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Riverhead Town Police reported 181 criminal incidents and 78 arrests in May, according to data released Thursday by Police Chief David Hegermiller.

Arrests made last month, according to the report, were for:
Aggravated unlicensed operation of a vehicle (1)
Assault (3)
Criminal possession of a controlled substance (1)
Criminal possession of stolen property (2)
Criminal possession of a weapon (1)
Criminal obstruction of breathing (1)
Criminal contempt (3)
Criminal mischief (1)
Driving while intoxicated (8)
False personation (2)
Fugitive from justice (1)
Grand larceny (3)
Harassment (4)
Petit larceny (2)
Resisting arrest (1)
Robbery (1)
Town code violation (12)
Trespass (5)
Unlawful possession of a weapon (1)
Warrant (23)

For reference, 184 criminal incidents and 90 arrests were made in April. Criminal incidents were down slightly from 183 reported in May 2021.

Criminal incidents last month included aggravated harassment (2), assault (2), attempted burglary (1), burglary (2), criminal contempt (3), criminal mischief (21), petit larceny (64), harassment (29), identity theft (7), fraud (5), grand larceny (19), criminal trespass (3) and endangering the welfare of a child (2).

Out of the 78 arrests, 39 people held for arraignment on criminal charges in May.

There were three juveniles arrested in May.

The town issued 1,340 summonses (including 348 parking tickets).

There were 2,925 non-criminal incidents, which included two non-fatal overdoses and two fatal overdoses. There were 125 town code violations issued and 6 town code investigations conducted.

There were 73 domestic incidents reported in May.

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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: