Cops: More Than 30K in Furniture Swiped from Backyard In Sagaponack

Also, a hunter in Noyac returning to his vehicle finds his tires slashed.

Southampton Town police released the following incident reports for the week of Dec. 2.

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  • A man told police on Nov. 29 that someone might have entered his house on Cooper’s Lane through an unlocked door as his wallet and a black bill fold were gone. The man said he used his wallet on Nov. 26 at the Hampton Bays Stop & Shop and returned home, placing it on the kitchen table, along with the bill fold containing his Social Security and medical cards. The next day he noticed his wallet was missing from the table and he spent two days searching for it before calling police. He canceled his credit cards after confirming that there had been no activity on them. The wallet also contained his driver’s license and $200 in cash.
  • Someone raided a construction trailer at a job site on Majors Path sometime during the night of Nov. 28. The victim, who owns a construction company, was notified by his employee that the work trailer he had locked up at the job site had been broken into and tools were missing. He filed a report at around 7 a.m. the next day to report the theft. Stolen from the trailer was a number of pressurized nail guns, multiple levels and Makita rechargeable batteries with an accompanying drill. The total value of the tools was estimated at $2,710.


  • Detectives are investigating a burglary that occurred sometime between Nov. 22 and 30 on Sagg Main Street. According to police, the homeowner had locked the house on Nov. 22 and did not return until Nov. 30, when he noticed that the basement door window had been smashed and several electronics were missing, including three flat-screen TVs, an XBox 360, a Playstation 3 game console and a Cisco Internet router. The value of the items was not disclosed on the report.
  • Someone stole more than $30,000 worth of furniture from the backyard of a house on Downwood Lane sometime between Nov. 22 and 26. According to police, the victim noticed the furniture was missing on Nov. 26. He first contacted his caretaker who stated that the furniture was still there on the morning of Nov. 22. He filed a report two days later. Police canvassed the neighborhood and spoke with neighbors who were able to provide some potential leads. The victim valued the stolen items, which included cast iron chairs, a steel table, a couch, lounge chairs, arm chairs and a small dining table, to be worth anywhere between $30,000 and $49,000.


  • A hunter who was in the woods at Clam Island County Park on Nov. 22 said someone came by and slashed the tires on his 2013 Honda CRV. He called police at around 10 a.m. when he returned to his SUV and found both passenger side tires were cut while the vehicle was parked at the end of Noyac Bay Avenue. The victim said he believed he knew who the suspect was and provided information to police.


  • A shoplifter was caught on camera and detained by security at the Kmart in Bridgehampton on Nov. 29. According to police the security manager at the store called 911 at around 7:45 a.m. to report they had the suspect in custody after he was observed stealing around $58 worth of merchandise, including a tire repair kit, headphones, tire sealant and octane boost for a vehicle. The 30-year-old Centerport man arrested in the case was transported to Town of Southampton Police Headquarters and charged with petty larceny, a misdemeanor.
  • Someone entered the fenced in property of a home on Huntington Crossway, taking items, between Nov. 4 and Nov. 29. The owner had not been at the house since Nov. 4, but when she returned on Nov. 29 at around 2:45 p.m., she discovered someone had stolen a Weber grill, worth about $500, a wheelbarrow, worth around $100 and a propane tank valued at around $25.


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