Riverhead Blotter: Employee stole money from Calverton construction company

A financial manager at Island International, a construction company in Calverton, told Riverhead police that an employee stole more than $3,800 by directing company money into his and his family’s bank accounts, according to a police report.

The manager said the employee siphoned $3,840 from the company’s payroll account between September and December 2011, police said, though company officials were unsure how the employee gained access to the bank accounts.

The manager also reported that the employee failed to show for work Jan. 16 at the World Trade Center and has not answered phone calls. Police are still investigating the incident. No charges have been filed.

• An unlocked pickup truck was stolen from a property on Sound Avenue in Riverhead, according to police reports. The vehicle’s owner said his 2002 Ford truck was taken sometime between noon Jan. 14 and 8:30 a.m. Jan. 17. The vehicle was unregistered and was only used on the owner’s property, said police, who are still investigating the incident.

• A PETCO employee discovered on Jan. 22 that someone put three dead geese under her vehicle in the PETCO parking lot on Route 58, police said. The woman said an unknown person placed a cardboard box containing three dead geese under her car, which was not damaged. Police were unable to find surveillance video of the incident and advised the store manager to dispose of the geese.