CRIME & SAFETY
Man Found Dead In Wooded Area Near Riverhead Park
Someone called 911 at around 7 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 30, reporting an unconscious man in a wooded area in Riverhead, near Weeping Willow Park on Main Street. When officers and medics arrived, they determined that the man was dead, according to Riverhead Town Police. Authorities identified him as 44-year-old Cuah...
Weekly Safety Report: Masked Gunman, Teen Robbery, and Hammer Attack in Riverhead, New York
This week in Riverhead, New York, there were three incidents that occurred. These incidents include a masked gunman robbing a convenience store, a 14-year-old charged in an armed robbery of a gas station convenience store, and a man arrested for attacking another with a hammer at a men's shelter.
Six injured, none seriously, in Suffolk Transit bus crash in Riverhead Friday afternoon
A Suffolk County Transit bus collided with another vehicle on Griffing Avenue this afternoon, snapped a utility pole and crashed into a brick office building on the corner of Griffing Avenue and Court Street, injuring six people. The bus driver and four passengers on the bus sustained minor injuries in...
Fatal Crash: 33-Year-Old Mastic Man ID'd As Victim In Medford
It happened around 9:40 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1 in Medford. A Mastic resident was driving a 2019 Dodge Ram pickup northbound on Hospital Road when he lost control of the vehicle, which crossed over East Woodside Avenue and into a wooded area, where it struck multiple trees, Suffolk County Police said.
Southold Town Police Disciplined Over 2020 Party Complaint
The Southold Town Board passed on November 21 a measure to discipline three town police officers over their response to residents’ complaints about a gathering during the COVID-19 shutdown. The incident took place in May 2020, when members of its department held a retirement party at a tree farm...
DNA Evidence Raises Questions in Gilgo Beach Case
A new development has emerged in the case of alleged serial killer Rex Heuermann, as DNA evidence potentially implicates his estranged wife, Asa Ellerup, in the Long Island murders.
Weekly Safety Report: Shooting, Drug Bust, Assault, Mischief, Hit-and-Run, and Manslaughter cases hit Suffolk County
This week in Suffolk County, New York, several incidents occurred that raised concerns about safety in the area. These incidents include a shooting resulting in a fatality, the discovery of a significant amount of drugs and cash in a residence, a slashing incident at a bar, a case of criminal mischief involving a damaged vehicle, a hit-and-run accident resulting in a pedestrian's death, and a guilty plea in a vehicular manslaughter case. These incidents highlight the importance of maintaining safety and vigilance in the community.
Shirley Man Sentenced To Prison For Theft Crime Spree Across Suffolk County
Suffolk County District Attorney Raymond A. Tierney today announced that Blaise Marckesano, 38, of Shirley, was sentenced to 1 ½ to 4 ½ years in prison for Robbery in the Third Degree and other charges, after committing a string of catalytic converter thefts, commercial burglaries, and a robbery, throughout Suffolk County.
Riverhead Police blotter: Nov. 30, 2023
A total of 103 incidents were reported by Riverhead Town Police on Nov. 30, 2023. Among them:. 6:58 a.m. Death Investigation, West Main Street, Riverhead. 12:38 p.m. Trespass, 29 East Second Street, Riverhead. 2:27 p.m. Larceny, Stop & Shop #590, Old Country Road, Riverhead. 3:06 p.m. Criminal Mischief, Green Tree...
Local Teenager from West Babylon Indicted for Fatal Crash on Straight Path
Nicolas Apostolides, an 18-year-old from West Babylon, has been indicted for Manslaughter in the Second Degree and other charges. This follows a fatal car crash in April 2023. Suffolk County District Attorney Raymond A. Tierney made the announcement. Apostolides is accused of speeding and using his cell phone while driving, which resulted in the crash that killed 63-year-old David Martinez.
Man Critically Injured After Jumping From Moving Vehicle
Suffolk County Police Third Squad detectives are investigating after a man jumped from a moving vehicle on Sunrise Highway in East Islip yesterday morning, critically injuring himself. Eric Bruer was a passenger in a 2023 Toyota travelling westbound on Sunrise Highway when he was involved in a dispute with the...
Danger Unleashed: Arson Suspect's Knife-Wielding Robbery Shakes Suffolk County, Reigniting Debate on Bail Laws
Suffolk County District Attorney Raymond A. Tierney today announced that Amanda Burnside, 41, of East Quogue, was indicted for Attempted Robbery in the First Degree and other related charges, after allegedly attempting to forcibly steal money from a Dollar Tree store cashier while displaying a knife. Two hours earlier, Burnside was arraigned for arson and attempted arson charges, and released from jail without bail by the arraignment judge.
SCPD: Two Sneaky Sneaker Thieves Strike at Islandia Store; Can You Identify the Suspects?
Suffolk County Crime Stoppers and Suffolk County Police Fourth Precinct Crime Section officers are seeking the public’s help to identify and locate two men who stole from an Islandia store in November. Two men stole assorted merchandise from Famous Footwear, located at 1770 Veterans Memorial Highway, at approximately 2:45...
Former worker admits to raping 15-year-old girl at Dix Hill group home
News 12 is told Ovzie Cannon also confessed to giving the girl edibles before sexually abusing her.
Bellport Resident Admits to Serious Drug and Weapon Offenses, Poses Risk to Suffolk County Safety
Levoughn McKinnie, a man from Bellport, Suffolk County, New York, has admitted to several serious drug and weapon offenses. Suffolk County District Attorney Raymond A. Tierney announced this news. McKinnie's admission came just before his trial was about to start. Tierney highlighted the county's dedication to fighting the spread of harmful drugs and illegal weapons, which are a major risk to the safety of Suffolk County residents.
Suffolk DA: Mastic Man Indicted For Murder
Suffolk County District Attorney Raymond A. Tierney today announced that James Brown, 43, of Moriches, was indicted for Murder in the Second Degree and other related charges, for allegedly shooting his longtime friend, Umar Elquhir, multiple times causing his death. “Wanton violence such as this will not be tolerated in...
NYS Environmental Conservation Police Nab Suffolk County Hunters Trespassing on State & Private Property
Recently, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Officer (ECO) Cacciola responded to a complaint of hunters trespassing in Suffolk County. Unsure of the hunters' location in the woods, Officer Cacciola contacted ECO DeRose and K9 Cramer for assistance. ECO Cacciola spotted two hunters walking out of the woods soon after making the call and waited for ECO DeRose to arrive to question the pair.