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Riverhead Police made 81 arrests in the month of June, according to data released by Chief of Police David Hegermiller. Two of those arrested were juveniles.

According to the data, the breakdown of arrests and charges in June:

  • 15 petit larceny
  • 15 outstanding warrants
  • 9 town code violation
  • 4 aggravated unlicensed operation
  • 3 arson
  • 3 assault
  • 3 criminal contempt
  • 3 unlawful possession of marijuana
  • 2 criminal possession of a weapon
  • 2 fugitive from justice
  • 1 criminal obstruction of breathing
  • 1 criminal possession of a controlled substance
  • 1 criminal possession of stolen property
  • 1 driving while ability impaired
  • 1 endangering the welfare of a child
  • 1 obstruction of governmental administration

Riverhead Police received 2,757 calls in the month of June — 192 involved reports of criminal incidents and the balance, 2,565 were reports of noncriminal incidents. There were 68 calls classified as domestic incidents.

The 192 criminal incidents reported included petit larceny (72), harassment (34), criminal mischief (22), grand larceny (13), illegal dumping (7), endangering the welfare of a child (6), fireworks (5), criminal contempt (4), assault (3), identity theft (3), arson (2), burglary (2), sexual offense (2), theft of service (2), unlawful possession of marijuana (2), as well as incidents (1 each) of attempted burglary, criminal possession of stolen property, criminal obstruction of breathing, criminal trespass, fraud, graffiti, menacing, parole violation, public lewdness, rape, reckless endangerment, robbery and an SLA check.

Noncriminal incident calls included a wide variety of things, from responding to ambulance calls, known as “aided cases” (372), automatic alarms (270), disturbances (147), suspicious person/suspicious vehicle reports (112), town code violations (70), disputes (49) and disabled motor vehicles (23).

Police also responded to 174 motor vehicle accidents during the month. None involved fatalities, according to the data.

Riverhead police issued 1,225 summonses in June, including 765 parking tickets — a jump of more than 335 percent over the number of parking tickets issued in May.

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Denise Civiletti
Denise is a veteran local reporter, editor, attorney and former Riverhead Town councilwoman. Her work has been recognized with numerous awards, including investigative reporting and writer of the year awards from the N.Y. Press Association. She is a founder, owner and co-publisher of this website.Email Denise.