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A roundup of incidents and arrests from the files of the Northport Police Department from Tuesday, Jan. 4 through Thursday, Jan. 20.

Suffolk County police arrested Armand Orlando, 54, of Manor Road, Greenlawn, Saturday, Jan. 15 at 10:10 a.m. on a warrant issued by Northport Village Justice Paul Senzer. Orlando was placed in cell #2 until Senzer could arraign him. The original charge was possession of a forged instrument on Sep. 24, 2009. Senzer set his bail at $50 and is scheduled to return to court Monday, Jan. 24.

The 45-year-old ex-wife of a 48-year-old Scudder Avenue man called police Thursday, Jan. 20 at 1:25 p.m. to report that the apartment in which her 14-year-old daughter is living with her dad is uninhabitable. The parents share joint custody, but the mother lives in Rocky Point and the child is currently living with her dad full time.  The mother requested that police evaluate the living quarters.  When police responded, neither the father nor daughter was at home. Police advised the mom to contact them when she was sure someone was home.

A 72-year-old Juliet Lane, Northport man tripped over a chair at Wednesday, Jan. 19 at 2:55 p.m. Rescue Squad responded but the man refused medical attention.

Police responded to 173 Main Street Tuesday, Jan. 18 regarding a dispute between landlord Winter-Brook Ryan and two of her tenants, a 48-year-old man and a 38-year-old woman, at the location. After police arrival both agreed to move out and the man agreed to forfeit his security deposit.

Northport police alerted the Northport Fire Department Monday, Jan. 17 at 6:50 p.m. that police headquarters had a strong odor something burning. Firefighters responded with heating sensory equipment. It was determined that a closed-circuit monitor overheated and the circuitry burned out. The power to the monitor was cut off and it was removed.

A 45-year-old Northport man called police Monday, Jan. 17 at 5:20 p.m.  to report that an unknown person was in the sand shed at the highway department headquarters on Woodside Road. Police arrived but the person had gone.

Robke’s owner Louis Selvaggio called police Monday, Jan 17 at 10:33 a.m. to report that someone had attempted to break in some time between the close of business Sunday and Monday morning. Selvaggio told police someone had broken his rear door. No property was missing. Damage was estimated at $200. The case was referred to the village detective for follow up.

Adam John Stewart, 18, of Centerport was arrested Sunday, Jan. 16 at 8:46 p.m. when he was found to be in possession of a small amount of marijuana. He was issued an appearance ticket in lieu of arrest and is scheduled to appear in Northport Municipal Court Feb. 7.

Police received a call Sunday at 3:40 a.m. of a dog barking on Stone Drive. They responded but were unable to determine the exact location of the dog before it stopped barking. At 4:09 a.m., the complainant called back with the exact location of the dog. The owner, a 44-year-old Stone Drive woman was contacted and advised of the complaint and said she would bring the dog inside.

An anonymous caller reported a delivery truck parked blocking one lane of traffic at Bay view and Main Street Saturday, Jan. 15 at 11:55 a.m. The truck was gone upon police arrival.

The owner of the building in which the is located, George Lefeber, 60, of Mineola, called police Saturday, Jan. 15 at 11:37 a.m. to report a dispute with his ex-wife’s tenant in the building over $300. The tenant left the scene before police arrived. Lefeber was advised this is a civil matter.

A 52-year-old Prospect Street resident called police Saturday, Jan. 15 at 10:30 a.m. to report vehicles parked in the no-parking zone behind . Police arrived and issued citations to a 2007 Audi A8, a 2007 Volvo XC90, a 2002 Dodge Caravan and a 2002 Honda.

Donald Steck, 50, of Lewis Road, called police Saturday, Jan. 15 at 9:45 a.m. to report lost property.  Steck said that his mother, Margaret Steck, 85, also of Lewis Avenue, gave his sister a sewing machine and silverware and his sister did not return the items.  Police advised Steck that this was a civil matter.

