Hampton Bays man charged after reporting construction vehicle and tool theft in Flanders

A man from Hampton Bays was arrested yesterday in connection with the theft of a vehicle reported stolen from a Flemish company and items stolen from other vehicles in the Flanders region, Southampton Town police said in a statement press release last night.

Police received a report yesterday of a vehicle stolen from a Flemish company and items stolen from other vehicles at around 3:25 pm yesterday, according to the press release.

During an investigation, Southampton Police detectives located the vehicle on the Montauk Freeway in Shinnecock Hills at 5:11 p.m., police said. The vehicle was driven by Walter A. Juarez Nunez, 26, according to the police report. Juarez was also found in possession of assorted construction tools that had been reported stolen, police said.

Juarez was arrested for criminal possession of stolen property in the fourth degree (a class E felony), criminal possession of stolen property in the fifth degree, a class A misdemeanor and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle in the third degree, class A misdemeanor, according to the police. He has been released for a future court date.

Anyone with further information regarding this incident is urged by police to contact the Detective Division at (631) 702-2230.

Editor’s Note: A criminal charge is a charge. A person accused of a crime is presumed innocent unless his guilt is proven by a court.

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