11/04/14 1:15pm
A crime scene investigation is underway on the North Side of West Main Street in Riverhead, west of the library. (Credit: Paul Squire)

A crime scene investigation is underway on the north side of West Main Street in Riverhead, west of the library. (Credit: Paul Squire)

Update (3 p.m.): The body found in a wooded area in Riverhead Tuesday morning was that of a man in his 30s who died in an apparent suicide, said Riverhead Police Chief David Hegermiller.

An acquaintance of the man found the body about 11:30 a.m. near 400 West Main Street, Chief Hegermiller said.

The death did not appear to be suspicious.

The man’s name has not been released by police, who later said he appeared to have died in the woods by hanging.

The body was removed from the area and transported to the Suffolk County Medical Examiner’s Office for further examination.

Original Story (1:15 p.m.): A body was found in the woods near 400 West Main Street in Riverhead, town police confirmed shortly after 1 p.m. Tuesday.

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11/01/14 2:09am
11/01/2014 2:09 AM

Two days after Suffolk County Crime Stoppers and Riverhead Town police offered a cash reward of up to $5,000 for information about a burglary at a house in Jamesport, police say the homeowner is also offering up a “substantial cash reward” for information that leads to the return of the safe, its contents or an arrest.  (more…)

10/31/14 2:52pm
10/31/2014 2:52 PM

A Riverhead businessman and philanthropist is facing multiple drunken driving charges — including two felonies — after allegedly crashing in the Riverhead High School parking lot Wednesday morning with a blood alcohol level three times the legal limit while a teenager was in his SUV, according to town court documents.

Jesse “Bobby” Goodale, who was released on bail after his arraignment Wednesday, admitted to the News-Review that he had been drinking that morning after getting “bad news” and said he would accept the consequences of his “mistake.”

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10/30/14 7:45am
10/30/2014 7:45 AM

Suffolk County Crime Stoppers and Riverhead Town police are offering a cash reward of up to $5,000 for information about a burglary at a house in Jamesport earlier this month.

Police say someone got into a house on Ziemacki Lane on Oct. 12 sometime between 6:30 a.m. and 8:30 a.m., according to a news release. A safe was stolen from a bedroom in the home, police said.

Riverhead Police have asked anyone with information to contact detectives at (631) 727-4500 ext. 633 or Suffolk County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential.

psquire@timesreview.com

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…)

10/23/14 2:00pm
10/23/2014 2:00 PM

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…)