Northport Police Report: Voodoo Doll House Call; Flamingo Invasion

Incidents March 1-7.

The following was taken from the Northport Police Department blotter.

  • Police responded to a report of black magic on Scudder Avenue at a quarter to midnight on March 4. A woman reporting a female at her front door with a voodoo doll said the doll had a lock of her hair on it and the subject was stabbing a pin into the doll's lip which was causing pain to her lip. The subject with the voodoo doll left before police arrived.
  • A woman on Garfield Street complained of approximately 30 pink flamingos placed in her front yard around 5 a.m. on March 7. It was unknown who had placed these flamingos in the yard until the responding officer observed a note hanging from one of them. The letter read "Congratulations You've Been Flocked." The rest of the letter described how a friend of the complainant had these flamingos placed in the lawn as a fundraiser by "The Dance Competition Team." The letter continued to read that the flamingos "will roost on the lawn until this evening when they will mysteriously migrate to another friend's lawn," and will be removed at no charge so "please don't hurt our pink feathered friends." The complainant was relieved when she realized this act was not done with malicious intent.
  • A delivery truck brought down cable wires over Ocean Avenue on March 1. Police responded and moved the wires to the side of the road.
  • A Main Street business owner reported on March 1 that he believes an employee to have taken $3,000 from his business on Feb. 27. The business owner said that he has security footage showing the employee taking the cash bag outside to a walk-in box, then exiting the box without the cash bag, though he wouldn't show the footage to police because he didn't want to press charges at the time.
  • A Ford Explorer was reportedly broken into on June Avenue between Feb. 22 and 23 and the owner's 254 USC, black iPod classic, Garmin Nuvi 1390, Jensen touch DVD player, drivers license and social security card, with an estimated total value of $950, were stolen.
  • Police responding to a compliant of loud animal noises on Burt Avenue around 3:53 a.m. on March 2 saw a fox running through the yard possibly carrying prey that it had caught.
  • A woman reported a road rage incident on Locust Road on March 4 after a man with a child in his car pulled up alongside her and "commended her on her driving ability" after she accidentally pulled out in front of him. The man admitted to his actions and was admonished.
  • A car reportedly struck an unattended parked vehicle on June Avenue March 6 and left the scene.
  • Police responded to Constitution Square around 9:23 a.m. on March 7 for a report of a person sleeping in a sleeping bag. Upon arrival the subject was reading a book, but agreed to pack up his belonging and go to the library for the day.

For questions about this blotter, email the editor at Leah.Bush@patch.com.

FYI March 09, 2012 at 08:08 PM
SInce when is "commending" another drivers actions after being cut off with your child in the car qualify as road rage? She's lucky he didn't slam into her. And it was necessary for this woman to call, report it to the police? Better still, the police found it necessary to track down this other driver and admonish him? Did he threaten the woman? C'mon, this is getting ridiculous. Was the woman was admonished by the police after admitting to cutting the guy off? Next time the guy should just "wave" to her.
Tucks March 11, 2012 at 07:43 PM
I agree, the more I read this "Patch" the more I start to see how pathetic this town is. I am blown away by the attention that is given to these incidents that I wouldn't even qualify as minor. The fact that the guy was pulled over just shows how little our police force actually does. I guess what rattles me the most is that the writers here consider this "news", and worthy of reading. Honestly, I feel like I just wasted minutes of my life even reading this.
11768 March 12, 2012 at 01:53 AM
Be glad there is not more to write about in our local police blotter. If you a more interesting police blotter move to Huntington Station!
paul senzer March 23, 2012 at 03:51 PM
did you really feel pain on your lip ? this lady is crazy
joe r March 28, 2012 at 08:16 PM
remember you have to let these people do what ever they want, right or wrong if you have something to say about it they will tell on you like a 5 year old. she should have been "admonished" for wasting valuable time of the officers.
joe r March 28, 2012 at 08:20 PM
the voodoo doll story is awesome, the police should have shown up with a priest in tow maybe Anthony Hopkins some garlic and a crucifix. stop wasting police patrol time! it should be a violation when you do


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