Police reports: More reported copper thefts in Wading River

03/08/2014 7:50 AM |

Sometime between mid-December and Sunday about $1,200 worth of copper and tools were removed from a cottage on Hulse Landing Road, police said.

The homeowner reported that someone cut a master lock to a shed on his property, removing an air compressor and an outboard motor as well as a coil of copper, according to a report.

The resident also said about 80 to 100 feet of copper piping had been cut and removed from below the cottage, police said.

Several similar burglaries have been reported in the Hulse Landing Road area in the past month, police said. Detectives are investigating.

• A 50-year-old Bayside man was arrested on felony larceny charges after stealing items from Walmart on Sunday, police said.

Police responded to the store about 10:50 a.m. where they apprehended Bradley Levine, according to a report.

Mr. Levine was charged with fourth-degree grand larceny, a felony, and released on $500 bail. He is expected back in court March 12, police said.

Information on what items were stolen was not immediately available.

• About $4,000 worth of chrome rims and tires were removed from a vehicle at a Route 58 car dealership sometime in the overnight hours Friday, police said.

The dealership owner reported four 20-inch chrome rims and four new tires were removed from a vehicle on the lot sometime between 7 p.m. and Friday and 7:30 a.m. Saturday, according to a report.

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