04/19/15 2:14pm
04/19/2015 2:14 PM
Police work to remove a utility pole from Main Road in Aquebogue after it was struck by a distracted driver. (Credit: Grant Parpan)

Police work to remove a utility pole from Main Road in Aquebogue after it was struck by a distracted driver. (Credit: Grant Parpan photos)

A Connecticut woman suffered minor injuries after crashing her sedan into a telephone pole on Main Road in Aquebogue Sunday, Riverhead Town police said.  (more…)

04/06/15 10:14am
A police officer closes off Sound Avenue during the investigation Sunday afternoon. (Credit: Joe Werkmeister)

A police officer closes off Sound Avenue during the investigation Sunday afternoon. (Credit: Joe Werkmeister)

Update: The 48-year-old Hampton Bays man stabbed in what police described as an Easter Sunday ‘road rage’ incident on Sound Avenue is in fair condition at Stony Brook University Hospital, a hospital spokeswoman said.

Brett Penny, 48, of Hampton Bays was allegedly stabbed in the chest by Michael Doroski, 25, of Wading River, after both men stopped their vehicles between Fresh Pond Road and Edwards Avenue in Baiting Hollow about 3:30 p.m., police said.

Mr. Doroski was charged with second degree assault and was expected to face a judge in Riverhead Town Justice Court Monday morning.

Original story: A 25-year-old Wading River man is facing an assault charge after stabbing another man during an alleged road rage incident on Sound Avenue Sunday afternoon, Riverhead Police said.

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04/03/15 3:04pm
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(Credit: Liz Person)

Emergency workers try to free the driver from a sedan after a crash on Sound Avenue Friday. (Credit: Liz Person)

Update: An 86-year-old Ridge man who was at the wheel a 2010 Infiniti G37 Friday when he inexplicably swerved into oncoming traffic and crashed into other vehicle before careening off the roadway suffered non-life threatening injuries, Riverhead Town police said.

Joseph Lamicela was heading east on Sound Avenue at the time of the 2 p.m. crash, police said. He was taken to Stony Brook University Hospital.

A 44-year-old driver of a Ford pickup that was towing a trailer Mr. Lamicela’s car had crashed into was not injured.

No reason for determined for why Mr. Lamicela swerved into the westbound lanes. No violations were issued.

Police are asking anyone with information call 631-727-4500.

Correction: An earlier version of this update gave the wrong time of the crash.

Original story: A two-vehicle accident on Sound Avenue in Riverhead Friday afternoon left one man injured, Riverhead Town police said. (more…)

04/01/15 1:00pm
04/01/2015 1:00 PM
Arrested Tuesday afternoon were (from left): Justin Benkov, Bryant Smith and Michael Barry. (Credit: Riverhead police)

Arrested Tuesday afternoon were (from left): Justin Benkov, Bryant Smith and Michael Barry. (Credit: Riverhead police)

Three men tried to flee police as the East End Drug Task Force descended on a Riverhead home to execute a search warrant Tuesday afternoon, Riverhead Town police said.  (more…)

03/22/15 10:00am

• Someone removed $38,000 from a business account at a local bank, according to a police report. The money was reported missing last Friday, Riverhead Town police said. The alleged theft is under investigation, according to the report.

• About $2,000 worth of copper was stolen from Riverhead High School overnight Monday, according to a police report. Authorities said 2-by-20-foot and 3-by-20-foot lengths of copper were missing from the school. The metal was stolen sometime between 3 p.m. Monday and 7:30 a.m. Tuesday.

• A Mastic man was arrested for marijuana possession at an ice cream parlor in Riverhead early last Tuesday, police said. Terry Peacock, 32, was arrested after police investigated a “suspicious vehicle” about 3:19 a.m.

Mr. Peacock was charged with one misdemeanor count and one violation for marijuana possession.

• A 65-year-old Glenwood Village resident was caught driving drunk after he crashed inside the residential development last Saturday evening, police said.

Christopher Zimmermann was arrested after getting into an accident at 6:04 p.m., according to a police report. Mr. Zimmerman was brought to police headquarters and charged with misdemeanor driving while intoxicated, police said.

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.