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Riverhead Town Police reported 165 criminal incidents and 103 arrests in April 2023, according to a monthly crime report released by Police Chief David Hegermiller this month.

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

Aggravated unlicensed operation (5)
Aggravated driving while intoxicated (1)
Burglary (1)
Criminal possession of a controlled substance (5
Criminal possession of stolen property (5)
Criminal contempt (5)
Criminal mischief (1)
Driving while intoxicated (14)
False personation (2)
Grand larceny (3)
Harassment (2)
Obstruction of governmental administration (2)
Petit larceny (11)
Possession of a forged instrument (1)
Public lewdness (1)
Sealed (2)
Town code violation (18)
Theft of service (1)
Trespass (3)
Warrant (20)

For reference, police reported 171 criminal incidents and 96 arrests in March.

The Riverhead Police Department has changed its method of reporting arrests to comply with the Uniform Crime Reporting system. The new method counts every single crime charged during an arrest, rather than just the most serious charge, as was the department’s previous practice.

READ MORE: Riverhead Police Department transitions to new crime reporting system

Due to the change, Hegermiller’s monthly report now provides both “arrests by number” and “arrests by subject.”

There were 93 individuals arrested in April — 90 adults and three juveniles — compared to the 90 arrested the same month last year, according to the report.

Out of the 93 individuals arrested, 43 were held for arraignment.

Criminal incidents reported in April included:

Aggravated harassment (4)
Assault (1)
Attempted robbery (1)
Burglary (1)
Counterfeiting (1)
Criminal contempt (3)
Criminal mischief (15)
Criminal possession of a controlled substance (1)
Criminal possession of stolen property (3)
Criminal trespass (1)
Falsely reporting (1)
Fireworks (2)
Fraud (1)
Graffiti (3)
Grand larceny (20)
Harassment (20)
Identity theft (7)
Menacing (1)
Petit larceny (67)
Public lewdness (1)
Stolen vehicle (2)
Theft of service (2)
Vehicle pursuit (1)

The town issued 1,018 summonses in April: 65 town code violations, 721 traffic tickets and 232 parking tickets.

There were 2,625 non-criminal incidents reported by police in April, including two non-fatal overdoses.

Police reported 58 domestic incidents reported in April.

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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: