Cops: Trio entered home, smoked pot while homeowners were away


A Greenport homeowner came home on New Year’s Day to find something strange going on in his house, according to police: three strangers smoking marijuana inside.

A 21-year-old Greenport man was arrested Thursday for allegedly breaking into the home and smoking marijuana while the homeowners were out, Southold Police said.

According to police, Daniel Commins and two other suspects entered the Corwin Street residence around 11:26 p.m. through an unlocked window and while inside smoked marijuana until the homeowner came home unexpectedly.

While the other two subjects fled, homeowner detained Mr. Commins until officers arrived, police said.

Mr. Commins was arrested, charged with second-degree criminal trespassing, and released on $100 cash bail.