Lewis Street in Riverhead last November pleaded guilty Wednesday to felony drug charges.

According to online court records, William Brown, 28, of Riverhead pleaded guilty to one count of third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance.

Romaine Hopkins, 32, of Northampton pleaded guilty to fourth-degree conspiracy and third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance.  (more…)

07/01/15 2:14pm
D.A. Thomas Spota at a press conference on Wednesday. (Credit: Tim Gannon)

District Attorney Thomas Spota at a press conference on Wednesday. (Credit: Tim Gannon)

District Attorney Thomas Spota revealed details of a “pretty sophisticated scheme” that included a Calverton man as the “chief reseller” on Long Island and involved shipping marijuana from farms in northern California to Suffolk County. (more…)

07/01/15 8:30am
Tree limbs hang on a house on Wilson Avenue in Riverhead. (Credit: Joe Werkmeister)

Tree limbs hang on a house on Wilson Avenue in Riverhead. (Credit: Joe Werkmeister)

An early morning string of thunderstorm toppled trees and knocked out power for more than 3,000 residents in Riverhead and Flanders Wednesday.

According to a PSEG outage map, about 2,500 customers in Jamesport and 555 residents in Flanders lost power due to the storm. As of 8:30 a.m., power had been restored to most of the Jamesport properties around Tuthill Lane, according to the map.  (more…)

06/30/15 7:53pm
06/30/2015 7:53 PM
Police found the car near Route 94 and the LIE. (Credit: Google Map image)

Police found the car near Route 94 and the LIE. (Credit: Google Map image)

Two Calverton men were arrested Saturday after Southampton Town police received a report that a Riverside woman was carjacked, according to a press release.

One of the suspects was caught with a loaded handgun, officials said.

Police began investigating the missing person’s report after the victim texted a friend and said she was being held inside her car against her will, officials said.

Police located the vehicle in Calverton a short time later at around 11:40 p.m. near County Road 94 and the Long Island Expressway, officials said.

The woman was found unharmed and two occupants inside the car were arrested, police said.

Fredrick Pittman, 47, was charged with second-and-third-degree criminal possession of a loaded handgun. Trahmel Thompson, 24, was charged with outstanding bench warrants from First District Court, officials said.

No other details were immediately available.