Gladys Randall lived alone in apartment F-55 at Driftwood Cove in Greenport. She was 69 and used a wheelchair. She had no known close ties with family, but a health aide would help her with household tasks throughout the week.
On Feb. 3, 1993, the aide discovered Ms. Randall strangled in her apartment; her purse was found empty in a dumpster nearby. READ
A Peconic woman called police when she noticed smoke coming from her basement last Tuesday, police said. An investigation by Southold Fire Department revealed a defective boiler, the report states. READ
Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone announced Thursday he has chosen Geraldine Hart, a senior supervisory resident agent in charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Long Island office, as the next county police commissioner.
Ms. Hart, who has been with the FBI for 21 years, will be the first woman at the helm of the Suffolk County Police Department. READ
A Southold man who was facing a first-degree attempted rape charge has pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of second-degree attempted kidnapping. READ
Morgan Harrison, 28, of Stony Brook was arrested last Wednesday after being found by Southampton Town police with an active arrest warrant out of Southold for seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a misdemeanor, according to Southold Town police. READ
Suffolk County District Attorney Timothy Sini announced an initiative last week to focus on investigating and prosecuting crimes committed by gang members, such as members of MS-13.
Two Greenport women got into a physical altercation last Thursday around 4 p.m. in Greenport, a Southold Town police report states. One woman claimed the other punched her in the eye but after being evaluated at Eastern Long Island Hospital, she was found to have no physical injuries, police said. No charges were filed.
A traffic stop in Riverhead led to the arrest of two men who were found to be in possession of cocaine, heroin, marijuana and drug paraphernalia, according to New York State police. READ
Illegal dumping was reported at 67 Steps Beach in Greenport last Wednesday, Southold Town police said. An officer found a piece of mail with an address for a Greenport man, and when he was questioned he verbally admitted to being responsible for dumping garbage there, the report states. He was issued a Southold Town summons, officials said. READ
You could say Southold Town police officer Ryan Springer’s distinction as the department’s 2017 Officer of the Year was more than 365 days in the making.