Recent crimes and suspicious incidents reported to the Southampton Town Police Department:
Leaving the Scene of an Accident
• A Forest Hills man told police Nov. 18 that while he was filling his car with gas at a Water Mill station, another vehicle struck his. According to the police report, the other driver left the scene without exchanging information.
• On Nov. 20, a motor vehicle accident that occurred on Mecox Road in Bridgehampton led a Hampton Bays man to file a police report. He said another car struck his vehicle, causing damage, and the driver fled the scene without exchanging information. Police say there are no leads into the incident and the victim was not able to identify the plate of the car.
• In Bridgehampton on Nov. 21, a Water Mill woman told police that her vehicle was struck on Butter Lane and the other driver left the scene without reporting the accident.
• A New York City woman told police that she left her purse at a Bridgehampton bus stop Nov. 24 and when she returned to look for it, the purse was gone. The bus stop is located on School Street.
• A wood-burning stove was reported stolen from a garage at a Deerfield Road residence in Noyac on Nov. 18. According to the report filed by the owner of the home, his tenant, who was evicted after three years for non-payment of rent, is suspected to have stolen the stove, in addition to a pool pump worth $800, a pool heater worth $2,500 and $2,000 worth of propane. The landlord was advised by police to pursue the matter in civil court.
• A quad ATV was reported stolen from a a Riverside home on Riverside Avenue Nov 20. The person responsible for the theft faces a charge of grand larceny.
• A black-colored mountain bicycle was reported stolen from a Toppings Path residence in Sagaponack Nov. 20. The bike, said the owner, is valued at $200.
• A quantity of plywood valued at $600 was taken from a residence on Riverleigh Avenue in Riverside Nov. 23.
• 150 gallons of fuel oil were reported missing from a tank at a residence on North Sea Road in Southampton Nov. 23. The homeowner said the fuel was stolen from the tank when she was on vacation.
• In Hampton Bays on Nov. 19, a man filed a complaint with police that he has been receiving text messages on his phone with threatening messages regarding himself, his wife and child. The case is being investigated.
• An “Office for Rent” sign was reported damaged at a location on Montauk Highway in East Quogue Nov. 18. Police are looking into the matter.
Dog at Large
• Two pit bulls were reported loose Nov. 22 by a Hampton Bays man who said the dogs “Biggie” and “Spidey” were off-leash on Channing Cross Road while his children were playing on the street. The dog owner was advised that allowing loose dogs is a town code violation and subject to a fine.