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Southold blotter: Woman charged with stealing body wash

02/20/2016 3:00 PM |

A Greenport woman was arrested Friday after an investigation into a larceny that occurred last February, police said.

Diana Binkis, 48, was escorted to police headquarters and then arrested around 12:15 p.m. for her alleged theft from a Greenport supermarket, according to a police report.

On Feb. 27, 2015, Ms. Binkis allegedly put nine bottles of body wash in her pocketbook and left the supermarket without paying, according to a police report of the incident. The store manager observed the theft and chased her onto First Street.

The manager grabbed the pocketbook and body wash from her, and Ms. Binkis continued to flee, police said. At the time, police canvassed the area but were unable to find her.

The bottles of body wash were worth a total $51.06, according to the report, and Ms. Binkis had allegedly printed a receipt for the items.

She was released from police headquarters with an appearance ticket.

• A Laurel man called police Sunday because he believed gunshots hit his door, but when officers responded, they determined the door had not been struck, according to a police report.

The man, a Sound Avenue resident, reported hearing gunshots around 11 p.m. and told police he “believe[d] someone fired two shots through [his] door,” the report stated. However, when officers arrived at his property, they determined that nothing was struck. The officers told the man to call again if he heard any more gunshots.

• A number of men got into a fight in Greenport Saturday night, according to a police report.

Around 9:30 p.m., police received an anonymous call reporting “multiple subjects” fighting at a convenience store on Route 25, the report stated. Officers responded and determined that a Greenport man and a Shirley man were fighting. The report stated a third suspect was possibly involved.

No arrests were made in the incident.

• An East Marion man went to police headquarters Sunday to report several thousand dollars of fraudulent charges on his credit card, police said.

The Southern Boulevard resident filed a report just before 9 a.m. Sunday claiming that an unknown person charged unauthorized purchases totaling about $6,000 to his Capital One card.

Police did not provide any more information.

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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