Cops: Woman and Dogs Attacked By Stray Pit Bulls

Also, police responded to a fight between two patrons at Planet Fitness in Hampton Bays.

The following incidents were reported by the Town of Southampton Police Department for the week of Jan. 27.

Hampton Bays

  • A dispute between a customer and a contractor turned into accusations of grand larceny on Jan. 24. According to police a resident on Bellows Terrace in Hampton Bays reported that his contractor had unlawfully withdrawn $4,678 from his Suffolk Federal Credit Union account on Jan. 14 for work that had been unsatisfactorily completed. According to the report the customer had confronted his contractor about the shoddy work and refused to pay the final installment listed above. The day after that discussion, the victim said he noticed that exact amount had been taken from his checking account. It is unclear at this time, how the suspect(s) got access to his checking account information. Police are still investigating the crime.
  • Police responded to a physical altercation that took place at Planet Fitness in Hampton Bays on Jan. 22. According to police they received a 911 call at around 7:15 p.m. from a Hampton Bays man who said he had gone out to the parking lot of the Montauk Highway gym and was approached by a known subject. Police said the subject punched the victim in the left temple, leaving a small cut and pain on the left side of his head. The victim refused medical treatment but gave police a statement. He did not wish to pursue charges at the time of the incident. The case is pending further action from the victim.

East Quogue

  • An East Quogue woman called 911 on Jan. 24 to report that three pit bulls had hopped a fence and attacked her and her dogs while she was out taking them for a walk. According to police the woman was walking her dogs on Squires Avenue near the intersection of Jones Road at around 1 p.m. when the pit bulls suddenly leaped over a fence on Jones Road. The woman said she and one of her dogs was attacked. She refused medical treatment. Police reported one of the dogs had blood on his back right paw. Animal Control was notified of the incident and responded. Police could not confirm if the pit bulls have been located yet.


  • Someone smashed in the drivers side window of a vehicle parked on Fanning Avenue on Jan. 23. According to police they received a 911 call at around 5 p.m. from a 30-year-old man who reported the damage to his 2003 Nissan. Police are investigating the crime as a criminal mischief case.
  • Police were called to a house on Flanders Boulevard on Jan. 20 after a dispute between temporary housemates turned physical. According to police a 47-year-old woman had been allowing another female tenant to live with her for the past two weeks and had asked for an undisclosed amount of money to pay for a recent heating oil delivery. According to police the tenant refused to pay and was subsequently asked to leave. During that confrontation, police said the tenant shoved the complainant to the kitchen floor. The victim wished to only document the incident, which is still open pending further charges from the victim.


  • A Riverleigh Avenue man said someone walked up to his house and smashed the front window to his living room on Jan. 26. According to police the man called 911 at around 6:30 p.m. to report the damage. The vandal reportedly walked up to the house on foot and broke the window using an unknown object. The 50-year-old homeowner said he then saw the suspect flee east on Riverleigh Avenue on foot. Police are still investigating the crime. The broken window was valued at around $200.
  • Someone stole a CD player out of a vehicle that was parked in a business parking lot on Jan. 23. According to police they received a call at around 4:40 p.m. reporting that an unknown subject had scaled the fence of Riverhead Precision Collision on Flanders Road and rummaged through an unlocked 1999 Ford pickup truck. The thief made off with an AM/FM CD Player from the vehicle, valued at around $120. Police have no suspects or leads at this time.


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