03/05/14 10:00am
03/05/2014 10:00 AM
NEWS-REVIEW FILE PHOTO | The state Armory building on Route 58.

The state Armory building on Route 58. (Credit: file photo)

Renovating the former Armory building on Route 58 into a police headquarters and justice court will cost an estimated $11.3 million, according to an engineering report commissioned by Riverhead Town.  (more…)

02/25/14 3:00pm
GOOGLE MAPS PHOTO | Several break-ins were reported across Wading River this weekend, according to police reports.

GOOGLE MAPS PHOTO | Several break-ins were reported across Wading River this weekend, according to police reports.

A strip of businesses in Wading River were burglarized over the weekend, with thousands of dollars in copper pipe stolen from one entrepreneur’s store, according to one victim and Riverhead Town police. A separate string of burglaries were also discovered at six Hulse Landing Road cottages, police said.

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02/23/14 5:20pm
02/23/2014 5:20 PM
Grace Episcopal Church on Roanoke Avenue. Barbaraellen Koch photo

Grace Episcopal Church on Roanoke Avenue. Barbaraellen Koch photo

A 22-year-old Riverhead man has been arrested on a felony assault charge after he allegedly attacked a homeless man with a hammer on Roanoke Avenue last week, Riverhead Town police said.

Police were called to Peconic Bay Medical Center at around 3:40 a.m. on Thursday after the victim had reported he had been assaulted by an acquaintance near the Grace Episcopal Church, officials said.

Efrain Amaya was arrested Saturday and charged with second-degree assault, police said. He was arraigned and held at Suffolk County jail on $25,000 bail, officials said.

jennifer@timesreview.com 

02/23/14 3:15pm
Police investigate outside room 136 of the Greenview Inn on West Main Street in Riverhead.

Police investigate outside room 136 of the Greenview Inn on West Main Street in Riverhead.

Update (5:30 p.m.)

Police have identified the body that was found in a Riverhead motel room on Sunday as Kathleen Meechan, 41, of Riverhead.

Ms. Meechan was found dead in her motel room by hotel management about 12:20 p.m., according to a police statement. Officers pronounced the woman — the only one staying in the room — dead once they arrived on scene.

Though police said they have not determined the exact cause of death, it appears to be non-criminal. The body was removed by the Suffolk County Medical Examiner’s office to be taken for autopsy, police said.

Update (3:15 p.m.) 

Police investigating a woman’s death at the Greenview Inn on West Main Street in Riverhead don’t believe foul play was involved, a detective on the scene said. The exact cause of the woman’s death is still under investigation.

The Suffolk County Medical Examiner’s Office had been called to the scene at 2:45 p.m.  (more…)