Police: 4 Smithtown Home Burglaries in 4 Days

Police investigating a string of burglaries between Oct. 15 to Oct. 18.

The Fourth Precinct of Suffolk County Police in Smithtown. (Patch File Photo)
The Fourth Precinct of Suffolk County Police in Smithtown. (Patch File Photo)
Suffolk County Police report that four homes in Smithtown and St. James have been struck by burglaries in less than a week. 

A Smithtown homeowner on Grassy Pond Drive South was first to report their home was robbed on Oct. 16. Police said the burglar entered the home through an unlocked sliding glass door to take a laptop computer that was visible through the door and stole jewelry. The property owner was not home at the time of the burglary. 

A second burglary was reported at 8 a.m. on Oct. 17 across town by a Smithtown homeowner on Wadsworth Place. A burglar entered through a ground-level window on the rear of the house, possibly left unlocked, according to police. The thief took a variety of computer equipment and stolen jewelry. 

On Oct. 18, a Smithtown homeowner on Mark Drive reported a burglary at 8:40 a.m.  Police said they believe the burglar entered through an open bedroom window, stealing jewelry. 

Suffolk County Police recently discovered a vacant home on White Avenue in St. James was broken into on or about Oct. 15. Police said the garage door was left open, several windows were broken and there was significant damage done to the house. 

Police are looking into and investigating the recent string of burglaries of Smithtown and St. James, including any possible connections. 

The Suffolk County Police Department website offers tips on how to help to prevent a home burglary as well as what you should do if your home is burglarized.
T Sty October 24, 2013 at 05:20 PM
Probably a bunch of heroin addicts. Cops r too busy busting the marijuana grows and not stopping the heroin epidemic. Be warned ---many homeowners on my block are gun owners, I'm sure many are loaded.
+irish+ October 25, 2013 at 09:06 AM
Try locking your doors and windows, people. Lock your doors if you're doing yard work and no one is in the house. These are simple precautions. That being said, the Town of Smithtown is still one of the safest areas of the country.
knee jerk October 25, 2013 at 08:48 PM
@T Sty: I don't know that it's "probably a bunch of heroin addicts". They usually don't run in bunches, more likely it's a few heroin addicts or maybe only one. That threat about the loaded gun owners is rather useless since you don't mention the street.
knee jerk October 25, 2013 at 08:54 PM
@Irisheyes: Thanks for the advice, that being said, is Smithtown safe because of having one of the highest paid forces in the country or is it just luck?
Lady L October 28, 2013 at 09:34 PM
parents get your kids in rehab..must we all pay for your lack of parenting
T Sty October 30, 2013 at 03:30 PM
Hey knee jerk off what's the difference between a "bunch" and a "few". The patch failed to mention the 3 home burglaries on river heights last week and the car Break ins in the same neighborhood. Also my neighbor stopped a suspicious guy in another neighbors backyard on Monday. The guy ran. Cops came w a K-9 and hunted him down. He was drugged out and carrying an empty backpack. Do urselves a favor and lock ur doors and windows. Smithtown will is not so safe anymore w the drug addicts running around.
Michael Simckowitz November 05, 2013 at 10:44 PM
about an hour ago I had a suspicious jeep grand cherokee parked outside my house, he pulled away fast when I attempted to ask him if he needed help…
knee jerk November 07, 2013 at 11:51 AM
@TSty: You sure that wasn't the mailman the K-9 hunted down?
Johnny Burke November 22, 2013 at 05:21 PM
In the past few months I have secured my home with the Gibraltdoor , it is burglar proof, I even put one on my master bedroom closet and created a walk in safe /panic room to run too! www.gibraltdoor.com for solid peace of mind,like a rock
Marc G February 12, 2014 at 02:04 PM
I know who this person is. His name is Christian Daniel Quinones. He lives somewhere around Allentown, PA and comes to Long Island to burglarize houses. He steals a plate in PA, then puts it on when he gets to the neighborhood he wants to burglarize. Then leaves the neighborhood and puts the real plate back on. I'm sure if you run a check on a gold honda accord in PA, it will show up as him. Apparently he also poses as a jogger to canvas the neighborhood. He is an avid runner. Check his facebook. I know he has warrants in Suffolk County. Be careful, he carries weapons. Here is his picture: https://alltrails.com//members/christiandq?autologin=1
Christian Quiñones February 20, 2014 at 04:07 PM
Marcos j Garcia or Marcos Javier Garcia. You are a burglar yourself, remember the house in lake grove you and micheal keller broke into and you stole the 10,000 dollars from them and bought the red ford escort from Mccarvel ford in lake grove. I remember... exactly where it is and when you and mike did it. I remember the other crimes you have also committed. dont call the ketel black, because you are way to dark for that my nego. Im sure the 4th is going to love to hear about yer exploits.


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