10/20/14 8:46am
10/20/2014 8:46 AM

An Aquebogue gas station was robbed at gunpoint last night, according to Riverhead Police.

Police said a clerk reported that a man — only described as tall — wearing a ski mask and black hooded sweatshirt entered Empire Gas Station on Main Road just after 10 p.m. and forcibly removed cash from him. The clerk said the man cut him across the face with a razor blade during the robbery, and then proceeded to flee on foot.

Anyone with information about the robbery is asked to call Riverhead Police at 727-4500, ext. 633.

10/11/14 8:28am
10/11/2014 8:28 AM
The scene Saturday morning on East Avenue in Riverhead near where a 19-year-old was shot twice. (Credit: Rachel Young)

The scene Saturday morning on East Avenue in Riverhead near where a 19-year-old man was shot twice. (Credit: Rachel Young)

UPDATE: The 19-year-old Riverhead man who police said was shot twice in the back Friday night as he was walking home on East Avenue is in critical condition at Stony Brook University Medical Center, a hospital spokesperson said Saturday afternoon.

ORIGINAL STORY: A 19-year-old Riverhead man was shot twice in the back Friday night as he was walking home on East Avenue, Riverhead police said.

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09/17/14 4:36pm
09/17/2014 4:36 PM
Michael Settle mug shot (credit: Riverhead police)

Michael Settle mug shot (credit: Riverhead police)

Riverhead police have identified a 20-year-old man as the burglar who allegedly broke into a riverfront restaurant and stole cash in June, according to police reports.

Michael Settle of Riverhead was arrested Wednesday and charged with felony burglary, according to a police news release. The arrest came after a police investigation into a burglary at the Turkuaz Grill on McDermott Avenue on June 20, police said.

A previous police report stated the alleged burglar took cash from the restaurant.

A Riverhead Town court clerk said Mr. Settle was held on $2,500 bail after his arraignment Wednesday. He is due back in court on Sept. 30.

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08/14/14 11:14pm
08/14/2014 11:14 PM
A woman was airlifted Thursday night (Credit: Jennifer Gustavson)

A woman was airlifted Thursday night from Sound Avenue in Riverhead. (Credit: Jennifer Gustavson)

A woman was airlifted to Stony Brook University Medical Center after receiving a head injury from a fall inside a home Thursday night, Riverhead police and fire department officials said.

Police said the accident occurred at a home on Crows Nest Drive in Riverhead at around 9:50 p.m.

Riverhead Fire Department officials secured a landing zone for the Medevac rescue on Sound Avenue near Roanoke Avenue.

No other details about the incident were immediately available.

08/14/14 10:58am
Wells Homestead Farmstand in Aquebogue. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

Wells Homestead Farmstand in Aquebogue. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

Riverhead Police are investigating a couple of similar farmstand burglaries after Wells Homestead Farmstand was recently broken into between Tuesday night and Wednesday afternoon.

According to police, someone entered the farmstand “via an unsecured window” between 6:30 p.m. Tuesday and 12:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Detectives said that money, several drinks, and other items were stolen in the burglary, which was reported on Wednesday.

The incident shares similarities with another farmstand burglary that occurred in early July at Garden of Eve. However, police did not elaborate on how the incident was similar to the early July burglary.