Excerpts from the Southold Town Police Press Reports, May 6, 2017
On May 1 an unidentified person stole a sample gift certificate from the display counter at a Main Road, Southold store. The store owner said the gift certificate was only worth the paper it was printed on — about 5 cents. He said he would contact police if someone tried to use the certificate.
A Southold woman called police May 2 when she suspected that her landlord had entered her apartment through a door that led from the downstairs to the upstairs. Police interviewed the landlord, who said he was sleeping at the time. Police checked the apartment for signs of forced entry and found the door barricaded on both sides.
On May 2 a Southold woman phoned police to report that she thought someone had entered her house while she was sleeping and gone through her jewelry drawer, then locked it. Police responded and advised the woman that the piece of furniture wasn’t an actual drawer; it had to be lifted like a hatch to gain access to the jewelry. Police determined that nothing was missing.
An East Marion woman called police on May 2 to report a possible water main break near her residence. When police responded they found that a resident in the area was pumping down their pool and the water had run into the road. No further action was necessary.
A Greenport woman reported that on May 2 a neighbor came to her residence asking to use her phone. She refused, but called 911 on his behalf. When police responded they found the neighbor to be highly intoxicated and uncooperative and could not determine his reasons for wanting to call police. The man went home and no further action was taken.
On May 3 a Greenport woman called police when she observed a man trying to enter her house. The man was able to open the exterior storm door, but the interior door was locked and he was unsuccessful. The woman reported that she also heard other subjects talking outside her residence and believed they were intoxicated. Police responded and checked the surrounding area, but did not locate any signs of criminal activity.
After observing several dogs in the road near her residence, a Southold woman phoned police May 3 to report that her neighbor’s front door was open and the dogs had gotten loose. Police responded and found that it appeared the door had been left open on purpose for the dogs to get in and out. No further action was taken.
On May 3 a Southold man called police to report that two subjects he didn’t recognize were at a residence across the street from his home. Police responded and interviewed one of the subjects, who said he was doing construction at the residence. No action was needed.
On May 3 Paul Lutz of Cutchogue was arrested on a charge of criminal possession of a controlled substance after he was caught with a quantity of concentrated cannabis in the woods off Route 25 and Moores Lane in Greenport. He was held for arraignment.
On May 3 Karol Filipkowski of Cutchogue was arrested on a charge of aggravated DWI after a traffic stop on Route 25 in Peconic at about 9 p.m. He was held for arraignment.
On May 4, a woman reported to police that an employee at Our Lady of Good Counsel in Mattituck had discovered some small graffiti scratched into a wooden wall in the vestibule.
An employee at Albertson Marine on Main Road in Southold reported to police that on May 4 he discovered that numerous electronics were removed from several boats on the property. Police are investigating.
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.