- The legal guardian of a 72-year-old Westhampton resident went to Southampton Town police on Jan. 11 to report that multiple people have been stealing from the woman. According to police, the guardian reported that since July 2012 the people have stolen more than $100,000 from the elderly woman, by draining her bank accounts and retirement fund. Police do not have the suspects in custody, but the investigation is ongoing.
- Someone cut the fencing of a property on Old Country Road and made off with a $2,000 quad sometime between Jan. 8 and 11. A 23-year-old reported the theft to police at around 1 p.m. on Jan. 12. The victim said whoever stole the Honda Fourtrax Quad did so by cutting a hole in the south side of the fence and breaking into three sheds located on the property. The victim said damage was also done to the garage-style doors of the sheds. Detectives are investigating.
- Someone broke into an East Quogue man’s home business office and stole nearly $4,000 in cash on Jan. 7. The 48-year-old victim said someone entered the office on Deer Feed Path and rummaged through the desk drawer before stealing $3,700 from it between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Jan. 7 . The victim had received the cash as payment for a job competed the day before, and provided a list of people who had access to the office, including service employees of Cablevision.
- Someone stole a Hampton Bays man’s identity to withdraw thousands from his Chase bank account last month. According to police, the 66-year-old filed a report on Jan. 6 after he’d been contacted by Chase and informed that on Dec. 16 and again on Dec. 18, withdrawals were made against his checking account totaling more than $5,000. The victim said he was unaware of the withdrawals and was not responsible for them.
- An irate patron at Doran’s Pub on Montauk Highway reportedly broke several windows on the business on Jan. 9. According to police, they received a call from the owner of Doran’s at around 2:45 a.m., claiming that a known suspect who had been turned away from the bar for being intoxicated and disruptive earlier in the evening, had returned and smashed the windows. They fled on foot before police arrived. Police are continuing the investigation.
- A 46-year-old Manorville man said he fell victim to a thief who rummaged through his vehicle while he was parked at the Valero gas station in Riverside on Jan. 9. According to police the man went to police headquarters around 12:20 p.m. to report that a man had stolen a Suffolk Federal Credit Union checkbook, a veterans ID card and a Samsung Brightside cellphone before fleeing in another car. Police have a description of the man and the vehicle, but no arrests have been made.
- Someone broke into the Goodwill AME Zion Church on Route 24 and stole a musical instrument sometime between Jan. 8 and Jan. 10. According to police, they received a call from a representative of the church at around 7:45 p.m. on Jan. 10 after the break-in was discovered. Someone made off with the church’s Roland-Juno keyboard, valued at around $600.
- Police responded to a fight at the Rancho Latino bar on Flanders Road on Jan. 11. Police received a call about the dispute at around 9:30 p.m. from one of the victims, who said he suffered bruising to his neck and a cut to his nose. Police did not have information about the cause of the fight and said the victim was intoxicated at the time. No arrests have been made.
- Someone slashed a man’s tires while it was parked in the driveway of a residence on Albany Avenue on Jan. 9. Police received a 911 call at around 8:45 a.m. from the 32-year-old victim who said all four tires were cut on his 2002 Toyota Highlander sometime during the previous night. The damage on the vehicle totaled $600.