Riverhead Police arrested three Manorville teens last week for allegedly swiping goods from cars parked in Wading River, authorities said.
Police had just increased their presence in the hamlet after getting several complaints of people snapping door handles at night while looking for open cars from which to swipe change, electronics and anything else of value.
And about 11:15 p.m. last Thursday, the department received a call for another car caper and sent plainclothes and uniformed officers to the area, where they soon rounded up and arrested the three suspects — Andrew Gelman, 17, Alan Lockel, 17, Anthony Waage, 18 — on larceny charges, police said.
Investigators then paid a visit to Mr. Gelman’s Manor Hills Drive home on a search warrant and found goods believed to be from prior larcenies, police said.
Mr. Waage is also facing an unlawful possession of a noxious material charge for allegedly carrying a can of Mace spray, officials said.
Police say the investigation is not over and more charges are expected.
• Two women were arrested last week for allegedly swiping goods from a Tanger Outlet Center store, police said.
Cops arrested Jasmin Comacho, 22, and Alexis Allen, 23, about 6:40 p.m. at the True Religion Brand Jeans store and charged them with a total of five counts of petit larceny, officials said.
They were processed at Riverhead Police headquarters and each was released on $100 bail. Information as to where the two women live could not be provided by police.
• An overnight burglary at Long Island Ice and Fuel on West Main Street in Riverhead was reported to police Saturday morning. Investigators said someone had entered the offices at the business through an east side door, which was found to have been pried and forced open.
A cash register, which contained about $100, was missing from the premises.
And at 3 a.m. the next day, an officer reported seeing a suspicious car parked close to that same building “as if hidden from view,” according to a police report. No arrests were reported.
• The driver of one of two vehicles involved in a crash early Monday on Doris Avenue fled the scene on foot, police said.
He had not been located since the 2 a.m. accident. The car he was operating was impounded by police. No injuries were reported.