A Riverhead man led police on a chase along the Peconic riverfront early Thursday after he allegedly carjacked a woman’s vehicle at a nearby gas station and then tried to push the car into the river, state police said.
Michael Booker mug shot (Credit: New York State police)
A woman ran to the state police barracks in Riverside about 1:45 a.m. to report that her vehicle, a 2008 Nissan, was just stolen by force at the Valero Gas Station in the Riverside traffic circle, according to a police news release. Troopers searched the area and found a man — later identified as 29-year-old Michael Booker — trying to push the stolen vehicle into the Peconic River from the rear parking lot of the McDonalds on Flanders Road, police said.
Mr. Booker tried to run away on foot, and was “quickly apprehended,” according to the news release.
He was arrested and charged with felony robbery, felony criminal mischief, misdemeanor reckless endangerment and harassment, a violation. He was arraigned in Southampton Town Justice Court and held in Suffolk County jail without bail, police said.
Eric Wright, right, speaks to residents in Riverside before hearing feedback at a Monday night Flanders, Riverside, Northampton Community Association meeting. (Credit: Jen Nuzzo)
A wooden structure with a minimal incline and a few seating areas are some ideas residents said they liked about a proposed pedestrian bridge for the Peconic River.
A Middle Island man was arrested on a drug charge early this morning after police said he was pulled over while driving on Flanders Road in Riverside.
According to Southampton Police, 33-year-old Sean Harney was driving around 2:45 a.m. when police pulled him over for a traffic infraction. Police reportedly found that he was in possession of heroin soon after.
He was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree, and processed and released on bail for a future appearance date.
New stores like Costco have increased Riverhead’s assessed value, which could increase the school tax. (Credit: Tim Gannon)
The annual swing of school taxes from the Riverhead Town portion of the Riverhead School District to Southampton Town has hit the people in Flanders, Riverside and Northampton pretty hard in the past. But this year, the Southampton Town portion of the district will be getting a break.
A Flanders man was arrested Friday afternoon after he entered McDonald’s in Riverside and violated an order of protection obtained by one of the fast food restaurant’s employees, Southampton Town Police said. (more…)
Riverside Rediscovered’s Siris Barios talks to Riverside resident Adonis Estrada of Pine Street Friday afternoon. (Credit: Tim Gannon)
It’s Halloween afternoon on Vail Avenue in Riverside, and the only people going door-to-door are me and Siris Barrios.
And we’re not trick-or-treating. (more…)
Residents chose the name ‘Riverside Rediscovered’ for the project to revitalize the hamlet. (Credit: Tim Gannon)
Riverside Rediscovered will host a community asset and safety mapping meeting Thursday, Nov. 6, at 7 p.m. at Phillips Avenue Elementary School.
Attendees are encouraged to discuss solutions and suggestions to help revitalize the Riverside area. Appetizers will be served. Transportation and child care are available.
For more information, contact Siris Barrios, 323-868-2456, 631-591-3926 email@example.com or visit riversiderediscovered.com or facebook.com/riversiderediscovered.
A Hampton Bays man was charged with two felonies early this morning after Southampton Police said he was driving drunk on Peconic Avenue in Riverside. (more…)