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Blotter: Hundreds stolen from Greenport woman who let homeless man spend the night

11/27/2015 6:00 AM |

Hundreds of dollars were stolen from a Greenport woman’s home over the weekend — and she believes a homeless man she invited to spend the night is responsible, police said.

The woman told police she invited the man to stay at her Second Street residence Friday night into Saturday, according to the report. When she woke up, she reported he had left her room.

The woman checked her purse and observed that $600 was missing from it. She told police she believes the man took it. An investigation is ongoing.

• A Greenport minor was arrested last Monday for allegedly throwing a rock through the window of a Greenport resident’s home, police said.

The minor, who lives on Center Street, was arrested around 7:45 p.m. after a Madison Avenue resident called the police on him, according to a police report.

The resident told police the minor threw a rock through his window. Officers then arrested the suspect. He was transported to headquarters for processing.

• Someone stole an unspecified amount of money from a purse parked in a car in Mattituck last Tuesday night, according to a police report.

The vehicle’s owner came to police headquarters last Wednesday around 6:30 p.m. to report that her car was parked at her Old Sound Road residence overnight when someone entered it and stole money from her purse, police said. She believes the incident happened between 11 p.m. last Tuesday night and 2 a.m. last Wednesday morning.

• A Southold woman told police last Wednesday that she was the victim of an identity theft that cost her more than $1,800.
The Pine Neck Road resident called police around 11:30 a.m. to report that someone used her debit card, police said. In total, she reported $1,864 in fraudulent charges on her Capital One bank account.

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 The charges against them may later be reduced or withdrawn, or they may be found innocent.

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