January 31, 2018

On The Beat

Charged With Burglary

A man was spotted around 7 Sunday morning in a neighborhood house, and Riverhead Town Police said he had robbery on his mind.

The 911 caller had first hand information – after all, he or she was the would-be victim, calling from another room in the house, located on Twomey Avenue. The intruder allegedly grabbed some cash and ran off before police arrived. The burglar didn't get very far.

Armed with a good description, police identified the suspect as Joseph Budriss, 40, of Glider Avenue, and picked him up at his residence. He was charged with of second-degree burglary, a class C felony, and arraigned later that day.


Southold Town Police said they picked up a Patchogue man on a felony charge early Sunday morning. Raymond Fuccillo, 25, was stopped on Main Road in Greenport, allegedly for a minor infraction. But, after detecting the sweet, pungent smell of the forbidden weed, officers checked the vehicle and claim there was a large quantity of marijuana in a backpack along with some prescription pills, cocaine, processing equipment, and a scale.

That was enough to arrest Fuccillo, and charges include criminal possession of marijuana and felony criminal possession of a controlled substance, according to Southold Town Police.

Fuccillo was arrested and released on bail with a future court date, police said.

IRS Scammers

The Southampton Town Police Department would like to alert the community that IRS phone scams are increasing during tax season.


• The IRS will not contact you via telephone, the IRS will contact you via mail for any issues that may arise.

• Do not give out your personal information over the telephone. Do not give out your social security number over the telephone.

• If you suspect that you are speaking to someone involved in a scam, hang up and contact the IRS to confirm that there is an issue with your taxes.

• Do not send money via Western Union. Do not provide credit card numbers

Should you have concerns over possible phone scams contact the Southampton Town Police Department to report any concerns.

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