Blotter: Camera stolen from Greenport teen’s locker

11/23/2011 8:00 AM |

A 15-year-old Greenport High School student reported on the afternoon of Nov. 15 that someone stole a $650 Nikon digital camera that she was storing in a friend’s locker.

The victim told police that she put the camera in the locker during lunch because her own locker had been removed from the school during construction.

Her friend told police that her locker does not lock, so anyone could have gained access to it.

• An 86-year-old Lighthouse Road, Southold woman reported at 9 a.m. on Nov. 14 that someone stole $1,000 worth of jewelry and clothing from an upstairs dresser in her house. Police said the victim is unsure of the last time she saw the items because she has difficulty getting upstairs, but that it may have been as long as one year ago.

• The nephew of a Washington Avenue, Greenport property owner reported on the afternoon of Nov. 14 that several rounds of ammunition that he was storing in the basement of the Washington Avenue house were missing. Police said they interviewed a handyman for the property owner, who helped to clean out the basement and told a neighbor that he was concerned about the ammunition in the event of a fire in the house. The handyman said he told a Riverhead attorney about the ammunition and she said that she’d look into it, but he only took a can of tire weights from the basement.

• The owner of a summer cottage on Soundview Avenue in Southold reported on the morning of Nov. 18 that, sometime since the previous evening, someone had kicked out a rear window frame and opened windows throughout the house, though nothing appeared to be stolen.

• The owner of a Breakwater Road, Mattituck farm reported on Nov. 19 that he had caught two juveniles who took money out of the cash box next to his fresh egg stand. The farmer told police that the teenagers, who were found near the cashbox, had the money from the theft in their pockets. Police brought the juveniles home and spoke to their parents. The farmer said money has been taken out of the cashbox over the last couple weeks, and, the previous day, someone opened the pigs’ gate and released all the pigs at his farm. He requested extra patrols of the area.

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 The charges against them may later be reduced or withdrawn, or they may be found innocent.