Police Break Up Huge Brawl in Riverhead

Over 750 kids were engaged in "disorderly" conduct, cops say.

Over 750 young people gathered on North Oakland Drive in Riverhead early Sunday morning, fighting, blocking traffic and engaging in disorderly conduct, police say.

Riverhead Town Police report that at approximately 3:10 a.m. on Sunday morning, they responded to reports of a "large disturbance" on North Oakland Drive. Upon arrival, they found over 750 "unruly" youths congregated, engaged in disorderly conduct, and blocking traffic.

While no cause for the fighting has been determined, Riverhead police say they do not believe gang activity was involved. Police said Sunday morning that such events do happen from time to time, after young people leave a party or other event, but that the reports do not usually include such a large number of youths.

Police say they broke up numerous fights over the course of two hours. Additional law enforcement units were brought in from Southampton Town, New York State, and Suffolk County Park Police to help restore order.

No arrests were made and no injuries were reported.

Tom Edge July 08, 2012 at 01:22 PM
Next time they should bring in the K9 Unit, nice bite on the ass will teach an important lesson!
Colin Flaherty July 08, 2012 at 03:39 PM
so what happened?
L.I.M.A. July 08, 2012 at 09:52 PM
Protesting corrupt govt
David Fitzgerald July 09, 2012 at 03:58 AM
Oh yeah, turn the dogs on some kids. Whats next, fire hoses?
Sheryl-lyn Walz July 09, 2012 at 11:45 AM
Sounds like the movie Project X
janet kent July 09, 2012 at 01:07 PM
Can someone kindly explain why "teenagers" are out on the streets at 3 AM? Where are the parents here?
K. July 09, 2012 at 01:34 PM
No arrests, no parents, no names, no responsibility.
IAmMe July 09, 2012 at 02:41 PM
Oh so you must be a parent to teenagers who are so well behaved and in the house at 8pm on the weekends. It was a Graduation party given by the family, and they had no control over her classmates unruly behavior outside of the party!
Bernie K July 09, 2012 at 08:43 PM
At 3:10 AM, this was more than an 8 PM graduation party! And, no one mentioned it's the anniversary of the same thing happening one year ago..to the day!
Lisa Finn (Editor) July 09, 2012 at 09:59 PM
Did anyone witness this? We'd like to know what you think.
J. Lewis July 09, 2012 at 11:20 PM
I actually live right down the street it wasnt 750 people and it wasn't 3am it was more like 12...but I guess the exaggeration makes the story more interesting
Lisa Finn (Editor) July 09, 2012 at 11:53 PM
Hi, The details came directly from the police report. I'd just like as many details as possible from neighbors or residents who may have seen what was happening. Thanks!
IAmMe July 10, 2012 at 12:55 PM
Definitely over exaggerated for a better story!
IAmMe July 10, 2012 at 12:58 PM
Perhaps the person taking the "750" person head count was in a different time zone as well.. #next!


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