Cops: Riverside, Flanders men stole engine block from shop

Two men, one from Riverside and the other from Flanders, were arrested this week for stealing an engine block from a Hampton Bays auto repair shop, Southampton Town Police said in a press release issued Sunday.

Bruce Hale, 62, of Riverside and Bruce Holland, 65, of Flanders used an engine hoist to lift the $500 engine into the back of a pickup truck and drove away from the shop in the early morning hours Thursday, police said.

Mr. Hale was arrested Friday and held on $300 bail. Mr. Holland was nabbed Saturday and issued an appearance ticket. Both men were charged with petit larceny, police said.