04/13/15 5:07pm
04/13/2015 5:07 PM
A car crashed into this house on Roanoke Avenue Saturday night. Police have arrested a man they say tried to run away on foot. (Credit: Paul Squire)

A car crashed into this house on Roanoke Avenue Saturday night. Police have arrested a man they say tried to run away on foot. (Credit: Paul Squire)

Cracks criss-cross the ceiling and dart down the walls and through the door and window frames inside the living room of a two-story home on Roanoke Avenue near Pulaski Street Monday afternoon.

The three windows facing into the side yard are tilted, the Venetian blinds casting crooked shadows on the couch nearby. The thin floor has buckled by the white door, now resting on busted hinges.

Outside the door is worse, where a wooden walkway has been reduced to a pile of splinters, as if something large took a bite out of the porch.

That something was a sedan. (more…)

02/05/15 12:00pm
02/05/2015 12:00 PM
Southold police officer Steven Zuhoski. (Credit: Tim Gannon, file)

Southold police officer Steven Zuhoski. (Credit: Tim Gannon, file)

Investigative work that led to the arrest of five gang members involved in a shooting attack on two rival gang members in Southold last fall earned Officer Steven Zuhoski the Southold Town Police Department’s Officer of the Year Award for 2014.

He was honored Jan. 23 at the Southampton Kiwanis Club’s annual East End Police Awards dinner at the Sea Star Ballroom in the Hyatt Place East End.

It’s the second time he’s won the Kiwanis award in the past four years. (more…)

01/14/15 8:22am
George Kurovics enlisted with the U.S. Navy in 1944 at just 16 years old. (Credit: courtesy photo)

George Kurovics enlisted with the U.S. Navy in 1944 at just 16 years old. (Credit: courtesy photo)

George Kurovics was proud of his military work in World War II, during which he served as a tail gunner on reconnaissance planes in the South Pacific.

“He was proud of his country just as much,” said his son, also George, in an interview Wednesday morning, a day after the 90-year-old was struck and killed on Main Road in Jamesport by an alleged drunken driver.  (more…)

01/08/15 8:47am
01/08/2015 8:47 AM

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A Cutchogue man with a history of arrests was charged Wednesday night for twice burglarizing a Route 58 business in recent weeks, Riverhead Town police said.

Joseph Reiter Jr., 37, of Cutchogue, who was wanted on New York State parole warrant, was arrested about 10:55 p.m. and charged with two counts of third-degree burglary, a felony, police said.

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10/24/14 8:00am
10/24/2014 8:00 AM
Southold shooting suspects (from left) Walter Vasquez, 17, of Greenport;  Pedro Emilio Santamaria, 31, of Greenport; and Jeremias Nathaniel Recinos Torres, 19, of Aquebogue are escorted by corrections officers into Southold Town Court Friday morning. The three were arraigned in Suffolk County court Wednesday. (Credit: Paul Squire, file)

Southold shooting suspects (from left) Walter Vasquez, 17, of Greenport; Pedro Emilio Santamaria, 31, of Greenport; and Jeremias Nathaniel Recinos Torres, 19, of Aquebogue are escorted by corrections officers into Southold Town Court Friday morning. The three were arraigned in Suffolk County court Wednesday. (Credit: Paul Squire, file)

Last Tuesday’s shooting in Southold, in which four alleged members of MS-13 attacked two men from a rival gang with guns and a machete, has brought attention to the growing problem of gangs on the East End.

In Riverhead, Riverside and Flanders, gang violence has long been an issue. Town, police and community leaders say they are working together in an attempt to attack the root of the problem.

In Southold Town, gangs are more prevalent than in the past, as changing demographics have brought Latin groups like MS-13 and 18th Street to the East End.  (more…)