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Riverhead Town Police reported 194 criminal incidents and 33 arrests in July 2021, according to a report released by Riverhead Police Chief David Hegermiller.

Reported criminal incidents and arrests decreased from June, when there were 198 criminal incidents reported and 42 arrests arrests made, according to Riverhead Police Department data.

The police received 2,761 calls — including 2,567 noncriminal incidents. Of the 33 arrests made, 28 suspects were arraigned. 

Arrests last month were for the following:

Burglary (2)

Criminal Impersonation (1)

Criminal Contempt (4)

Criminal Obstruction of Breathing (1)

Driving While Ability Impaired (1)

Driving While Intoxicated (9)

Harassment (2)

Petit Larceny (1)

Rape (1)

Sex Abuse (1)

Town Code Violation (2)

Trespassing (2)

Warrant (6) 

There were 214 motor vehicle accidents, with no fatalities. The town issued 717 summonses, including 321 parking tickets.

The arrests were up from 2020, where there were 11 recorded.

Hegermiller told the town board Thursday the crimes were “right about where we should be” when compared to numbers reported in 2019, before the coronavirus pandemic. In July 2019, there were 249 criminal incidents reported and 84 arrests.

Riverhead Town Police monthly report July 2021 by RiverheadLOCAL on Scribd

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Alek Lewis is a lifelong Riverhead resident and a 2021 graduate of Stony Brook University’s School of Communication and Journalism. Previously, he served as news editor of Stony Brook’s student newspaper, The Statesman, and was a member of the campus’s chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists.