Riverhead Charter School Superintendent Ray Ankrum has been in charge of the running the K-8 school on Route 25 in Calverton since 2012.
But this year, he’s got another role: traffic control officer.
Mr. Ankrum spends about 45 minutes in the morning and 45 minutes in the afternoon directing traffic outside the school, wearing a bright orange vest and hat over his suit. READ
Late last month in Oklahoma, K-9 Smokey of the Nowata Police Department was killed when an intoxicated woman opened the back door of a police vehicle, allowing the dog to run into the roadway where he was struck by a truck. And in Texas earlier this month, K-9s Grunt and Neil, who were trained to track critically missing persons with dementia for the Refugio County Sheriff’s Office, were strangled to death by a suspect they were tracking. READ
Update (7 a.m.): Riverhead Police confirmed the road has reopened.
Original story: Portions of Old Country Road between Northville Turnpike and Doctors Path are closed in both directions due to an early morning car crash, downing wires across the roadway. READ
A Flanders woman is facing multiple charges following a string of crimes that occurred throughout Riverhead last month.
Three men were arrested and several more remain at large after a robbery in Riverhead Tuesday afternoon, according to a Riverhead police press release.
Terrance T. Latimore Jr. of Riverhead, 21, Taiquon T. Trent of Westhampton Beach, 19, and Terrance T. Trent of Westhampton Beach, 22, have all been charged in the Fanning Street robbery, police said. READ
Standing in front of a table with dozens of firearms Wednesday afternoon, Suffolk County District Attorney Timothy Sini announced the arrest of nine people who were connected to 63 sales of illegal firearms in Suffolk County. (more…)
The Riverhead Police Department’s dive and rescue team helped recover a high-altitude weather balloon that was launched from a New Jersey school and landed 105 miles away in Long Island Sound, two miles off Calverton. READ
Riverhead Town police are looking for information about a man who tried to steal a shopping cart full of electronic merchandise from the Walmart on County Road 58 last month. READ