Riverhead Blotter: Three burglaries reported in Riverhead Town

11/10/2011 7:00 AM |

Burglars reportedly entered a home on Faye Street in Wading River through an unlocked bathroom window Sunday and removed about $50,000 worth of jewelry from the house, police said. The burglary is believed to have occurred sometime between 1 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Sunday.

• The owners of a Sound Avenue house in Baiting Hollow reported Saturday morning that someone had removed assorted jewelry valued at $5,000 from the home. Detectives do not believe this case was related to the Wading River jewelry theft, officials said. No arrests were made.

• The owner of Copper Crafts on Northville Turnpike reported Saturday that 7,000 pounds worth of scrap copper had been stolen from his shop sometime between Aug. 1 and Oct. 29, police said. The value of the stolen copper was estimated to be about $17,000, police said.

Thefts of copper have become commonplace in recent years, as thieves often sell the copper to scrap metal dealers.

• A woman reported Saturday morning that an unknown person had illegally used her credit card to purchase $30,000 worth of merchandise from the Best Buy store on Route 58 in Riverhead, police said. Police were still investigating the reported theft, officials said.

• Tristina Trent, 20, address unavailable, was charged with petit larceny about 4:45 p.m. Monday at the Kmart store on Route 58, police said. She was processed at headquarters and released without bail.

• Someone smashed the windows on a car parked on Connecticut Avenue in Calverton last Wednesday and stole the owner’s license and identification cards, police said.

• An unknown person was reported to have made threatening phone calls to the Baiting Hollow Farm Vineyard Monday morning.

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 The charges against them may later be reduced or withdrawn, or they may be found innocent.