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Police: Woman used stolen credit card at Riverhead retail stores, wanted for grand larceny

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The suspect used a stolen credit card to make purchases at Best Buy and Michaels, both located at 1440 Old Country Road, on Dec. 28, according to police.

Cops: Two teens critically injured in single-car crash on Sound Avenue early Monday morning

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Both driver, age 18, and his 16-year-old passenger are in critical condition at Stony Brook University Hospital after a crash that occurred just before 12:30 a.m., Riverhead Police said in a press release

Cops charge two 14-year-old boys with burglarizing Route 58 businesses

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Riverhead Town Police have arrested two 14-year-old boys in connection with burglaries of two Route 58 businesses.

Cops seek man they say stole $1,200 worth of merchandise from Michael Kors store on Jan. 1

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Suffolk County Crime Stoppers and Riverhead Town Police are seeking the public’s help to identify and locate a man they say stole $1,200 worth of merchandise from the Michael Kors store at Tanger Outlets this month.

Cops: Man, 19, seriously injured in assault by group of men outside Roanoke Avenue apartment complex Tuesday afternoon

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Riverhead Police are seeking information about an assault that took place Tuesday afternoon at the Fairfield apartment complex on Roanoke Avenue that sent a man to the hospital with a fractured skull and other serious injuries.

Riverhead crime by the numbers: 2018-2022

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Over the 5-year period from 2018 through 2022, total crimes reported by Riverhead Police rose over 30%. though violent crimes remained at consistent levels and represent about 1% of all crimes reported during the 5-year period. Here's a look at the data.

Riverhead shooting victim dies; gunman remains at large as investigation continues: police

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James Ayers, 47, of Flanders, who was shot in the head outside 747 East Main St. on Jan. 6 has died, Riverhead Police Chief David Hegermiller said. No arrests have yet been made, he said.

Riverhead Police crime reports: November and December 2022

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Riverhead Town Police reported 224 criminal incidents and 107 arrests in November, and 246 criminal incidents and 93 arrests in December, according to crime reports released by Police Chief David Hegermiller.

Riverhead Police report 84 arrests in October 2022

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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.

Riverhead Police Department transitions to new crime reporting system

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The Riverhead Police Department is transitioning to a new system of reporting arrests, to become compliant with the National Incident-Based Reporting System. It will likely result in a rise in crime stats, because it will count all charges filed against every person arrested instead of just the top charge.
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