Blotter: Police investigate Northville home break-in

06/07/2012 8:00 AM |

An unknown person is believed to have broken into a Northville house through a doggy door Friday.

The homeowner told police that when she came home Friday night she noticed that a door inside the residence that had been left closed was now open. All entrances and windows in the home were secured except the doggy door.

The homeowner said nothing appeared to be missing and that she believes her pet boxer may have scared the suspect away.

Police said they are investigating the incident.

• Naquan Crawford, 19, was arrested and charged with third-degree assault May 31 for his involvement in a dispute that left a man unconscious earlier last month, according to a police report. The victim of the assault was found unconscious behind the Riverhead Elks Lodge on May 25 with “swelling to [his] face.” He was taken to Peconic Bay Medical Center and treated for his injuries, police said. Mr. Crawford was later identified and arrested.

• William Griffin, 57, of Riverhead was arrested and charged with third-degree criminal trespassing after he was found sleeping in a recreation room at a Calverton mobile home park May 31, police said.

Mr. Griffin had an outstanding affidavit against him signed by the property manager on May 16, police said. He was found intoxicated and sleeping inside the room at Thurms Estates by a cop who was on a routine patrol, police said. He was taken to police headquarters, processed, and held for morning arraignment.

• Angel Almenas was arrested and charged on an active Riverhead Justice Court warrant, as well as seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance Saturday afternoon. Additional information about his arrest was not made available.
• John Braunreuther was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated Monday, according to a police blotter report.

Additional information about his arrest was not made available.

• A laptop and iPad were taken from the Timothy Hill Children’s Ranch on Friday, police said. An unknown person entered through an unlocked rear door and allegedly took the electronics, worth $2,500, from the nonprofit home for boys, officials said. Police said they are investigating the incident.

• A man was hospitalized after getting punched in the face during an argument on West Main Street Saturday morning, police said. The victim told police that an unknown man struck him in the face, cutting his lip. The victim would not give a description of the man to police and said he didn’t know the man’s name. The victim was taken to Peconic Bay Medical Center for treatment.

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.