A Riverhead man with a history of arrests for theft and fleeing police was arrested again Monday after he allegedly walked out of a supermarket with a shopping cart full of stolen goods, then resisted a police officer who was trying to handcuff him. READ
A Riverhead landlord has been accused of breaking into his renters’ apartment on Middle Road just after midnight Saturday and scratching the man with a 30-inch-long piece of metal, Riverhead Town police said. READ
A 25-year-old Riverhead woman was arrested on endangering the welfare of a child charges Friday after she allegedly left her 4-year-old daughter home alone while she went out “socializing,” according to Riverhead Town police. (more…)
A 59-year-old Riverside woman is facing a felony criminal mischief charge after she damaged a car during a dispute on Dogwood Court Friday night, Southampton Town police said. READ
Mohammed Proctor, a 38-year-old convicted drug dealer who allegedly assaulted his pregnant girlfriend earlier this month and caused the woman to need emergency surgery to save the baby, was held on $150,000 cash bail or $300,000 bond after his arraignment in the Suffolk County Court Thursday morning.
A Riverhead police officer came to the rescue of a pet rabbit that was locked in a car in the hot sun Saturday afternoon.
Members of the Riverhead Town Anti-Bias Task Force say recent comments made by some members of the Town Board may “undermine the work that we’re doing to try to bring the community together.”
But some of those members, including the liaison to that committee, stand by their statements, noting that they don’t want the town to be seen as a haven for anyone who comes into the country illegally. READ
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…)