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Crimes Nearby: Women Accused of Stealing UPS Packages

Two Mattituck women arrested after stealing packages off front porches in Wading River.

The following information was supplied by the police departments on the East End. A criminal charge is only an accusation and does not indicate guilt.

RIVERHEAD

• Sticky-fingered Christmas gift thieves have gotten caught in the act, according to Riverhead Town police. Riverhead Town police said they received several reports of UPS packages being removed from the front porches of homes in the Wading River area. One of the thefts, police said, was captured on a home surveillance system and handed over to the police department. The video, police said, led to the identification of two suspects, who were arrested on Tuesday. Police said Lillian Kirchberger, 42, of Mattituck, and Teresa Doige, 42, both of whom lived in the same residence in Eastward Court, were arrested; each woman was charged with three counts of petit larceny.

• A Calverton man was stabbed by an unknown assailant on Dec. 17 around 11:30 p.m. shortly after leaving a Mattituck convenience store, and the suspect is still at large, Southold Town police report. 

The victim was walking to his vehicle which was parked in the Mattituck Shopping Plaza off of Route 25, when he was approached by a subject who demanded money, police said. The victim refused to comply and was cut once under the left arm, and he reported to police that witnesses observed the altercation and shouted at the attacker, who then fled the scene.

The witnesses have not come forward. Riverhead Town police assisted in the initial investigation. The suspect is wanted for first-degree attempted armed robbery and second-degree assault. Southold Police are requesting that anyone with information contact the Southold Town Police Detective Division at 631-765-2600.

WESTHAMPTON-HAMPTON BAYS

On Dec. 16 at 8:30 p.m. Quogue Village police say they charged Nicholas Smith, 31, of Oneida, New York with DWI, a misdemeanor, after he crossed over the double yellow line on Montauk Highway and nearly struck a westbound cop car with his red, Dodge Durango. Police said the officer, as well as a number of cars were forced to swerve to avoid Smith, who was also charged with reckless driving, unsafe lane change and refusing a pre-screen test.

NORTH FORK

• Paris Parks, 20, of Greenport, was charged with third-degree assault, a misdemeanor, and unlawful possession of marijuana, violation, on Dec. 15 after police responded to a report of two men being assaulted outside of a Greenport restaurant, police said. The two men were transported to Eastern Long Island Hospital for treatment to injuries while police located Parks, who was questioned about the incident and was found to be in possession of a small amount of marijuana, police said.

• Thomas R. Shearin, 33, of Mattituck, was charged with unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, a misdemeanor, on Dec. 18 at 6:48 p.m., after police responded to a report that a 2007 Ford Econoline work van was reported stolen from Beockman Construction, a provider of heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems, on Old Sound Avenue in Mattituck, police said. Investigation revealed that Shearin took the vehicle. He was arrested, processed and released on $100 bail, police said.

TTTT December 20, 2012 at 06:38 PM
Following the FedEx and UPS trucks to steal the packages left outside a home is common elsewhere ...my girlfriend in California said it's rampant all year long ... and it's difficult to deal with. For those of us who work during the day, we'd "like" the delivery people to leave the stuff, instead of us trying to pick it up somewhere ... but there's this hazard. Bah humbug on all thieves and bad people.

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