Riverhead Blotter: Hampton Bays man stole from Riverhead Target

02/16/2012 7:00 AM |

NEWS-REVIEW FILE PHOTO | The target store in Riverhead.

A Hampton Bays man was arrested last Wednesday for swiping a bundle of electronic equipment from the Route 58 Target store last year, Riverhead Town police said.

Kirk Alfaro, 43, was charged with fourth-degree grand larceny after police said he took two Samsung home theater systems, a 22-inch Phillips LED television and a 40-inch Westinghouse LCD television from the Target on Route 58 without paying.

He was arraigned and was being held at the Suffolk County Jail.

• James McErlean, 54, of East Hampton was arrested and charged with criminal contempt Saturday, police said. Mr. McErlean was parked in front of a home on Peconic Bay Boulevard in Jamesport, violating a court order. He was charged with second-degree criminal contempt, transported to headquarters, processed and held for arraignment.

• An all-terrain vehicle was reported stolen from a Wading River property last Tuesday, according to a police report. The quad, a 2006 Suzuki, is estimated to be worth about $4,000, police said. Police are still investigating the incident.

• Between last Wednesday and Thursday, an unknown suspect dumped 150 tires at private residences across Aquebogue and Jamesport, police said. The tires were picked up by the town’s sanitation department on the normal bulk garbage pickup day, police said.

The illegal dumping incident is still under investigation.

Those who are named in police reports have not been convicted of any crime or violation. The charges against them may later be reduced or withdrawn, or they may be found innocent.