Excerpts from the Southold Town Police Press Reports, April 15, 2017
A Southold man phoned police on April 9 to report that a plank was missing from his dock and he suspected vanadalism. Police responded and pointed out that the nails were rusted and there were no signs of it being pried off. It was likely damaged from a storm or unusually high tide, police suggested.
A Southold man telephoned police on April 9 to report that he’d heard a loud explosion outside his window and said he thought it was fireworks. Police responded and interviewed a neighbor, who said that he hadn’t heard anything and had been sleeping.
On April 10 a Peconic man phoned police to report that $400 and a VISA debit card had been stolen from his vehicle some time between April 6 and April 8.
An Orient woman phoned police on April 11 to report that she left her fanny pack in her grocery cart at Greenport IGA and when she returned to retrieve it, it was gone. The purse contained items valued at $6. Police helped her search for it with no success.
A Southold man reported to police on April 12 that a leaf blower, a backpack blower, a hedge trimmer and a bicycle valued at a total of $1,250 were stolen from his unlocked shed. Police are investigating.
Staff at Eastern Long Island Hospital reported a possible assault on April 12 and when police interviewed the victim, she stated that she was walking down the street in Greenport with a suspect, who then struck her in the face with a closed fist multiple times. No further information was available.
On April 12 a Southold man reported to police that he had received an email regarding a charge to his Chase credit card for a purchase he did not make. Chase was notified and canceled the card.
A customer at Mr. Roberts Convenience Store in Greenport punched a clerk in the face on April 13 after being told that he didn’t have enough money to purchase cigars. Police responded and arrested Karon Grant of Greenport, charging him with assault.
Police arrested a Greenport man on April 14 and charged him with unlawful possession of marijuana after he was discovered with a marijuana cigarette. He was transported to police headquarters and processed.
On April 14 a Southold man phoned police to report that a black powder long gun valued at $100 had been removed from his home. Detectives are investigating.
A Southold woman reported to police on April 14 that a chainsaw and a hedge trimmer valued at $390 had been taken out of her barn. Detectives were notified.
Southold Town Fire Department and police responded to a fire on Pine Road in Southold on April 15 and found a barn fully engulfed in flames. After extinguishing the fire, a Suffolk County Arson Squad detective and a Southold Town police detective were called in to investigate the cause of 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.