Four trees in planter boxes in Greenport and East Marion were the targets of mischief-makers early last week.
On the afternoon of Nov. 14, a restaurant owner in Greenport reported that someone stole a tree from a planter box in front of his Front Street establishment.
An East Marion resident reported just after 7 a.m. on Nov. 15 that, sometime the previous day, someone had taken three trees out of village planter boxes on Route 25 and tossed the trees on the sidewalk.
• A Greenport fish market reported that its Main Street sign was stolen sometime between 9 p.m. on Nov. 14 and 11:30 a.m. on Nov. 15.
• Otto Pirir, 36, of Peconic was charged with felony driving while intoxicated on Sunday evening after he was stopped for a traffic violation just after 5 p.m. on Route 25 in Southold. Mr. Pirir was also charged with aggravated unlicensed operation and his car was impounded due to a prior DWI conviction, according to police reports. Mr. Pirir was taken to police headquarters and held for arraignment.
• Paul Mittleman, 47, of Greenport was charged with DWI at about 8:30 p.m. on Nov. 16, after police said he hit a parked car while driving a Dodge pickup on Middleton Road in Greenport.
• A resident of Delmar Drive in Laurel was cooking french fries on her stove on the afternoon of Nov. 16 when she reported that the stove vent caught on fire, igniting the grease and oil on the stove. The Mattituck Fire Department responded, extinguished the fire and called the Southold Town building inspector, who declared the building unsafe to live in until electrical maintenance and other work were completed, according to police.
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 The charges against them may later be reduced or withdrawn, or they may be found innocent.