Blotter: Security cameras show trespasser on private property

On May 14, a Cutchogue man told police that MTA contractors were clearing trees alongside the railroad near Alvah’s Lane and had cut trees on his property. The man was told this was a civil matter.

• On May 15, Southold Fire Department responded to a car fire on Horton’s Lane in Southold. The car was unoccupied. Police contacted the owner who said the car would be towed away.

• Mattituck Fire Department responded May 15 to a fire on Westview Drive in Mattituck. A garage at the property was on fire. It was extinguished and there were no injuries.

• On May 15, staff at Stony Brook Eastern Long Island Hospital told police that a patient in the hospital’s detox unit had left the premises against medical advice. Police found the patient on Main Street and he voluntarily returned to the detox center.

• A Greenport man told police May 17 that the security cameras at his home showed a man in the front and rear yards. Police responded and identified the person on the video. The homeowner asked that charges be filed. No other information was provided.

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 The charges against them may later be reduced or withdrawn, or they may be found innocent.