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Cops: Burglar stole from Greenport Village Hall

Greenport Village Hall. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

A homeless man arrested earlier this month for giving a fake name to police is facing a felony burglary charge after he allegedly stole from Greenport Village Hall.

Southold Town police were investigating a theft at Village Hall that occurred about 10:33 p.m. Monday, according to a police news release. The burglar “unlawfully entered” the building and took a “small amount” of coins, two flashlights and headphones, according to the release.

Police ultimately arrested 46-year-old Richard Kurdt for the burglary, and found he had the missing flashlights and headphones on him, police said.

Mr. Kurdt was charged with felony burglary and misdemeanor criminal possession of stolen property. He was taken to police headquarters and held for arraignment.

Wednesday’s arrest marked the second run-in with police for Mr. Kurdt in just over a week. Last Sunday, Dec. 6, he was arrested for false personation after he was questioned by police for sleeping in the North Ferry terminal in Greenport Saturday. Mr. Kurdt was also arrested for harassment in Mattituck this past August, according to Southold police.