Blotter: Man says he was jumped outside Greenport laundromat

03/15/2012 8:30 AM |

A Greenport man who appeared on the doorstep of Eastern Long Island Hospital with a possible fractured rib and a lacerated lip Saturday night said he had been attacked by three men behind the Greenport laundromat on Adams Street.

The man said he was walking on the sidewalk at about 7:45 p.m. when a dark-colored sedan pulled up behind him and three men he’d never seen before jumped out. He said one hit him with a blunt object and the other two punched him, until they managed to steal his wallet from his pocket, got in the car and drove away.

The victim described his assailants as two black men, one in a tan sweater and one wearing a black jacket, and one Hispanic man wearing a red sweater. The victim then walked to the hospital, where he was interviewed by police. The investigation is continuing.

• A resident of Bay Avenue in East Marion reported that a MacBook Pro was stolen from her house sometime between 6:30 a.m. and 11:30 p.m. on March 4. Police said the victim left her doors unlocked and her windows open and there was no sign of forced entry. A neighbor reported seeing a sedan parked at the road’s dead end near the victim’s house and a man in his 50s or 60s on the victim’s porch during the day. The neighbor told police he didn’t think there was anything suspicious since people in the neighborhood often walk across the victim’s porch to get to the beach. Detectives are investigating.

• Employees at a Route 25, Laurel, business reported the sides of the office building were defaced with graffiti sometime between midnight and 6 a.m. on March 6.

• Two people were taken to Eastern Long Island Hospital by the Southold Fire Department ambulance corps just before 10 a.m. on March 7 after an accident at the corner of Hobart Road and Route 25. Police said that James Dickerson Jr. of Southold was attempting to cross Route 25 from Boisseau Avenue when he was struck by a car driven by Patricia Austin, 48 of Central Islip, causing Mr. Dickerson’s car to crash into bushes in front of the Polywoda Beverage store. Both drivers were taken to the hospital.

• Marilyn I. Sahner, 87, of Greenport was taken to Eastern Long Island Hospital by the Southold Fire Department ambulance corps just before 1 p.m. on March 8 after she struck a Ryder rental truck while attempting to merge from the shoulder onto Route 48 just west of Horton Lane, police said.

• A resident of Meday Avenue, Mattituck, reported that a red Homelite chain saw had been stolen from under a canopy sometime between March 4 and March 11.

• A Route 48, Southold, resident reported an iPhone 4 stolen from her car while it was parked at her property sometime between March 9 and March 11.

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.