String Of Burglaries In Southampton Village

James J. Mackin
Eastbound traffic was snarled back to the canal during rush hour on Monday morning, October 21, because of a lane closure due to an SUV taking out a pole.

Southampton Village police said Makhail Fraiser, 21, emerged a suspected culprit in a number of break-ins. On Saturday, October 5, they made their move, picking up the Pennsylvania drifter.

Fraiser, whom police described as homeless but a former resident of Braddock, was charged with felony counts of burglary, three counts of second-degree criminal trespass, three counts of possession of burglars’ tools, and two counts of petit larceny, all misdemeanors.

He allegedly helped himself to a couple bottles of wine from the Plaza Café through a window on September 5 and on September 29, he entered a property on Halsey Neck Lane, according to police.

Police alleged on October 3 and 4, his taste for fine wines led to an uninvited visit to a house on First Neck Lane, where he stole vino and attempted to steal a cable box. Fraiser was allegedly captured on home security video at two of his stops, police said.

He was arraigned and remanded to the Suffolk County Correctional Facility in Riverside in lieu of $25,000 bail. Police said more incidents are likely to have occurred.

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