01/30/13 12:00pm

A West Islip man was arrested on Shelter Island Tuesday morning on an active bench warrant from Riverhead Town court, police said.

Sean Cronin, 26, was arrested on North Cartwright Road, according to a Shelter Island police report.

Mr. Cronin was wanted on a bench warrant for a petit larceny charge. Mr. Cronin is suspected of stealing from Target on Route 58 last November, court officials said.

He was turned over to Riverhead police and arraigned in Riverhead Justice court. Mr. Cronin posted bail and is due in court in two weeks, according to the courts.


03/07/12 6:02pm

Three tickets were issued during the week. A motorist was given a summons on Manwaring Road for speeding — 50 mph in a 35-mph zone. Another driver was issued a ticket for unlicensed operation on Ram Island Drive, and a third was ticketed on South Ferry Road for using a cellphone without a hands-free device.


Ruth D. Matttson of Shelter Island was making a left-hand turn onto Smith Street from North Midway Road on March 3 when, according to the police report, she said the vehicle lunged forward and she collided with a phone pole on the shoulder of the roadway. There was more than $1,000 in damage to the front end of her vehicle and property damage to the pole.


Police investigated a possible case of trespass in Hay Beach on February 28.

A dog was reported at large on a Ram Island causeway on February 28 but was gone when police arrived.

On February 28 and March 2, police documented two separate incidents, civil in nature, for the courts.

Police responded to a case of aggravated harassment in the Center on February 29.

A power failure at the Highway Department was reported on February 29; police notified LIPA.

Police on patrol on March 2 located a vehicle with a stuck horn on a Menantic property, removed a negative cable and notified the owner.

A case of identity theft was reported to police on March 2.

On March 4, police were alerted to a report of a vehicle being driven erratically on a North Haven roadway. Police patrolled on the Island and did not locate the vehicle, which was later reported on the North Fork.

Also on the 4th, police were requested to check on the well-being of a person’s family members.

A power failure was reported in Hay Beach on March 5.

Police responded to a call about an over-use of medication on March 5.

Two carbon monoxide alarms were set off at residences during the week — on February 28 in the Center and on March 5 in Hay Beach. The Shelter Island Fire Department responded to both alarms. No trace of carbon monoxide was found in either case; a power outage may have activated the second alarm.


Shelter Island emergency medical service teams (EMS) transported four people to Eastern Long Island Hospital on February 29 and on March 3 and 4.

02/15/12 6:39pm

Following an investigation of an incident where a child had sustained an injury, Anna M. Salsedo, 55, of Shelter Island, was arrested on Friday, February 10 at 12:30 p.m. and charged with “endangering the welfare of a child.” She was arraigned in Shelter Island Justice Court, Judge Helen J. Rosenblum presiding, and released on cash bail of $250. She will return to court at a later date.

On Sunday, February 12 at 2:20 a.m., Christopher J. McCabe, 24, of Davie, Florida hit a deer while driving northbound on South Ferry Road. He was subsequently arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated. Mr. McCabe was also ticketed for having an open alcoholic beverage in his vehicle. He was arraigned in Shelter Island Justice Court, in front of Judge Rosenblum, released on $1,000 bail and instructed to return at a later date.


George Strom of Shelter Island told police on February 9 that he was driving southbound on South Menantic Road when he hit a deer, damaging the front of his vehicle. The cost of repairs were estimated at under $1,000. The deer was killed in the accident.


A Hay Beach resident called about an injured duck on February 7. When police arrived the caller had put the duck in a box and was going to take it to a wildlife rehabilitator.

Shelter Island police assisted the Sag Harbor police on February 7 by locating a person in South Ferry Hills who allegedly had issued a bad check. They stayed with the individual until the Sag Harbor Police Department took the person into custody.

A dog at large was reported at the IGA on February 7; police called the owner who retrieved it.

A dog was reported missing from a Center home on February 7. Police patrolled the area with negative results but the dog was located the next day in West Neck, taken to the dog pound at the Recycling  Center and subsequently returned to its owner.

On February 8, a stray dog was reported in the Center and the owner notified.

A caller told police on February 8 that someone had illegally accessed an account. The complainant changed the passwords but wanted the information documented.

