Three men are facing burglary charges after officers found them with cash, cigarettes, cigars and groceries allegedly stolen from a closed Riverside gas station early last Thursday, Southampton Town Police said.
The men — Steven Willis, 20, of Calverton, Adam Shamulzai, 19, of Riverhead and Jimmy R. Bridgewater, 20, of Riverhead — were stopped while driving shortly after Southampton Town Police detectives wrapped up their crime scene investigation at the Shamrock gas station on Flanders Road about 1:15 a.m. In addition to the stolen goods, the trio was carrying burglar’s tools.
A clerk at the gas station said the store was closed at the time of the theft, though he declined to comment further.
The men were each charged with third-degree burglary, fifth-degree conspiracy, possession of burglar’s tools and third-degree criminal mischief.
Mr. Bridgewater was also charged with fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon and unlawful possession of marijuana.
All three men were taken to the Suffolk County jail in Riverside.
• Rodney Brooks, 24, of Hallet Avenue in Riverhead was charged with second-degree criminal contempt Friday on Flanders Boulevard in Flanders after he violated an order of protection issued by Southampton Town Justice Court, according to police, who said the order prohibited him from being at the location. Mr. Brooks had been charged with second-degree harassment last Wednesday after being involved in a verbal dispute with a woman at that location and then threatening her and her daughter, police said.
• A Flanders man reported being beaten and robbed by two men about 11 p.m. Friday while walking home on Flanders Road in Flanders. The victim told police that two unknown men struck him multiple times with a baseball bat and then stole his wallet, which contained about $250 and a Guatemalan I.D. card, police said. The suspects, men in their 20s and dressed in black, fled on foot toward Woodroad Trail.
• A large brick was thrown through the passenger-side window of a car parked on Cypress Avenue in Flanders last Thursday morning, landing in the driver’s seat, according to police. No items were removed from the car, police said.
• A home on Cypress Avenue in Flanders was broken into last Wednesday, but no items were reported stolen, 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 The charges against them may later be reduced or withdrawn, or they may be found innocent.