The following crimes and suspicious incidents were reported by to Southampton Town Police for points east of the Shinnecock Canal.
- Police are investigating a grand larceny in Noyac that was reported on Aug. 31. According to police, the victim called 911 at around 12:45 p.m. after she noticed items were missing from the construction site of her Fourteen Hills Court home for the third time. The victim said the home is being rebuilt after the house was destroyed by fire in March, and since that time, someone stole $1,000 worth of copper pipe, a $700 electrical cable and a $200 gas-powered hedge trimmer. The victim said didn’t think of reporting the thefts until this third instance. Police requested overnight patrols of the area.
- A resident on Bay View Drive in Noyac said someone broke into their home and took jewelry from a bedroom and bathroom on Aug. 27. Police were called around 7:30 p.m. Southampton Town police said it appears the thief got into the house through a front window that was opened after a screw was removed. A $500 watch, $200 pearl earrings, $300 gold earrings, assorted costume jewelry, a $300 Claddagh ring and a University of Michigan pin of undetermined value were reported stolen.
- Someone broke into a home in North Sea while the occupant was still asleep on Aug. 28 and made off with the occupant’s vehicle and other valuables. According to police a man staying at a friend’s house on Big Fresh Pond Road called 911 at 8 a.m. to report that after he’d gone to sleep somebody entered through an unlocked screen door at the front of the home. The burglar took the man’s Coach wallet with cash and credit cards and then swiped the keys to his blue 2007 Toyota Prius and drove off. The victim said the keys were resting on a small table near the entrance to the home, in plain view. The investigation is ongoing.
- Police are investigating a three-car accident in which one of the drivers fled the scene in Sagaponack on Aug. 30. According to police a man called 911 to report that he was driving east on Montauk Highway, near Sagg Main Street, at around 4 p.m. when he rear-ended another vehicle. The sudden stop caused a third vehicle to rear-end the complainant. That’s when the caller claims the third driver pulled up beside him and yelled “I don’t have time for this,” before driving off. Both drivers who stayed at the scene got the plate number of the third driver. Police said they have left messages with the vehicle’s owner to contact them for questioning.
- Someone reportedly stole a charcoal grill from a home on Highland Terrace in Bridgehampton on Aug. 26. Police were called at around 6 p.m. The grill was estimated to be worth around $300. The investigation is ongoing.
- Employees at the K-mart in Bridgehampton held a shoplifter until police arrived on Aug. 31. According to police the manager of the store, located in the Bridgehampton Commons on Montauk Highway, and other employees caught the shoplifter trying to stuff merchandise into her purse. All told, the thief tried to take $136.85 in goods. A video surveillance tape of the incident was turned over to police.
- A resident on Carlisle Lane in Sag Harbor called 911 on Aug. 23 to report that someone had broken into their home and stole a gold necklace worth about $500. The call came in at around 8:45 a.m. Town police reported they currently have no leads in the case.
- Police responded to a car accident in which one of the drivers fled the scene on Route 114 in Sag Harbor on Aug. 21. According to police a woman called 911 at around 10:30 p.m. claiming that another woman had rear-ended her car and then took off toward the Shelter Island Ferry on Ferry Road. Police searched the area, but came up empty. The investigation is ongoing.
- Police are investigating a burglary in Sag Harbor on Aug. 27. According to police someone broke into a home on Bay View Drive West through an open front window and stole cash and jewelry totaling about $600. Police reported that the thief left through the same window and even replaced the screen they have removed to get inside.