Excerpts from the Southold Town Police Press Reports, Oct. 9 and Oct. 16, 2017
A Riverhead woman complained to police that when she went to retrieve items from her safety deposit box at the Capital One Bank in Mattituck, she noticed that some things were missing. The bank, which is relocating, notified clients that all boxes would be opened and their contents inventoried on Oct. 2. When she arrived at the bank, her box was open and all contents were laid out on a table. She believes there are gold coins missing. Detectives were notified.
A Greenport man was arrested on weapon and menacing charges on Oct. 2 after a fight outside Mr. Roberts convenience store in Greenport. Henri Alvarez, 30, removed a tire iron from his vehicle and swung it at another person with whom he was involved in a fight just before 5 p.m., police said. Alvarez was charged with menacing in the second degree and criminal possession of a weapon in the fourth degree, according to the police report. He was processed at police headquarters and released on bail, police said.
On Oct. 2 police were called to the Southold 7-Eleven when an anonymous person reported that a homeless man was loitering and drinking at the location. Police asked the man to leave and he complied.
On Oct. 3 police received a call about a homeless man soliciting for money at the Southold 7-Eleven. The man left prior to police arriving.
A Greenport business owner called police on Oct. 3 to report that a motion activated camera at his business alerted him to possible activity in the building. He was able to observe someone in the building using the video feed on his phone. After reviewing the video an East Marion man was taken into custody, arrested and held for arraignment.
On Oct. 5 a Greenport business owner reported to police that a check written to a vendor was never received by that company but that the check was deposited in someone’s account and the money withdrawn from the business owner’s account. Detectives were notified.
A Mattituck woman phoned police on Oct. 5 to report that an unknown female wearing a “Hillary for Prison” T-shirt wrote “Move to Cuba Socialist” on her vehicle’s window using lipstick. The victim stated that this was the second time this occurred at this location. Police located a Riverhead woman who admitted to making the markings and apologized, stating she knew she was wrong. No further action was taken.
On Oct. 7, police observed a vehicle swerving over the solid white line on Route 48 in Southold. They stopped the vehicle and conducted sobriety tests on a Peconic man who was showing signs of being under the influence of alcohol and who admitted to drinking three beers. The man was found to be just at the legal limit. Police escorted the man to his residence and issued him several traffic tickets.
A Southold business owner called police on Oct. 7 when a homeless man refused to leave her establishment on Main Road in Southold. The man had left the area by the time police arrived and the owner filled out a trespass affidavit. Police located the homeless man and informed him that if he entered the business again he would be arrested.
The manager of Cutchogue King Kullen phoned police on Oct. 7 to report that an employee had been stealing money out of the cash register. The employee agreed to pay back the money and not return to the store. King Kullen did not wish to press charges at the time.
Police arrested a Middle Island man on Oct. 8 at Osprey’s Dominion winery in Peconic after receiving a report of a fight between a large group of subjects. The man and his friends were asked to leave multiple times and refused. They then engaged in tumultuous and threatening behavior toward police officers, according to the report. The man used abusive and obscene language and attempted to engage police in a physical altercation. He was placed under arrest for disorderly conduct.
A Cutchogue man called police on Oct. 13 to report that a man he hired to install a fence at his residence put the wrong gate in and he was not happy. He said that when he attempted to reach a solution the fence installer became aggressive and threatened to rip the fence out. Police advised the homeowner and fence installer to take the matter to civil court or figure out a solution.
A Greenport business owner phoned police on Oct. 14 to report that she observed a Riverhead woman stealing several bottles of wine from her shop. Detectives were notified.
On Oct. 14 police arrested a Southold man who elbowed a Southold woman who was trying to retrieve a telephone she said the man stole. Police responded and arrested the suspect.
On Oct. 15 a member of the Orient by the Sea Homeowners Association informed police that someone stole an “Orient by the Sea” sign which had an estimated value of $800.
On Oct. 17 a Peconic man Southold Town Police arrested a Peconic man in connection with a commercial burglary on Oct. 12. Police said Lee Ragland, 31, was charged with third-degree burglary after an investigation into the break-in at NY Shed Company in Peconic. The business owner reported someone had broken into their office and stolen cash and an iPad. Police located Ragland in the area and determined he had broken into the office and stolen the items.
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.