04/03/15 3:04pm
04/03/2015 3:04 PM
(Credit: Liz Person)

Emergency workers try to free the driver from a sedan after a crash on Sound Avenue Friday. (Credit: Liz Person)

Update: An 86-year-old Ridge man who was at the wheel a 2010 Infiniti G37 Friday when he inexplicably swerved into oncoming traffic and crashed into other vehicle before careening off the roadway suffered non-life threatening injuries, Riverhead Town police said.

Joseph Lamicela was heading east on Sound Avenue at the time of the 2 p.m. crash, police said. He was taken to Stony Brook University Hospital.

A 44-year-old driver of a Ford pickup that was towing a trailer Mr. Lamicela’s car had crashed into was not injured.

No reason for determined for why Mr. Lamicela swerved into the westbound lanes. No violations were issued.

Police are asking anyone with information call 631-727-4500.

Correction: An earlier version of this update gave the wrong time of the crash.

Original story: A two-vehicle accident on Sound Avenue in Riverhead Friday afternoon left one man injured, Riverhead Town police said. (more…)

04/01/15 1:00pm
04/01/2015 1:00 PM
Arrested Tuesday afternoon were (from left): Justin Benkov, Bryant Smith and Michael Barry. (Credit: Riverhead police)

Arrested Tuesday afternoon were (from left): Justin Benkov, Bryant Smith and Michael Barry. (Credit: Riverhead police)

Three men tried to flee police as the East End Drug Task Force descended on a Riverhead home to execute a search warrant Tuesday afternoon, Riverhead Town police said.  (more…)

03/22/15 10:00am

• Someone removed $38,000 from a business account at a local bank, according to a police report. The money was reported missing last Friday, Riverhead Town police said. The alleged theft is under investigation, according to the report.

• About $2,000 worth of copper was stolen from Riverhead High School overnight Monday, according to a police report. Authorities said 2-by-20-foot and 3-by-20-foot lengths of copper were missing from the school. The metal was stolen sometime between 3 p.m. Monday and 7:30 a.m. Tuesday.

• A Mastic man was arrested for marijuana possession at an ice cream parlor in Riverhead early last Tuesday, police said. Terry Peacock, 32, was arrested after police investigated a “suspicious vehicle” about 3:19 a.m.

Mr. Peacock was charged with one misdemeanor count and one violation for marijuana possession.

• A 65-year-old Glenwood Village resident was caught driving drunk after he crashed inside the residential development last Saturday evening, police said.

Christopher Zimmermann was arrested after getting into an accident at 6:04 p.m., according to a police report. Mr. Zimmerman was brought to police headquarters and charged with misdemeanor driving while intoxicated, police said.

Those who are named in police reports have not been convicted of any crime or violation. The charges against them may later be reduced or withdrawn, or they may be found innocent.