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Riverhead Police Department

‘Butterflies’ hold vigil in memory of George Floyd

More than two dozen children, family members and BEP volunteers participated, along with Riverhead Town Supervisor Yvette Aguiar, Police Chief David Hegermiller and several Riverhead police officers.

Riverhead arrests plummeted during April’s coronavirus peak

As the coronavirus outbreak reached its peak in April, police activity in the Town of Riverhead plummeted, according to data released by the Riverhead Police Department last week. That followed a less dramatic but still significant drop in March, police data show.

Riverhead police announce ‘operational changes’

Riverhead Police are trying to limit person-to-person contact in an effort to keep both members of the public and members of the department safe.

Riverhead Police report: June 2019

Riverhead police report responding to 2,757 calls in June 2019, making 81 arrests and issuing 1,225 summonses, including 765 parking tickets.

Riverhead Police Report: March 2019

Riverhead police report responding to 2,469 calls in March 2019, making 83 arrests and issuing 805 summonses, including 174 parking tickets.

Riverhead Police blotter Jan. 16-22, 2019

Riverhead Police blotter Jan 16-22,2019: multiple larcenies from vehicles in the Wading River area and an arrest made in connection with the thefts —plus shoplifting, drug possession and aggravated DWI arrests.

Town board revisits the police and justice court space and safety issues

It’s been five years since the town board last took up the issue of Riverhead’s inadequate justice court and police facilities. Since then, the situation at 210 Howell Avenue has only gotten worse, according to frustrated town justices, the police chief and staff who work there.

Riverhead Town strikes five-year deal with its rank-and-file police union

Riverhead Town and the Riverhead Police union representing rank and file officers have reached a five-year labor deal retroactive to Jan. 1, 2016. The agreement for the first time requires police officers to contribute to the cost of their health insurance coverage.

Riverhead Police Department has its second female sergeant

Riverhead Police Chief David Hegermiller swore in Sgt. Danielle Willsey, the second female sergeant in the department's history at the July 17 town board meeting. The chief also swore in a new patrol cop, Police Officer Matthew Suprina.

Cops: Thief smashed through front window of gas station, stole cigarettes

Riverhead Police detectives are seeking information about an overnight break-in at the Empire gas station convenience store on Route 58.
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