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"Flash Flood Watch" ...Flash Flood Watch in effect from 8 PM EDT this evening through Friday afternoon... The National Weather Service in Upton has issued a * Flash Flood Watch for portions of southern Connecticut... northeast New Jersey and southeast New York...including the following areas...in southern Connecticut...northern Fairfield...northern Middlesex...northern New Haven...northern New London...southern Fairfield...southern Middlesex... southern New Haven and southern New London. In northeast New Jersey...eastern Bergen...eastern Essex...eastern Passaic... eastern Union...Hudson...western Bergen...western Essex... western Passaic and western Union. In southeast New York... Bronx...Kings (Brooklyn)...New York (Manhattan)...northeastern Suffolk...northern Nassau...northern Queens...northern Westchester...northwestern Suffolk...Orange...Putnam... Richmond (staten island)...Rockland...southeastern Suffolk... southern Nassau...southern Queens...southern Westchester and southwestern Suffolk. * From 8 PM EDT this evening through Friday afternoon * showers and thunderstorms will be moving into the region from the west early this evening and will overspread the region by late tonight. Showers and thunderstorms will continue into Friday morning and begin to taper off from west to east during Friday afternoon. There is the potential for periods of heavy rainfall this evening into Friday afternoon. * The axis of heaviest rain remains uncertain. However...at this time the heaviest rain is forecast to extend from northeastern New Jersey into the lower Hudson Valley...New York City...and southern Connecticut. Rainfall totals of 2 to 4 inches are possible...with localized higher amounts possible. The main threat is flash flooding of low lying...poor drainage...and urbanized areas. Smaller flashier streams may also flood. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation. You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action should flash flood warnings be issued. -- Friday Jul.29 16,01:36 AM

SCPD Crime Alert: Suspect Wanted for Robbing & Assaulted Man in Church Parking Lot

Suffolk County Crime Stoppers and the Riverhead Police Department are seeking the public’s help to identify and locate four men who assaulted and robbed a man in a wheelchair earlier this month.

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Riverhead, NY - June 10th, 2014 -  Suffolk County Crime Stoppers and the Riverhead Police Department are seeking the public’s help to identify and locate four men who assaulted and robbed a man in a wheelchair earlier this month.

A man who is confined to a wheelchair due to a prior motor vehicle crash was leaving the United Methodist Church, traveling northbound on Maple Avenue in Riverhead, from 2nd Street on June 1, 2014 at approximately 10:30 p.m. As he approached the Long Island Railroad tracks on Maple Avenue, he was attacked from behind by at least four people. The suspects knocked the victim out of his wheelchair and struck him with weapons, possibly sticks or pipes. They stole cash and prescription medications.

The subjects fled on foot in an unknown direction.

Suffolk County Crime Stoppers offers a cash reward of up to $5,000 for information that leads to an arrest. Anyone with any information is asked to call anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS or contact the Riverhead Police Detective Division at 727-4500 Ext. 327.  All calls will be kept confidential.