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In The Baby’s Shoe

A Riverhead man came up with an original way to hide his stash — inside a baby’s shoe. At least that’s what Southampton Town Police said.

Kilder Ortega-Dubon, 28, was stopped along Lake Avenue in Riverside on March 5. Police said he did not have a valid registration. As it turned out, it had been suspended twice. Police searched the vehicle and said they found a clear plastic bag containing a white powdery substance believed to be cocaine, as well as some marijuana inside a small shoe inside the center console. No, the baby wasn’t wearing it at the time.

Live Wire

Residents of a Wading River neighborhood were lucky to escape disaster on March 6 when a live power line on a watery street snaked out of control.

A resident cutting down a tree was the culprit, Riverhead Town Police said. A branch from the falling tree clipped a power line on Sylvan Drive and fires broke out in several neighborhood houses.

The Wading River Fire Department was called in shortly after 1 PM. The chief reportedly then called Riverhead, Manorville, Ridge, and Sound Beach fire departments to assist.

Finally, PSEG-LI cut power to the area after being notified about the mishap.

Firefighters went door-to-door to ensure other fires weren’t smoldering within houses on the block.