Cops: Serial jewelry burglar hit Aquebogue, Jamesport homes

Peter Gevinski (Credit: RPD)

An Aquebogue man was arrested Friday morning for committing several residential burglaries dating back to last fall, Riverhead Town police said.

According to authorities, Peter J. Gevinski Jr., 26, was arrested around noon on two counts of burglary in the second degree and one count of grand larceny in the third degree.

Police said an investigation revealed that he removed a safe containing jewelry and money from a Jamesport residence on Oct. 12, 2014, and jewelry from an Aquebogue residence on Feb. 5. He also took money and jewelry from another Jamesport residence on May 5, police said.

Mr. Gevinski was arrested and transported to police headquarters for processing, authorities said.

He was then arraigned in Riverhead Justice Court and taken to Suffolk County Correctional Facility on $25,000 cash bail.