10/30/14 2:00pm
10/30/2014 2:00 PM

• A Northampton man was arrested as part of an undercover narcotics investigation. He’s facing several charges in relation to selling cocaine in Northampton, Southampton Town police said.

Tyrone Ligon, 43, of Birch Court was arrested at his home Friday afternoon as a result of a long-term investigation by members of the Suffolk County District Attorney’s East End Drug Task Force, which uses officers from various East End departments to conduct undercover narcotics investigations.

Mr. Ligon is accused of making drug sales on July 17, 2013, July 25, 2013, Aug. 23, 2013, Oct. 14, 2013, and Nov. 19, 2013, all in Northampton, according to police.

He was charged with five counts of second-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance, which is a Class A-II felony carrying a penalty of up to eight years in jail.

• A Riverhead man was pulled over for a loud exhaust and was eventually arrested on marijuana charges, as an officer smelled more than just the car exhaust, according to police.

Brian Stokley, 29, of Fanning Boulevard was pulled over for the exhaust noise at the intersection of County Road 105 and Flanders Road Friday afternoon when an officer noticed a strong smell of marijuana coming from the car, according to police. After a search of the vehicle, the officer found a plastic container with nine Ziploc bags containing more than an ounce of marijuana.

Mr. Stokley was charged with fifth-degree criminal possession of marijuana and with vehicle and traffic violations for the loud muffler and exhaust, police said.

@ALL_Endnote:Those who are named in police reports have not been convicted of any crime or violation. The charges against them may later be reduced or withdrawn, or they may be found innocent.

10/28/14 10:26am

Police1_BE_RRiverhead Police said that the Polish Town Deli was vandalized and burglarized on Sunday night, and are asking the public for information that could lead to an arrest.

According to police, an alarm sounded at the deli just after 3 a.m. on Sunday. Police said that upon arrival, they found that the door had been broken.

The owner of the business, which is located on Pulaski Street, reported that cash and cigarettes had been stolen from the deli.

Anyone who has information about the incident is requested to contact the Riverhead Police Department at 631-727-4500, ext. 313.

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.


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.