- Someone walked onto a property on Vail Avenue sometime between Sept. 25 and 26 and stole a delivered package from Napa Style out of the victim’s garage. The victim called 911 the next day to report the trespass and theft, after he confirmed with the delivery company that the package was delivered. A mahogany Wine Bar Treasure Trunk, worth about $500, was in the package.
- An East Quogue woman said her 1996 Buick was stolen and resold by a person who is currently incarcerated in county jail. According to police, on Sept. 27 the woman reported that several weeks ago she handed the car over to the suspect to determine if it was worth fixing or junking. After she dropped the car off, she said the suspect didn’t return it, nor would the suspect reveal its location. Since that time the suspect has been imprisoned. The victim said she was able to determine that the Buick was in the possession of a Riverhead woman, who claimed the suspect sold her the car for $240. The victim was unable to provide police any more information than the woman’s first name, but will investigate more and get the information to police.
- Someone broke into a home on South Meeting House Road through an unlocked window and stole cash on Sept. 26. The victim told police the next day that she noticed $450 had gone missing from her dresser drawer. The victim believes the burglary took place sometime between 3:30 and 8:30 p.m.
- Someone stole $650 worth of copper landscape lights from a house on Ring Neck Road in Remsenberg. The victim filed a report on Sept. 27 and said the theft may have taken place sometime between Sept. 2 and 9. The investigation is ongoing.
- Someone stole parts of a Rheem air-conditioning unit from a house on Stokes Lane sometime in the past several weeks. The victim, who filed a report on Sept. 24, said that the house was a vacation home and was empty for several months, making it difficult to pin down the time the crime occurred. Police are investigating multiple incidents of air-conditioning thefts in the area.
- Someone stole three game systems from a house on Hamilton Avenue on Sept. 28. Police said a woman reported the thefts of an Xbox 360, worth $300 and two Sony Playstation 3 systems worth $600 combined. There were no signs of forced entry.
- A Hampton Bays man told police on Sept. 28 that he feared for his safety after a verbal confrontation with a person he has order of protection against three days earlier. The suspect allegedly confronted him in front of his house on West Tiana Road.
- A woman reported that someone stole her iPhone from the common area of a group living home in which she works on Ponquogue Avenue on Sept. 22. According to the victim, she was working at the home and had left her iPhone 5C in plain sight in an area accessible to all the residents at around 4 p.m. When she returned to the area, she noticed the phone was missing. She told police one of the residents was seen playing with the phone earlier, but the resident denied taking it. A search of the resident’s room turned up no evidence. Police attempted to call the phone, but it was shut off.
- A construction business owner in Flanders said an ex-employee had been using the company’s bank account to pay for personal bills worth more than $7,400. The owner of the business called police on Sept. 14 to report the crime. Police are investigating the matter.
- Someone broke into a house on East Street and on Sept. 28 and stole two bicycles and vandalized the residence. The break-in was reported at about 7 p.m., after a broken back window was discovered. The refrigerator was also spray-painted. The victim said this was the third time his home had been burglarized and vandalized, and he did not believe the perpetrator entered through the broken window because of remaining shards of glass in the frame. In one of the earlier incidents, a key was taken, and the victim believes someone used the key to gain access in this instance and that they might illegally staying in the home.
- A Flanders man was the victim of a complicated money wiring scam that defrauded him of $545 on Sept. 24. According to police the victim was selling a color printer through Craigslist for $400 when he was contacted by the suspect. The suspect mailed the victim a MoneyGram order for $985. When the victim contacted the suspect to tell him he overpaid, the suspect instructed the victim to wire him the difference. The victim deposited the money order and then wired the $545 overpayment via Western Union. Shortly after doing so, the victim was notified by his bank that the money order was a fraud and did not clear. Police are investigating the incident.
- Someone stole a cellphone from a vehicle parked in the driveway of a house on Bell Avenue on Sept. 24. The victim told police the thief went into his Ford pickup truck sometime overnight and stole a Galaxy S3, worth about $500, from the truck.
- A Riverside man said someone stole more than $400 worth of assorted valuables from his nightstand while he slept on Sept. 22. According to police, the victim said he went to bed at around 11 p.m. in his home on Pine Street and had put the valuables next to him. When he woke up, he said the items, which included lotto tickets, cigarettes and car keys, were gone. He also said a bag containing maps and a Garmin GPS were taken out of the trunk of his car. Police questioned the man’s roommates who denied any involvement.