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Southold blotter: Log splitter stolen in Mattituck

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Someone stole a Mattituck man’s $1,300 log splitter on Sunday, according to a police report.

The Rachels Road resident reported the splitter was taken from his rear yard between 8 a.m. and 6:45 p.m., the report stated. Police interviewed a landscaping company that was working on a neighbor’s property Sunday, but they denied seeing or taking the log remover.

The red and black log splitter has a Honda engine and was purchased for $1,300 about three years ago, the man told police. Today, it is worth closer to $650, the report stated.

• A Southold woman reported that someone stole her $80 bicycle while it was locked up at a rack at Eastern Long Island Hospital last Friday morning, police said.

The woman told police she locked the green and silver Huffy to the rack around 7:55 a.m., and when she returned at 12:15 p.m., the bike was gone. An officer checked the surveillance video, but because the quality was poor, the officer was unable to identify anyone taking the bicycle.

Police searched the area but were unable to find the bicycle.

• A Greenport man told police his backpack was stolen Monday afternoon while he was painting a house.

The Route 48 resident told police he left his black Adidas backpack in the Center Street property’s side yard at 1 p.m. so he could paint the house, the report stated. However, when he returned to that spot at 2:45 p.m., his backpack was gone.

In addition to the $20 backpack, $60 in cash and $10 worth of contact lenses were stolen, according to the report.

• Two men in their 20s trespassed onto a boat in the Mitchell Park Marina in Greenport while its owner was on board early Sunday morning, according to a police report.

The owner told police that the men entered his boat around 3:15 a.m. while he was sleeping below deck, according to the report. The suspects opened the exterior door and then the door to the lower cabin where he was sleeping, police said.

An officer located the subjects and spoke with them. They first denied trespassing on the vessel, but eventually admitted to doing so, police said.

The boat’s owner did not wish to sign a complaint, so an officer spoke to the subjects “at length” before they left in a taxi.

• A Mattituck man told police last Tuesday that he was the victim of identity theft.

The man told police he received a call from North Star Location Services in Cheektowaga, N.Y., informing him an unknown individual opened a credit card in his name and charged $6,000 to it, according to the report.

The card was opened with Barclays Bank, which the Mattituck man does not use, and was opened in Georgia, police said.