Blotter: $5,000 in tools stolen from Laurel shed

09/21/2011 7:36 AM |

The owner of a Laurel property reported on Sept. 15 that sometime overnight someone broke the lock on his shed and stole a six-foot-high Milwaukee drill press valued at $500, a Milwaukee metal lathe valued at $4,000 and a scallop dredge valued at $600.

The property owner called police again on Sept. 16 to report fresh vehicle tracks on a road from an adjacent farm, which he believed was used to access his shed. He requested extra patrols in the area.

• A Deep Hole Drive, Mattituck, resident reported that while she was away between Sept. 2 and 9, someone stole a red Mantis tiller valued at $400 and an Echo string trimmer valued at $200 from an unlocked shed on her property.

• An electronics store in Mattituck reported on Sept. 6 that someone stole an Apple iPhone. Police are attempting to trace the phone.

• A Greenport resident reported on Sept. 16 that while she and her roommate were out between 7 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. someone stole a gold chain with a dolphin pendant on it and $250 in change. Both the house and the bedrooms that contained the stolen property were locked. Police said there was evidence of forced entry.

• Employees at a Southold convenience store reported on Sept. 18 that someone smashed the LCD touch screen on a Redbox video dispenser, causing $850 worth of damage. Police took the damaged dispenser as evidence and advised the victims to view their surveillance videos.

• A Main Street, Greenport, gallery owner reported that profane graffiti had been spray painted on the building sometime between Sept. 12 and 14.

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 The charges against them may later be reduced or withdrawn, or they may be found innocent.