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Southampton Incident Reports: Auto Thefts, Burglaries Reported

In this week's police files, burglaries and car thefts reported from Flanders to Sagaponack.

Southampton Town police incident reports for the week of Feb. 20 to Feb. 26:

Burglary

• A quantity of copper piping was reported stolen from a Noyac property, police said, sometime between Feb. 20 and Feb 22. According to police, entry into the home was made through the ground level or garage door.

• In Flanders on Feb. 21, a burglary/theft was reported by a man who told police someone broke into his mobile trailer unit that was used for storage and removed a 50-inch plasma TV. The burglar also entered the complainant's vehicle and stole various items, according to the incident report. No forced entry was noted.

• A realtor who was showing a home in Flanders on Feb. 22 told police that she noticed the house had been burglarized and copper piping was missing from the basement. Forced entry through the home's back door and damage to the door was noted by police. The homeowner is currently out of state.

 Criminal Mischief

• A Riverside man reported on Feb. 26 that a suspect threw a brick through the rear window of his car that was parked on the front lawn of his residence. The complainant’s neighbor admitted to throwing the brick and paid $200 to the man to pay for the damage to the car. Police declared the matter cleared.

 Petty Larceny

• In Flanders on Feb. 26, a woman reported to police that someone had stolen several items from her car, including a handbag, wallet, CD case and iPhone charger.

• At the Southampton Fresh Air Home on Feb. 25, a Sag Harbor woman reported that her cellphone was stolen. The complainant told police she attempted to track the phone’s location using GPS but the phone had been turned off or had lost power.

• A street sign reading "Slow, Children at Play” was taken from a Westhampton residential roadside location Feb. 20, reported a man who lives on the street. Police are investigating.

• A Hampton Bays man reported to police Feb. 26 that an unknown person removed both license plates from his vehicle. The complainant noticed the plates were missing after he made several stops in Riverhead and Southampton.

• On Feb. 22, a physician assistant at a clinic in Hampton Bays reported to police that a prescription for oxycodone was stolen sometime in the past month and that the suspect had attempted to fill it at a Bay Shore pharmacy.

Grand Larceny

• A Sag Harbor woman reported that her car was stolen from her driveway Feb. 22. She told police that the keys were in the ignition and the car was running while she was in her home briefly. The car has not yet been recovered.

• A New York City woman reported Feb. 24 that her car was stolen from a long-term parking lot in Bridgehampton several days after she took a bus into Manhattan Feb. 19. She told police that when her husband went to the parking lot to move the vehicle, it was no longer there.

• In Sagaponack on Feb. 21, a homeowner reported to police that open gutters were removed from the rear of his house and security cameras on the property had been damaged. There are no leads or suspects at this time.

 Assault

• A third-degree assault on a Center Moriches man was reported in Hampton Bays on Feb. 25. The complainant told police that he was involved in a fight with another man and that the suspect punched him in the back, resulting in injuries including bleeding and swelling. The victim, however, declined to pursue charges related to the incident.

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