Incident Reports: $15K Ring Lost After Charity Event

Also among the incidents recently reported to Southampton Town police, three flats screens stolen during a burglary in East Quogue, and an identity thief bilks P.C. Richard.

Crimes and suspicious incidents reported to the during Aug. 6 through Aug. 12:

Grand Larceny

• A Southampton woman reports Aug. 6 that after attending a fundraiser in a private home on Flying Point Road on July 29 and trying on costume jewelry, her $15,000 engagement ring went missing. According to the incident report, the woman tried on rings from a vendor set up in the garage. She accidentally left her own ring in the garage when she left the event, and when she realized it was missing she contacted the vendor, who searched and found nothing. The woman also went there to search and found nothing. The ring is described as a 2-carat yellow diamond ring with a white gold band.

• A Huntington Station man reported Aug. 9 that sometime since Aug. 7 someone stole $5,500 worth of pool equipment from his Remsenburg house, including a saltwater heating system.

• An Amityville man reported on Aug. 7 that a 13-inch MacBook Pro, a Western Digital hard drive, a wallet and money clip, an Apple Magic Remote, an 8-GB flash drive, a DVD rewards card, and a $1,000 flight bag were stolen from his vehicle, parked at the Hamlet Green. The man said he left his passenger side window open.

Larceny, Trespass, Mischief

• A Quiogue Salvage Company reported Aug. 8 that a chain link fence was cut and a $600 to $700 vehicle was removed between Aug. 3 and Aug. 4.

Criminal Trespass, Mischief

• A Flanders man reported Aug. 8 that sometime overnight the rear window of his Royal Avenue residence was pried opened and items in the home were moved. The victim does not believe anything was taken.

Criminal Tampering

• A Flanders man reported Aug. 6 that his arrived home on Long Neck Boulevard at about 3 a.m. and with a quarter tank of gas, but when he tried to move the car the next day there was half a tank. When he tried to start the car, it immediately died. He said the tank was filled with water.

Criminal Mischief

• A Flanders woman reported to police on Aug. 11 that the brake lines on her Nissan Sentra were cut clean through sometime overnight.

•  The U.S. Department of Agriculture office in Westhampton Beach reported on Aug. 9 that sometime overnight a 2-footby-3-foot window was broken by someone who threw a stone over a 6-foot fence.

• A Hampton Bays woman reported Aug. 10 that sometime since the day before someone slashed all four tires on her work truck, which was parked on the side of her garage.

Leaving the Scene of an Accident

• A Southampton man reported Aug. 11 that sometime overnight someone veered off the roadway in front of his Henry Road home and damaged a fire hydrant, electrical box and his lawn.

• A Police officer reported finding a vehicle Aug. 12 near Wolf Swamp in North Sea that has apparently been in an accident, striking a split rail fence. The driver apparently tried to drive off after the crash but only got 200 feet due to the extent of the damage to the vehicle. The owner was located and cited, according to the incident report.


• An East Quogue woman reported Aug. 9 that her Lacebark Lane home was forcibly broken into overnight and three flatscreen televisions were stolen from her home, two 60-inch LGs and one 42-inch LG.

Identity Theft

• A P.C. Richard manager in Southampton reported on Aug. 6 that a man using a false identify, Illinois driver’s license and Visa credit card purchased several items and left. The victim was contacted and said he was aware that someone was attempting to use his identity, because of a prior incident, and he has already canceled all of his credit cards and accounts.


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