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May 8, 2012 1:44 PMPublication: The Southampton Press

Cops: Trio Charged In Electronics Larceny Spree

May 9, 2012 11:48 AM

Two men from Flanders and another from Hampton Bays were arrested on Sunday night after Southampton Town Police said the trio went on a 
spree, stealing electronics from numerous parked cars last month.

John L. Bailey, 19, and Adam J. Blydenburgh, 20, both of Flanders, and Joseph J. Overbeck, 22, of Hampton Bays, who police said also uses the surname Roth, acted in concert to approach cars in Quogue and East Quogue, checking for loose change and then making off with several GPS units, cell phones and a Dell laptop on the night of April 7. Officers called it a “pattern crime” and said the men had done the same thing in the past.

Town Police Sergeant Lisa Costa said officers were able to recover eight GPS units, three or four phones and the laptop. “Now it’s the task of matching up whose is whose,” she said, noting that consumers often do not keep track of the serial numbers on their electronics.

The men were arrested around 10 p.m. at police headquarters and were each charged with grand larceny in the fourth degree, a felony, and conspiracy in the fifth degree, a misdemeanor.

All three were arraigned in Southampton Town Justice Court on Monday morning. Mr. Blydenburgh and Mr. Overbeck each posted $250 bail and are due to return on May 16. Mr. Bailey was sent to the Suffolk County Jail in Riverside in lieu of $250 cash bail or $500 bond. He was due back in court on Tuesday, court officials said.

Eastport Arrest Ends Chase

Two men who tried, but failed, to rob an up-island Dunkin’ Donuts were arrested last week, and one of the would-be robbers was nabbed in Eastport after he fled from officers and overturned his vehicle there, Suffolk County Police said.

A 911 call came in last Thursday night around 9:40 p.m. reporting a suspicious person fleeing from a Dunkin’ Donuts on Montauk Highway in Blue Point, police said. One suspect, Kerry Crosby, 22, of Farmingville was arrested at the scene 
and charged with attempted robbery in the first degree, a felony. The other suspect—
later identified as Craig Cherney, 23, of Mastic Beach—fled on foot.

A short time later, Mr. Cherney was seen driving a 1997 Jeep Cherokee on Route 112 in Medford and would not stop for police, they said. Officers pursued the Jeep, and the driver lost control and flipped the vehicle over on County Road 51 in Eastport. Mr. Cherney was taken to Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center for the treatment of unspecified injuries, police said. He was arrested at 11:25 p.m. and charged with attempted robbery in the first degree, as well as robbery in the first degree, also a felony. The second charge 
stemmed from a robbery of a Carvel in Bayport on May 2, during which he made off with an unspecified amount of cash, police said.

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