Grace Episcopal Church on Roanoke Avenue. Barbaraellen Koch photo
A 22-year-old Riverhead man has been arrested on a felony assault charge after he allegedly attacked a homeless man with a hammer on Roanoke Avenue last week, Riverhead Town police said.
Police were called to Peconic Bay Medical Center at around 3:40 a.m. on Thursday after the victim had reported he had been assaulted by an acquaintance near the Grace Episcopal Church, officials said.
Efrain Amaya was arrested Saturday and charged with second-degree assault, police said. He was arraigned and held at Suffolk County jail on $25,000 bail, officials said.
Police investigate outside room 136 of the Greenview Inn on West Main Street in Riverhead.
Update (5:30 p.m.)
Police have identified the body that was found in a Riverhead motel room on Sunday as Kathleen Meechan, 41, of Riverhead.
Ms. Meechan was found dead in her motel room by hotel management about 12:20 p.m., according to a police statement. Officers pronounced the woman — the only one staying in the room — dead once they arrived on scene.
Though police said they have not determined the exact cause of death, it appears to be non-criminal. The body was removed by the Suffolk County Medical Examiner’s office to be taken for autopsy, police said.
Update (3:15 p.m.)
Police investigating a woman’s death at the Greenview Inn on West Main Street in Riverhead don’t believe foul play was involved, a detective on the scene said. The exact cause of the woman’s death is still under investigation.
The Suffolk County Medical Examiner’s Office had been called to the scene at 2:45 p.m. (more…)
Volunteers serve up some sausage at Sunday’s breakfast fundraiser. (Paul Squire Photo)
For more than 25 years, the Riverhead Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary have been serving up breakfast on a Sunday morning in late winter. (more…)
Riverhead Police are seeking information after they say a homeless man was mugged in Polish Town shortly after midnight Thursday, found on the side of the road and unable to speak.
The scene of a vehicle accident Thursday night on Route 58 in Riverehead (Photo by Jennifer Gustavson)
A woman was transported to Stony Brook University Medical Center Thursday night after her vehicle collided with a Hampton Jitney bus on Route 58 in Riverhead, Riverhead Town police said. (more…)
A 34-year-old Riverhead woman was arrested on felony drug charges Monday following an investigation by the East End Drug Task Force, police said.
Riverhead police responded to a reported armed robbery at a home located on Maplewood Lane in Riverhead on Wednesday. (Google Map Image)
Two masked gunmen allegedly robbed a home on Maplewood Lane in Riverhead on Wednesday, according to Riverhead Town police. (more…)
PAUL SQUIRE PHOTO | District attorney Thomas Spota points to the suspects arrested in a heroin trafficking ring at a press conference Wednesday.
A collaboration between police forces has broken up a massive heroin ring that ferried a “pure, strong and very sought-after” brand of the drug to Riverhead from East Harlem, authorities said. (more…)