07/14/15 9:10pm
07/14/2015 9:10 PM

A Wading River man was arrested Tuesday and charged with burning his girlfriend’s arm with a cigar torch, Riverhead Town police said.

Charles Smith, 64, allegedly assaulted the victim in his home at around 2:30 p.m., police said.

She was taken to Peconic Bay Medical Center for treatment and has been released, officials said.

Mr. Smith was charged with third-degree assault and held for an arraignment, police said.

07/12/15 5:38pm
07/12/2015 5:38 PM
A mini-van carrying six people crashed into a telephone pole on Flanders Road Sunday afternoon. (Credit: Grant Parpan)

A mini-van carrying six people crashed into a telephone pole on Flanders Road Sunday afternoon. (Credit: Grant Parpan)

A trip home from the beach was derailed for a driver and his five passengers when a front tire blew out and the driver lost control of his minivan and crashed into a telephone pole on Flanders Road Sunday afternoon, Southampton Town police said.  (more…)

07/12/15 12:00pm

A Riverhead man was arrested in an out-of-town DWI enforcement effort over the weekend.

David Morgan, 29, was charged with driving while intoxicated during an overnight sobriety checkpoint conducted by Suffolk County police in Port Jefferson Station.

• Christopher Herb, 40, of Aquebogue, was charged with driving while intoxicated Monday at about 3:37 p.m. on the Long Island Expressway, police said.

• A Baiting Hollow resident reported last Tuesday night that someone had stolen a tax return check worth $1,149. The detective division is investigating the case, police said.

• Two motorcycles were reported stolen last Thursday at about 6:30 p.m. from a horticultural business on Main Road in Aquebogue, police said. One was a 2009 Honda motorcycle valued at about $1,500 and the other was a 1987 Yamaha motorcycle valued at about $400, according to police, who said the detective division is investigating the case.

• An officer found a machete in the street on Osborn Avenue at about 9:30 a.m. Monday. The machete was placed in the police department’s property section, officials said.

• A woman reported that a Samsung Galaxy tablet valued at about $300 was stolen from All-Star on Main Road in Aquebogue last Thursday night at about 9:20 p.m., police said.

• Someone damaged the windshield of a car on Main Road in Jamesport last Tuesday at 1:25 a.m., according to police.

• A man stole $20 from a tip jar at Eddy’s Barber Shop on East Main Street in Riverhead last Tuesday at 2:49 p.m, police said.