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Incident Reports: Woman Reports Craigslist Scam

Also reported to Southampton Town police, Bridgehampton man receives threatening phone calls, Water Mill man's vehicle stolen and a boat missing in Sag Harbor.

Crimes and suspicious incidents recently reported to the Southampton Town Police Department:

Burglary

• A Southampton woman reported Feb. 19 that someone had entered her Roses Grove Road home through an unlocked garage that day and rummaged through drawers and closets. Missing from the bedroom dresser was $175 in cash, $500 in coins kept in a Bavarian mug, a $3,500 platinum wedding band with one diamond missing and two pairs of earrings, one sapphire and one opal.

• A Flanders man told police Feb. 22 that between Jan. 22 and Feb. 21, someone stole a handgun from the top drawer of his bedroom dresser.  The firearm is an SCCY 9mm automatic handgun, which was purchased in Pennsylvania, police said. Detectives collected evidence and photos, and the victim gave police a suspect’s name and address, according to the incident report.

• A Brooklyn contractor told police Feb. 20 that when he pulled up to an East Quogue job site that morning with his workers, they saw a tall man running from the house toward County Road 104. The contractor told police the man was removing copper pipe from the basement.

• An East Quogue woman reported Feb. 24 that sometime overnight someone popped out the screen to a bedroom window and broke into her home, taking a white gold diamond cross, a diamond cross pendant, a gold chain, three pairs of gold hoop earrings, two gold bracelets and an ankle bracelet.

• A Garden City man told police Feb. 24 that sometime since Feb. 10, someone “ransacked” a Hampton Bays home and took a 46-inch LED flatscreen television, a desktop computer, a blender, power tools, and more. According to the incident report, a bedroom window screen was damaged and the window was forced open with a prying tool.

• A Northport woman reported to police on Feb. 17 that sometime while her father has been on vacation for four weeks, someone burglarized his Hampton Bays home. According to the incident report, the rear window was broken into and numerous items were taken, though an inventory of what was missing was not immediately provided.

Aggravated Harassment

• A Bridgehampton man reported receiving a phone call Feb. 17 with the caller stating “I’m going to kill you.” The next day, the man received another call from a restricted number, but the person on the other end of the line did not say anything.

Identity Theft

• A Hampton Bays woman reported Feb. 19 that she had received seven credit cards from various department stores in the mail, none of which she signed up for. She told police that more than $10,000 of purchases were made on the cards, and a Best Buy in Virginia gave her the purchaser’s license plate number.

Grand Larceny

• A Water Mill man told police Feb. 20 at 2:50 a.m. that his vehicle was stolen. The man said his vehicle was parked in Ponquogue Avenue in Hampton Bays, while he was playing cards at the American Legion Hall.

• An Eastport woman reported Feb. 22 that on Feb. 21 she wire transferred $2,500 to a woman in Charlotte, N.C., who offered to buy her dining room set off Craigslist for $3,000. The Eastport woman said the buyer asked for the $2,500 to cover “moving and insurance expenses” and promised to return the money. When the buyer asked for another $1,000, this time transferred to Clarksville, Tenn., the Eastport woman refused to send any more money and told police she believes she is being scammed.

Petty Larceny

• A Sag Harbor man told police Feb. 15 that his aluminum boat, which was at the end of Maple Avenue, was taken. The boat was not locked up.

• A Mastic Beach contractor reported Feb. 18 that someone entered his unlocked vehicle in Northampton and took am amplifier, subwoofer and four bottles of medication.

Criminal Mischief

• An East Quogue woman reported that sometime on the night of Feb. 19, someone sliced the sidewall of the front passenger-side tire of her vehicle.

• A Hampton Bays man reported Feb. 19 that a storm window on his Shinnecock Road house was broken sometime in the two previous weeks.

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