The following police incidents were reported this week by the Southampton Town Police Department west of the Shinnecock Canal.
- A Flanders man called 911 after he was attacked by another man wielding two knives, one in each hand, on Sept. 20. According to police the suspect, whom the complainant was able to identify, jumped out of a green Jeep at around 3:30 p.m. on Cypress Avenue and started swinging the knives at the victim, attempting to cut him. The victim was able to get away, unharmed and call police. The victim said he was targeted in the attack because of an ongoing dispute between the suspect and himself as well as other residents on the block. The investigation is ongoing. No arrests have been made.
- On Sept. 17 a Flanders woman received a phone call from a man on a restricted line claiming that her husband was in a car accident with the caller’s brother and that the brother had a gun to her husband’s head. The brother was threatening to kill him if money wasn’t wired to them via Western Union. Meanwhile, the woman’s 10-year-old daughter called her father from their home on Meadowbrook Lane and left a message. The woman’s husband called back moments later and reported he was safe and sound. The woman hung up on the attempted scam and called 911 at around 4 p.m. The incident is in line with similar phone scams that were reported on the East End this summer.
- Someone broke into a man’s car on Arthur Street sometime during the night of Sept. 13 and stole more than $800 in valuables, including savings bonds, a U.S. passport and a body board. The case is active pending investigation. The victim plans to cancel the bond with the issuing bank and will call police back once he determines the real value of the stolen bond.
- Someone broke into a woman’s vehicle and stole her purse containing cash and her identification on Sept. 14. According to police the woman said she left her purse locked in her 2007 Infinity on Flanders Road at around 12:30 p.m. but when she returned she noticed someone had broken the passenger side window and her purse was gone. Police searched the area but came up empty.
- On the night of Sept. 17 someone broke into a vehicle that was parked in the driveway of a home on Brown Street and stole more than $1,600 worth of valuables. According to the report, the victim claims she heard a dog barking at around 3 a.m. An Alpine amp, worth $200, a speaker box, worth $800, a CD/DVD deck, worth $400, a CD/mp3 deck, worth $200 and a 10-speed bike, worth $50, were reported stolen.