Recent crimes and suspicious incidents reported to :
Unlawful Imprisonment in the Second Degree
• A Bronx woman jumped out of a moving vehicle and injured her leg in Southampton on June 24 after her friend from Brentwood refused to allow her to get out of his vehicle. According to the incident report, the woman told police that she had been hanging out with her friend since late the night before, visiting several bars and lounges around Brentwood, before he drove her to the Hamptons. When she told her friend that she wanted to go home, he told her to "calm down and relax" several times and eventually put his hand over her mouth. She got her hands on a phone and told police they were driving on County Road 39, but the man grabbed the phone away, the reports states. When the friend slowed down to make a turn on a back road, she jumped out of the vehicle, injuring her leg and face, then ran for help as the man drove off.
• A Merrick man reported June 24 that after he confronted a man who was eating from his food platter at a Water Mill restaurant, an argument escalated into shoving. Then someone else struck him in the back of the head with a bottle, causing a laceration. He did not see who struck him, according to the incident report. He was not taken to the hospital.
• A Cliffside Park, N.J., man reported June 24 that while at a Water Mill restaurant an unknown person struck him in the face, knocking him out cold and causing a laceration to his lip. He did not see who hit him, but said he was involved in an earlier altercation, according to the incident report. He was taken to the hospital.
• A Hampton Bays woman reported that on June 26 she received two money orders for $945 each after selling a few items over craigslist.org for $130. The man emailed to request a refund of the difference, and she did, sending back money via Western Union. The man was supposed to pick up the items on June 30, but never did. The man then called to ask if she received two more checks. The woman stated she was out of town and had not received anything yet, then reported the situation at police headquarters in Hampton Bays. Craigslist advises users not to accept payments or buy items via money grams, because of scams.
• A Southampton woman reported June 27 that an iPad and Sony laptop were stolen from her apartment on County Road 39.
• A San Francisco man reported June 28 that six months ago he sent two $5,000 checks to a caretaker to purchase and install a generator at his Hampton Bays house, but the caretaker was fired after taking no action and never returned the money.
• Rapid Recovery in Hampton Bays reported June 24 that someone had trespassed on the property, which was clearly marked “no trespassing,” and took a 2001 Lexus. The complainant stated that the Lexus had been towed there from a Hess gas station on County Road 39, and a $445.36 bill is still outstanding. The vehicle is registered to a Bronx man.
• An East Moriches man reported June 27 that his $1,400 grey Specialized Sequoia bicycle, which was not locked up, was stolen from a bike rack on Old County Road in Westhampton.
• A Flanders man reported June 24 that sometime overnight someone stole a wallet containing cash, credit cards, debit cards and his license and registration from his unlocked vehicle parked at his Flanders Boulevard home.
• A Flanders man reported June 30 that someone cut the garage door lock at his Glen Avenue property.
• A Southampton man reported July 1 that a sliding glass door on his Edgemere Drive home was broken with a rock, possibly by kids batting rocks. The door is valued at approximately $1,000 according to the incident report.
• A Noyac man reported July 1 that for the past several years someone has been filing taxes under his name and Social Security number, and now he cannot file or receive his tax return. At the request of the IRS, he has to refile his taxes going back to 2008, according to the incident report.
• A Southampton woman reported July 1 that she discovered fraudulent charges to her Macy’s card and a Target credit card was opened in her name in New Jersey and $468.10 was charged to it. Bank of America informed her that additional cards had been opened at TJ Maxx and American Eagle in New Jersey.