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Riverhead Town Police reported 227 criminal incidents and 73 arrests in June, according to data reported to the Town Board by Police Chief David Hegermiller.

Arrests made last month, according to the report, were for:
Aggravated unlicensed operation of a vehicle (2)
Assault (4)
Burglary (4)
Criminal possession of a controlled substance (1)
Criminal possession of stolen property (2)
Criminal contempt (4)
Criminal mischief (2)
Driving while ability impared (1)
Driving while intoxicated (12)
Grand larceny (1)
Harassment (2)
Obstructing governmental administration (2)
Petit larceny (3)
Possession of weapon (1)
Robbery (1)
Town code violation (6)
Terrorist threat (2)
Trespass (4)
Unlawful possession of a weapon (3)
Warrant (14)

For reference, 181 criminal incidents and 78 arrests were made in June. Criminal incidents were up from 183 reported in June 2021.

Criminal incidents last month included aggravated harassment (4), assault (4), attempted burglary (2), burglary (4), criminal contempt (2), criminal mischief (20), petit larceny (65), harassment (28), identity theft (4), fraud (4), grand larceny (29), criminal trespass (1), stolen vehicle (5), and endangering the welfare of a child (3). There were also 34 state liquor authority undercover investigations last month. The investigations led to three people being charged for unlawfully dealing alcohol to a minor, according to a press release by the police on June 17.

Out of the 73 arrests, 40 people were held for arraignment on criminal charges in June.

There were six juveniles arrested in June.

The town issued 1,157 summonses (including 450 parking tickets).

There were 2,978 non-criminal incidents, which included nine non-fatal overdoses and one fatal overdose. There were 153 town code violations issued and eight town code investigations conducted.

There were 65 domestic incidents reported in June.

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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: