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Riverhead Town Police reported 189 criminal incidents and made 84 arrests in October 2022, according to a crime report released by Police Chief David Hegermiller.

Arrests made in October, according to the police chief’s report were:

Aggravated unlicensed operation of a vehicle (2)
Assault (1)
Assist FOA (2)
Burglary (1)
Criminal possession of a controlled substance (7)
Criminal possession of stolen property (3)
Criminal possession of a weapon (1)
Criminal contempt (1)
Criminal mischief (1)
Criminal sale of a controlled substance (1)
Driving while intoxicated (14)
Driving while intoxicated and endangering the welfare of a child (2)
Endangering the welfare of a child (1)
Grand larceny (2)
Harassment (5)
Menacing (1)
Leaving the scene of a motor vehicle accident (1)
Obstructing governmental administration (1)
Petit larceny (4)
Public lewdness (1)
Robbery (1)
Town code violation (8)
Trespass (3)
Unauthorized use of a motor vehicle (1)
Warrant (19)

For reference, there were 183 criminal incidents in September, and 79 arrests were made. Arrests were up from the 55 reported in October 2021, while criminal incidents were up slightly from 186 reported the previous year.

Criminal incidents in October included aggravated harassment (2), burglary (3), counterfeiting (1), criminal contempt (1), criminal mischief (33), petit larceny (61), harassment (30), identity theft (8), illegal dumping (3), fraud (3), grand larceny (34), criminal trespass (1), stolen vehicle (3), and endangering the welfare of a child (2).

Out of the 84 arrests, 47 people were held for arraignment on criminal charges in October.
There were four juveniles arrested in October.

The town issued 779 summonses (including 146 parking tickets).

There were 2,754 non-criminal incidents, which included one non-fatal overdose. There were 32 town code violations issued and 10 town code investigations conducted. There were 67 domestic incidents reported in October.

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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: