Cops: Leslie Baker Farms Maintenance Shed Ransacked

Also, an elderly woman says she was scammed out of $350 by phone call that promised her sweepstakes winnings.

Southampton Town police released the following incident reports for the week of Oct. 28:


  • Someone broke into a maintenance shed at the Leslie Baker Farms and stole more than $1,200 in tools on Oct. 26. The theft took place sometime between 5 p.m. on Oct. 26 and 7 a.m. Oct. 27. Two Dewalt drill sets, a Hitachi mason hand saw, two Dewalt circular saws and a Dewalt Sawz-all were among the items stolen. The total estimated value of the items was $1,275.
  • Police are investigating a burglary on Middle Pond Road after the victim discovered his guitars and some copper had been removed from his house. According to police sometime between Oct. 13 and Oct. 25 someone broke into the house, possibly by forcing their way through a back entrance, and stole a Squire bass guitar, worth about $200, and a Washburn acoustic guitar, valued at around $200. The victim discovered the crime when he noticed his front door was unlocked and he had remembered locking it. After noticing his guitars were missing, he went into the basement and discovered that the copper piping that led from his fuel tank to his oil burner had been cut and removed.
  • Someone broke into a house on Hill Station Road and made off with $450 cash and jewelry from the victim’s bedroom. The burglary was reported on Oct. 22 at around 5:30 p.m.,  and may have taken place between Oct. 20 and Oct. 22. There were no signs of forced entry.
  • An elderly Southampton woman fell for a phone scam that relieved her of more than $300 on Oct. 20. The caller told her that she had won $17,000 and a white Mercedes Benz. To claim her prize, he said she only had to pay the $325 delivery fee, which she paid to the caller by purchasing a MoneyPak card at the 7-Eleven in Southampton. The woman called police at around 6:30 p.m. on Oct. 21.

North Sea

  • A scam nearly cost a North Sea man more than $3,000, police said. The man had been in contact with a woman who led him to believe on Oct. 24 that if he forwarded her $1,700 she would purchase an airline ticket from Nigeria to the U.S., where they could continue their long distance relationship. The man went to the Western Union in Bridgehampton and forwarded the money to her. The next day he was contacted again by the woman who asked for an additional $1,450 for other expenses. Again, the man went to Western Union and wired the money. On Oct. 26, he grew suspicious and contacted the airline who confirmed that no such ticket had been purchased. The man was able to contact Western Union and reverse the $1,450 payment.

Sag Harbor

  • Police are investigating a burglary on Noyac Road that took place sometime between Oct. 21 and Oct. 23. The resident called police at around 4 p.m. on Oct. 23 to report that someone had entered the house through an unlocked back door and stole $2,000 in cash from a bank envelope and assorted jewelry worth anywhere between $5,000 and $6,000. The victim said the cash was in a filing cabinet in one bedroom and the jewelry was in a sock drawer of another bedroom at the time of the theft.


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