A Noyac woman called Southampton Town Police this week after discovering that more than $30,000 worth of items—including a $10,000 train set—were stolen from her Middle Line Highway home sometime over the summer.
The victim, who said the burglary occurred sometime between June 25 and September 6, said the items stolen included a vintage Coca Cola dispenser worth $2,000, a stamp collection worth an estimated $2,500, a $700 lawn mower, and miscellaneous gold and silvery jewelry worth some $20,000. She also reported that a Lionel train set worth approximately $10,000 was also taken.
Police, who are still investigating the incident, did not know if the victim was away for the summer.
The victim, according to the police report, told officers that her home was left unlocked for nearly three months, and she did not know how many people entered and exited the home. The woman also told police that she has since secured the residence.
A 20-year-old man is facing a pair of misdemeanor charges after authorities said he was observed firing a BB gun into Wildwood Lake in Northampton on September 9. No injuries were reported.
State Police charged Jeremy Arias, who lives in Riverhead, with one count each of menacing and reckless endangerment, both misdemeanors, after they found him behind the Wildwood Lake Bowl on Lake Avenue at around 1 p.m.
Mr. Arias did not appear to be shooting at anything or anyone in particular, police said, and officers noted that they did not know how long he was shooting at the lake or how many rounds were fired.
Mr. Arias was transported to State Police headquarters in Riverside, processed and later released on an appearance ticket that’s returnable tor Southampton Town Justice Court.
A Hampton Bays woman stole two checks from her employer and deposited them into her personal checking account, according to Southampton Town Police.
Lisa Farnsworth, 27, was arrested at 11:50 a.m. Saturday and charged with fourth-degree grand larceny, a felony, authorities said.
They said Ms. Farnsworth wrote two checks for undisclosed amounts, on July 25 and 28, and deposited them into her personal bank account.
Police would not disclose where Ms. Farnsworth worked or how her employer found out about the fraud. On the original police report, Ms. Farnsworth’s last name was spelled incorrectly and erroneously listed her employer as the Hampton Bays High School; district officials said she is not employed there.
Ms. Farnsworth was arrested at her home Saturday morning and transported to police headquarters for processing. Southampton Town Detective Sergeant Susan Ralph said Ms. Farnsworth posted $200 bail that afternoon.
Detective Sergeant Lisa Costa was not available for comment this week.
Detectives are still investigating the theft.