A resident of Woodfield Road in Stony Brook reported Dec. 12 at approximately 4 p.m. that a telephone caller had demanded cash. Police said the incident turned out to be a phone scam.
A resident of Malvern Lane in Stony Brook reported Dec. 8 that an unknown person smashed the driver's side window and punctured a tire on a 1994 Ford Mustang parked in the driveway of the house at approximately 5:30 a.m.
A resident of Ramsey Court in Setauket reported Dec. 8 that an unknown person had damaged the swingset in the backyard at approximately 1 a.m. The incident is being investigated as fourth-degree criminal mischief.
Gabriel Miguelez, 36, of Huntington, was arrested on Dec. 15 in Smithtown on two charges of fifth-degree criminal possession of stolen property, a misdemeanor; and one second-degree criminal impersonation, a misdemeanor. Reports state Miguelez was in possession of stolen items that include a wallet, GPS, laptop, and a hard drive, and gave officers an incorrect name when approached by them on Dec. 15. Miguelez was also arrested on Dec. 14 on charges of grand larceny, a felony; third-degree criminal possession of a weapon, a felony; seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a misdemeanor; and five charges of criminal possession of stolen property, a misdemeanor. Reports state Miguelez was in possession of a hand gun and an undisclosed controlled substance.
Christopher Loeb, 26, of Smithtown was arrested on Dec. 14 in Smithtown on fourth-degree grand larceny charges with property exceeding $1,000, a felony; five charges of fifth-degree possession of stolen property, a felony; grand larceny, a felony; and two charges of criminal possession of a controlled substance, a misdemeanor. Police said Loeb was also arrested on Dec. 15 on two charges of posession of two fifth-degree criminal possession of stolen property charges, a felony; and fourth-degree criminal possession with a credit card, a felony. Reports state Loeb was in possession of stolen sunglasses, gift card, and a GPS unit.
Police could not confirm whether or not Miguelez and Loeb were working together.
Sara Oatis, 20, of Rocky Point, was arrested Dec. 15 in Rocky Point and charged with third-degree grand larceny and second-degree forgery, both felonies. Police said Oatis made a check payable to herself in amount of $100 and cashed it and also forged and cashed a total of $3,775 in personal checks.
William Abner, 41, of Sound Beach, was arrested Dec. 10 in Rocky Point and charged with third degree burglary, a felony, and second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle. Abner was allegedly driving a 2000 Honda westbound on Rocky Point-Landing Road with a suspended license. Police said he was charged with burglary for allegedly breaking in to a building on Palm Road in Ridge and removing copper pipe on Sept. 8.
Sticky-fingered Christmas gift thieves have gotten caught in the act, according to Riverhead Town police. Riverhead Town police said they received several reports of UPS packages being removed from the front porches of homes in the Wading River area. One of the thefts, police said, was captured on a home surveillance system and handed over to the police department. The video, police said, led to the identification of two suspects, who were arrested on Tuesday. Police said Lillian Kirchberger, 42, of Mattituck, and Teresa Doige, 42, both of whom lived in the same residence in Eastward Court, were arrested; each woman was charged with three counts of petit larceny.