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Riverhead Blotter: Home Depot employee arrested for stealing from cash register

A Home Depot employee was arrested after she stole $200 from a cash register Monday.

Police said Maxine Brown, 50, of Moriches was charged with misdemeanor petit larceny and released on $100 bail.

• A 2006 Jeep Liberty was reported stolen from a Jamesport resident’s driveway Monday around 6:40 p.m. No further information was available.

• Riverhead police arrested a 54-year-old Mount Sinai man for stealing $57 worth of beer from Walmart Sunday.

Robert Young allegedly stole Corona and Modelo beer from the Riverhead store and was also found to be in possession of marijuana, police said.

He was charged with misdemeanor petit larceny and released on an appearance ticket.

• Police arrested a Riverhead man after a domestic dispute turned physical Sunday.

According to a police report, Tywan Jones, 38, placed a woman in a chokehold and pushed her toward the door at a Hallett Street residence. 

He was arrested and charged with criminal obstruction of breath, a Class A misdemeanor. No injuries were reported, police said.

• Last Thursday, a manager at Riverhead Supermarket and Deli called Riverhead police to report an unknown male stealing from a tip jar on the counter. According to a police report, the suspect fled with approximately $200. An investigation is ongoing.

• Riverhead police arrested a 26-year-old Riverhead woman after she caused a verbal disturbance at the Department of Social Services on East Main Street last Thursday.

Lakea Staton was reportedly shouting profanities and refusing to leave the building, police said.

She was arrested for disorderly conduct and harassment, both violations, and subsequently charged with resisting arrest, a Class A misdemeanor.

• A 35-year-old Jamesport woman was arrested on drug charges last Wednesday.

According to Riverhead police, Christina Schlachter was arrested on Sixth Street in Jamesport around 5:16 p.m. and charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a Class A misdemeanor.

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 The charges against them may later be reduced or withdrawn, or they may be found innocent.