Update 11 a.m.
A Flanders teen charged with felony assault after allegedly shooting a teenage shopper in the face with a pellet gun near a Route 58 store has been held on $5,000 bail after his arraignment in town court. (more…)
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…)
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.
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.
Update 10:15 a.m.: Article was updated with mug shot and bail information.
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…)
A Riverhead Town Police officer responded to a downtown Riverhead deli just after 1 a.m. Sunday after someone thought they saw a child left alone in a car, according to a police report. (more…)