Elderly man viciously beaten in Riverhead mobile home park

An 84-year-old man was robbed and beaten inside his Glenwood Village home Saturday by a 38-year-old acquaintance who was later arrested in Riverhead, police said.

Police say Julia Townsend forcibly entered the victim’s home at the mobile home park and beat him unconscious. When he awoke a few hours later, he found a large amount of cash and jewelry missing. He was treated by responding Riverhead ambulance workers and then transported to Peconic Bay Medical Center. Police are not identifying the victim.

Ms. Townsend, described as undomiciled, is facing first-degree burglary charges.