Riverhead Blotter: Vinyl records, antique toys stolen from home

06/13/2014 11:00 AM |

• About $3,000 worth of vinyl records and antique toys were reported stolen from a Mill Road home Sunday evening, Riverhead Town police said.

Sometime between May 24 and 9 p.m. Sunday an unknown person removed the items, entering through a side door of the home, according to a report. 

Detectives are investigating.

• A beach bag holding over $2,500 worth of camera equipment and personal items was reported stolen from an unlocked vehicle while its owner was unloading other belongings into their Baiting Hollow home, police said.

The bag, which contained a Canon camera with a telephoto lens, a Kindle tablet, along with other belongings, was being kept in a vehicle parked outside a Woodcliff Trail home, according to a report.

Detectives are investigating.

• A 49-year-old Amityville man wanted on a criminal mischief charge for reportedly damaging a vehicle on Horton Avenue in April was located and arrested on Railroad Avenue last Wednesday, police said.

Christopher Ling was arrested for and charged with fourth-degree criminal mischief about 9 a.m. for reportedly breaking off the side mirror of the vehicle on April 3, police said.

• A Fairway Avenue homeowner reported complaints against a homeless man Monday afternoon, saying the man had repeatedly been defecating in his backyard koi pond, according to a report.

The homeowner said he believes the man was living out of a nearby neighbor’s shed, according to a report.

Police issued the homeless man a warning, telling him to stay off the property or else he would face a trespassing charge, authorities said.

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 The charges against them may later be reduced or withdrawn, or they may be found innocent.