Jul 30, 2014

Teens Accused of Amagansett Burglaries

Police say they entered one house through a skylight, and stole numerous bottles of hard liquor.

Teens Accused of Amagansett Burglaries

Three teenagers were arrested last week on accusations that they broke into or unlawfully entered three houses in Amagansett between Oct. 25 and Nov. 2.

Two 16-year-olds and a 15-year-old each face two counts of second-degree burglary and two counts of third-degree criminal mischief, which are felonies, and misdemeanor charges of fourth-degree criminal mischief and second-degree criminal trespass.

The 15-year-old has been charged as a juvenile.

Police did not release any of their names.

According to East Hampton Town police, the investigation began on Nov. 1, when land surveyors found numerous bags of beer and liquor behind a vacant residence on Atlantic Avenue and turned it over to police. Two separate incident reports were filed in the area on Oct. 30 and Nov. 2, police said. Forced entry into a basement door was also discovered.

Later, police also discovered they had burglarized another a house on Bluff Road in Amagansett on Nov. 25, entering it through a skylight and causing damage to a bath tub. Several bottles of hard liquor were stolen and recovered.

The 15-year-old, who was apprehended on Nov. 11, was released on an appearance ticket to report to Suffolk County Probation.

The 16-year-olds were arrested on Nov. 14. Justice Catherine A. Cahill released them on their own recognizance.



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