01/12/15 9:45am
01/12/2015 9:45 AM
Abel Neira, 25, of Riverhead. (Credit: Riverhead Police mug shot)

Abel Neira, 25, of Riverhead. (Credit: Riverhead Police mug shot)

A unlicensed Riverhead man is facing a felony grand larceny charge after stealing his roommates’s car and crashing it on Route 105 early Sunday, according to Riverhead Town police.

Abel Neira, 25, crashed a 2000 Volkswagon Jetta about 3:20 a.m. and then fled the scene, returning back to his West Main Street apartment, police said.

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01/06/15 2:57pm
Police say this man robbed Capital One Bank in Jamesport on Tuesday. (Credit: Riverhead Town Police Department)

Police say this man robbed Capital One Bank in Jamesport on Tuesday. (Credit: Riverhead Town Police Department)

Update 8 p.m.: The suspect that robbed Capital One Bank in Jamesport on Tuesday is described as a tall black male with a large build wearing a white-hooded sweatshirt, according to a Riverhead Town police press release.

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01/05/15 7:16am
01/05/2015 7:16 AM

Update, noon, Tuesday: Police declined to comment further on the case, saying they did not want to compromise an ongoing investigation.

Original story: Riverhead Police are investigating a reported robbery at a Wading River gas station that took place early this morning.

According to police, an armed man entered the Valero gas station at 4904 Route 25A around 12:45 a.m. and demanded cash from the clerk.

The man then fled the store with cash and cigarettes and has yet to be located since.

Det. Mike Henry said police will soon be reviewing video surveillance to obtain more information about the robbery.

Anyone with information about the robbery is asked to contact the Riverhead Police Department at 727-4500, ext. 302.

12/27/14 8:00am
12/27/2014 8:00 AM
After several attacks in the downtown Riverhead area this year — most of which have targeted Hispanic males — the town will revive its dormant Anti-Bias Task Force, a group 'meant to be a proactive agency in promoting tolerance and understanding.' (Credit: Carrie Miller)

After several attacks in the downtown Riverhead area this year — most of which have targeted Hispanic males — the town will revive its dormant Anti-Bias Task Force, a group ‘meant to be a proactive agency in promoting tolerance and understanding.’ (Credit: Paul Squire)

A rash of more than a dozen assaults and robberies erupted near downtown Riverhead this year, beginning in January and lasting into the fall. (more…)

12/24/14 2:25pm
12/24/2014 2:25 PM

Screen Shot 2014-12-24 at 2.29.07 PMA Riverhead man was arrested after police said he stole a saw, a checkbook and other personal items from an unlocked car in Baiting Hollow.

According to police, a resident on Baiting Hollow Lane reported on Tuesday shortly after 9 a.m. that someone had stolen several items from a car overnight. Those items included a Milwaukee circular saw and a briefcase, which included a checkbook and personal documents.

Police said they received information that led them to 25-year-old Edgar Jonathan Castillo of Zdunko Lane.

He was charged with petit larceny, a misdemeanor.