07/21/14 7:03am
07/21/2014 7:03 AM
Police say this man bought $1,000 worth of sneakers with a stolen credit card.

Police say this man bought $1,000 worth of sneakers with a stolen credit card.

A reward is being offered for information that leads to the arrest of a man police say paid for $1,000 worth of sneakers from a downtown store with a stolen credit card.

According to police, a man bought five different pairs of shoes from the Sneaker Aquarium at 41 E. Main St. with the stolen card on May 23.

Police described the man as black and about 6 feet, 3 inches tall with a heavy build. He was clean shaven, police said, and at the time of the incident was wearing dark blue pants and a light blue hospital scrub shirt, also wearing a stethoscope around his neck at the time of the theft.

Anyone with information about the arrest is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS, or Riverhead Police at 727-4500 ext 327. All calls will be kept confidential. Information that leads to an arrest offers a cash reward of up to $5,000.

07/13/14 10:57pm
07/13/2014 10:57 PM

A rescue by a Good Samaritan in the Long Island Sound near Wading River Saturday night led to confusion when the empty boat was recovered by emergency personnel who had no knowledge of the save Sunday morning, according to a press release issued by the U.S. Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound.

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07/09/14 10:12am
07/09/2014 10:12 AM
A Suffolk County police helicopter searches for the missing boy Tuesday afternoon above Veterans Memorial Park in Calverton. (Credit: Bill Landon)

A Suffolk County police helicopter searches for the missing boy Tuesday afternoon above Veterans Memorial Park in Calverton. (Credit: Bill Landon)

Police from multiple agencies scoured the Calverton and Wading River area late Tuesday afternoon after a mentally disabled teenage boy wandered away from a motel, Riverhead police said. He was located safely about an hour later, police said. (more…)

06/30/14 1:02pm
06/30/2014 1:02 PM

Editor’s note: Suffolk Police on Monday, June 30, released a photo and description with this story that Suffolk County officials later confirmed was wrong; the woman pictured is not a suspected thief.

The below story was edited to reflect changes in the report —  with references to a “woman” omitted — as provided by police.

Suffolk County police are trying to catch someone for siphoning oil from a vacant house in Rocky Point.

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04/29/14 3:21pm
04/29/2014 3:21 PM
(Credit: Paul Squire)

A woman was airlifted from a crash in Calverton Tuesday as a precaution. (Credit: Paul Squire)

A T-bone collision in Calverton sent three women to local hospitals, with one woman being airlifted to Stony Brook University Medical Center “as a precaution,” police at the scene said. (more…)