Blotter: Rash of North Fork burglaries reported

GIANNA VOLPE PHOTO | A rashof burglaries have recently been reported on the North Fork.

Police are investigating a rash of burglaries on the North Fork, most of which occurred between the end of October and the beginning of November. According to the report of one Cutchogue burglary, the caretaker told the homeowner that several pieces of musical equipment were stolen from the Nassau Point house between Oct. 3 and Nov. 1. The burglar reportedly stole one silver and one black Peavy amplifier, each valued at $100; $500 worth of recording media CDs by various artists; a red Fender guitar valued at $500; an Ibanez guitar valued at $200; and a blue bass guitar valued at $200.

• Another Cutchogue burglary was reported by a West Road resident who said eight bottles of liquor, $75 in cash and the power cord to his television were stolen sometime between 2 p.m. Oct. 28 and 3:30 p.m. Nov. 3, police said. In addition to the stolen items, the resident reported stains on bedroom sheets and, though the beds were made, that sheets had been turned inside out.

• A house on Soundview Avenue in Mattituck was burglarized between Oct. 26 and 28, resulting in the theft of an estimated $500 of copper piping, police said. A Greenport resident in contract to buy the property from a bank said he went to check on it before the storm and found the building’s Bilco door open and most of the basement’s copper water lines stripped, police said.

• Another break-in was reported at a residence on Blossom Bend in Mattituck on the evening of Nov. 2, police said. Residents reported that their home and unlocked vehicle were burglarized, resulting in the theft of a Suffolk County Bank checkbook, gold purse, black three-fold wallet, two New York driver’s licenses, two Capital One credit cards, a credit union ATM card and a trac phone. Police found no signs of forced entry.

• An East Marion hotel burglary on the night of Nov. 1 has also been referred to detectives. The thief reportedly made off with $400 in cash and $200 in checks and money orders.

Those who are named in police reports have not been convicted of any crime or violation. The charges against them may later be reduced or withdrawn, or they may be found innocent.