The following police incidents were reported this week by the Southampton Town Police Department east of the Shinnecock Canal.
- Someone broke into a home on Toppings Path on Sept. 16 and made off with about $2,500 worth of items. The break-in took place sometime between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. The thief reportedly entered through an unlocked sliding glass door, which the victim found ajar. About $2,200 worth of cash and coins were stolen, as well as $300 worth of hydrocodone and psychobenzaprine. Detectives are investigating the incident.
- Someone stole an Elliptigo bicycle while it was parked on Montauk Highway sometime between Sept. 13 and 15. The bike’s owner called 911 when she discovered it was missing at around 5:20 p.m. on Sept. 23. The orange bicycle was valued at an estimated $2,500. The investigation is ongoing.
- A Southampton man went to get his oil changed on County Road 39 on Sept. 12 but had his laptop stolen after he accidentally left it behind. According to police, the man was sitting in the waiting room at around 10 a.m. while his oil was getting changed and was on his Dell Inspiron 15 computer, worth about $500. The man abandoned his computer on a nearby table in the waiting room, paid for his oil change and drove off. When he remembered his laptop was left behind, approximately 20 minutes later, he went back to the business, but the computer was gone. The shop manager said there are no surveillance cameras on the premises. The victim wanted to document the incident for insurance purposes.
- A Southampton man was the victim of a phone scam on Sept. 17. The man went to Southampton Town police headquarters at around 4:30 p.m. and said that he had received a call from a woman who identified herself as “Sarah Felix,” from “LIPA- ConEdison” and stated that someone had been stealing his electric service. The woman on the phone told him he owed LIPA three payments of $500, $500 and $145.45 or LIPA was coming to discontinue service to his house within the hour. The victim’s wife went to the RiteAid in Southampton and purchased three Green Dot MoneyPaks and transferred the funds to the scammer when she called back. After the money was transferred, a man called, this time, stating LIPA wanted additional funds. The victim refused and called LIPA, and the company said it had nothing to do with the collections. The victim said the woman on the phone had accurate information on his last three billing cycles which led him to believe the call was legitimate. Detectives are investigating the incident.
- A woman on Pine Court in Northampton called 911 on Sept. 13 to report that someone she knew stole about $5,000 worth of jewelry from her bedroom on Aug. 30. The victim said she was told about the theft by a family member and she reported it. Detectives are investigating the incident and locating the jewelry that was pawned by the suspect. There has been no arrest at this time.
- Someone broke a window on a home on Stephen Halsey Path on Sept. 15 at around 3 p.m. According to police a woman called to report that she found the west side window of her home cracked from what appeared to be a BB gun or a rock. The woman wished to report for insurance purposes. The damage done cost about $1,000 to repair.