DA Sini And Riverhead PD: Man Indicted For Allegedly Committing 10 Burglaries Of Riverhead Homes


Defendant Traced to Burglary Locations through GPS Monitoring by Suffolk County Department of Probation.

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Suffolk DA Sini announced the indictment of Taiheem McKay of Riverhead, 23, for allegedly committing 10 Riverhead burglaries.

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Suffolk County, NY - Sept. 7, 2018 - Suffolk County District Attorney Timothy D. Sini and the Riverhead Police Department today announced the indictment of a man for allegedly committing 10 burglaries of residences in Riverhead in 2017 and 2018.
Taiheem McKay, 23, of Riverhead, is charged with 10 counts of Burglary in the Second Degree, a C felony.
“This indictment is the result of excellent investigative work by detectives in the Riverhead Police Department, who used technology and the sharing of intelligence to find the alleged perpetrator responsible for these burglaries,” District Attorney Sini said. “These were brazen acts committed in broad daylight by an individual who clearly has no respect for the law. I commend the Riverhead Police Department and the Suffolk County Department of Probation for their work on this case and their continuous efforts to keep our communities safe.”
He was arraigned on the indictment today in front of Suffolk County Acting Supreme Court Justice Mark Cohen. Bail was set at $250,000 cash or $500,000 bond.
He is charged in connection with the following burglaries:
  • July 11, 2017, at 311 East Avenue, Riverhead
  • July 11, 2017, at 311 East Avenue, Riverhead
  • September 1, 2017, at 176 Horton Avenue, Riverhead
  • September 1, 2017, at 277 Old Country Road, Trailer #26, Riverhead
  • January 18, 2018, at 212 East Avenue, Riverhead
  • January 29, 2018, at 311 East Avenue, Riverhead
  • January 29, 2018, at 311 East Avenue, Riverhead
  • February 12, 2018, at 315 Raynor Avenue, Riverhead
  • February 27, 2018, at 329 Maple Avenue, Riverhead
  • February 27, 2018, at 327 Union Avenue, Riverhead
The defendant is currently serving a sentence of probation, the conditions of which require him to wear a GPS ankle monitor. Through an investigation by the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office, Riverhead Police Department and Suffolk County Department of Probation, McKay was found to have been at each of the burglary locations on the days of the incidents.
McKay allegedly stole US currency, jewelry, designer sneakers, designer belts and a wallet from the residences.
If convicted, McKay faces a maximum sentence of five to 15 years in prison on each count of the indictment, which could run consecutively.
McKay was also arrested by the Riverhead Police Department on July 16 in connection with a residential burglary at 417 East Avenue in Riverhead on May 4 in which he allegedly stole several hundred dollars from the residence. He was indicted on July 26 on charges of Burglary in the Second Degree, a C felony, and Criminal Mischief in the Fourth Degree, an A misdemeanor, in connection with that incident.
He is due back in court on October 2.
This case is being prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Kimberly Shalvey, of the Major Crime Bureau.
A criminal charge is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.