Two East Quogue residents were arrested on Tuesday after they were allegedly caught stealing over 30 candy bars in Riverside.
Southampton Town olice say Jason M. Ploikoff, 29 and Samantha C. Van Nostrand, 21, both of East Quogue, were arrested in Quogue Village on Tuesday at approximately 10:10 p.m. after Polikoff was observed by the store clerk allegedly stealing candy bars at the Shell Gas Station located on the Riverside traffic circle.
Police say Polikoff allegedly stuffed his pockets with over 30 candy bars.
The pair allegedly fled the area in a vehicle and were subsequently located and apprehended.
Both subjects will face charges of petit larceny, a misdemeanor. Van Nostrand was charged as an accessory as she allegedly attempted to distract the store clerk while police say Polikoff filled his pockets.
They were both processed and released on $150 police bail.
In other Southampton Town arrests, Erik P. Bilka, 38, of Flanders, was arrested in Riverside on Wednesday at approximately 10:03 p.m. and charged with misdemeanor driving while intoxicated after he was observed allegedly failing to maintain his lane of travel. Further investigation revealed Bilka to be intoxicated, police say. He was also charged with failure to maintain lane, a violation, and was held for morning arraignment.
Outstanding Bench Warrant
Southampton Town Police also arrested Reyes I. Perez, 31, of Hampton Bays on Tuesday on charges of an outstanding bench warrant for failure to appear. He was held overnight for morning arraignment.
Editor's Note: This information was supplied by the Southampton Town police department. A criminal charge is an accusation and does not indicate convictions.