Hurricane Sandy and the latest Nor'Easter brought plenty of trouble on top of storm damage. Here are some incidents reported to the Northport Police Department over the past week and a half.
- About $70 worth of gas was siphoned from a 2010 Mustang on Laurel Avenue overnight between Nov. 6 and 7. The thief also did about $500 worth of damage to the gas tank while stealing the fuel.
- Four people became trapped in an elevator in a building on Woodbine Avenue Nov. 7 around 7 p.m. Northport Fire Department responded and freed the people, who were stuck between the first and second floors. Three were checked by rescue personnel on scene and released while one woman was transported to Huntington Hospital for respiratory difficulty. The building representative was contacted and a message was left explaining the incident.
- A telephone pole caught fire on Scudder Ave. Nov. 7 at around 4 p.m. Police barricaded the area, and LIPA and the Northport Fire Department got the fire under control.
- Someone stole valuables from a man's car after it had been damaged by a fallen tree limb in front of his house on Scudder Place. An 8G iPod, Samsung Tablet, Ray Ban sunglasses, Louis Vuitton satchel, 3TB external hard drive, a GPS and approximately $10 in loose change were reportedly stolen.
- Northport Police assisted Suffolk County police in dispersing irate customers who had been waiting in line at a Fort Salonga Road gas station on Nov. 4 after the station ran out of gas.
- Police managed a traffic jam on Fort Salonga Road caused by cars waiting in line for cars on Nov. 5.
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For questions about this blotter, contact the editor at Leah.Bush@patch.com.