Cops: Cutchogue man charged in Route 58 burglaries

01/08/2015 8:44 AM |


A Cutchogue man with a history of arrests was charged Wednesday night for twice burglarizing a Route 58 business in recent weeks, Riverhead Town police said.

Joseph Reiter Jr., 37, of Cutchogue, who was wanted on New York State parole warrant, was arrested about 10:55 p.m. and charged with two counts of third-degree burglary, a felony, police said.

Mr. Reiter broke into Sound Vision Care on Dec. 18, when about $7,000 worth of designer sunglasses was reported stolen from the store, according to prior police reports.

Security camera footage revealed a man with a shaved head, who was wearing a winter coat, broke into the vision center through a window about 1:25 a.m., police said.

Twenty pairs of Maui Jim sunglasses, and $100 cash was stolen from the business, police said.

It was also broken into on Jan. 1, according to the release, though information on what was stolen was not immediately available.

Mr. Reiter currently has two other cases pending in Suffolk County Criminal Court, both related to motor vehicle charges.