Another outbreak of overnight thievery from cars parked in driveways occurred between midnight and dawn last Thursday, centering on Grant Avenue and Howard Street, off Springs-Fireplace Road in East Hampton. Thieves also paid a return visit to Lotus Avenue in Springs on Saturday.
The costliest robbery occurred on Hartley Boulevard, near Howard Street, where Brad and Jake Beyer reported various electronic tools were removed from an unlocked 2009 Volkswagen Jetta, parked in their driveway. A Stinger flashlight, a voltage meter, and two heat sensors, together valued at $1,200 to $1,400, were taken. Also, $80 and a cash card was reported stolen from a pickup truck parked in the same driveway.
Michelle Tassy of Howard Street told East Hampton Town police that a Garmin global positioning system was stolen that night from her unlocked car. Barbara Dayton of Howard Street reported her unlocked vehicle was rummaged through, but nothing taken.
Laura Thorne of Grant Avenue reported thieves made off with about $50 from her parked car in the darkness, working very quietly, as her dog never barked. The thieves went through a pickup truck parked in the driveway as well, but took nothing.
William Schultz of Grant Avenue reported that his car had been gone through, with about $5 in change missing.
Darren Boyle of Lotus Avenue called police a little after 2 a.m. on Saturday, reporting that the alarm on his locked Chevy Tahoe had sounded and that two men were trying to get into it. Before the alarm sounded he’d noticed a late-model black Mazda pickup truck parked across the street, he said.
When he returned from phoning the police the men and the Mazda were gone.
Police have requested that anyone with information about the thefts contact the East Hampton detectives’ office, 631-537-7575.