04/22/14 8:00am
04/22/2014 8:00 AM
Alberto Bengolea with three of the 15 horses boarded at the 4-H Camp on Sound Avenue. Veronica, left, was injured after someone cut the fencing on the property and the horses escaped overnight Sunday.

Alberto Bengolea with three of the 15 horses boarded at the 4-H Camp on Sound Avenue. Veronica, left, was injured after someone cut the fencing on the property and the horses escaped overnight Sunday. (Credit: Grant Parpan)

Shortly before 6 a.m. Easter Sunday, Willow Tree Farm owner Mette Larsen was awakened by a Riverhead police officer knocking on her door.

He had come to the Roanoke Avenue horse farm to inform her that he believed eight of her horses had escaped from the property and were roaming free along Sound Avenue. Panic set in for Ms. Larsen, who wondered why her alarm system hadn’t alerted her.

It wasn’t until she had dressed and rushed outside that she realized the horses didn’t belong to her. The eight horses were actually some of the 15 that are kept one mile west at the Dorothy P. Flint 4-H Camp on Sound Avenue.  (more…)

04/19/14 11:00am
04/19/2014 11:00 AM
All across the East End, drivers were advised to stop texting while driving. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

All across the East End, drivers were advised to stop texting while driving. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

Riverhead Town police issued 32 summonses during the first National Texting Enforcement Crackdown, a movement across the country to stop motorists from texting while driving.  (more…)

04/19/14 7:00am
(Credit: Times/Review stock art)

(Credit: Times/Review stock art)

His audience was a group of Cub Scouts. Their motto: Do your best.

And the children did their best to give Riverhead highway patrol officer Dennis Cavanaugh honest answers.

“How many mommies and daddies were on the cellphone as they were driving here today?” asked Officer Cavanaugh, who had volunteered to talk to the kids that day about law enforcement.  (more…)

04/17/14 8:00am
04/17/2014 8:00 AM
A homeless man was beaten and robbed on the railroad tracks just west of Marcy Avenue in Riverhead, police said. (Credit: Carrie Miller)

A homeless man was beaten and robbed Sunday on the railroad tracks just west of Marcy Avenue in Riverhead, police said. (Credit: Carrie Miller)

Riverhead Town police are investigating the violent assault and robbery of a Hispanic man in the downtown Riverhead area on Sunday.

With yet another victim in the hospital — and no arrest as of Wednesday morning — police are looking into whether a string of assaults on Hispanic men so far this year may be an emerging pattern, and are appealing to state police for help.  (more…)