The following crimes and suspicious incidents were reported to Southampton Town Police for points west of the Shinnecock Canal.
- A woman told police her 2003 Saab was stolen from the Speonk train station on Philips Avenue. She called 911 to report that her daughter had left her car, valued by police at $5,000, at the Speonk station to catch a ride back to Manhattan on Aug. 18. When she returned to the station to pick up the car on Aug. 24, it was missing. Police searched the entire lot and the lot at the Westhampton train station, but came up empty. The investigation is ongoing.
- A man reported his silverware, valued at around $2,000 stolen from his home sometime between April and this month. He told police multiple people had access to his home including his ex-wife, whom denied taking the silverware.
- Another phone scam was reported on Aug. 21. A woman in Westhampton said she received a phone call from an unknown man claiming that her daughter had injured his cousin in a car accident and demanded $2,000 to be wired through Western Union or he would kill her daughter. In the meantime, the woman’s husband managed to contact her daughter and determined that she was fine and had no idea what the caller was talking about. The man on the phone became angry that his ruse was discovered and hung up. Police are investigating the incident.
- A resident called 911 on Aug. 24 at around 6 p.m. after she came home to find someone walking around inside her home. The intruder saw her too, and fled through a sliding door in the kitchen. Nothing was missing from the home.
- Sometime between Aug. 14 and 17, a Samsung television and three light fixtures were stolen from a downstairs bedroom in a house that was undergoing renovations. Police questioned the construction company and job foreman, who claimed they had no knowledge of the theft. The value of the stolen property totaled approximately $1,500.
- Police responded to the Boardy Barn on Montauk Highway after a fight broke out between two men on the evening of Aug. 18. Both men were detained by security. The victim, who suffered a cut to his inner cheek from being punched, did not wish to press charges, police said.
- Police investigated a violent fistfight that they said occurred at Neptunes Beach Club on Dune Road on Aug. 24. According to police, one man punched the other in the face, knocking him unconscious for about 30 seconds, at about 6 p.m. The assailant then fled. When police arrived the victim was disoriented and bleeding from his nose and mouth, police said. When he finally came to, he identified his attacker to police and was transported to Peconic Bay Medical Center in Riverhead for treatment. About an hour after the attack, police located the assailant who admitted to the crime, stating: “Yes, officer, I know why you are here, and yes I hit that kid because he started trouble with me over a past girlfriend.” The officer took the assailant’s information down and released him until official charges are filed, police said.
- A business on Montauk Highway was burglarized on Aug. 21 at around 9 p.m. Items were found strewn about and approximately $150 in calling cards and $5,000 in cash from a register hidden beneath the counter was stolen. According to police, the burglar or burglars forced open a basement window and also pried open a cage affixed to the first-floor window. The owner of the business handed over video surveillance from inside the store, which police are currently reviewing.