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Southampton Incident Reports: Home Burglaries, Property Thefts Reported

In this week's police files, break-ins reported from Westhampton to Sagaponack.

Crimes and suspicious incidents from Feb. 27 to March 5 reported to :

Grand Larceny

• A Westhampton woman reported that her wallet and purse were stolen from her vehicle Feb. 29 while it was parked in her driveway on Willowwood Court. The victim reported the theft to police at 1 p.m. the day following the incident when she discovered the items missing. The contents of the complainant's purse included a Blackberry cellphone, cash, and several debit/credit cards. Whoever is responsible for the theft faces charges of fourth degree grand larceny and criminal mischief. On an adjacent Westhampton street, Wood Hollow Drive on the same day, another victim reported that her purse was also taken from her car that was parked at her residence. She reported the theft to police at 3 p.m. March 1.

• A Southampton woman who has been taking care of her elderly mother's residence on St. Andrews Circle in Southampton while she is in the hospital told police Feb 29. that her mother's pocketbook is missing. The complainant stated that she believes the person responsible could be a woman who has been feeding her mother's cat while she is away. Police said the victim's credit cards have been used to purchase gas. No arrests related to the incident have yet been reported but the matter is under active investigation.

Burglary

• On March 3 in Sagaponack, a man reported that a flat screen TV was removed from his home. The home is not currently occupied, police said, but is being shown by real estate agents and is for sale/rent. There are no leads or suspects at this time. The owner who reported the theft lives full time in New York City.

• in North Sea was the site of an attempted break-in sometime between March 2 and March 3, reported the owner of the business. Upon investigation, police said there was an attempt to pry open the rear door of the deli on Noyac Road when the business was closed in the evening. If apprehended, the subject could be charged with attempted burglary third degree and criminal mischief fourth degree.

• A set of power tools was removed from a barn on Flying Point Road in Water Mill Feb. 29. Among the stolen items were several battery-operated power drills, a table saw, and other power tools. Police noted that there were forced signs of entry into the building including the removal of a locked gate. The responsible party could face a charge of second degree burglary.

• A Southampton man reported that his home on Longview Toad was burglarized Feb. 28. The complainant said a glass pane exterior door of his residence was pried open while he was out of town and the house was ransacked. A cube aquarium was also destroyed. Taken was a DVD player, a TV, and a surround sound system. Whoever is responsible for the theft faces a charge of second degree burglary.

Petty Larceny

• A motorized log-splitter was taken from a West Tiana Road home in Hampton Bays Feb. 26. The Hampton Bays man reported that the item was taken from his backyard. He did tell police that he noticed a suspicious-looking person driving a dark-colored van near his property the previous night.

• A stainless steel range hood was taken March 2 from the rear entrance of the East Quogue Pizza Deli on Montauk Highway. A worker at the deli said he observed a man and a woman backing up a pickup truck toward the rear of the building at the time of the incident and placing the range hood into the back of the truck. 

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