A Riverhead man was charged with criminal possession of stolen property after he was seen driving a stolen truck Sunday night.
An employee of Glenwood Village noticed one of the company’s trucks being operated on Middle Road in Riverhead around 10 p.m., according to Riverhead police. READ
Late last month in Oklahoma, K-9 Smokey of the Nowata Police Department was killed when an intoxicated woman opened the back door of a police vehicle, allowing the dog to run into the roadway where he was struck by a truck. And in Texas earlier this month, K-9s Grunt and Neil, who were trained to track critically missing persons with dementia for the Refugio County Sheriff’s Office, were strangled to death by a suspect they were tracking. READ
Southampton Town police arrested a Flanders man Saturday under Leandra’s Law.
Melvin Velasquez, 25, was stopped near Bellows Pond Road in Hampton Bays at approximately 11:07 p.m. He was found to be intoxicated and had a child in the vehicle.
Police did not say how old the child was, but Leandra’s Law makes it an automatic felony to drive drunk in New York with a child under the age of 16. READ
A State Liquor Authority inspection over the weekend resulted in arrests at two Riverhead restaurants.
Kelly Dueffert, an employee at TGI Fridays in Riverhead, and Shana Boeckmann, an employee at Perabell in Riverhead, were both charged with unlawfully dealing with a child in the first degree, a class A misdemeanor.
A Riverhead woman was arrested Thursday in connection to a robbery that occurred in April at Tanger Outlets. READ
Two police officers pulled a man from the Peconic River to safety Wednesday afternoon after the 44-year-old was found floating face down and unresponsive, according to Riverhead Town police. READ
Riverhead Police are looking for a man who forcefully stole a television from the Kmart on Old Country Road Tuesday night. READ
A white Jeep was destroyed by fire Monday afternoon in Riverside, according to the Riverhead Fire Department. READ