Greenport resident finds ‘strange man’ in living room

Stranger In House Spooks Woman & Missing Teens

A Greenport woman arrived home on Wednesday, November 7, only to find a strange man standing in her living room, Southold Town Police reported. The startled woman called police but the man was in no hurry. When police arrived, he was standing outside.

Anthony Chance, 38, of East Marion was standing in front of the house and allegedly admitted that he had gone inside the house without permission.

The victim noticed her checkbook and $200 were missing, she told police. A subsequent search turned up the items in Chance’s possession, police said. That was good enough for a felony count of burglary in the second degree.

In other news, John Tuthill of Greenport was arrested on Monday, November 5, for driving while intoxicated. Southold Town Police said he was spotted driving across double lines at about 8:15 AM on Route 25 in Jamesport. He did not fare well when police initiated routine sobriety tests.

Mynor Depazjavier of Cutchogue was arrested for DWI in the wee hours of Saturday morning, November 3, on Route 48 in Peconic, police said.

Southold Fire

A fire on Jasmine Lane in Southold injured two people, one seriously.

A woman was airlifted to Stony Brook University Medical Center
after suffering burns from a fire that sparked in her Southold home on
October 31.

The fire started shortly after 11 AM and firefighters from the Southold, Greenport, and Cutchogue fire departments all responded to the scene.

One cat perished but two others made it out, though they have yet to be recovered.

Teens Still Missing

Riverhead Town Police are asking the public’s help as investigators continue to search for two teenaged girls missing from Timothy Hill Children’s Ranch since October 27. Independent/RTPD

Riverhead Town Police are asking the public’s help as investigators continue to search for two teenaged girls missing from Timothy Hill Children’s Ranch since October 27.

Police said Desiray Meislohn, 14, and Erika Swanson, 16, left the ranch’s facility on Sound Avenue in Riverhead on their own and no foul play is suspected. Teens living at the facility have left on their own accord in the past.

Police are urging anyone with
information to call 631-727-4500. Calls will be kept confidential.

rmurphy@indyeastend.com