A New Jersey resident reported that sometime between 11 and 11:30 a.m. on Friday, July 13, someone stole 30 gallons of gas from the boat at their Cutchogue home and replaced it with water.
The incident caused an estimated $2,500 dollars in damage, police said.
• An investigation is under way in the case of a vehicle damaged in Greenport between 11:20 and 11:31 p.m. on Saturday, July 14, according to police report. An officer on patrol discovered the parked Toyota Camry with a large rock thrown through its driver’s side window and several large dents on the driver’s side door and door handle — to the point that it couldn’t be opened from the outside, police said. The owner returned and said her former boyfriend had been leaving her threatening texts and messages that day. The last one, sent minutes before the incident, said, “I have the last laugh now, b____.”
• Two brown wine barrels were stolen from the front of a Route 48 farm stand in Cutchogue between July 15 and 18, police said.
• Greg William Vankesteren, 18, of Greenport was charged with criminal mischief at 3:30 p.m. on Friday, July 20, when he reportedly caused $425 damage to his father’s home in Greenport after he was denied $100, according to a police report. Police said the father told his son he didn’t have $100, but would give him enough money to get through the weekend. The son responded by yelling that he was going to “break up the house” before he smashed a glass top table and a window, and causing $225 in damage to a garage door and a screen door.
• A rash of larcenies took place in Greenport during the night of Friday, July 20, resulting in the theft of three car radio face plates from unlocked cars and a blue Rally mountain bike from a front porch, according to police.
• A yellow Sierra kayak and a white oar were stolen from a boat ramp at Nassau Point Beach on Saturday, July 21, after a Cutchogue man left both, valued at $825, sitting in the water near a boat ramp unattended for 15 minutes, police said.
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 The charges against them may later be reduced or withdrawn, or they may be found innocent.