Police are investigating a series of thefts Wednesday at up-Island businesses, including several farm stands.
According to West Tisbury and Chilmark police, money and cash registers were taken from Little Leona’s Pets and Supplies and Fiddlehead Farm stand, both located on State Road. Money was also taken from honor-system farm stands in Chilmark. The thefts were discovered early Wednesday morning.
Officers received a call at 6:20 a.m. Wednesday reporting the breaking and entering at Little Leona’s, West Tisbury police said, with the intruder apparently entering the building through a small crank style window. About $200 and a cash register were taken from the pet store, West Tisbury Lieut. Matt Mincone told the Gazette.
At 8:05 a.m., police said, there was another report of a breaking and entering, this time at Fiddlehead Farm. Entry to the building was through an unlocked door, police said, and two cash registers containing about $250 and a scale were stolen, Lieutenant Mincone said.
Lieutenant Mincone said nothing else was taken at either location: no animals from Little Leona’s, and no produce from Fiddlehead Farm.
In Chilmark, police were alerted to thefts from several farm stands that operate on an honor system. Chilmark police Chief Brian Cioffi said cash boxes were taken from farm stands at Mermaid Farm and Dairy and North Tabor Farm, and money was taken from a flower stand on the Menemsha crossroad.
Chief Cioffi said the amount of money taken was small.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the West Tisbury police department at 508-693-0020 or email@example.com. or the Chilmark police department at 508-645-3310.