Blotter: Man walks into side of truck in Greenport

06/16/2011 5:35 AM |

A 26-year-old Island Park man was taken to Eastern Long Island Hospital Monday night after he walked into the side of a moving truck on the corner of Front and Third streets in Greenport, according to police reports.

Police said Justin Hickey walked into the side of a 2003 Dodge pickup truck driven by George Pope, 42, of Greenport when Mr. Pope was attempting to make a left turn onto Third Street at about 11 p.m.

The Greenport Fire Department Rescue Squad took Mr. Hickey to the hospital, where he was treated for minor scrapes and abrasions, according to police.

•Mattituck Fire Department was called to a Blossom Bend, Mattituck residence in the middle of a thunderstorm at about 7:30 p.m. on June 9 after the homeowner reported smelling smoke in her basement. Police and firefighters determined that lightning had struck the house, melting its electrical service.

•Two possibly related graffiti incidents were reported in Greenport on June 8, according to police. Police said that a no parking sign in front of a restaurant on First Street was defaced to read “White Trash Parkin’ ” and the words “Run Jew Run” were spray-painted on a garbage can in front of a business on Main Street. Southold Police called the Suffolk County Police Department’s Bias Crime Bureau, which reported that without a direct threat to an individual, the incident would not be considered a hate crime. Greenport Village will remove and replace the damaged sign and can.

•A Sixth Street, Greenport woman told police that she believed a homeless man who was doing yardwork at her house stole $300 while working there sometime between June 6 and 7.

•The owner of a Cox Lane, Cutchogue farm reported on June 7 that sometime between May 18 and June 7 someone made off with a 22-volt welder and a $2,000 Briggs & Stratton generator. There was no sign of forced entry and the investigation is continuing.

•A Boisseau Avenue, Southold resident reported on June 6 that someone stole a set of horseshoes from his backyard.
Those who are named in police reports have not been convicted of any crime or violation. The charges against them may later be reduced or withdrawn, or they may be found innocent.