TBR News Media Police Blotter for February 24, 2022 Issue

The following incidents were reported by Suffolk County Police:

Centereach

■ Ocean State Job Lot on Middle Country Road in Centereach reported a shoplifter on Feb. 18. A man allegedly stole various items, including a heater and cleaning supplies worth $110.

Comack

■ A woman called police to report that a man approached her in the Michaels parking lot on Veterans Memorial Highway in Commack on February 15 and allegedly snatched her iPhone as she was walking back to her car. The phone was valued at $500.

■ A Whole Foods customer on Veterans Memorial Highway in Commack called police on Feb. 13 to report that her wallet containing cash and credit cards had been stolen from her wallet which had been left in an unattended shopping cart.

■ Target on Veterans Highway in Commack reported petty theft on Feb. 8. A man and a woman entered the store and allegedly stole several air mattresses, clothing, pots and pans worth approximately $380.

■ Speedway on Jericho Turnpike in Commack reported a man entered the store on February 12 and allegedly stole cigarettes and cash.

Huntington Station

■ OK Petroleum on East Jericho Turnpike at Huntington Station reported someone stole $50 worth of gasoline on Feb. 11.

Lake Grove

■ Zales Jewelry at the Smith Haven Mall in Lake Grove reported a major theft on February 16. A man asked to see two gold necklaces, allegedly grabbed the necklaces and fled the store. The jewelry was valued at $7,450.

■ Macy’s of the Smith Haven Mall in Lake Grove reported a major theft on February 12. A man reportedly grabbed a gold chain worth around $4,000 and fled the store.

Melville

■ Macy’s Backstage on Walt Whitman Road in Melville called police on February 14 to report a shoplifter. A woman allegedly stole matching clothes worth approximately $1,000.

■ Dick’s Sporting Goods on Walt Whitman Road in Melville reported petty theft on February 14. Two men allegedly stole men’s clothing worth approximately $480.

■ Costco on Broadhollow Road in Melville reported a major theft on February 18. A man entered the store and allegedly stole a Firman generator, a Dyson vacuum cleaner and two Vitamix blenders. The merchandise was valued at $1650.

Miller Square

■ A resident of Oakland Avenue in Miller Place reported that someone entered his unlocked vehicle parked in his driveway on February 16 and removed an Apple iPod Touch and AirPods worth $320.

■ A Rolling Road resident in Miller Place reported that someone entered his unlocked vehicle parked in the driveway on February 15 and removed women’s sunglasses worth about $300 and a $50 gift card.

Port Jefferson Station

■ A Grant Street resident at Port Jefferson Station called police on February 18 to report that an unknown person had entered his unlocked vehicle the previous night and stolen various gift cards and cash.

■ Staples on Nesconset Highway at Port Jefferson Station reported a shoplifting on February 17. A man allegedly stole a $200 Brother laser printer.

■ A Superior Street resident at the Port Jefferson train station reported that someone broke into two cars on February 15 and took a total of $330 in cash. The vehicles had been unlocked.

■ A resident of Hooper Street at Port Jefferson Station reported that a catalytic converter was removed from his 2001 Honda Accord on February 15. The item was valued at $500.

St James

■ A resident of Grove Avenue in St. James called police on February 18 to report that a vehicle’s rear window was smashed and a child’s booster seat was stolen. Damage to the vehicle was $220.

Selden

■ Suffolk Wines and Liquors on Middle Country Road in Selden reported a shoplifter on February 14. Two men allegedly stole two bottles of alcohol worth $225 before fleeing in a car driven by a third man.

■ The Aldi supermarket on Middle Country Road in Selden reported a shoplifter on February 13. A woman allegedly stole 4 containers of Tide Pods and 6 bags of frozen shrimp worth approximately $140.

Smithtown

■ A Cygnet Drive resident in Smithtown called police Feb. 13 to report that someone had siphoned $48 worth of diesel fuel from his Audi Q7 the night before.

sound range

■ A resident of Cedar Road in Sound Beach called police on February 16 to report that credit cards had been stolen from his unlocked vehicle the night before.

South Setauket

■ Target on Pond Path in South Setauket reported a large theft on Feb. 17. Two men entered the store and allegedly filled bags with an assortment of health and beauty products and walked out without paying. The value of the items was approximately $3,000.

Suffolk County Crime Stoppers offers a cash reward for information that leads to an arrest. Anyone with information about these incidents can contact Suffolk County Crime Stoppers to submit an anonymous tip by calling 1-800-220-TIPS.

— COMPILED BY HEIDI SUTTON