Excerpts from the Southold Town Police Press Reports, Dec. 26, 2016
On Dec. 20 a Peconic man reported that he lost a check and someone found it and cashed it at a New York Bank of America. The victim said that he had not given permission for anyone to cash the check and would like to pursue charges. Detectives are investigating.
A Cutchogue couple reported on Dec. 21 that someone has periodically been stealing items from their home for the past year. Among the items missing are a fur coat and shawl, jewelry and cash. Police are investigating.
On Dec. 21 a Mattituck woman reported that while shopping at the Mattituck Market her wallet was removed from her purse. Store personnel are reviewing surveillance tape.
A Peconic man was bitten on the right hand and left thumb by a dog while he was at the North Fork Animal Hospital in Southold on Dec. 21. Records show that the dog was up to date on vaccinations and police advised the victim to monitor the dog for signs of rabies for a period of 12 days.
On Dec. 22 police received a call from a Southold man who reported that someone was hunting waterfowl from a boat in Corey Creek, shooting while the boat was moving. Suspects were gone when police arrived.
A Southold woman reported that on Dec. 12 someone removed a package from her porch. The package contained items worth more than $100. She requested extra patrols in the area.
At 1:42 a.m. on Dec. 27 police responded to a fire in the basement of a Middleton Road, Greenport residence. Police assisted residents in evacuating the building; three people were transported to Eastern Long Island Hospital for chest pain and smoke inhalation via Greenport and East Marion rescue. Firefighters extinguished the blaze.
Editor’s note: A criminal charge is an accusation. By law, a person charged with a crime is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.