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Southold blotter: Man arrested after stealing a bag of candy

01/30/2016 12:00 PM |

A Mattituck man was arrested last Tuesday after police observed him stealing a bag of candy from a convenience store on a surveillance video.

The owner of the Mattituck convenience store reported a theft, and police were able to identify Christopher Joseph Giardiello of Mattituck in the surveillance tape. Officers located Mr. Giardiello around 8 a.m. and arrested him.

He was transported to headquarters and processed.

• A Holbrook man was issued an appearance ticket for possession of marijuana in Cutchogue Sunday night, police said.

Officers observed Michael Douros driving to the left of the yellow line on Route 48 around 9:45 p.m., according to a police report. He was pulled over, and an officer observed “a strong smell of marijuana coming from the vehicle,” the report stated.

Mr. Douros admitted that he had marijuana under the rear seat of his car, according to the report. The officer located the marijuana and issued Mr. Douros a court appearance ticket.

• Someone stole a bottle of Snapple from a Mattituck convenience store — the same store from which a man stole a bag of candy and was arrested — last week, according to a police report.

The store owner was “reviewing an earlier surveillance video” around 10:30 a.m. last Tuesday when he noticed an unknown white male on the tape taking a bottle of Snapple and leaving without paying.

The owner told police he does not know the subject, but saw him leaving in a gray Toyota Camry with a white female driver.

• Someone allegedly stole 50 painkiller pills from a Mattituck residence last week, according to a police report.

A Meday Avenue resident called police around 1 p.m. Friday to report that a pill bottle containing about 50 oxycodone pills were taken, the report stated.

The man did not wish to press charges and wanted a police report so that he could acquire new medication.

• A Peconic man claims someone broke into his car and stole his medication, according to a police report from last Tuesday.

The man walked into police headquarters around 11:45 a.m. to report that someone had stolen his medication from his car. He told police he was not sure when or where the theft happened.

Police redacted which type of medication was allegedly stolen.

An investigation is to continue.

• The owner of a Greenport convenience store reported a 12-pack of beer was stolen from his business last week, police said.

Around 6 p.m. Wednesday, the owner was reviewing surveillance tapes from the previous day and observed a subject enter the store, take a 12-pack of Corona and leave without paying.

In a separate police report filed about an hour later, the owner told police someone stole $35 worth of candy from his store.

• Someone stole a $400 saw from a Southold shed recently, police said.

An Old North Road resident contacted police around 11:30 a.m. last Thursday to report that his compound chop saw was missing from his shed.

He told police the saw was taken “sometime over the last few weeks,” according to a police report. Police said no other items were removed.

• A Greenport woman claimed someone tried to enter her car while she was in a parking lot last Thursday, according to a police report.

The woman was in the parking lot of an Adams Street business around 7:30 p.m. when “a black male in a navy jacket with fur around the hood was attempting to get into her vehicle,” the report stated.

She told police she did not want a report but only wanted to notify them. Officers searched the area but could not locate the suspect.

• Several people reported unauthorized expenses on their accounts last week, police said, though it is not clear if the incidents are related.

In one police report filed last Wednesday around 10:15 a.m., a Southold woman reported that someone charged more than $13,000 on her American Express card.

In a separate report from last Tuesday around 11 a.m., a Laurel woman told police there were unauthorized charges on her Kohl’s and Discover accounts.

Then, in a third separate report, a Cutchogue woman claimed a man living at the same address used her credit card number to purchase more than $825 of items using PayPal.

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