Southampton Incident Reports: Trespasser Takes a Bath

Town police incident reports logged between Feb. 13 and Feb. 19.

A weekly round-up of reported crimes and suspicious incidents from the Southampton Town Police Department

Criminal Trespass

• A property manager reported to police that while conducting property maintenance at an Inlet Road East home in Southampton on Feb. 15 he noticed someone hiding behind trees in the backyard then fleeing. The property manager said he later discovered that the jet motor of the master bathroom’s hot tub was running. He said that the motor was off when he checked the residence the day before. Nothing was reported missing from the home.

Criminal Mischief

• A Water Mill man reported to police that between Friday night and Saturday morning, someone broke the windshield and passenger side window of his Ford pickup truck with a bat or pipe.

• A Long Island Power Authority employee reported to police on Feb. 13 that someone broke the windshield of a Ford Ranger LIPA truck on East Pond Lane in Eastport.

• A Flanders man reported that sometime between Saturday night and 1:55 Sunday morning someone set fire to his mailbox on Brookhaven Avenue. A Southampton Town fire marshal and Flanders Fire Department responded.


• The Hampton Bays Fire District reported the theft of 100 feet of copper wire and seven 10-foot pipes someone between Feb. 7 and Feb. 13 from a fire well on Woodview Way.

• An Amagansett woman said between $3,000 and $4,000 was fraudulently charged to her credit card between the night of Feb. 15 and the morning of Feb. 16. She said she had dropped her purse on the Hampton Jitney on Feb. 15 and thought nothing fell out, but later discovered her wallet was missing. All charges were made in Southampton, police said.

Burglary, Criminal Trespass, Criminal Tampering

• A Setauket man reported that sometime between Feb. 10 and Feb. 13 one or more people broke into the former Turtle Bay Night Club on Montauk Highway in East Quogue and discharged a fire extinguisher, then left with it.


• A contractor for Safeguard Properties hired to protect a foreclosed property on Maple Avenue in Flanders reported to police on Feb. 16 that apparently over several occasions metal was being stolen from the house, including pipes and radiators.

• A caretaker for a Flanders Road home in Flanders reported on Feb. 14 that sometime between Jan. 5 and that day someone removed copper piping from the entire residence and three-quarters of a tank of fuel oil.


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