Crimes and suspicious incidents recently reported to the Southampton Town Police Department:
Criminal Mischief in the Third Degree
• A Southampton woman reported March 14 that sometime overnight someone destroyed a cement Buddha, a plastic planter, two window garden boxes and two windows at her house. She told police a wine bottle was thrown through the windows. The woman reported that the damage to her summer home was discovered by a passing neighbor. She explained that her electricity and, therefore, security system, have been turned off since the house sustained water damage due to Superstorm Sandy. The wine was Mark West Pinot Noir.
• A Southampton man reported March 12 that someone created a fake check using his Chase bank account number. The check was cashed March 1 for $3073.42.
• A Hampton Bays women reported March 13 that while she was putting groceries into her vehicle in the Hampton Bays King Kullen parking lot, she forgot her pocketbook in her shopping cart. A store employee said a woman turned in the pocketbook, but the victim stated that when it was returned, $2,000 was missing.
• A Hampton Bays woman reported March 16 that sometime since Feb. 23, someone had entered her Lynn Avenue house, which had been unoccupied. The woman told police that when she entered on March 16, she discovered that the rear door was ajar, and the kitchen cabinets and medicine cabinet were opened. Her caretaker responded, and found that a rear window was open, which appeared to be the burglar’s point of entry. Only a perfume bottle was reportedly taken.
Leaving the Scene of an Accident
• Police reported that on March 8 at 1:42 p.m. in Westhampton an overturned vehicle was discovered on the Sunrise Highway off-ramp that leads to County Road 31 southbound. Police said the vehicle was turned onto its right side, and the driver and any other occupants were gone. A tow company responded on behalf of the driver. Police asked the tow truck driver to contact the owner, who said he could not return to speak with police. Police impounded the vehicle.
• A Hampton Bays woman reported March 16 that on March 9 someone withdrew $45,000 from her Ameriprise financial account. She said she was alerted when Ameriprise called her about the transaction. She discovered that someone had accessed her email account and sent an email requesting to withdraw the sum.