12/22/14 11:45am

An 18-year-old Riverhead man accused of fleeing police on foot during a traffic stop earlier this month was arrested on multiple charges last Tuesday after being located by an officer, according to a Riverhead Town police report.

Cristhian Diaz Paz was arrested at police headquarters about 9:40 a.m. and charged with reckless driving and third-degree unlawful fleeing a police officer, police said.

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12/20/14 9:15am

A Cutchogue man was arrested Thursday on a drunk driving charge in Laurel, Southold Town police said.

Erwin Gruber, 42, was driving shortly before 10 p.m. near the intersection of Peconic Bay Boulevard and Laurel Lane when police pulled him over after he failed to stop at a stop sign, officials said.

He failed standardized field sobriety tests police administer after alcohol was detected on his breath, officials said.

Mr. Gruber was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated, a misdemeanor. He was transported to police headquarters and held for arraignment.

12/18/14 11:45am
12/18/2014 11:45 AM
Suffolk County Executive Steven Bellone speaks during the press conference at Southampton Town Hall Wednesday afternoon.  (Credit: Carrie Miller)

Suffolk County Executive Steven Bellone speaks during the press conference at Southampton Town Hall Wednesday afternoon. (Credit: Carrie Miller)

East End police departments and villages across Suffolk County will benefit from a collective $6 million in sales tax revenue over the next three years, thanks to a new agreement announced by County Executive Steven Bellone during a press conference at Southampton Town Hall Wednesday afternoon.

The deal is one step in the right direction for securing a fair split in sales tax revenue for the twin forks — which aren’t policed by Suffolk County Police Department — a budgeting issue Legislator Jay Schneiderman (I-Montuak) said he had been working on for more than a decade.

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