10/20/14 10:59am
10/20/2014 10:59 AM
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Riverhead police are investigating the apparent stabbing of a man on Lewis Street in Riverhead late Sunday.

The victim — a 43-year-old man — went to Peconic Bay Medical Center after he was stabbed in left shoulder while on Lewis Street, police said. Cops were called to the hospital about 11:40 p.m. to investigate. The man was treated for a single stab wound and released, according to a news release.

Police have not released information about the description of the attacker and said the investigation is active. No arrests have been made.

Riverhead detectives have asked anyone with information about the alleged incident to contact the department at (631) 727-4500 ext. 327. All calls will be kept confidential.

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04/07/14 8:00am
04/07/2014 8:00 AM
A Riverhead Volunteer Ambulance Corps volunteer displays the drug Narcan, which is used to treat opiate overdoses. (Credit: Paul Squire)

A Riverhead Volunteer Ambulance Corps volunteer displays the drug Narcan, which is used to treat opiate overdoses. (Credit: Paul Squire)

East End law enforcement officers — often the first to arrive at the scene of a heroin overdose — will now be equipped with Narcan, a life saving drug. (more…)

03/25/14 5:06pm
03/25/2014 5:06 PM
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Diana Censoprano and Spencer Stewart (Credit: Riverhead Town police)

A Selden man and woman were ordered held in county jail on felony charges for grand larceny, stolen property and endangering the welfare of a child after they allegedly stole from a Riverhead junk yard Monday night  —  and had the woman’s 8-year-old daughter help them in the robbery, Riverhead Town police said.  (more…)

12/17/13 3:30pm
12/17/2013 3:30 PM

A 52-year-old Riverhead woman is facing multiple charges after allegedly driving an unregistered snowmobile while intoxicated and then resisting arrest Saturday night, police said.

Sharon Bekiesz-Gallo was stopped on a black Arctic Cat snowmobile on Osborn Avenue about 8:35 p.m., according to a report.

Ms. Bekiesz-Gallo was charged with operating a snowmobile on a street while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, a violation. She was also ticketed for operating an unregistered snowmobile and was arrested for resisting arrest, according to a report.

Additional information was not immediately available.

She was held for arraignment Sunday morning, police said.

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12/12/13 5:40pm
12/12/2013 5:40 PM
CARRIE MILLER PHOTO | One person was airlifted to an area hospital following an accident on Edwards Avenue, fire officials said.

CARRIE MILLER PHOTO | One person was airlifted to an area hospital following an accident on Edwards Avenue, fire officials said.

One person was airlifted to an area hospital following after striking a telephone pole on Edwards Avenue just before 5 p.m. Thursday, fire officials said.

The accident happened in the vicinity of Village Green South, said Riverhead Fire department second assistant chief Kevin Brooks.

Traffic was shut down at the intersection of Edwards Avenue and Riley Avenue for a short time following the crash.

Chief Brooks said it appeared to be a one-car accident, which sustained “substantial damage,” but could not comment on the make and model. Police said the victim suffered a head injury in the crash, however the severity of the injuries were not immediately clear.

The victim was airlifted to Stony Brook University Hospital, officials said.

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10/24/13 9:00am
10/24/2013 9:00 AM

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Law enforcement agencies nationwide have scheduled another National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, so unwanted or expired medications can be disposed of safely – keeping them out of the wrong hands, and the island’s groundwater.

The Riverhead Police Department and Peconic Bay Medical Center will be accepting medications on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

“It is very important to legitimately get rid of these prescriptions because some can be very addictive and are gateway drugs to other more dangerous narcotics,” said Riverhead Police chief David Hegermiller. “Keep track of quantities; missing pills could be a warning sign. When finished with a prescription, make sure you dispose of it properly.”

“Properly disposing of medications not only protects the drinking water from contamination of pharmaceutical residues, but it also ensures that children, young adults and others will not have ready access to controlled substances,” said supervisor Sean Walter.

Soon, East End residents will not have to wait for drug disposal events to turn in their unwanted medications.

The Group for the East End, with the help of Suffolk County’s Soil and Water Conservation District, has established the East End Medication Disposal Program, giving residents year-round access to drop boxes at local police departments, including Riverhead and Southold departments, to dispose of unused medications.