Excerpts from the Southold Town Police Press Reports, August 19, 2017
On August 13 a Peconic man who had been issued a summons for traffic violations by a Southold Town police officer earlier in the day entered police headquarters, walked up to the lobby window, displayed a photo of the officer and threatened him. The irate man showed a cell phone photo of the officer and said, “See this man? I he sees me and messes with me again, he will be sorry.” No action was taken, but the incident was documented for officer safety reasons.
A Mattituck man phoned police on August 13 to report that while he was at work someone drew on the windows of his car with a non-permanent marker.
Some time during the night of August 12, an HP laptop computer belonging to a Southold man was removed from his vehicle in Greenport. The item was valued at $700. No further information was available.
On August 15, an East Marion man reported that someone damaged the retaining wall around his mailbox at the end of his driveway. Damage was estimated to be $100.
An Orient man phoned police on August 16 to report that he heard a window break near Oysterponds School and saw a man wearing shorts and a white shirt running into the woods. Police responded and interviewed a suspect. No further information was available.
On August 16 a Mattituck man phoned police to report that his girlfriend opened the door and tried to jump out of the moving vehicle as he was driving her to the hospital. Police responded and spoke to the girlfriend, who said she would stop her actions. Police advised the man to call back if he needed further assistance.
On August 16 a Southold woman reported that someone had stolen her MacBook laptop valued at $3,500 from her vehicle. There are no suspects; police are investigating.
On August 17, police responded to a complaint by a Southold woman that someone took her photo without her consent. Police interviewed a Queens woman, who said she had been FaceTiming with a relative on her iPhone, so it just looked like she was taking a photo. Police checked the woman’s photo gallery and call log and found no photos of the complainant.
A Southold business reported that on August 17, someone stole fishing tackle valued at $50 from a bait and tackle shop. Police are investigating.
A Mattituck woman reported to police on August 17 that her van was missing from her former residence. Police interviewed the landlord, who said that he had repeatedly asked the woman to take her van away and finally he had it towed. The complainant and the landlord will work out the situation together, the report stated.
A Southold man phoned police on the night of August 19 to report seeing flashlights in a Main Bayview Road cemetery. Police responded and interviewed a man who said they were there taking photographs of the night sky.
A Peconic man reported to police on August 19 that someone had taken $641 from his bank account without his permission.
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.