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Incident Reports: Train Set, Jewelry, BBQ Stolen

In this week's police files, mail fraud and larcenies reported from Eastport to Bridgehampton.

Crimes and suspicious incidents from March 5 to March 11 reported to :

Grand Larceny

• A Hampton Bays man who lives on Newtown Road complained to police March 10 that he noticed his Lionel train set worth $4,000 was missing after a cleaning crew worked on his flooded basement in February. The man said his landlord hired the crew to clean the area. Police are investigating the matter.

• A woman who lives on Hastings Lane in Hampton Bays told police that some of her jewelry with an estimated value of $8,000 is missing. She said a variety of gold chains and 12 gold rings are unaccounted for.

• On March 10, a caretaker for a home on Flying Point Road in Southampton reported that a $1,500 Weber barbecue was removed from the back deck of a house that he manages. He also said that the lawn of the property was slightly damaged as a result of the theft. The case is being actively investigated, said police.

• A Moriches woman's Ford Taurus vehicle that was parked on Good Ground Road in Hampton Bays March 6 near Bub's Tavern was stolen, according to police and the victim. No leads or suspects into the car theft have been reported.

• An Eastport woman who lives on Drew Drive reported to police March 6 that her pocketbook and wallet were removed from her car that had been parked in her garage at the time of the theft. Missing are three American Express credit cards, one visa card, $400 cash and a Tory Burch black pocketbook. 

•On March 5, a Hampton Bays woman reported that her Volvo was taken from her Clairedale Drive home's driveway.

• An East Quogue woman who lives on Kennedy Drive complained to police March 5 that her stolen bank debit card number has been used for numerous purchases totaling $204. According to her bank's records, one charge on her card was made at a McDonald's restaurant in Russia and possibly the card number was used again at Lukoil in Riverhead. The account has subsequently been closed.

• An East Hampton woman told town police that her Bridgehampton business check numbers and routing numbers were duplicated by a forger who used the information to cash a check in the amount of $5,463 that was withdrawn from her account. The victim operates Brennan's Bit and Bridle shop on Snake Hollow Road in Bridgehampton. The checking account has since been closed.

Burglary

• An East Quogue business on Montauk Highway was targeted during a break-in March 10. Unknown person or persons reportedly kicked holes into the building's walls, causing substantial damage. If apprehended, the person(s) responsible could face a charge of third-degree burglary.

• In Sag Harbor March 8, a burglary was reported by the owner of a home on Carlisle Lane. Taken was an iPod, an iPad 3G, a MacBook Pro, a Sony Cybershot camera, a Nintendo DS, a platinum and diamond ring and $42 in cash. Entry was made, said police, through the home's rear French door, where the glass pane was broken with a garden trowel.

Mail Fraud

• An East Quogue man who owns a local landscaping business told town police March 6 that he was fraudulently billed for a phone book ad. The man currently has a listing with Yellowbook, a legitimate company. He was billed, he said, for an ad from a company based in Atlanta, Georgia, with the name of "Yellow Pages United." The victim of the billing said other businesses are being targeted in this way, according to Yellowbook. Police are investigating.

Petty Larceny

• On March 2, a Riverside woman told police that someone removed two license plates from her 2010 Toyota vehicle while it was parked on Old Quogue Road in Riverside.

• On March 7, a black garbage container was taken from the rear of the Southampton Burger King located on County Road 39. An employee of the restaurant told police that two people in a Ford F-series white pick-up truck were seen taking the container, valued at $500. Video footage of the theft is being examined by police.

• A student at reported March 9 to police that his iPod is missing. He said it had been stored in his chemistry teacher's desk. The iPod is valued at $175.

Making Graffiti

• A Hampton Bays man complained March 8 that someone spray-painted the word "poop" on his shrink-wrapped boat that was parked on his property on Norwood Road. According to the complainant, the incident occurred during evening hours. The paint was described as maroon.

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