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His audience was a group of Cub Scouts. Their motto: Do your best.
And the children did their best to give Riverhead highway patrol officer Dennis Cavanaugh honest answers.
“How many mommies and daddies were on the cellphone as they were driving here today?” asked Officer Cavanaugh, who had volunteered to talk to the kids that day about law enforcement. (more…)
Eight men — including a former Shinnecock Indian Nation Trustee — turned themselves in to New York State police in Riverside last week after officials with the state Department Environmental Conservation said they were caught illegally harvesting elvers, baby eels often sold to buyers in Asia.
Riverhead police say a homeless man was beaten and robbed by the railroad tracks in Polish Town Sunday. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)
Authorities have released more information about a Sunday mugging in Polish Town, now offering a $5,000 reward for any information that leads to an arrest in the case.
A 33-year-old homeless man suffered serious head injuries after he was beaten and robbed on the Long Island Rail Road tracks just west of Marcy Avenue around 12:45 p.m. on Sunday, police said.
The victim told police that two or three men beat him in the face and head with an unknown object, “possibly a nearby tree branch,” and robbed him of $400 cash, according to a report. He was allegedly robbed while walking on Osborn Avenue and then dragged to an area west of Marcy Avenue.
The victim was found bleeding heavily from the face and head at the BP gas station on West Main Street in Riverhead, police said.
The numbers of suspects involved in the beating had previously thought to number two or three, though police confirmed on Friday that two black men in their mid-30s were last seen on on foot near Pulaski Street. One man was reportedly wearing all black, and the other was wearing a white shirt and blue jeans.
Police Chief David Hegermiller said earlier this week that Sunday’s assault may be related to a string of other assaults in the area this year. It was the fifth assault on a Hispanic person in the downtown Riverhead area this year, he said.
Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call 631-727-4500, ext. 289 of 1-800-220-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential.
Route 24 in Riverside. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch, file)
Southampton Town has signed a contract with a “master developer” as part of a multi-pronged approach of revitalizing the long-beleaguered Riverside area that’s just a short walk away from downtown Riverhead, which has made its own strides as of late.
The development firm, Renaissance Downtowns of Plainview, has also leased office space on Peconic Avenue and is advertising for local employees to man the office. (more…)
A Hampton Bays man who ran from his car after being pulled over at a traffic stop in Flanders Sunday was later charged with drunken driving and drug possession, according to Southampton Town police. (more…)
U.S. Navy Cmdr. Tim McAllister, his partner, Deanna Ziegler, and his 8-year-old daughter, Hollie, at his homecoming at MacArthur Airport Saturday night. (Credit: Courtesy photo)
Riverhead police officer Tim McAllister joined the U.S. Navy straight out of college in 1991, armed with a Coast Guard license and a desire to serve. But the Southampton Town resident never expected to serve decades later in an inland country — or being asked to speak at a police academy graduation in a nation torn by war. (more…)
The Costco development’s buffer next to Foxwood Village. (Credit: Tim Gannon)
The Riverhead Town Planning Board discussed Thursday its concerns with the Shops at Riverhead/Costco’s ongoing development on Route 58 and announced it won’t sign off on the project unless certain progress is made.
Mario Carrera, a junior at St. John’s and a Riverhead graduate, is a midfielder for the Redmen. (Credit: St. John’s Athletics)
Former Riverhead High School player Mario Carrera, a junior at St. John’s, will be inducted into the university’s prestigious President’s Society this month, serving as member for the 2014-15 academic year. (more…)