Crimes Nearby: Men Wanted for Swiping Crest Whitening Products, Cops Say

Suffolk County Crime Stoppers is offering a reward of up to $5,000.

Police are looking for these men who stole from Target in Riverhead, according to police. Credit: SCPD
Police are looking for these men who stole from Target in Riverhead, according to police. Credit: SCPD

The following information was supplied by the East End police departments and the Suffolk County police. A criminal charge is only an accusation and does not indicate guilt.


• Police are asking for the public's help to help identify and locate three men who stole merchandise from a Riverhead Target last month.

Police said the three men entered the Target, located at 1150 Old Country Road, on the afternoon of Nov. 7 and stole all of the Crest Whitening products on display. The value of the stolen merchandise is $1,869, police said.

Suffolk County Crime Stoppers offers a cash reward of up to $5,000 for information that leads to an arrest. Anyone with information about this crime is asked to call anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS.

• Four people spent Thanksgiving Eve behind bars after they were charged with driving drunk in Riverhead, police said.

Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota's East End DWI Task Force was deployed Wednesday night, Riverhead Town police said.

The operation began at 4 a.m. and lasted until 8 a.m. Thanksgiving morning, police said; officers from Riverhead, Westhampton Beach, and Suffolk County police participated.


• A Manhattan man was cuffed on Wednesday after police said he drove drunk with two kids in the car in Southold. According to Southold Town police, Christopher D. Niemeth, 44, was arrested at 2:42 p.m. at Watersedge Way after a possible hit-and-run accident.

Police said after the crash, the smell of alcohol was detected on his breath.

Niemeth, police said, failed several roadside sobriety tests and was arrested and charged driving while intoxicated. He was also charged with two counts of aggravated DWI, for driving drunk with two children in the car, under Leandra's Law, a felony, and two counts of endangering the welfare of a child, a misdemeanor.


• A 17-year-old Phoenix House resident was arrested on a felony assault charge after he threw a chair at another resident, which split his upper lip open and loosened an upper front tooth, East Hampton Town police said. 

Police were called to the Wainscott facility on Industrial Road on Nov. 26 at about 10:15 a.m. for an aided case. 

The victim, who was bleeding, told police he was about to sit down for a meal when his chair was pulled out from under him, causing him to fall on his butt. When he got up, he saw the defendant and thought he had pulled the chair away. The victim said he slid the chair across the floor toward the defendant, hitting him in the leg. That's when the defendant picked up the chair and threw it at him, hitting him in the face. 


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