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Southold Blotter: Woman claims wallet stolen at library

02/13/2016 2:00 PM |

• A New Suffolk woman reported her wallet stolen from the Cutchogue New Suffolk Free Library last week, though the circumstances were unclear, police said. 

The woman called police around 7 p.m. last Thursday to report her property had been taken. A red rectangular purse was listed as missing as well, and the wallet contained her driver’s license, several credit cards and insurance cards, according to the police report.

Police identified one suspect, but no other information was immediately available.

• A Greenport man received a verbal warning from police last Thursday night when he was observed driving erratically after he admitted to smoking marijuana earlier that evening, according to a police report.

The man was first observed failing to properly signal a left turn onto Route 25 around 11:20 p.m., but an officer was unable to stop his car before it stopped in a convenience store parking lot, police said. A few minutes later, the officer observed the same car failing to signal before making a right turn onto Boisseau Avenue in Southold.

Upon investigation, the officer noted “a smell of burnt marijuana … coming from the vehicle,” the report stated. The driver admitted he had “smoked marijuana in the car earlier in the evening.”

The driver and his passenger, a Bayport man, gave the officer permission to search the vehicle, though the officer did not uncover any contraband, according to the report. The driver was released with a verbal warning for the traffic infraction, the report stated.

• Police said they also observed a Mattituck man acting suspiciously during a traffic stop Saturday evening.

The man was pulled over around 5:45 p.m. for failing to signal the required 100 feet before making a turn on Route 48. While an officer was approaching his car, the officer observed him “moving around in the car appearing to put something under his seat cushion,” the report stated.

The officer asked the man where he was coming from and the man “lied,” police said. While the man said he was leaving a friend’s house, the officer “saw him leave another residence,” according to the report. Police also noted that the man “appeared to be very nervous and hesitant in his answers.”

The man consented to a search of his vehicle and told police there might be a few pills in the car for which he has a prescription, but officers did not locate any contraband, the report stated.

The man was released on a warning.

• A New Suffolk woman called police last Monday around 6:30 a.m. to report that her niece, a Greenport resident, took an air compressor from her residence, according to a police report.

The aunt claims her niece had come over to remove trash from her basement and took the compressor at that point. She did not want to press charges, but wanted to get the air compressor back, police said.

An officer went to the niece’s residence and found the air compressor sitting outside her door, the report stated. No one was home at the time, so the officer took the air compressor back to the aunt.

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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