An Old Stone Highway resident was approached Saturday afternoon in the Fresh Pond Park parking lot by a "visibly upset" acquaintance, who, he told police, threatened him. The caller claimed to be concerned for the well-being of his child, and police warned the acquaintance to cease further contact.
Sometime between 4 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. on June 2, a Long Lane homeowner's L.L. Bean chair cushions went missing. The redacted report indicated a possible connection with another theft.
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Early on the evening of June 1, the presence of a homeless man outside Stop and Shop prompted two calls, but officers were unable to locate him. A man asleep in his silver Lincoln in the store's parking lot was the object of another call the next day. He told police he was about to go home.
Mini-motorbikes on the Newtown Lane fields were reported at 5 p.m. on June 2, but police found only their tire tracks.
Returning to his Lexus at 10 a.m. last Thursday in the Church Street parking lot, a Wainscott resident noticed that the driver's-side door window was cracked. When he touched the glass, it shattered. He told police nothing was taken from the car.
Police handed out two warnings in the village this week, serving as reminders. One was for a gas-powered leaf blower being used at 11 a.m. last Thursday on Apaquogue Road, outside permissible times. The other was at 11:30 p.m. Friday on Woods Lane, where music was playing outside, past the 11 p.m. cutoff.
Electricity at an East Hollow Road residence went out on Saturday at 10:30 p.m., leaving the homeowner unable to open his electric gate. Police responded to his call just as the system turned back on.
A Cranberry Road resident was asleep on a couch at 11:15 p.m. on May 30 when, he told police, he was awakened by the sound of a side door opening, and a stranger entered his house. "He told the unknown male to get out and proceeded to push him towards the doorway and eventually down the driveway," says a redacted report. The intruder punched the homeowner about his left eye, causing a cut. If he is found, the homeowner will press charges.
A woman who often calls police did so again last week, wanting them to know about her most recent Uber ride, on May 31 at 2 p.m. She said the driver dropped her off on Meadowlark Lane and then "was outside of her house looking at his truck, and that made her nervous."
At 10:30 p.m. the same day, two young turkeys were discovered on Harrison Street trapped in the bottom of a window well. Police used a pole net to retrieve them and called the Evelyn Alexander Wildlife Rescue Center to say that one appeared injured.
On the same street, at 12:30 p.m. the next day, a resident claimed that an opened package had shown up on his porch. The asthma medication that should have been inside was missing.
On June 1, police were told of an altercation that happened on May 9 at Harbor Pets. A woman said she was trying to show a new employee how to close up the store when the newcomer began yelling, angry that she would have to do tasks and chores that other employees did not. The caller claimed that her co-worker "grabbed her by the hair, threw her down, and began punching her with both closed fists." She was left with bruises to her arms, back, and face, as well as the desire to press charges.
That evening, in a brief interlude of Keystone Cops-ish physical comedy, a fast-cycling traffic light at Main Street and Brick Kiln Road was letting only three cars through at a time.
A man wearing a mask, walking up and down Princeton Road Friday afternoon and talking on the phone, was deemed a "suspicious male" by a resident, who reported him to police. He turned out to be a neighbor's contractor, hired to fix his fence. He was "on a call with another job," he told an officer.
Concern for a couple of ducks in a patch of grass outside Apple Bank on Main Street Saturday night proved unnecessary. "Both appeared fine," police said.
The summer's first warning not to jump from the wharf was issued to a group of youths on Sunday afternoon.
Following dinner on May 27, the owner of a Mercedes-Benz, parked on the side of Maidstone Park Road, found his right rear tire flat. It was fine when he had left it two hours before, he told an officer, whose report indicated the tire may have been slashed.
After signing a lease for the month of June on a Norfolk Drive house, the renters left for a while so the owner could do housework, they told police Friday afternoon. Upon returning, one of the women realized that her Louis Vuitton travel bag, containing assorted items from Gucci and David Yurman, altogether worth $11,000, she said, was gone. An investigation is ongoing.
While unloading groceries on May 28 at 2 p.m., a Fenmarsh Road resident dropped a small brown leather purse in her driveway. It was not there when she came back five minutes later. The report said she notified her bank and credit card companies.
Shopping for a St. Bernard puppy on May 26, a resident of Gardiner Avenue found one he liked on peterbernards.com, and received in return pictures of the dog and a link to track it while it was being shipped. When the tracking information did not work and the seller asked for more than the agreed-upon deposit, he got suspicious. Research on the web told him it was a scam, and he notified police.