- Someone swiped a prepaid Verizon cellphone off the work desk of an employee at the Catholic Guardian Society on Springville Road on Nov. 25. The victim called police at around 4:30 p.m. after searching for several hours. The victim’s co-worker said at the time of the arrest she was interviewing a woman for an open position at a separate cubicle, but added that the candidate had brought along a male subject who was waiting near where the phone was last seen. The phone, with minutes, was estimated to be worth about $500.
- Someone snatched the tip jar from a Chinese take-out restaurant and made off with about $25 in tips on Dec. 1. An employee at Kong Chen Restaurant on Montauk Highway called 911 at around 5 p.m. to report the theft. The employees working in the restaurant said they did not recognize the thief as a recurring customer.
- A woman on Columbine Avenue called 911 on Nov. 29 to report that a group had stolen her walker from her property sometime before 9:30 a.m. The woman said she received a knock at her front door and noticed about six people standing there waiting for her to open up. She refused to open the door and eventually the six subjects left. When she finally opened the door, she noticed that her walker, valued at around $50, was gone.
- Someone walked onto a Northampton man’s property and stole $160 worth of mason tools on Nov. 22. The homeowner called 911 at around 8:40 p.m. after he said his girlfriend heard strange noises outside the house on Lake Avenue. When the victim went outside he discovered his wheelbarrow had been flipped over and tools being held inside it were gone. Stolen was a mason shovel, a long shovel, a spade shovel and an iron rake, worth about $40 each.
- A resident on Albany Street said she took her ring off in her home and put it back in her jewelry box before going to bed, but when she woke up the ring was gone. The woman reported the theft on Nov. 28 at around 12 p.m. The victim said a friend had spent the night, but he allowed her to search his pockets for the missing ring without finding anything. The ring is described as rose and yellow gold with leaves and three diamond stones. The piece was estimated to be worth around $500.