Cops: Turtle takes a leisurely stroll across Greenport road

A turtle wouldn’t cross the road in Greenport, so one Calverton resident called the cops. 

The 34-year-old woman reported that a large turtle was attempting to cross the road at Chapel Lane about 2:45 p.m. last Wednesday, according to a Southold Town police report. The woman didn’t want the turtle to get hit by a car, so she called for an officer to help.

The police officer reported that after the woman and other people standing around the turtle left the area, the turtle “turned around and went back into the woods,” according to the report. The turtle was unharmed.