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10/24/14 8:00am
10/24/2014 8:00 AM
Third Street park in Greenport, where an altercation that led to last week's shooting incident in Southold occurred. Police say the parties involved are from rival gangs. (Credit: Paul Squire)

Third Street park in Greenport, where an altercation that led to last week’s shooting incident in Southold occurred. Police say the parties involved are from rival gangs. (Credit: Paul Squire)

Last Tuesday’s shooting in Southold, in which four alleged members of MS-13 attacked two men from a rival gang with guns and a machete, has brought attention to the growing problem of gangs on the East End.

In Riverhead, Riverside and Flanders, gang violence has long been an issue. Town, police and community leaders say they are working together in an attempt to attack the root of the problem.

In Southold Town, gangs are more prevalent than in the past, as changing demographics have brought Latin groups like MS-13 and 18th Street to the East End.  (more…)

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10/23/14 2:00pm

A Flanders man was charged with felony driving while intoxicated after he was pulled over on Old Country Road last Monday, Oct. 13, state police said.

Troopers stopped Juan Palacios, 29, near the intersection of Doctors Path, according to a news release. An investigation revealed that he was drunk, police said, and he was arrested at the scene. (more…)

10/14/14 3:59pm
10/14/2014 3:59 PM
Paul Allen mug shot (Credit: Riverhead police department)

Paul Allen mug shot (Credit: Riverhead police department)

A Roosevelt man was arrested Tuesday after police tracked him down for passing a counterfeit $100 bill at a store in Wading River in July 2013, according to a police news release.

Paul Allen, 24, was charged with felony criminal possession of a forged instrument for allegedly spending the bill at Pool Palace on July 13, 2013.

He was arraigned in Riverhead town court and released on his own recognizance.

10/10/14 6:22am
A police officer investigates the scene where a pickup truck collided with an ambulance. (Credit: Grant Parpan)

A police officer investigates the scene where an SUV collided with an ambulance. (Credit: Grant Parpan)

A Riverhead ambulance en route to Stony Brook University Hospital was struck by an SUV in Riverhead Thursday night at the intersection of Middle Road and Northville Turnpike, town police said in a press release. (more…)

09/27/14 10:00am
09/27/2014 10:00 AM
A Middle Island woman is questioned by police, at right, after passengers in her vehicle were allegedly found to be in possession of narcotics. (Credit: Grant Parpan)

A Middle Island woman (at right, in blanket) is questioned by police after passengers in her vehicle were allegedly found to be in possession of narcotics. About a dozen police responded to the scene, including New York State troopers. (Credit: Grant Parpan)

Two men were arrested on drug charges and the driver of the car they were passengers in was also brought into custody following a traffic stop Friday night, Riverhead Town Police said.

Update: Police say men had crack, cocaine at the time of their arrest

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