10/28/14 10:26am
10/28/2014 10:26 AM

Police1_BE_RRiverhead Police said that the Polish Town Deli was vandalized and burglarized on Sunday night, and are asking the public for information that could lead to an arrest.

According to police, an alarm sounded at the deli just after 3 a.m. on Sunday. Police said that upon arrival, they found that the door had been broken.

The owner of the business, which is located on Pulaski Street, reported that cash and cigarettes had been stolen from the deli.

Anyone who has information about the incident is requested to contact the Riverhead Police Department at 631-727-4500, ext. 313.

08/18/14 12:54pm
08/18/2014 12:54 PM
Police say Steven Dohner is being held on burglary charges in connection with three alleged thefts, two in Center Moriches in June and one from Riverhead in 2013. (Credit: Google Maps)

Police say Steven Dohner is being held on burglary charges in connection with three alleged thefts, two in Center Moriches in June and one from Riverhead in 2013. (Credit: Google Maps)

A 50-year-old homeless man being held in jail for breaking into a Center Moriches liquor store twice in June has been charged with burglary in connection with a break-in at a religious music store more than a year ago, Riverhead Town police said.  (more…)

08/14/14 10:58am
08/14/2014 10:58 AM
Wells Homestead Farmstand in Aquebogue. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

Wells Homestead Farmstand in Aquebogue. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

Riverhead Police are investigating a couple of similar farmstand burglaries after Wells Homestead Farmstand was recently broken into between Tuesday night and Wednesday afternoon.

According to police, someone entered the farmstand “via an unsecured window” between 6:30 p.m. Tuesday and 12:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Detectives said that money, several drinks, and other items were stolen in the burglary, which was reported on Wednesday.

The incident shares similarities with another farmstand burglary that occurred in early July at Garden of Eve. However, police did not elaborate on how the incident was similar to the early July burglary.

07/21/14 10:11am
07/21/2014 10:11 AM

PDHQRiverhead Police arrested a Flanders man shortly after midnight today after they said he broke into a Roanoke Avenue home and harassed a couple living there.

Police said they received a call around 12:20 a.m. that a man had broken into the home and physically harassed a man living there. Authorities located the burglar within minutes of the call, who was operating a vehicle just a short distance from the home.

The man was ID’d by the victim as 38-year-old Alfredo Chitay-Concoba. A woman living at the home had an order of protection against Mr. Chitay-Concoba, police said.

He was charged with second-degree burglary and first-degree criminal contempt, both felonies. He was also charged with second-degree harassment, a violation. Mr. Chitay-Concoba was transported to police headquarters and held for arraignment.

05/13/14 3:00pm
05/13/2014 3:00 PM


UPDATE (3 p.m.): A Baiting Hollow man accused of breaking into the clubhouse of a mobile home park in Calverton Monday morning before clogging a toilet with food is being held on $25,000 bail after prosecutors revealed the man’s history of arrests and failures to appear in court.

Nicholas Williams, 33, was charged with felony burglary. At his arraignment Tuesday morning, prosecutors said Mr. Williams has a 23-page history of run-ins with the courts and has failed to appear four times.

Mr. Williams was issued a grand jury notice, indicating he may be brought up on county charges soon.

Original Story: Police said a Baiting Hollow man rummaged through the clubhouse of a mobile home park in Calverton yesterday morning before clogging a toilet with food, damaging the boiler room ceiling.

According to Riverhead Police, someone at Calverton Meadows called shortly after 10 a.m. to report that a stranger had entered the park’s clubhouse, also using the space to sleep. The man reportedly attempted to flush food down the toilet, forcing it to overflow.

Police shortly identified the suspect as 33-year-old Nicholas Williams, who was later found by authorities to be walking down Osborn Avenue just before 10 p.m. last night.

Mr. Williams was arrested, charged with third-degree burglary — a felony — and held for arraignment this morning.

04/07/14 9:34am
04/07/2014 9:34 AM

An Aquebogue man said an armed burglar broke into his window early this morning and stole $8 in cash from his wallet.

The victim, a Zion Street resident, said that about 4:40 a.m., someone opened his bedroom window, reached inside his front pants pocket, took the money and displayed “some sort of dark colored handgun before fleeing the area in an unknown direction.”

Police are looking for any information anyone may have about the incident. Those who may have seen something can call Detective Hobson at 631-727-4500, ext. 377.

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