10/20/14 9:18am
10/20/2014 9:18 AM
Credit: Google Maps

Credit: Google Maps

An Aquebogue gas station was robbed at gunpoint last night, Riverhead police said.

A clerk reported to investigators that a man — only described as tall — wearing a ski mask and black hooded sweatshirt entered Empire Gas Station on Main Road just after 10 p.m. and forcibly removed cash from him.

The clerk said the man cut him across the face with a razor blade during the robbery, then proceeded to flee on foot.

Anyone with information about the robbery is asked to call Riverhead Police at 727-4500, ext. 633.

10/17/14 11:03am
10/17/2014 11:03 AM
A pedestrian was struck by a sedan at the corner of Wickham Avenue and Pike Street Friday morning. (Credit: Carrie Miller)

A pedestrian was struck by a sedan at the corner of Wickham Avenue and Pike Street Friday morning. (Credit: Carrie Miller)

A Mattituck High School student was airlifted to Stony Brook University Medical Center Friday morning after being hit by a vehicle at the corner of Wickham Avenue and Pike Street, fire officials said.

The boy was listed in fair condition Friday afternoon, according to a hospital spokeswoman.


10/17/14 11:00am
Police lead

Police lead shooting suspect Freddie Fernando Torres Campos into Southold Town Justice Court Friday morning for his arraignment. (Credit: Paul Squire)

Freddie Fernando Torres Campos, a 16-year-old accused of taking part in Tuesday morning’s shooting in Southold, has been ordered held on $250,000 cash bail after his arraignment in court Friday.

Mr. Campos — who was lead into court on crutches wearing a cast on his left foot where he was allegedly shot by another suspect while taking part in the attack — was arrested on Wednesday charged with two counts of felony assault.

The 16-year-old’s defense attorney, Eric Bessa, said the teen was an undocumented immigrant who worked as a landscaper and who had been living in the area for a year. He had asked for lower bail to be set, but Suffolk County prosecutor Timothy McNulty said the “serious allegations and the strength of the people’s case” warranted higher bail.

Mr. Bessa later declined to comment on the case. A woman who was in court and who spoke with Mr. Bessa after the arraignment told a Suffolk Times reporter that she wasn’t related to the case and declined further comment.

Justice Rudolph Bruer set bail at $250,000 cash or $750,000 bond and issued two stay-away orders to protect the two victims in the shooting. Mr. Campos is due back in court on Oct. 22.

The three other suspects in the shooting appeared in Southold Town court Friday morning and had their cases adjourned to next week. Attorneys said the cases will be presented before a grand jury for a possible indictment by Friday evening.