Riverhead Town Police reported 157 criminal incidents and issued 130 criminal charges in February, according to a monthly crime report released by Police Chief David Hegermiller last week.

The criminal charges made in February, according to the police chief’s report were for:

Aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle (13)
Assault (3)
Burglary (1)
Criminal possession of a controlled substance (9)
Criminal possession of stolen property (1)
Criminal possession of a weapon (1)
Criminal contempt (6)
Criminal mischief (1)
Criminal sale of a controlled substance (2)
Driving while intoxicated (24)
Harassment (6)
Petit larceny (21)
Rape (1)
Town code violation (14)
Vehicle and traffic law violation (1)
Warrant (25)

For reference, police reported 134 criminal incidents and issued 93 criminal charges in February 2023. There were 118 individuals arrested in February — 116 adults and two juveniles.

Out of the 118 individuals arrested, 59 were held for arraignment.

Criminal incidents reported in February included:

Aggravated harassment (2)
Assault (4)
Burglary (3)
Criminal contempt (2)
Criminal mischief (13)
Criminal obstruction of breathing (1)
Criminal possession of a controlled substance (4)
Fraud (8)
Grand larceny (15)
Harassment (19)
Identity theft (19)
Illegal dumping (1)
Menacing (1)
Petit larceny (60)
Robbery (1)
SLA check (2)
Stolen vehicle (1)
Theft of service (1)

Police reported 66 domestic incidents in February.

The town issued 1040 summonses in February: 30 town code violations, 858 traffic tickets and 152 parking tickets.

There were 2,509 non-criminal incidents reported by police in February.

Police reported 116 motor vehicle accidents in February; 9 were classified as minor. Four accidents involved deer.

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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: alek@riverheadlocal.com