11/24/14 7:25am
11/24/2014 7:25 AM
(Credit: Suffolk County Crime Stoppers)

(Credit: Suffolk County Crime Stoppers)

Police are looking for a woman who used a fake credit card to buy a laptop in Riverhead last month, and they’ve asked the public for help.

Riverhead detectives and Suffolk County Crime Stoppers say the woman used the forged credit card at the Best Buy on Route 58 on Oct. 24 about 7:10 p.m. She purchased the credit card and left the store before workers realized the card was invalid.

Anyone with information about the crime is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS. Police are offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to an arrest. All calls will be kept confidential.


11/07/14 5:19pm
11/07/2014 5:19 PM
(Credit: Google Maps)

(Credit: Google Maps)

A pair of East End Drug Task Force raids carried out across Riverhead just one minute apart this morning netted six arrests for felony drugs offenses, Riverhead court officials and town police confirmed.

All six defendants — five of whom were arrested in the same apartment — were held on bail, authorities said.

At 6:17 a.m., authorities with the East End Drug Task Force executed a search warrant at 641 Doctors Path, Riverhead police said. Five people, including two locals, were arrested:

• Ebony Booker, 24, of Riverhead;

• Eric Ross, 22, of Flanders;

• Kotara Jackson, 32, of Mastic;

• Tashara Horsely, 19, of Mastic Beach;

• Marquis Miles, 21, who gave a North Carolina address.

All five people were charged with felonies for criminal possession of cocaine and arraigned in court Friday, a Riverhead Town court clerk said. Additionally, Mr. Ross was charged with misdemeanor drugs possession.

Ms. Jackson was remanded to jail without bail, according to the court. Bail for Ms. Horsely, Mr. Ross and Mr. Miles was set at $25,000. Ms. Booker was held on $5,000 bail.

One minute after the initial raid, at 6:18 a.m., police conducted a second search warrant sting at 415 Union Avenue, where Tywan Jones, 35, of Riverhead was arrested. He was charged with felony cocaine and weapons possession, a court clerk said.

He was held on $5,000 bail, the clerk said. All six defendants are due back in court on Monday.

Friday morning’s raid came two days after state and local police swarmed a house on Lewis Street, arresting three people, including one Riverhead man.

A Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office spokesperson could not immediately be reached for comment Friday afternoon.


11/06/14 5:25pm
Several agencies helped with the search warrant execution on Lewis Street in Riverhead. (Credit: Carrie Miller)

Several law enforcement agencies assisted with a search warrant execution on Lewis Street in Riverhead Wednesday. (Credit: Carrie Miller)

A Rochester man — one of three people arrested during Wednesday afternoon’s raid in Riverhead — is facing charges for drug possession and fleeing police related to an October traffic stop, according to town court records.

The property on Lewis Street, owned by a former attorney for the Town of Southold, has also been boarded up by Riverhead code enforcement after finding unsafe conditions inside. The homeowner told the News-Review that he had “lost track” of the property after a “rental situation went bad” and commended Riverhead Town for addressing the situation. (more…)

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.