10/11/14 8:28am
10/11/2014 8:28 AM
The scene Saturday morning on East Avenue in Riverhead near where a 19-year-old was shot twice. (Credit: Rachel Young)

The scene Saturday morning on East Avenue in Riverhead near where a 19-year-old man was shot twice. (Credit: Rachel Young)

UPDATE: The 19-year-old Riverhead man who police said was shot twice in the back Friday night as he was walking home on East Avenue is in critical condition at Stony Brook University Medical Center, a hospital spokesperson said Saturday afternoon.

ORIGINAL STORY: A 19-year-old Riverhead man was shot twice in the back Friday night as he was walking home on East Avenue, Riverhead police said.

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10/10/14 6:22am
A police officer investigates the scene where a pickup truck collided with an ambulance. (Credit: Grant Parpan)

A police officer investigates the scene where an SUV collided with an ambulance. (Credit: Grant Parpan)

A Riverhead ambulance en route to Stony Brook University Hospital was struck by an SUV in Riverhead Thursday night at the intersection of Middle Road and Northville Turnpike, town police said in a press release. (more…)

10/09/14 1:00pm
10/09/2014 1:00 PM
Anthony Wayne Smith mug shot from May 2014 (Credit: Riverhead Town police)

Anthony Wayne Smith mug shot from May 2014 (Credit: Riverhead Town police)

An ex-con charged in a 15-count indictment with slashing and punching a group of people in downtown Riverhead last month claims that he was acting in self-defense after the group tried to steal his bike, taunted him, and then started a fight, the man’s defense attorney claimed.  (more…)

10/07/14 4:00pm
10/07/2014 4:00 PM
Randy Davidson mug shot. (Courtesy RPD)

Randy Davidson mug shot. (Courtesy RPD)

A Brooklyn man was caught with nearly $1,400 worth of merchandise from a Tanger Outlet store — with their security tags still attached — in a bag in his trunk during a traffic stop nearby, according to Riverhead Town court documents.

Randy Davidson, 34, was stopped near Tanger 2 about 6:45 p.m. Sunday, according to the documents. A police officer searched Mr. Davidson’s car and found a lined bag in his trunk “stuffed” with allegedly stolen merchandise, according to charges filed against Mr. Davidson.

The man is accused of stealing $1,396 worth of merchandise from Epic Jeans. He was charged with felony criminal possession of stolen property and criminal possession of an anti-security device — the lined bag.

He also faces a violation for marijuana possession after the police officer found a bag of marijuana “in plain sight” on the rear passenger seat, court papers show. Mr. Davidson was arraigned and held on $10,000 bail, a court clerk said.