Residents of several Wading River street were reportedly victimized Tuesday morning by a suspect who stole items from unlocked cars, and in one case stole the car itself, according to Riverhead Town police.
Between 4:30 a.m. and 9 p.m., police received five complaints from residents of Karen Court alleging that someone had entered their unlocked cars and removed items, mostly assorted change. In one case, an iPod was reported stolen.
Police also received a report from a resident on nearby Gregory Way, although nothing was taken after the suspect allegedly entered the car. Gift cards valued at $200 were also reported stolen on nearby 20th Street.
In addition, a 2016 Chevrolet sedan was reported stolen by a Karen Court resident, who said the keys were in the unlocked car, police said.
Suffolk County Police tracked down the car through the OnStar system on Crestwood Avenue in Shirley. The owner then retrieved it.
No arrests have been reported in the theft.
• An officer responded to an incident at the 7-Eleven parking lot near the Roanoke traffic circle last Wednesday. Police said a woman who was in a verbal dispute with a man threw coffee at him while he was in his car. The man responded by spraying her in the face with de-icer, according to police. No charges have been filed.
• A resident of Deep Hole Road in Calverton told police Monday morning that someone fired two paint balls at her home around 6:30 p.m. Sunday.
One paint ball hit the first-floor window screen and the other hit a second-floor screen, police said. There was no damage to the home after the paint washed off, police said.
• A man reportedly stole two pairs of sneakers worth $170 from Famous Footwear at Tanger Outlets Sunday, police said.
• Police arrested Travis Abinette, 26, of Osborn Avenue on a bench warrant issued by the town justice court on Tuesday.
Officials said Mr. Abinette failed to appear in court Monday on a petit larceny charge stemming from a Dec. 8, 2014, arrest.
• A woman told police that someone removed various types of medication from her purse when she left it unattended Friday at First Congregational Church at 7:47 p.m., police said.
Those who are named in police reports have not been convicted of any crime or violation. The charges against them may later be reduced or withdrawn, or they may be found innocent.