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.

07/24/14 11:40am
07/24/2014 11:40 AM
Celentano in hit and run

Jacqueline Celentano of Calverton is led out of Southampton Police Department headquarters in Hampton Bays for an arraignment following her arrest last year. (Credit: Carrie Miller file)

More than a year after he was hit by a car and left badly injured on the side of the road in Flanders, 25-year-old Aaron Hartmann still has memory problems, his mother, Linda, said. He stumbles over his words sometimes and has lost the peripheral vision in both his eyes.

When Mr. Hartmann gets tired, he limps on the leg that was broken in the crash, she said, making it difficult for him to get a job to support his young child.

“My son’s life is destroyed,” Ms. Hartmann said. (more…)

07/21/14 10:11am
07/21/2014 10:11 AM

PDHQRiverhead Police arrested a Flanders man shortly after midnight today after they said he broke into a Roanoke Avenue home and harassed a couple living there.

Police said they received a call around 12:20 a.m. that a man had broken into the home and physically harassed a man living there. Authorities located the burglar within minutes of the call, who was operating a vehicle just a short distance from the home.

The man was ID’d by the victim as 38-year-old Alfredo Chitay-Concoba. A woman living at the home had an order of protection against Mr. Chitay-Concoba, police said.

He was charged with second-degree burglary and first-degree criminal contempt, both felonies. He was also charged with second-degree harassment, a violation. Mr. Chitay-Concoba was transported to police headquarters and held for arraignment.

07/21/14 7:03am
Police say this man bought $1,000 worth of sneakers with a stolen credit card.

Police say this man bought $1,000 worth of sneakers with a stolen credit card.

A reward is being offered for information that leads to the arrest of a man police say paid for $1,000 worth of sneakers from a downtown store with a stolen credit card.

According to police, a man bought five different pairs of shoes from the Sneaker Aquarium at 41 E. Main St. with the stolen card on May 23.

Police described the man as black and about 6 feet, 3 inches tall with a heavy build. He was clean shaven, police said, and at the time of the incident was wearing dark blue pants and a light blue hospital scrub shirt, also wearing a stethoscope around his neck at the time of the theft.

Anyone with information about the arrest is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS, or Riverhead Police at 727-4500 ext 327. All calls will be kept confidential. Information that leads to an arrest offers a cash reward of up to $5,000.