Police are investigating damage to a business discovered on Pike Street in Mattituck last Monday. An officer on patrol discovered a broken window, a broken sprinkler head and a piece of metal outside the front door along with a brick on the floor inside the business. The owner said six bottles of alcohol were also taken from the business.
• An 86-year-old East Marion woman told police last Monday that she received a letter from the state Department of Taxation and Finance that she owed the state $899.94 in unemployment benefits. The woman told the state agency that she has never applied for unemployment benefits. She was told to monitor her financial accounts.
• A 23-year-old Hampton Bays woman told police last Tuesday that she was the victim of a rental scam. She said she had wired $3,500 to a bank, believing it was for rental properties in Southold and Cutchogue. She visited both addresses and found that neither was a rental cottage. Both addresses were given to her through a text message by an unknown person. An investigation is ongoing.
• A Mattituck woman told police last Tuesday that she was the victim of a scam in which she received an email purporting to be from PayPal saying a fraudulent charge of $2,445 had been made to her account with a phone number to call. When she called the number, she was told that $24,445 had been mistakenly credited to her account and asked to record the difference. When the bank was unable to obtain funds, she sent the money through the mail. The woman’s husband told her that she had been cheated on. An investigation is ongoing.
• Thomas Smith, 60, of Greenport was arrested last Wednesday for violating an active protection order obtained by a Greenport woman. Mr. Smith was arrested and transported to headquarters for processing.
• A 57-year-old Southold man was arrested last Wednesday after he was observed urinating in a trash can near the Southold Free Library. An officer approached the man, who refused to provide any identification and pushed the officer. He was placed under arrest.
Those mentioned in the police reports have not been convicted of any crime or offense. The charges against them may later be reduced or dropped, or they may be acquitted.
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