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Incident Reports: Thieves Drop Car Batteries and Run

Also reported to Southampton Town police recently, identity theft in East Quogue and criminal mischief at a Hampton Bays gas station.

Crimes and suspicious incidents recently reported to the Southampton Town Police Department:

Criminal Trespass

• The attempted theft of several car batteries was reported Nov. 30 at a Quiogue auto repair shop lot on South Country Road. Police noted that surveillance cameras at the business recorded at least two men starting to walk away with the batteries, but then fleeing the scene when they noticed employees watching them.

Assault

• In Riverside Dec. 1, a woman reported that a dispute broke out at a residence on Vail Avenue during which she was struck by another woman with a candle holder. The complainant, said police, sustained cuts to her head from the assault. No arrests related to the incident were reported.  

Grand Larceny

• A Flanders woman who was evacuated from her home during Hurricane Sandy in October reported Nov. 24 that a bag she left on her driveway was missing when she returned to the property. An assortment of sweaters, make-up, pajamas, and other personal items were in the bag, with an estimated value of $1,900, she told police.

• Copper gutter material was taken from a Westhampton mini-storage facility Nov. 27. Police are looking into the theft.

• A truck was reported stolen from the parking lot of the Garden Deli in Flanders Nov. 29. Police said the truck was unlocked and the keys were inside.

Leaving the Scene

• In Hampton Bays Dec. 2, the owner of Buckley’s Inn Between told police that a driver hit a car near the patio of the business and then left without reporting the accident. Police are looking for the vehicle.

• An employee of Macy’s in Hampton Bays told police Nov. 26 that after her shift ended she found damage to the rear driver’s side of her car. No leads or witnesses have been reported. 

• A Southampton man told police that a driver struck his vehicle on Major’s Path Nov. 28 and then left the scene without reporting the incident.

Petty Larceny

• An engine block was stolen from a Hampton Bays auto repair shop on Ponquogue Avenue Dec. 1. An arrest related to the theft was made by town police last week. 

• The owners of a CPA firm in Eastport told police Nov. 30 that a mailbox worth $180 was removed from its stand at the office on Old Country Road Nov. 30.

• At the Bridgehampton Commons Nov. 29, a woman reported that her purse was stolen from her shopping cart while she was putting items into her car. The case is active.

Criminal Mischief

• In East Quogue Dec. 1, a woman reported that someone intentionally damaged her roadside fence by knocking it over. Extra patrols were requested in the area although police declined to release the street name where the damage occurred.

• Damage to glass at the Hess gas station in Hampton Bays was reported Nov. 30. An alarm was triggered due to the damage and police were called to the scene. Cops say Hess surveillance footage will be examined and the case is active. 

• A mailbox was reported damaged at a residence on Noyac Path in Noyac Nov. 27.

• A Riverhead woman told police Nov. 26 that someone punctured a tire on her vehicle that had been parked on Speonk-Riverhead Road in Northampton.

Identity Theft

• An East Quogue man told police Nov. 26 that someone opened a line of credit in his name in order to purchase an Apple computer product. Police are investigating.

Harassment

• In East Quogue Nov. 27, a driver reported that his car was stopped on Ash Street when another man approached him and stated, “I’m gonna get my gun.” No arrests related to the incident have been reported. 

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