Anthony Wayne Smith mug shot from May 2014 (Credit: Riverhead Town police)
An ex-con charged in a 15-count indictment with slashing and punching a group of people in downtown Riverhead last month claims that he was acting in self-defense after the group tried to steal his bike, taunted him, and then started a fight, the man’s defense attorney claimed. (more…)
A Riverhead man was arrested on a felony drunken driving charge after being stopped in Riverside for a traffic violation, according to state police. (more…)
Rancho Latino bar on Flanders Road. Paul Squire photo.
A fight over a woman between two drunken patrons at a Flanders restaurant early Monday morning left one man with a swollen eye and the other in police custody, authorities said.
The assault occurred about 12:20 a.m., when 38-year-old Wilner Vaca of Smithtown got into a dispute with another intoxicated man at Rancho Latino on Flanders Road, Sgt. Susan Ralph said. (more…)