One Suffolk Avenue resident said his car, parked in his driveway, had its window smashed twice in two weeks. Photo: Denise Civiletti

Southampton Town Police have pressed additional charges against Anthony Jenkins, 50, in connection with vehicle break-ins in the Riverside and Flanders area.

Police said they arrested Jenkins on Dec. 9 at about 9:30 a.m. and charged him with four counts of petit larceny and two counts of criminal mischief (one misdemeanor and one felony) in connection with stealing money out of cars and damaging them.

Jenkins, who police described as undomiciled, was also charged with petit larceny in connection with stealing $50 worth of personal grooming items such as soap and deoderant from 7-Eleven in Flanders.

He was charged on Nov. 21 with three counts of petit larceny and two counts of criminal mischief in connection with vehicle break-ins. Police said he smashed the windows of the cars on Riverside Avenue, Flanders Road, Brookhaven Avenue, and Albany Avenue and stole money within the cars.

Jenkins was arraigned at Southampton Town Justice Court where the magistrate remanded him to the Suffolk County jail in lieu of $22,500 bail, police said.

At about 11:15 p.m. that night, police got a call about “a suspicious male casing cars in the area of June Avenue in Flanders,” according to a police press release.

Police said they arrested Shawn Daray James, 28, of Flanders, for criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree, two counts of criminal use of drug paraphernalia, and criminal possession of a weapon in the third degree.

James was arraigned at Southampton Town Justice Court where the magistrate remanded him to the Suffolk County jail in lieu of $10,000 bail, police said.

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Denise Civiletti
Denise is a veteran local reporter, editor, attorney and former Riverhead Town councilwoman. Her work has been recognized with numerous awards, including investigative reporting and writer of the year awards from the N.Y. Press Association. She is a founder, owner and co-publisher of this website.Email Denise.