02/17/14 12:01pm
02/17/2014 12:01 PM
Rancho Latino bar on Flanders Road. Paul Squire photo.

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…)

11/27/13 9:56am
11/27/2013 9:56 AM
RACHEL YOUNG PHOTO | Two people were taken to Peconic Bay Medical Center Wednesday morning after a sedan rear-ended an SUV in Aquebogue.

RACHEL YOUNG PHOTO | Two people were taken to Peconic Bay Medical Center Wednesday morning after a sedan rear-ended an SUV in Aquebogue.

Riverhead Police said two people were taken to Peconic Bay Medical Center for precautionary purposes when a man driving a Volkswagen Passat rear-ended a woman driving a Honda CR-V near the intersection of Main Road and Union Avenue in Aquebogue at 9 a.m. this morning.

An officer at the scene of the collision said the driver of the Honda CR-V was waiting to make a left turn onto Union Avenue when the driver of the Volkswagen Passat glanced down to pick up his coffee and rear-ended the Honda CR-V.

Neither driver was injured in the collision, Riverhead Police said.

Traffic was moving well at the scene of the crash at 9:30 a.m.


10/03/13 8:52pm
10/03/2013 8:52 PM

Over $4,000 worth of pumpkins were stolen from a farm in Baiting Hollow earlier this week, Riverhead Town police said.

A farmer at Rottkamp’s Fox Hollow Farm alerted police about 2:30 p.m. Monday that 600 pumpkins had been stolen from the Sound Avenue farm, according to a report.

The pumpkins were valued at $4,200, police said. Police are investigating.

08/30/12 4:46pm
08/30/2012 4:46 PM

PAUL SQUIRE PHOTO | A woman was hospitalized after a two-car crash on Route 58 Thursday afternoon

A woman suffered non life-threatening injuries after a minivan carrying her and four children struck an SUV on Route 58 in Riverhead Thursday afternoon.

The woman’s gray Dodge Grand Caravan driven was heading east on Route 58 about 3:45 p.m. when it struck a northbound black Chevy Trailblazer whose driver was trying to make a left turn onto Route 58 at Northville Turnpike, police said.

The four uninjured children in the car were taken to Peconic Bay Medical Center with the mother because there was no other guardian to take care of them, according to police; the driver of the SUV was unharmed.

Firefighters were called to the scene to redirect traffic; the road completely reopened about 4:15 p.m.


12/17/11 11:00am
12/17/2011 11:00 AM

A Wading River teenager was arrested this week in connection with robbing and assaulting a cab driver in Riverhead, according to police reports.

Tasheria Horsley, 16, was arrested Wednesday at town police headquarters for her alleged involvement in a Nov. 3 incident, during which a Moon Light Taxi driver was dropping a fare off near Delores Avenue about 8:30 p.m. when he was attacked inside the cab by a man and a woman. He called police soon after, but the two passengers had fled on foot before officers could arrive.

The man involved in the incident is still at-large, police said.

Ms. Horsley was charged with two counts of first-degree robbery. It was not clear what led police to believe Ms. Horsley was involved. She was released without bail after an appearance in town justice court.

• Someone stole $4,000 worth of tools from Long Island Truck Parts in Riverhead, according to town police. The theft was reported about 3:30 p.m. Wednesday.

• John Massaroni, no age or hometown given, was charged with criminal mischief after a 3 p.m. incident at the Hess Mart on Route 25A in Wading River Thursday.

• A 15-year-old male was charged at police headquarters with third-degree assault Tuesday. The arrest was made in connection with a Nov. 19 incident, police said. No further details were available.

• Bricks were reportedly thrown through the passenger side windows of two different cars in Riverhead Wednesday evening. The first report, which happened on Northern Parkway, occurred just before 7:30 p.m. and the second incident, which happened on Ackerly Street, occurred after 8:30 p.m.

Those who are named in police reports have not been convicted of any crime or violation. The charges against them may later be reduced or withdrawn, or they may be found innocent.