SMITHTOWN, NY — Curious about what’s going on in your neighborhood? Check out the recent crimes reported in the area.
The Suffolk County Police Department posted the following information. All charges are accusations and do not signify guilt.
- Sept. 18: Grand larceny (third-degree) was reported on Mulberry Drive in Smithtown from Nov. 9, 2020, at 8 a.m. A man reported that over the past several years, he has periodically sent money to a woman in another state that he believed was a loan, police said. He has not been paid back and has since hired an attorney, who he sent money to electronically, but has yet to receive legal services, police said. The man believes the whole thing is a scam, police said.
- Sept. 18: Burglary (second-degree) was reported on Croft Lane in Smithtown from Sept. 17 at 8:10 p.m. Someone entered a home through an unlocked door and window overnight between Sept. 17 and Sept. 18, police said. The thief stole jewelry and cash, police said.
- Sept. 13: Criminal mischief (third-degree) was reported on Landing Avenue in Smithtown from Sept. 10 at 6 p.m. A person damaged two business signs, police said.
- Sept. 13: Grand larceny (third-degree) was reported on Cedar Grove Avenue in Lake Grove from Sept. 7 at 9 a.m. A woman received an email from someone claiming that her husband’s Bitcoin account needed to be updated and money needed to be mailed to satisfy the account, police said. The woman complied and then realized it was a scam, police said.