A well-known equestrian, who recently established a Mattituck horse farm, with a friend was killed in his East Setauket home on Tuesday evening.
Ross Reisner, 50, was found shot in the chest in his house on Upper Sheep Pasture Road at about 8:45 p.m. Suffolk County police said the gunshot came through a window. No arrests have been made yet.
"I'm in disbelief," Bobby Ginsberg, of Southampton, his childhood friend and business partner, said on Wednesday. "If somebody would have told me a car accident or a heart attack, or something you hear everyday, maybe it would have been easier. To hear he was murdered — I can't even believe it," he said.
• Southampton Town police are investigating several incidents where fake $100 bills were passed off in Hampton Bays and East Quogue.
According to police, the most recent incident occurred on Sept. 16 when someone used a fake $100 bill to purchase a $2 Lotto scratch-off at the East Quogue Pizza & Deli on Montauk Highway before leaving with the ticket and $98 in real tender.
The person left in a car with a passenger in a dark colored vehicle.SOUTHAMPTON
• With just over five weeks to go until the election in November, election signs abound, but, in Bridgehampton, they are also disappearing. Several signs belonging to Jeff Mansfield, a Republican candidate for the Southampton Town Board, were reported stolen last week. When reached on Wednesday, Mansfield said five large signs were taken on two consecutive nights. One was even taken down in front of his house.
• Someone broke into a home on Toppings Path on Sept. 16 and made off with about $2,500 worth of items. The break-in took place sometime between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. The thief reportedly entered through an unlocked sliding glass door, which the victim found ajar. About $2,200 worth of cash and coins were stolen, as well as $300 worth of hydrocodone and psychobenzaprine. Detectives are investigating the incident.
• Someone stole an Elliptigo bicycle while it was parked on Montauk Highway sometime between Sept. 13 and 15. The bike’s owner called 911 when she discovered it was missing at around 5:20 p.m. on Sept. 23. The orange bicycle was valued at an estimated $2,500. The investigation is ongoing.
• A Middle Highway resident said over $11,000 worth of jewelry was stolen from their house on Sept. 20 between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. A pair of diamond earrings and another pair— gold half-carat pave setting earrings — along with a set of gold hoop earrings, a gold cross necklace, and a small black jewelry box containing miscellaneous earring sets were taken in the burglary. There were no signs of forced entry. Detectives are investigating.