A Riverhead man was arrested Sunday after he allegedly broke into a Shinnecock Hills restaurant and was found hiding in a nearby dumpster, Southampton Town Police said.
Police responded to a burglary alarm at the Cabana Latina restaurant on Montauk Highway about 2 a.m. A police officer arrived at the scene and found that someone had forced his way into the building.
Police soon found 27-year-old Alberto Hernandez-Hernandez hiding in the dumpster along with the cash register drawer taken from the building.
Mr. Hernandez-Hernandez was charged with third-degree burglary and fourth-degree criminal mischief. He was held overnight for an appearance in Southampton Town Justice Court and is being held at the Suffolk County jail on $8,000 bail.