Southold Blotter: One missing bicycle returned, another still missing

08/02/2012 8:00 AM |

• Two expensive bicycles left unattended for a half-hour on First Street in Greenport were stolen June 23. They were identified as a white Corrado folding bike, valued at $200, and a red Schwinn with basket, valued at $400, police said. A supplemental report revealed that while an owner was hanging up fliers about the bikes on Wednesday, July 26, someone returned the white Corrado bicycle, which was found near Greenport High School. The red bicycle remains missing, according to the report.

• A Cutchogue woman said her black Droid smartphone, valued at $400, was taken from the counter of a Greenport store where she was working on Friday, July 20.

• Police are investigating the theft of $600 in cash reported missing from a dashboard compartment in a Mattituck man’s Ford sedan while it was being worked on at a Southold auto shop between Friday, July 20, and Monday, July 23.

• A Mattituck man reported that his red 21-speed Schwinn bicycle was stolen by a man in an orange and tan shirt at a Mattituck park just after 6 p.m. Thursday, July 26. The bike’s owner said he yelled at the man, who ignored him and rode away.

• On Friday, July 27, a Laurel woman told police that shortly after 11 p.m. someone knocked on her door then ran away. Surveillance footage showed approximately eight people enter the yard from a nearby beach, jumped in the woman’s swimming pool and swim around before running off toward the beach.

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 The charges against them may later be reduced or withdrawn, or they may be found innocent.