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Identity theft, larceny, burglary and criminal mischief reported from Riverside to Bridgehampton.

Crimes and suspicious incidents reported to the between April 16 and April 22:

Assault

• A woman complained to police April 18 that she was assaulted by a female patron at Southampton Gym on County Road 39. The victim reported that another gym member struck her in the face, causing a laceration to her nose and multiple abrasions that required treatment. Police said on April 22, as a result of the victim's formal complaint, an arrest warrant for assault was issued for the woman accused of the attack.

Identity Theft

• A Sag Harbor man reported April 17 that someone used his Suffolk County National Bank debit card information in order to make $550.63 in purchases in Poughkeepsie. Authorities in that area are investigating.

Petty Larceny

• On April 20, at a home on Maynard Street in Riverside, a man told police someone stole his wallet that contained $100 in cash. Police are looking into the theft.

• In Bridgehampton on April 17, a man who lives on Butter Lane reported that someone stole his pool's electric control panel while he was away.

• On April 17, a Southampton man reported to police that someone removed a town beach sticker from his 2012 Jeep Wagoneer while it was parked in the lot of Storms Motors in Southampton. Whoever took the sticker faces a charge of petty larceny.

Criminal Mischief

• In Bridgehampton on April 20, a woman who lives on Old Sag Harbor Road told police that a wire fence was cut on her property. She believes it could be ATV drivers who, she said, routinely cut through her property. The responsible party could face charges of criminal mischief and trespassing.

• In Westhampton sometime between April 15 and April 20, a man who lives on South Country Road said an unknown person broke the glass panel of his front storm door. No arrests have been reported.

• In Southampton April 19, at the Shinnecock Hardware store on County Road 39, a man was seen using keys to remove the exterior of a beverage dispensing machine in order to take money out of it. Police and the manager of the store are reviewing surveillance footage. If apprehended, the thief faces charges of petty larceny and criminal mischief.

Theft of Service

• A woman and her guest who stayed at the Bentley Hotel on Hill Station Road in Southampton last week are being sought by police for allegedly stealing items and leaving behind an outstanding balance of $412.75. Taken were five pillows, two down comforters, and several towels.

Grand Larceny

• In Southampton on April 18, multiple items were stolen from a junkyard on Majors Path such as car lamps and tailgate parts worth an estimated $3,075. Police are investigating the thefts.

• In Westhampton on April 15, a bicycle worth $1550 was reportedly taken from a property's locked storage shed on Sweet Grass Court.

Harassment

• At the Panera Bread restaurant in Hampton Bays on April 17, a woman complained that she was struck by another female patron who pulled her hair and kicked her. Police said April 23 that a criminal summons has been issued to the suspected assailant.

• In Riverside on April 17, a woman who lives at a trailer park on Flanders Road told police that she received a threatening letter written by neighbors who are involved in litigation with the park's co-op board. The letter stated, "Get out of our park, everybody hates you!" The complainant was advised to report any further incidents to police.

Making Graffitti

• In East Quogue April 16, a man who lives on Norwood Road complained that two teens in the area were seen spray-painting symbols on fences in the area. No arrests have yet been reported.

Burglary

• A burglary in East Quogue was reported April 21 on White Birch Trail in which multiple items were stolen from the property: A washer and dryer, two gas lawnmowers, a gas-operated leaf blower and a chainsaw.

• In Hampton Bays April 20, a man who lives on Larboard Road told police that someone burglarized his home while he was away. Damage was done to the front door and someone, he said, drilled holes into the home's hallway and bedroom walls. Police are looking into the matter.

• On April 18, a Hampton Bays man reported that $1,200 worth of collectible coins were taken from his home on Fanning Avenue. The person responsible for the theft faces a charge of burglary and grand larceny.

• In Southampton on April 21, a woman who is watching over an unoccupied house on North Sea Road reported the theft of a commercial-type lawn mower, a silver air compressor and a battery-jumper. There are no leads at this time.

Arson

• A bus driver for the Hampton Bays School District told police April 16 that he discovered three burn holes on a rear seat of the bus that he drives. The employee said he noticed the damage when local schools were closed for spring break.

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