Cops: Multiple Cars Broken Into In Hampton Bays

Also, a fuel tanker is robbed of more than $170 in diesel fuel by siphon.

The following incidents were reported by the Town of Southampton Police Department for the week of Dec. 9. 


  • A woman told police on Dec. 7 her landlord is harassing her in text messages and voicemails. According to the report, the woman, who rents a space on Boorer Lane, has received numerous messages from the landlord threatening to “throw her belongings out into the street.” The woman said she sent her landlord a certified letter telling him to stop contacting her, but he has allegedly ignored that letter. Police took down the report and were provided the name and contact information for the landlord.
  • Someone siphoned more than 40 gallons of diesel fuel from a parked tanker on South Country Road sometime during the night of Dec. 4. According to police, the operator of the Mack truck reported the theft at 9 a.m. The victim said the fuel that was unlawfully siphoned from the tank totaled $172.


  • Someone broke into a house on Old Country Road sometime in the morning of Dec. 2. According to police, the resident discovered the break-in at around noon. A rear door window was broken. It is unknown what, if anything, was stolen from the house.

East Quogue

  • Police have been called into a dispute between a contractor and a homeowner on Tarpon Lane on Dec. 3. According to police, the homeowner paid a $15,000 half-payment advance to a company to have their back yard paved back in May. According to the complainant, $12,000 of that initial payment was intended for materials alone. After the job went undone in May, the complainant demanded the contractor to drop off the materials by Aug. 19, when a second contract was signed. Since then the materials have not been dropped off and the job is still undone.

Hampton Bays

Someone broke into a woman’s vehicle on Canal Street and made off with more than $1,400 in clothing and electronics sometime between Nov. 30 and Dec. 1. According to police, they received a 911 call from the victim who stated that when she went out to get her newspaper on Dec. 1 she noticed her pocketbook was laying in the driveway, not inside her unlocked 2003 Toyota Camry where she had left it. The woman went over to her car and noticed a number of items had been stolen from it, including two iPads, a Garmin GPS, Massey boots, a power tool and a child’s maroon winter jacket, totalling $1,445 in value.

When neighbors were notified of the crime, they went out to their own vehicles to secure their items. Two other victims discovered their vehicles had been broken into as well.

In the first case, a neighbor on Canal Street discovered that his Garmin GPS and his satellite radio had been stolen out of his Chevy Corvette, which was parked in his driveway. In the second instance, a resident on nearby Gate Street had his car broken into and a Garmin GPS, a car charger, a plug-in charger and a dollar bill stolen. When police investigated they found the Garmin and the car charger laying at the apron of his driveway. The items were returned to the owner after detectives photographed the scene for evidence. The investigation is ongoing.

  • Someone broke into a vehicle parked on Lynn Avenue at around 9 p.m. on Dec. 6, according to police. The victim called 911 at around 10 p.m. to report that an unknown person had broken into the vehicle and stole a black leather wallet containing his license and four credit cards. A K-9 unit from the Town of Riverhead Police Department was sent to the scene, but a search came up empty. The victim was advised to contact his creditors and cancel his cards.


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