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Cops: More charges brought against suspect in Flanders car break-ins

12/10/2015 7:22 PM |

Southampton Town Police brought additional charges against a 50-year-old man first arrested in November in relation to the string of car break-ins in Flanders

Anthony Jenkins, whom police identified as homeless, was arrested Wednesday morning on four counts of petit larceny and two counts of criminal mischief — one a felony, one a misdemeanor — for stealing money out cars and damaging them, police said.

Mr. Jenkins was also charged with petit larceny for allegedly stealing $50 worth of personal grooming items such as soap and deodorant from the Flanders 7-Eleven.

Mr. Jenkins was arraigned in Southampton Town Justice Court and has been remanded to jail on $22,500 bail, police said.

Police first arrested Mr. Jenkins on Nov. 21 after he was caught stealing soup and hot dogs from Marta’s Deli in Riverside.

Police also reported an additional arrest on Wednesday after receiving a call of a “suspicious male casing cars in the area of June Avenue in Flanders,” according to a press release.

Shawn Daray James, 28, of Flanders was arrested for seventh-degree criminal possession of a substance, two counts of criminal use of drug paraphernalia and third-degree criminal possession of a weapon, a felony. Police did not specify what type of weapon.

Mr. James was arraigned at Southampton Town Justice Court and remanded to jail in lieu of $10,000 bail, police said.

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