Kenneth Belcher’s mug shot (Credit: Riverhead Police Department)
Following a news report earlier Thursday, Riverhead Police Chief David Hegermiller confirmed Friday that a 46-year-old Riverhead man accused of beating and robbing a man early Monday is a “possible suspect” in a string of other assaults and robberies in the area. (more…)
A Suffolk County police helicopter searches for the missing boy Tuesday afternoon above Veterans Memorial Park in Calverton. (Credit: Bill Landon)
Police from multiple agencies scoured the Calverton and Wading River area late Tuesday afternoon after a mentally disabled teenage boy wandered away from a motel, Riverhead police said. He was located safely about an hour later, police said. (more…)
Update: Police have arrested the second suspect in an alleged robbery that happened outside the Riverhead DMV early Monday.
Bobby Riddick, 46, turned himself into police after learning he was a wanted man, authorities said.
He was charged with second-degree robbery and held for arraignment.
Original story: A Riverhead man who recently pleaded guilty after he was caught stealing candy from a Mattituck home with a weapon was arrested again early Monday — this time, according to police, for mugging a man near the DMV and taking $300 from him.
A Riverhead Volunteer Ambulance Corps volunteer displays the drug Narcan, which is used to treat opiate overdoses. (Credit: Paul Squire)
Police officers in three local departments are among the newest officers to be equipped with naloxone, a lifesaving heroin overdose drug.
The Riverhead, Southold and Southampton police departments have been approved for the Community Overdose Prevention (COP) Program, which supplies funding to equip officers with naloxone, an antidote that can instantly reverse the effects of a heroin overdose.
The program is funded through the state Attorney General’s Office, which has approved funding to equip almost half of the state’s police with the drug.
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Each kit consists of a pouch containing two prefilled syringes of naloxone and two atomizers to administer it through the nose, as well as gloves and an instruction booklet. Each kit costs about $60 and has a shelf life of approximately two years, according to a press release.
Long Island has received the second largest number of naloxone kit reimbursements in the state, trailing only New York City.
“By providing police officers with naloxone, we are making this life-saving overdose antidote available in every town, village and hamlet on Long Island,” said Attorney General Eric Schneiderman.
Prior to the program, ambulance personnel were the only responders equipped with the drug.
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…)