• 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.
COURTESY PHOTO | Kristina Tfelt with her 1-year-old son, Joseph, in a photo dated August 2012.
Suffolk County Crime Stoppers have are offering a reward to the public after police said on Thursday morning that the driver in a fatal hit-and-run on Route 58 last year still remains at large. (more…)
Loose Caboose on Railroad Avenue. (Credit: Tim Gannon)
Riverhead Police said on Saturday morning that they are searching for an ex-con who reportedly violated an order of protection, physically harassing a woman he knew at a Riverhead bar. (more…)
UPDATE (3 p.m.): A Baiting Hollow man accused of breaking into the clubhouse of a mobile home park in Calverton Monday morning before clogging a toilet with food is being held on $25,000 bail after prosecutors revealed the man’s history of arrests and failures to appear in court.
Nicholas Williams, 33, was charged with felony burglary. At his arraignment Tuesday morning, prosecutors said Mr. Williams has a 23-page history of run-ins with the courts and has failed to appear four times.
Mr. Williams was issued a grand jury notice, indicating he may be brought up on county charges soon.
Original Story: Police said a Baiting Hollow man rummaged through the clubhouse of a mobile home park in Calverton yesterday morning before clogging a toilet with food, damaging the boiler room ceiling.
According to Riverhead Police, someone at Calverton Meadows called shortly after 10 a.m. to report that a stranger had entered the park’s clubhouse, also using the space to sleep. The man reportedly attempted to flush food down the toilet, forcing it to overflow.
Police shortly identified the suspect as 33-year-old Nicholas Williams, who was later found by authorities to be walking down Osborn Avenue just before 10 p.m. last night.
Mr. Williams was arrested, charged with third-degree burglary — a felony — and held for arraignment this morning.