10/24/14 8:00am
10/24/2014 8:00 AM
Third Street park in Greenport, where an altercation that led to last week's shooting incident in Southold occurred. Police say the parties involved are from rival gangs. (Credit: Paul Squire)

Third Street park in Greenport, where an altercation that led to last week’s shooting incident in Southold occurred. Police say the parties involved are from rival gangs. (Credit: Paul Squire)

Last Tuesday’s shooting in Southold, in which four alleged members of MS-13 attacked two men from a rival gang with guns and a machete, has brought attention to the growing problem of gangs on the East End.

In Riverhead, Riverside and Flanders, gang violence has long been an issue. Town, police and community leaders say they are working together in an attempt to attack the root of the problem.

In Southold Town, gangs are more prevalent than in the past, as changing demographics have brought Latin groups like MS-13 and 18th Street to the East End.  (more…)

10/16/14 6:39pm
10/16/2014 6:39 PM
The house on South Harbor Road in Southold, where emergency officials were called following a shooting early Tuesday morning. (Credit: Carrie Miller)

The house on South Harbor Road in Southold, where emergency officials were called following a shooting early Tuesday morning. (Credit: Carrie Miller)

A 16-year-old alleged MS-13 gang member from Southold was arrested at Southampton Hospital Thursday where he was being treated for a gunshot wound following the Tuesday morning shooting incident on South Harbor Road, town police said.  (more…)

05/05/14 12:24pm
Members of the U.S. Coast Guard boat into the Mattituck Inlet on Monday morning. (Credit: Joseph Pinciaro)

A group of U.S. Coast Guard members in Mattituck Inlet Monday morning with the body of the missing boater. (Credit: Joseph Pinciaro)

The U.S. Coast Guard recovered the body of a missing boater east of Mattituck Inlet Monday morning, one day after he was reported missing in the Long Island Sound, according to the U.S. Coast Guard.  (more…)

04/01/14 4:30pm
04/01/2014 4:30 PM

Kenneth Belcher (left) and Willie J. Blackmon.

Two Riverhead men who police say were caught with a loaded gun after one of the pair stole a bag of Snickers candy from a Mattituck home last week remain held in Suffolk County jail, a Southold town court clerk said.

And police reports show Kenneth Belcher — the 46-year-old man accused of the alleged theft — had been arrested for carrying drugs in Riverhead days before.  (more…)