05/04/14 3:16pm
05/04/2014 3:16 PM
Fellow bikers assist police and ambulance personnel on the scene of a two motorcycle crash on Sound Avenue in Riverhead Sunday afternoon. (Credit: Grant Parpan)

Fellow bikers assist police and ambulance personnel on the scene of a two motorcycle crash on Sound Avenue in Riverhead Sunday afternoon. (Credit: Grant Parpan)

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.

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04/28/14 3:57pm
04/28/2014 3:57 PM
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This photo of a purported 40 mm mortar shell had police evacuate Kent Animal Shelter Monday afternoon. (Credit: Courtesy photo)

A Calverton animal shelter was briefly evacuated Monday afternoon after an employee unwittingly brought a mortar shell he discovered while clamming over the weekend into the office.  (more…)

04/26/14 9:00am
04/26/2014 9:00 AM

A 24-year-old Riverhead man was arrested on a felony grand larceny charge after he stole items from a vehicle in Calverton early last Monday, county police said.

Aaron Hartmann reportedly removed a laptop, iPad, and sunglasses, together valued at more than $1,000, from a car that was parked on Cherry Street at about 4 a.m., authorities said. (more…)

04/23/14 12:48pm
04/23/2014 12:48 PM
Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone, Riverhead Police Officer Timothy Murphy and Chief David Hegermiller (Credit: Courtesy photo)

Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone, Riverhead Police Officer Timothy Murphy and Chief David Hegermiller (Credit: Courtesy photo)

How many driving while intoxicated arrests does it take to be the “top cop” in Suffolk County? Riverhead police officer Timothy Murphy can tell you: exactly 118.

Mr. Murphy, who was named one of the top DWI officers in 2012, was again honored as the county’s top DWI cop during a ceremony that recognized 23 officers from across the county for their arrests.  (more…)

04/22/14 8:00am
04/22/2014 8:00 AM
Alberto Bengolea with three of the 15 horses boarded at the 4-H Camp on Sound Avenue. Veronica, left, was injured after someone cut the fencing on the property and the horses escaped overnight Sunday.

Alberto Bengolea with three of the 15 horses boarded at the 4-H Camp on Sound Avenue. Veronica, left, was injured after someone cut the fencing on the property and the horses escaped overnight Sunday. (Credit: Grant Parpan)

Shortly before 6 a.m. Easter Sunday, Willow Tree Farm owner Mette Larsen was awakened by a Riverhead police officer knocking on her door.

He had come to the Roanoke Avenue horse farm to inform her that he believed eight of her horses had escaped from the property and were roaming free along Sound Avenue. Panic set in for Ms. Larsen, who wondered why her alarm system hadn’t alerted her.

It wasn’t until she had dressed and rushed outside that she realized the horses didn’t belong to her. The eight horses were actually some of the 15 that are kept one mile west at the Dorothy P. Flint 4-H Camp on Sound Avenue.  (more…)