On Jan. 29 at about 8 p.m., someone living on Hawthorne Street in Port Jefferson called police after discovering that three people were trying to break into his house while he was home. When the homeowner heard banging noises on his front door he went to investigate but the would-be burglars fled the scene. A door to the home was damaged but no one was able to gain access.
Police reported that on Jan. 30 sometime before 3:20 p.m. the offering box in Infant Jesus Chapel at St. Charles Hospital had been pried open by an unknown person. No money was taken.