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Southold Town police blotter: May 7 – May 13

Excerpts from the Southold Town Police Press Reports, May 13, 2017

A Greenport man reported that on May 7 someone stole a white Schwinn bicycle valued at $160 from his home on Third Street.

Police were called to a Front Street, Greenport location on May 7 after a complaint was phoned in about someone kicking a door, causing $100 worth of damage. Police responded and interviewed a witness who said she saw a female kicking the door. Police canvassed the area but found no suspects.

On May 7 police responded to an open 911 line with a female yelling in the background in Greenport. When they arrived and determined who the phone belonged to, they searched for the phone’s owner until it was determined that the woman they were looking for had returned home. The woman did not want to speak with police. Officers determined that the woman appeared to be uninjured and not in any distress.

On May 8, a Mattituck man called police when he observed a racial slur written on a sign near a bridge on Grand Avenue. Detectives were notified and photographed the graffiti, then contacted the Suffolk County Police Bias Crimes Unit. A representative from the unit responded that since the graffiti did not target a specific person, it could not be considered a bias crime. Police removed the graffiti.

On May 9 police received an anonymous report of a car traveling at a high rate of speed and passing other vehicles along the causeway in East Marion. Police observed the car speeding down Rt. 25 and failing to stop at a stop sign. When the vehicle stopped at a gas station, police interviewed the driver, Kelly Ann Weeks, 52, of Orient, who was found to be intoxicated. The subject was placed under arrest and transported to headquarters for processing.

A Southold woman called police on May 9 to report that someone had removed a white box containing several items which she had placed on her porch. After leaving for ten minutes to get a coffee, she returned and found the box missing.

A Cutchogue man called police on May 10 to report a possible break-in at a Fisherman’s Beach Road location. No further details were provided. An investigation is continuing.

A Peconic woman reported to police that on May 10 someone cut the cable wires at her house. Police are investigating. 

On May 10, police pulled over a Selden man along Sound Avenue in Mattituck for driving without a registration or inspection. The man was found to have numerous other vehicle and traffic law violations. No further information was provided.

Six police officers responded to an anonymous report of a fight on Third Street in Greenport on the night of May 10. The caller reported seeing a minivan leaving the scene and when police located the van and interviewed the driver, they observed that he had a cut on his lip and blood on his sweatshirt.  The man stated that something had happened to him earlier but that he was unaware of any recent fight. No further action was taken.

On May 11 a juvenile looking for her lost dog in Mattituck was asked what she was doing by the occupants of a late model blue SUV. The juvenile reported that she told them she was looking for her dog and then the two men in the vehicle told her to “come here.” The juvenile reported that at no time did either of the occupants exit the vehicle or make any physical effort or gesture toward her. Police canvassed the area for a vehicle matching the description, but found nothing.

Suffolk County Code Enforcement notified police on May 12 of squatters occupying a residence on Main Road in Cutchogue. Police responded and found a man, woman and child staying at the house. A woman who was living there told police that she had found a Craigslist ad for the residence and paid a man $1,900 for the month. The residence had power but no running water and there was no food inside. Police contacted Child Protective Services since they found a minor living in the house. Police were unable to locate the current owner of the property.

Christian Davis, 21, of Greenport was charged with felony assault after punching a Southold Town Police officer twice in the head on May 12 in Greenport. Police officers responded to a report of a fight in the vicinity of Main and Front streets at about 11:45 p.m. and upon arrival, pedestrians flagged down officers and identified one of the subjects involved, who was walking north on Main Street. When the officer advised the subject to stop in order to investigate his involvement in the fight the man approached the officer in an irate manner and suddenly punched the officer in the head two times with a closed fist. After being advised he was under arrest, the man refused to place his hands being his back and struggled with the officers at the scene, police said. He was eventually handcuffed and taken into custody, according to the report. Davis was charged with assault on a police officer and resisting arrest, police said. He was transported to Southold Town Police Headquarters where he was held for arraignment.

A Mattituck man reported to police that on May 13 when he was being transported from Stony Brook University Hospital to Eastern Long Island Hospital, he lost his phone. When he used the “find my phone” application it pinged to a medical supply company in Riverhead, which he contacted.

A Greenport man reported to police that on the morning of May 13 he heard what sounded like five gunshots in a field off Ninth Street. Police advised the caller that extra patrols would be added to the area.

On May 14 police received an anonymous complaint about early morning leaf blower noise coming from Island End Golf Course. A staff member at the course told police that he would have the workers start their work away from nearby houses in the morning. 

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.

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