02/11/15 10:17pm
02/11/2015 10:17 PM
Two tk (Credit: Google Map image)

A preliminary investigation has found that both men were doing renovation work in the basement of a home on Old Country Road in Water Mill and they accidentally cut a gas pipe causing an explosion. (Credit: Google Map image)

The two men injured in a Water Mill house fire caused by an explosion Wednesday have been identified as Riverhead residents.

Abner Canel, 18, is listed in critical condition and Rolando Perez, 40, is listed in stable condition, according to a Southampton Town police press release.


01/16/15 12:30am
01/16/2015 12:30 AM
Police say a Wading River man held a gun to a woman's head and attempted to rape her behind Wildwood Bowling Alley. (Credit: Google Maps image)

Police say a Wading River man held a gun to a woman’s head and attempted to rape her behind Wildwood Bowling Alley. (Credit: Google Maps image)

Update: These charges were scheduled to be dropped, it was announced in court on Jan. 26.

A 30-year-old Wading River man was arrested on felony charges Thursday for attempting to rape a woman at gunpoint at Wildwood Town Park in Northampton, Southampton Town police said.


01/06/15 10:00am
01/06/2015 10:00 AM

A man who was parked at a Riverside fast food restaurant Dec. 28 was allegedly accosted by a woman who offered to perform sexual acts, tried to take off the man’s pants and then stole his wallet before running off, according to a Southampton Town police report.

The alleged victim told police he was sitting in the McDonald’s parking lot about 5:10 p.m. when an unidentified woman entered his vehicle and offered him oral sex, according to the report.

When the man refused, the woman tried to unbuckle his pants “in an attempt to grab his crotch,” the report states. After she failed, the woman left the vehicle, took his wallet and ran south on Flanders Road, the man told police.

The man said his wallet contained $700 in cash and a Visa gift card worth $300. No arrests have been made in the incident, police said.

12/10/14 11:45am
12/10/2014 11:45 AM

A Riverhead motorist who drove around a road closure sign following Tuesday’s nor’easter had to be rescued after his vehicle started floating into bay waters, Southampton Town Police said.

Michael Andriole, 63, was driving a Mercedes Benz SUV westbound on Dune Road in the Town of Southampton when he went around the barricades at about 12:25 p.m., according to a report.


12/09/14 3:00pm
12/09/2014 3:00 PM
BARBARAELLEN KOCH PHOTO | Sunday bus service ridership is most popular on the S92.

A Mastic man allegedly hopped on the S92 bus headed to Orient after stealing money from a woman. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch, file)

A Mastic man found out the hard way that public transportation isn’t necessarily the best getaway vehicle.

A Calverton woman told police that a man slapped her in the face and stole $45 from her hand last Thursday morning at the County Center bus stop in Riverside, according to Southampton Town police.  (more…)