05/20/15 2:24pm
05/20/2015 2:24 PM
ATTORNEY GENERAL COURTESY | Ravinder Parkash, 59, pleaded guilty to a food stamp scam in January. His wife also reportedly pleaded guilty.

ATTORNEY GENERAL COURTESY | Ravinder Parkash, 59, pleaded guilty to a food stamp scam in January. His wife also reportedly pleaded guilty.

The owner of a Riverhead gas station and convenience store was sentenced to up to four years in prison for stealing more than $668,000 from the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program over a four-year period. (more…)

05/20/15 12:29am

An unlicensed Southampton man was arrested Saturday in Flanders and charged with drunk driving, Southampton Town police said.

Juan Fajardo, 35, was pulled over after police observed him driving in the center turning lane on Flanders Road shortly before 9 p.m., officials said.

Mr. Fajardo was charged with driving while intoxicated, a misdemeanor, unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, refusing to take a Breathalyzer test and other traffic infractions, police said.

He was transported to police headquarters and held for arraignment, officials said.

05/18/15 5:06pm
05/18/2015 5:06 PM
Riverhead Police Officer Rick Anderson weighing and packaging 102 pounds of drugs collected at the Take-Back Drive-Through event. (Credit: Courtesy)

Riverhead Police Officer Rick Anderson weighing and packaging 102 pounds of drugs collected at the Take-Back Drive-Through event. (Credit: Courtesy)

The Riverhead Police Department collected 102 pounds of prescription and over-the-counter drugs at the first annual Drug Take-Back Drive-Through Event on Saturday at police department headquarters.

Coordinated by the Riverhead Community Coalition for Safe and Drug-Free Youth, the event builds on the department’s recent addition of a permanent drug drop box last August. This drop box is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. (more…)

05/17/15 3:01pm
Friends load a motorcycle onto a trailer after a couple was injured riding on Sound Avenue in Calverton Sunday afternopon. (Credit: Grant Parpan)

Friends load a motorcycle onto a trailer after a couple was injured riding on Sound Avenue in Baiting Hollow Sunday afternoon. (Credit: Grant Parpan)

A couple was injured Sunday afternoon when the motorcycle they were riding on skidded out after they attempted to avoid striking an SUV making a turn off Sound Avenue in Baiting Hollow, Riverhead Town police said.  (more…)

05/16/15 11:07am
05/16/2015 11:07 AM
Brian Houpe Jr. (left) and Spencer Khashif. (Credit: Riverhead police)

Brian Houpe Jr. (left) and Spencer Khashif. (Credit: Riverhead police)

The two suspects charged in recent robberies in Riverhead were issued grand jury notices and held on bail pending another court date following their arraignments in Riverhead Town Justice Court Saturday morning.  (more…)