04/02/14 2:31pm
04/02/2014 2:31 PM
Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota holds up a bag of heroin seized during a drug raid that busted an alleged heroin network. (Credit: Paul Squire)

Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota holds up a bag of heroin seized during a drug raid that busted an alleged heroin network during a press conference Wednesday morning. (Credit: Paul Squire)

A Riverhead woman is one of 14 people accused of dealing heroin in a network of drug rings that pumped about $3.6 million worth of drugs into Suffolk County, according to Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota.

“This is probably one of the most prolific operations [we] have seen in many, many a year,” Mr. Spota said at a press conference Wednesday morning. (more…)

04/02/14 9:25am

Update: The Riverhead man reported missing yesterday has been found in good health in Terryville early Wednesday, Riverhead police said.

Deavon Russell approached a Suffolk County 6th Precinct police officer after he had learned that he was reported missing. Mr. Russell told the officer that he was OK, police said.  (more…)

04/01/14 4:30pm
04/01/2014 4:30 PM

Kenneth Belcher (left) and Willie J. Blackmon.

Two Riverhead men who police say were caught with a loaded gun after one of the pair stole a bag of Snickers candy from a Mattituck home last week remain held in Suffolk County jail, a Southold town court clerk said.

And police reports show Kenneth Belcher — the 46-year-old man accused of the alleged theft — had been arrested for carrying drugs in Riverhead days before.  (more…)

03/31/14 5:00pm
03/31/2014 5:00 PM
The Riverhead Fire Department firefighters at  (Credit: Jennifer Gustavson)

The Riverhead Fire Department firefighters at Bishop-McGann Mercy High School Sunday evening. (Credit: Jennifer Gustavson)

Update 5:20 p.m.: Bishop-McGann Mercy High School officials have confirmed the school will be opened Tuesday.

Principal Carl Semmler also issued the following statement:

“Bishop McGann-Mercy Diocesan High School was inspected by the Riverhead Fire Marshall, the Suffolk County Department of Health and a team of private environmental engineers.  It has been determined that the building is safe for the students, faculty and staff to return tomorrow, April 1.  The major debris has been removed, the student areas have been cleaned, including the use of air scrubbers with HEPA filters.  The kitchen surfaces will continue to be disinfected tomorrow.  As such, all students and faculty have been advised that there will be no food service tomorrow and to bring a bag lunch.”

ORIGINAL STORY:

The Riverhead Fire Department responded to an electrical fire Sunday evening at Bishop-McGann Mercy High School in Riverhead.

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