Crimes Nearby: Copper Piping Missing in Southampton

Also: Police are searching for a man who stole a laptop in Riverhead.

The following information was supplied by the East End police departments. A criminal charge is only an accusation and does not indicate guilt.


• A Franklin Square man told police on April 6 that sometime since March 1, someone entered a Island Creek Road house in Southampton and took a tool bag filled will numerous tools valued at $1,000, some copper piping, a Mercury boat motor valued at $2,000 and three ratchet tool sets, valued at $130. According to the incident report, a large cinder block was thrown through a sliding glass door to gain entry, and the copper piping was taken from basement plumbing.

Police stated in a separate incident report that while canvassing the neighborhood in reference to the Island Creek Road burglary, it was discovered that another house on the same street had been broken into. Copper piping was taken from the hot water heater in the shed of the property.


• Suffolk County Police and Riverhead detectives are seeking a man who stole a laptop from Staples on Route 58 about six weeks ago.

He entered the store around 3 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 21. Police described the man as wearing a black cap with a white logo and a puffy jacket, who later stole an HP laptop from the store, which is located near the Roanoke Avenue traffic circle.



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