Riverhead Police Chief David Hegermiller (left) joined SCDA Thomas Spota at Tuesday’s press conference to unveil a plan to combat drunken drivers. (Credit: Carrie Miller)
East End law enforcement agencies joined Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota Tuesday afternoon to unveil a plan to bolster sobriety checkpoints on land and at sea this summer.
The East End DWI Task Force will conduct additional checkpoints aimed at cracking down on drunken an drug impaired drivers and boaters, Mr. Spota announced during a press conference at the U.S. Coast Guard station in Hampton Bays.
A Riverhead teenager was arrested last week after he was accused of raping a woman in a downtown apartment, authorities said.
Curley Tutt, 18, was arrested by Riverhead police Friday after the incident occurred at an East Avenue apartment that morning, according to police and court records. (more…)
Trendell Walker is led by police out of his arraignment in Riverhead town court Friday morning. (Credit: Paul Squire)
A two-time felon who had avoided police for nearly a month was arrested by police this week after he allegedly violated an order of protection and attacked a woman at a Riverhead bar, authorities said. (more…)
• About $3,000 worth of vinyl records and antique toys were reported stolen from a Mill Road home Sunday evening, Riverhead Town police said.
Sometime between May 24 and 9 p.m. Sunday an unknown person removed the items, entering through a side door of the home, according to a report. (more…)
Riverhead Police are the hunt for a man who allegedly assaulted a Jamesport man late Friday night. (more…)
Joseph Brown III mug shot (Credit: Riverhead Town police)
A Greenport man was arrested Wednesday after he reportedly got into a dispute with a woman in Wading River, breaking an order of protection she had against him, according to a Riverhead Town police press release. (more…)
Police said a Bellport man was arrested after he was found with a crack pipe and crack cocaine in his car early Sunday night. (more…)
Surveillance footage released of the robbery suspect prior to Robert Santoro’s arrest. (Credit: Riverhead Town police)
Just over two months after pleading not guilty to robbing the Capital One bank in downtown Riverhead, Robert Santoro changed his plea to guilty on Wednesday to charges of third-degree robbery and petty larceny.
Mr. Santoro robbed the East Main Street bank on March 26, handing the teller a note “indicating that he had a gun,” assistant district attorney James O’Rourke said at the 46-year-old’s arraignment.
The note demanded “100s, 50s, 20s, and 10s” and said he had a gun, but that he didn’t want to use it because he didn’t want to hurt anyone, according to court documents.
Mr. Santoro fled the scene on foot after the robbery, police said at the time, and was later caught at the Budget Host Inn in Riverside with cash in his car. After his arraignment, he was held on $300,000 cash bail.
He is due to be sentenced on June 27.
The top charge for third-degree robbery is 1 to 15 years, according to state penal code regulations.
Correction: An earlier version of this story reported that Mr. Santoro had pleaded guilty to first-degree robbery.