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Riverhead Town Police reported 184 criminal incidents and made 90 arrests in April, according to a report released last Thursday by Police Chief David Hegermiller.

Arrests made last month, according to the report, were for:
Aggravated unlicensed operation of a vehicle (2)
Burglary (9)
Criminal possession of a controlled substance (8)
Criminal possession of stolen property (1)
Criminal possession of a weapon (1)
Criminal obstruction of breathing (1)
Criminal contempt (2)
Disorderly conduct (2)
Driving while intoxicated (11)
Endangering the welfare of a child (1)
Grand larceny (2)
Harassment (6)
Obstructing governmental administration (1)
Petit larceny (2)
Robbery (2)
Town code violation (10)
Trespass (1)
Warrant (27)

For reference, 198 criminal incidents and 79 arrests were made in March. Criminal incidents were up slightly from 182 reported in April 2021.

Criminal incidents last month included aggravated harassment (4), assault (2), burglary (30), criminal contempt (4), criminal mischief (11), petit larceny (64), harassment (27), identity theft (8), fraud (3), grand larceny (12), criminal trespassing (4), endangering the welfare of a child (2) and stolen vehicle (2).

Hegermiller said in an interview that the number of burglaries in April were so high because of those that occurred at 23 units at a Calverton self-storage facility on April 23.

Out of the 90 arrests, 59 people were arraigned for their crimes in April. The town issued 767 summonses (93 parking tickets). There were two juveniles arrested in April.

There were 2,455 non-criminal incidents, which included four non-fatal overdoses and three fatal overdoses. There were 45 town code violations issued and 12 town code investigations conducted. There were 78 domestic incidents reported in April.

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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. Email: [email protected]