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The following incidents have been reported by the Amityville Police Department and Suffolk County Police Departments and other fire and law enforcement agencies.
Amityville: A Michael Kors purse and gold necklace were stolen from a 2012 Acadia parked on Coles Avenue Aug. 17. The victim told police that the vehicle was left unlocked overnight and that someone got into it, taking the items.
•A resident of Bayview Avenue called police Aug.16 at approximately 8 p.m. to report that someone had broken into two sheds on her property and removed a bike. The bike was left outside of the sheds.
Amityville: A resident of Forrest Avenue called police Aug. 15 to report that a drone was flying above her home. Police responded and advised the resident that there are no laws against drones.
HIT AND RUN
Amityville: Someone struck and damaged a vehicle owned by Amityville Village Trustee Nick LaLota as the vehicle was parked in the Village parking lot and fled the scene. That incident occurred Aug. 11 at approximately 5:40 p.m. Police were able to track down the vehicle, described as a red Dodge pickup truck which is owned by Eveerett M. Gillpin Jr. He as issued citations for leaving the scene.
Amityville: A home surveillance camera showed two suspects removing items from a garage on Benjamin Avenue. The owner of the home reported the incident Aug. 21, after noticing the damage to the garage doors and watching the surveillance tapes. Two small dirt bike motorcycles were stolen.
DRIVER KNOCKS DOWN POLE; ARRESTED
Amityville: Police responded to an auto accident in front of 31 Broadway shortly after midnight, Aug. 15. When they responded they interviewed the driver, whose vehicle had sheared off a telephone pole at the base at that location. Officers determined that the driver appeared intoxicated and showed a blood alcohol level of .104. The legal limit is below .08. Arrested and charged in that incident was Jonathan S. Williams, 22, of 35 Benjoe Dr., Amityville. As a result of that accident, there was a power outage for approximately two hours. The areas impacted included Merrick Road and areas south. Two lights, one at Merrick and Bayview and another in front of Stop and Shop on Merrick Road were out and police monitored those lights until the power was restored.
Copiague: On Aug. 9 at about 10:55 p.m. two men approached another man, punched and kicked him and stole his cell phone and an unspecified amount of money. The theft took place on the eastbound side of the Sunrise Highway
Copiague: Upon responding on Aug. 9 at about 11 p.m. to what police thought was a reported burglary at a Piave Terrace home, they discovered that the call had resulted from an undisclosed domestic incident. No further details were available.
North Amityville: Police reported that on Aug. 11 sometime before 5:30 p.m. someone drove off in a 2003 Ford pickup truck parked on Ralph Avenue
North Amityville: Someone scratched a 2010 Honda parked on 44th Street. The incident took place sometime before 12:30 a.m., Aug. 9
Copiague: A 2014 Buick parked on Molloy Street was dented by someone Aug. 8. Police were notified at 11 p.m.