Riverhead Police Department headquarters in January 2021. File photo: Denise Civiletti

A 28-year-old Riverhead woman is facing a felony criminal mischief charge for allegedly breaking a glass window at an Osborn Avenue shop last week.

Riverhead Town Police said they arrested Britney A. McGowan at 123 West Main Street yesterday afternoon on a charge of Criminal Mischief in the Third Degree in connection with the incident on Sept. 2.

Police said an investigation identified McGowan as the suspect who damaged the front window of a store at 235 Osborn Avenue last week. The damage reported to police at 8:14 a.m. on Sept. 2, police said.

Criminal Mischief in the Third Degree is a Class E felony. McGowan was processed on the charge and released on a desk appearance ticket, police said.

Editor’s note: A criminal charge is an accusation. A person charged with a crime is presumed innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.

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