An 88-year-old Riverhead man previously arrested after a Snickers candy burglary in Mattituck in March was arrested again last Wednesday for drunken driving on East Main Street, according to court papers. (more…)
A 27-year-old unlicensed Riverhead man was arrested on a drug charge Tuesday evening after police received a noise complaint, Riverhead Town police said. (more…)
A foot pursuit led to the arrest of a 47-year-old Bridgehampton man after residents witnessed him attempting to steal from a car in the Peconic riverfront parking lot Thursday afternoon, Riverhead Town police said. (more…)
A possible hand grenade discovered near the Peconic River in Calverton Wednesday night was removed by the Suffolk County Police Department’s bomb squad for further investigation, Riverhead Town police said. (more…)
The U.S. Coast Guard recovered the body of a missing boater east of Mattituck Inlet Monday morning, one day after he was reported missing in the Long Island Sound, according to the U.S. Coast Guard. (more…)
A missing person report is being filed for the owner of a sailboat that made a distress call from the Long Island Sound Sunday afternoon, according to a Riverhead Town police press release.
Ciro Stellges, 59, of Selden was operating a 26-foot fiberglass sailboat named “MAC” when he called 911 at around 1 p.m. and told police his boat was “taking on water,” officials said. The sailboat was built in 1977 by C&C Yachts and its registration number is NY7059FR, police said.
It’s possible Mr. Stellges made the distress call while his boat was sinking near Wading River beach, police said. He had left from Mattituck earlier in the day and was heading to Port Washington, officials said.
The Riverhead Police Dive Rescue Team and Suffolk County Police Department Aviation and Marine units searched for the sailboat, officials said, and Jamesport and Wading River fire departments were on standby.
The boat was not found after a more than 60-minute police boat search of the water, officials said. The police search was finally called off shortly after 2 p.m., but the Coast Guard confirmed at 3:30 p.m. that it is “in the process of conducting a search.”
An officer from the Coast Guard station in New London, Conn. said its search is focused three miles off the shore between Jamesport and Mattituck. The Coast Guard is using two 45-foot boats and a helicopter to search for the missing sailboat, an officer confirmed at 5:30 p.m.
A motorcyclist was airlifted to Stony Brook University Medical Center after he was injured in a two-motorcycle crash in Riverhead Sunday, Riverhead Town police said.
A 30-year-old unlicensed Riverhead man was arrested on aggravated drunken driving charges after it was found his blood alcohol level was more than twice the legal limit, police said. (more…)