Felony charges including attempted rape and criminal possession of a weapon against a 30-year-old Wading River man are set to be dismissed, following an “extensive” follow-up investigation into the incident, prosecutors revealed Monday.
Southampton Town police arrested Richard Rause, 30, for allegedly attacking a 30-year-old woman near a lake at the Wildwood Town Park located at on Lake Ave in Northampton about 2:15 p.m. Jan. 14.
Richard Rause, 30, of Wading River being led to his arraignment Friday morning. (Credit: Carrie MIller)
Update: These charges were scheduled to be dropped, it was announced in court on Jan. 26.
A Wading River man accused of attempting to rape a woman at gunpoint was being held at the Riverside jail on $50,000 cash bail Friday morning, awaiting word of a grand jury indictment.
Southampton Town police said Richard Rause, 30, allegedly attacked a 30-year-old woman about 2:15 p.m. Wednesday behind Wildwood Bowling Alley in Northampton. (more…)
Cops executed a search warrant at this Pine Court property in Northampton on Friday. (Credit: Paul Squire)
A third East End Drug Task Force raid Friday netted two arrests on felony drug sales and possession charges in Northampton, according to a Southampton Town police report.
The search warrant was executed at a property on Pine Court at 6:20 a.m., only a few minutes after authorities searched two other properties in Riverhead on Doctors Path and Union Avenue and arrested six people.
The three search warrants came two day after another property in Riverhead was also searched by members of several police agencies working with the task force.Authorities have not yet said whether the four all raids were related, though a police report out of Southampton Town states the Northampton arrests came as the result of a “long term investigation.”
Southampton Town police declined to provide further details about the investigations, referring all questions to the Suffolk County District Attorney’s office.
The DA’s spokesperson could not be reached for comment. (more…)
New stores like Costco have increased Riverhead’s assessed value, which could increase the school tax. (Credit: Tim Gannon)
The annual swing of school taxes from the Riverhead Town portion of the Riverhead School District to Southampton Town has hit the people in Flanders, Riverside and Northampton pretty hard in the past. But this year, the Southampton Town portion of the district will be getting a break.
Amberlynn (left) and Lyn Fountaine posed for photos at Lyn’s graduation this year, just two days after her father was injured in the fire. (Cyndi Murray photo)
Four months after a fire destroyed the Fountaine family’s home in Northampton, friends and neighbors are coming together to raise funds through a Chinese auction and dinner event called “Love Thy Neighbor.”
One day before the event, the dinner has already sold out of nearly all 250 of its $50 tickets. (more…)
A 20-year-old Riverhead man was arrested last week after firing a BB gun near the bowling alley in Northampton, according to a state police press release. (more…)
The scene of a home invasion Thursday afternoon. (Credit: Carrie Miller)
Southampton Police say an armed man busted into a Northampton home yesterday afternoon and demanded cash and drugs before fleeing the scene, and remains at large after police could not track him down despite a K-9 and helicopter search. (more…)
Garbage piled high on Oak Avenue in Flanders. (Credit: barbaraellen Koch)
Just over two years ago, we called on Southampton Town to create a garbage district in Flanders, Riverside and Northampton. And now Southampton Town is calling on residents in the area to make the decision themselves. (more…)