Southampton Town police have connected a 17-year-old Flanders man arrested for breaking into two house last week and throwing house parties with a string of car burglaries that also occurred in the area, officials said.
Bhavesh Hasarafally admitted to a spree of stealing cell phones and other items from cars, police said. Detectives recovered some of the stolen items and are asking anyone who may have been a victim to contact the detective division at (631) 702-2230.
Mr. Hasarafally was originally arrested Saturday for breaking into unoccupied Flanders houses and throwing parties, police said.
He’s also accused of stealing items from one of the properties.
According to a police report, Mr. Hasarafally initially entered a Peconic Trail house, where police said he broke through a bathroom window Friday night to party. He then took the party to a Huntington Lane property, police said.
An earlier report in the Riverhead News-Review stated Mr. Hasarafally was arrested at the Huntington Lane home. When reached for comment, Mr. Hasarafally clarified that he was arrested at his own home, not on Huntington Lane. He also denied stealing a camera lens from the Huntington Lane home, as police had charged in a report.
Mr. Hasarafally was charged with second-degree burglary, second-degree criminal trespassing, and fifth-degree criminal possession of stolen property.
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A 20-year-old Ridge woman was arrested after stealing more than $2,000 worth of cash, jewelry and electronics from a Riverhead residence last December, Riverhead Town Police said.
Corey Fuerderer was arrested Feb. 27 and charged with second-degree burglary, a felony, police said.
Sometime between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. on Dec. 5., Ms. Fuerderer allegedly entered a rear door of a Remsen Road home and removed an Xbox 360, videogames, jewelry, an I-pod touch, brand name pocketbooks, a Gateway laptop, a small safe, and cash from the home, authorities said. The stolen items totaled $2,261, according to a report.
The lock to the rear door had been broken prior to the incident, police said. The family had been using a chair to secure it, a report said.
Police did not say if anyone else was involved or if Ms. Fuerderer knew the owners of the home.
Ms. Fuerderer was arraigned and is being held on $36,000 bail at Suffolk County Correctional Facility, officials said.
A Riverhead man was arrested shortly before 10 p.m. Sunday night after the owner of the multi-family dwelling he lives in on Osborn Avenue reported him for stealing a pocketbook and cash, Riverhead Town Police said.
Cristobal Cruz, 44, was later found hiding in the rear of the residence by a responding K9 unit. He was in possession of the missing items when he was located, police said.
Mr. Cruz was charged with second-degree burglary and held overnight for a Monday morning arraignment.