While on patrol Saturday at 12:36 a.m. police observed two subjects nearing a physical altercation on the sidewalk in front of Gunther’s Tap Room. Police intervened and both subjects parted ways without incident.

A 51-year-old Northport man called police to report that a car was blocking his driveway on Fort Salonga Road. Police responded and issued a summons to the owner, Jeanne Kulich, of Blueberry Hill, Northport.

A 50-year-old Woodhull Court man called police Friday, Jan. 14 at 2:17 p.m. to report that his garage door had opened for no reason. Police checked the area but found nothing out of the ordinary.

Northport police responded Thursday, Jan. 13 at 7:05 p.m. with Northport Fire Department Chief John McKenna for a report of a gas leak at CVS on Fort Salonga Road. Chief McKenna took gas readings in the area with negative results.

Donald Steck, 50, of Lewis Road, called police Thursday, Jan. 13 at 4:35 p.m. to report a vehicle in the middle of the road. Police arrived and found that all vehicles were parked as was necessitated by the previous day’s snowstorm.

Police received a call Wednesday, Jan. 12 reporting that a vehicle was blocking the entrance to Northport Family Dental, blocking the way of a snowplow that had come to clear the lot. The car belonged to a 46-year-old resident of West Sixth Avenue, East Northport. Police were unable to locate the man and issued a summons.

A caller reported Wednesday, Jan. 12 that a loud argument was taking place in the apartment above him or her. Police responded and found a 49-year-old Northport woman yelling at Cablevision as her service was turned off.

A 41-year-old Gilbert Street, Northport woman called police Wednesday, Jan 12 at 5:55 p.m. to report that her neighbor was using his quad to clean his driveway and it is very noisy. Police responded and saw a quad parked in front of a house on Gilbert Street but saw no violation of a village ordinance taking place. At 7:30, the woman called again to report her neighbor using his quad to not only clear his driveway but to drive around the neighborhood. Police spoke with the man, a 42-year-old 4th Avenue, East Northport man, and advised him of the village ordinances regarding operating a quad on the street and the hours and operation of his plowing.  At 7:58 p.m., the woman’s father, a 69-year-old Gilbert Street resident, called police again to complain about the man and his lack of regard for his neighbors. Police said they would speak to the quad operator again.

A 51-year-old Burt Avenue man called police Tuesday, Jan. 11 at 4:55 p.m. to report youths driving ‘go-karts’ on his street near Willis Street. Police were unable to locate the youths.

Police received a call Monday, Jan. 11 at 12:32 p.m. to report a suspicious vehicle with a man lying down inside. Police responded and found a 41-year-old East Islip male lying inside a white 1991 Honda Civic. He stated he was working in the area and was simply resting for a moment.

A 19-year-old Grant Street, East Northport man called police Monday at 9:28 a.m. to report that a rusty white van was following him. The caller said he believes the white-van driver believes that he cut him off on Scudder Avenue near Washington Place. Police were unable to locate the van.

A 13-year-old Harrison Drive, Northport man fell on a patch of ice near the Northport library Monday, Jan. 10 at 5:16 p.m. Northport Fire Department Rescue Squad transported him to Huntington Hospital.

An anonymous person reported Saturday, Jan. 8 at 8:42 p.m. that a woman was sitting in the snow near the Village Dock. Police located the woman, a 38-year-old Main Street, Northport woman walking on Main Street. She said there was no problem and that she was just walking home

A 49-year-old Beach Avenue woman called police Friday, Jan. 7 at 3: 37 p.m. to report a beached boat named 54 Cousins was leaking an unknown fluid in to the harbor. Police responded with Highway Department Foreman Tim Drew, Sr., and determined that the caller was correct. Police contacted the Huntington Harbormaster’s office, which said their office would investigate.  The harbormaster later contacted police and said it had contacted the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and advised it of the spill. # 1010478 was assigned to the incident. DEC representative Tim Demeo later contacted police and said that he would respond and assess the odor of the diesel fuel.


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