A Riverside man was arrested Monday after fleeing from police and charged with damaging cars at a Riverhead automotive shop last month, according to a Southampton Town police press release.
Kirk Alfaro, 46, was found speeding on Old Quogue Road at around 9 p.m. and fled with his lights off after police attempted to pull him over, officials said.
A Flanders man who jumped out a second-story window to avoid police was later caught on Old Quogue Road in Riverside nine hours later, according to Southampton Town Police. (more…)
The medical condition of a 49-year-old Shirley man who was badly injured Sunday morning in a paragliding crash in Calverton has been upgraded from serious to fair, a Stony Brook University Medical Center spokesman said Monday.
The man, Marcelo Ibarra, crashed in a field shortly after taking off from the south runway at the Enterprise Park at Calverton property about 8:20 a.m., Riverhead Town police said.
He suffered a possible fracture of both femurs.
Mr. Ibarra was airlifted to Stony Brook for treatment of his injuries. The Federal Aviation Administration responded to assist Riverhead police in the investigation of the accident.
Police said the man was using a motorized paraglider in the crash.
Nicholas Kieltyka (Credit: Riverhead Police Department)
A Riverhead Town Justice lowered bail for the Kings Park man accused of stealing ammunition from Walmart in Riverhead Saturday while being in possession of a switchblade, a loaded .40 caliber semiautomatic handgun and an unauthorized assault rifle with numerous high capacity magazines. (more…)
Rescue workers responded to a paragliding crash in Calverton Monday. (Credit: Grant Parpan)
Correction: This report initially identified the machine that crashed as a hang glider. It was a powered paraglider.
A 49-year-old Shirley man was badly injured Sunday morning in a paragliding crash at the Calverton Enterprise Park, according to Riverhead Town police. (more…)
A Kings Park man caught stealing ammunition from Walmart in Riverhead Saturday was also found to be in possession of a switchblade, a loaded .40 caliber semiautomatic handgun and an unauthorized assault rifle with numerous high capacity magazines, town police said. (more…)