Two More Charged With Trying To Steal Car Parts From Quiogue Salvage Yard


Two men from Bay Shore are facing misdemeanor larceny charges after they were caught trying to steal nearly $500 in used car parts from an auto salvage yard on Quiogue on Saturday morning.

Elgar Pinto, 31, and Manuel Beltran, 49, were the latest would-be thieves caught trying to steal parts from J&V Auto Salvage on South County Road after employees witnessed them attempting to walk out with an air suspension unit, computer system and a pair of taillights without paying for the items, according to a Southampton Town Police arrest report.

The pair were arrested at around 9:40 a.m., and the total value of their would-be loot was under $500, Lieutenant James Kiernan said. Both men were charged with one count each of petit larceny.

Authorities arrested four other people over a four-day span earlier this month after they also tried to steal used car parts from the same salvage yard. Those thefts were reported between August 6 and 9.

Officials at J&V Auto Salvage have declined to comment on the recent rash of attempted thefts.

Supplies Stolen
From Pool Company

A foreman at J. Tortorella Pools, which has a showroom on County Road 39 in Southampton, reported to Southampton Town Police that someone broke into a job site on Dundee Lane in Southampton and stole an estimated $1,200 worth of materials earlier this month.

The employee reported that four rolls of metal hurricane straps and four boxes of coil galvanized nails were stolen from the site between 3 p.m. on August 10 and 7:30 p.m. on August 12. The foreman also told police that a neighbor witnessed someone drive onto the property and walk around, looking under several tarps that were used to cover the construction materials.

Police are investigating the theft.

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