Police: Wedding guest tried to steal couple's gifts

PATCHOGUE - A New Jersey teen is being held on $5,000 cash bond for allegedly trying to make off with the gifts at a weekend wedding in West Sayville.Police say 18-year-old Omar Santiago was attending the wedding of his girlfriend's uncle Saturday at the West Sayville Country Club when he was spotted with the white box containing envelopes that had been given to the bride and groom. Investigators say Santiago was seen running to the bathroom, where he allegedly stuffed the envelopes into his pockets before making a dash for the exit. Other guests at the wedding tailed and then detained the teen until police arrived.

Police say all the wedding gifts were recovered.

Santiago was arraigned today on grand larceny charges.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Top 5 Must See

Officials say a pedestrian was struck and killed 1 Police: Pedestrian fatally struck by hit-and-run driver in Central Islip
Two people were struck by a car in 2 Officials: 2 struck by car in Massapequa
The vigil for Banegas took place at the 3 Vigil held for victim in Central Islip Park killing
Police say two men were killed Saturday in 4 Police: 2 killed in West Babylon crash
Police say a motorcyclist was killed in a 5 Manorville man killed in motorcycle crash

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Each week, News 12's Doug Geed explores the Check out fun things to do on the East End!

Explore the Twin Forks with News 12's Doug Geed.

Each week a different shelter visits News 12 Dog Day Fridays Series

Each week a different shelter visits News 12 Long Island with pets up for adoption.

News 12 digs deep to find Long Island's Discover Long Island's Hidden Past

News 12's Danielle Campbell digs into Long Island's roots.

News 12's Lily Stolzberg sees how much Long On The Spot

News 12's Lily Stolzberg sees how much Long Islanders know about everything and anything.

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE