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Teens charged with robbery in Oakland Drive W. park incident

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An 18-year-old and three juveniles were arrested on first-degree robbery charges by Riverhead Town Police this past week.

Marcus Reid, 18, of Riverhead and a 15-year-old juvenile were both charged with first-degree robbery last Wednesday stemming from an investigation into a March 19 incident on Oakland Drive West.

In that case, police responded to a park Oakland Drive West in Riverhead at about 9 p.m. to a report that someone had just been assaulted in the area. Officers determined that two teenagers had just been robbed in a neighborhood park, according to police.

Two of the men allegedly displayed knives and then stole one victim’s sneakers and the other victim’s cell phone. One victim sustained a head injury when he was punched in the face during the incident. He was transported to Peconic Bay Medical Center for treatment.

Both Mr. Reid and the 15-year-old juvenile were arraigned and ordered held on $25,000 bail, with Mr Reid being held at the Suffolk County jail and the juvenile being taken to the Nassau County Juvenile Detention Center, according to police.

Police also arrested two juveniles last Thursday, one on two counts of first-degree robbery, and another on one count of first-degree robbery. It was not immediately clear if those cases are related to the Oakland Drive West incident, as additional information was not available.

One of the teens arrested last Thursday was arranged to taken to a juvenile detention center in Nassau County and the other was arraigned at taken to Woodfield Detention Cottage in Valhalla, NY, according to police.