09/24/14 12:20pm
09/24/2014 12:20 PM
Paul Tromblee mug shot (Credit: Suffolk County police)

Paul Tromblee mug shot (Credit: Suffolk County police)

A Manorville man who pleaded guilty to armed robbery in connection with a string of robberies across Suffolk County — including one in Calverton and Mattituck — was sentenced to five years in prison Monday, according to the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office.  (more…)

09/24/14 11:45am
Police say an elderly woman had her purse stolen at this intersection in downtown Riverhead. (Credit: Google Maps)

Police say an elderly woman had her purse stolen at this intersection in downtown Riverhead. (Credit: Google Maps)

Riverhead police say an elderly woman had her pocketbook stolen out of her car as she was stopped at a red light in downtown Riverhead Tuesday morning.

The suspect remains at large and detectives have asked anyone with information about the theft to come forward.

Police say the victim was waiting at the traffic light at the intersection of Court Street and Osborne Avenue about 11:50 a.m. when an “unknown person” opened the passenger door of her vehicle and took her pocketbook from the front seat.

The suspect — who was not further described by police — fled on foot. Police ask anyone with information about the theft to call 727-4500 ext. 633. All calls will remain confidential.

psquire@timesreview.com

09/24/14 7:51am
Erin Pugh mug shot (credit: Riverhead police)

Erin Pugh mug shot (credit: Riverhead police)

Riverhead police have arrested a Manorville woman on a prostitution charge after an investigation into a property on Old River Road, according to a police news release.

Erin Pugh, 41, was arrested about 5:30 p.m. Tuesday and charged with misdemeanor prostitution, police said. The Riverhead police Community Oriented Police Enforcement unit had received “numerous complaints” about prostitution in the area, according to the release.

Ms. Pugh was processed at police headquarters Tuesday night and was released on $100 bail Wednesday morning. Additional information about her arrest was not immediately available.

psquire@timesreview.com

Update 10:15 a.m.: Article was updated with mug shot and bail information. 

09/23/14 9:11pm
09/23/2014 9:11 PM
The Honda SUV where it came to rest after last Thursday's crash in Calverton. (Credit: Carrie Miller)

The Honda SUV where it came to rest after last Thursday’s crash in Calverton. (Credit: Carrie Miller, file)

An 80-year-old woman who was a passenger in a vehicle involved in a crash that sent two cars careening down a hill in Calverton last Thursday has died of her injuries, Riverhead Town police said.

Roberta Ekberg of Calverton was in a westbound Honda CRV driven by 79-year-old Alfred Ekberg when Mr. Ekberg attempted to make a left turn off Sound Avenue and collided with an eastbound Audi driven by Jeannette Kuzma, 58, of Shoreham, police said. (more…)