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11/12/18 7:15am

Suffolk County Crime Stoppers is offering a $5,000 reward for information that leads to an arrest of the man who smashed the windows of a firefighter’s vehicle earlier this year.

Riverhead Town police have been seeking the public’s help to identify the person responsible for damaging a Riverhead volunteer firefighter’s personal vehicle, which was parked at the department’s headquarters while the firefighter was on duty during the overnight hours Sept. 29. READ

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10/25/18 11:14am
10/25/2018 11:14 AM

Update (12:36 p.m.): 

Riverhead Town Fire Marshal David Andruszkiewicz, who was investigating the scene, said there were 10 people inside the mobile home at the time of the fire.

“It was a stove fire,” he said. “We can’t be specific where in the stove, but we bring the origin back to the stove.”

He added that he does not believe the renter had insurance on the property.

Original Story:

A stove fire that broke out around 1:30 a.m. destroyed a mobile home and left a family with four young children homeless.

Fifty firefighters arrived on the scene, off Harrison Avenue in Riverhead, to battle the blaze that is believed to have started in the kitchen, according to Riverhead Fire Chief Peter Jackman. READ

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10/02/18 8:58pm

Riverhead Town police are seeking the public’s help to identify the person responsible for damaging a Riverhead volunteer firefighter’s personal vehicle, which was parked at the department’s headquarters while the firefighter was on duty during the overnight hours Sunday into Monday. READ

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08/22/18 6:00am
08/22/2018 6:00 AM

Joining the Riverhead Fire Department was Bill Sanok’s way of putting down roots.

Mr. Sanok, then 28, arrived on the East End in 1968 after serving in the military and bouncing between jobs with Cornell Cooperative Extension in the Finger Lakes and Nassau County. 

“I figured I’ve got to settle down and do something with people outside of my job,” he said Monday. READ