Forklift, chainsaw, pressure washer swiped in nighttime grab

Farm Equipment Thieves Sought

A farmer with a pitch fork — or at least some police officers — might be waiting for the thief or thieves who swiped a harvest’s share of farming equipment from a Riverhead farm stand earlier this month.

Riverhead police said a Datsun forklift, Husqvarna chainsaw, two Northstar pressure washers, a Schumacher battery charger and three jump packs, and a Remington pole saw were stolen from Anderson Farms on Middle Road sometime overnight between August 11 and 12. Suffolk County Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward of up to $5000 for information leading to an arrest in the case.

Anyone with information about the thefts can contact Crime Stoppers to submit an anonymous tip by calling 1-800-220-TIPS, texting “SCPD” and your message to “CRIMES” (274637), or by email at All calls, text messages and emails will be kept confidential.