Extinguisher: Police investigation into reported damage to Pike Street store

Police are investigating the damage to a store discovered on Pike Street in Mattituck last Monday. An officer on patrol discovered a broken window, broken sprinkler head and piece of metal outside the front door, and a brick on the floor inside the store. The owner said six bottles of alcohol were also stolen from the store.

• An 86-year-old woman from East Marion told police last Monday that she received a letter from the state Department of Taxes and Treasury stating that she owed the state $899.94 in unemployment benefits. The woman told the state agency she never applied for unemployment benefits. She was told to monitor her financial accounts.

• A 23-year-old woman from Hampton Bays told police last Tuesday that she was the victim of a rental scam. She said she put $3,500 in a bank, believing they were rental properties in Southold and Cutchogue. She visited both addresses and found that neither house was for rent. Both addresses were given to her via SMS by an unknown person. An investigation is underway.

• 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, detailing her account with a fraudulent charge of $2,445 and a phone call phone number was charged. When she called the number, she was told that her account was mistakenly credited with $24,445 and asked to wire the difference. When the bank couldn’t wire the money, they sent the money in 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 issued by a Greenport woman. Mr. Smith was arrested and taken to headquarters for examination.

• A 57-year-old Southold man was arrested last Wednesday after he was spotted urinating in a rubbish bin near the Southold Free Library. An officer approached the man, who refused to provide ID, and pushed the officer. He was put under arrest.

Those named in the police reports have not been convicted of any felony or violation. The charges against them may later be reduced or withdrawn, or they may be found innocent.

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