Southampton Blotter: Furnace, laptop, chain saw all stolen

• Someone stole a chain saw worth $200 from the back of a pickup truck in Riverside last week, according to a police report.

The Husqvarna 580 chain saw was taken from the truck parked behind a church on Old Quogue Road about 2:30 p.m. last Wednesday, police said. Police said they will check local pawn shops to try to find the stolen chain saw.

• A Flanders home was broken into and nearly $3,000 in jewelry and electronics were stolen last week, police said.

The victim said someone forced their way through the front door of her home and stole a box containing about $2,000 in jewelry, a Samsung Galaxy laptop worth $545, a men’s watch worth $350, and $50 in coins sometime last Monday between 8:30 a.m. and 2:20 p.m., according to the report.

Police located the laptop using GPS somewhere on a private road off County Route 104. No other information on the investigation was available.

• A Riverside man faces menacing and weapons possession charges after he allegedly threatened someone with two knives during an argument late Sunday, Southampton Town police said.

William Canel, 29, grabbed two knives during a dispute on County Route 104 about 11:15 p.m., causing the other person to “fear [they] would be injured,” according to a police report. Officers arrived at the residence and arrested Mr. Canel.

• A Patchogue man threw a tantrum on a county bus last Thursday, breaking the back door of the bus because the driver didn’t let him off where he wanted, police said.

Sean Shaw, 21, was on the bus at the County Center in Riverside about 11 a.m. when he “became upset” after he couldn’t get off the bus, police said. He went to the back of the bus and kicked the back door “numerous times,” damaging the door, according to a police report.

Mr. Shaw was arrested and charged with criminal mischief, a misdemeanor, police said.

• A Center Moriches woman was arrested for driving while intoxicated Saturday night after police saw her driving on the shoulder of the road in Northampton, according to a police report.

Police said Eileen Spillane, 53, was driving south on County Road 51 near Speonk-Riverhead Road about 9:30 p.m. swerving in an out of her lane and following other vehicles too closely. She was pulled over and failed a field sobriety test then refused to take a breath test, police said. Her eyes were “red and glassy” and her breath “smelled of an alcoholic beverage,” according to the report.

She was arrested and charged with DWI and several traffic violations, police said.

•A furnace and pipes were stolen from a vacant Riverside house sometime during the past two to three years, according to a police report filed this week.

The house had been boarded up several times after people kept breaking in, the report states. The owner discovered the furnace and pipes were missing last month, but only filed the report last Wednesday, police said.

Police said they will follow up on the alleged theft.

The above information was supplied by the Southampton Town Police Department. A criminal charge is only an accusation and does not indicate convictions.


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