A Center caller reported hearing gunshots behind the residence on February 8 and noticed a pickup truck in the area. Police located the driver who was registered for hunting in that area.

Police received a complaint on February 9 about a person constantly text messaging the caller.

Police investigated an incident involving youth in the area of Menhaden Lane on February 9.

A Hay Beach resident reported on February 9 that ATVs were on the beach every weekend. The caller was advised to contact police at the same time the ATVs were being ridden on the beach.

Police responded to a domestic dispute in Long View on February 9.

Also on February 9, police advised a person shellfishing in the Center that the area was closed. The person dumped the harvest back into the creek and left the area without incident.

A Center caller reported a partially open door on her property on February 10 but told police that nothing was missing.

An anonymous caller reported on February 10 that a driver was operating a vehicle at a high rate of speed every day in the Center. According to the police report, the police will follow up.

Police responded on February 10 to a call about a pile of debris on a roadway in the Cartwright area.

Police responded to a call on February 11 about an injured deer in Menantic. The deer had to be put down by police.

On February 11, police advised a complainant that an incident needed to be documented for Family Court.

A caller told police on February 11 that a dog at large in the neighborhood had entered her Center home through a “doggie door.” She heard sounds of a dog fight in another room where her two-year-old child was and chased the dog out of the house. Police contacted the dog’s owner, who said the dog fence was broken and would be repaired in the morning.

A caller told police on February 13 that property had been taken from a garage in Hay Beach sometime before August 15.

Police advised a complainant on February 13 that a report of items missing from a vehicle was a civil matter.

A burglary alarm at a residence in the Center was set off on February 10; the ground floor was secure and the caretaker was on the premises.


A Shelter Island emergency medical service team transported a person to Eastern Long Island Hospital on February 13. Police responded to an aided case on February 10 but no injuries were reported.

12/21/11 10:35pm

Following a dispute and police investigation, Kevin M. McCafferty, 56, of Shelter Island was arrested on Monday, December 19 shortly after 11 p.m. on charges of assault in the 3rd degree. Mr. McCafferty was arraigned in Shelter Island Justice Court, Judge Helen J. Rosenblum presiding, and released on $500 bail. He will return to court at a later date.


George E. Butts of Shelter Island reportedly did not see the traffic barricade that had been put up on West Neck Road on December 18 due to construction in the area. He drove through it, destroying one wooden barricade and a metal light stanchion. There was only minor damage and no damage to the vehicle.


Police received a call at about 11 p.m. on December 18 that a man had urinated on a South Ferry boat headed for North Haven and then had gotten into a verbal dispute with another person that involved pushing and shoving. Shelter Island police responded but the parties involved declined to press charges. At about 1 a.m., after police had left, one of the men pulled the other from his vehicle, according to information in the SIPD report, and began hitting him. They were fighting on the deck until the boat docked and Southampton police came on board.

According to a Southampton Town Police report issued yesterday, Brian Maloney, 34, of Babylon was charged with disorderly conduct and released on an appearance ticket. Michael N. Nomikos, 34, of Massapequa was charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. He was held for arraignment in court.

Police assisted a law enforcement agency on December 13 by advising a person wanted on an active warrant to respond to court or be subject to arrest.

A dog at large was reported in the Center on December 14; it was gone when police arrived.

On December 15, police followed up on a call about a vehicle that may have been abandoned in Silver Beach; the vehicle belonged to an employee in the area.

A tree was reported blocking the southbound lane of a South Ferry Hills road on December 15.

Police received a complaint about a barking dog in the Center on December 16. The dog’s owner told police she would get a bark collar.

An owner reported that his dog had run off near Stearns Point Road on December 16. Police located the dog and returned it to its owner.

Police responded to a domestic dispute in the Center on December 16; the victim was referred to the Retreat.

A caller told police that an unknown vehicle had nearly hit the caller’s vehicle while driving through a construction site in West Neck.

Police responded to a domestic dispute in Cartwright on December 18.

On December 18 police assisted the Southampton Town Police with a burglary investigation.

On December 19, a Hay Beach caller reported a hunter in his back yard. The hunter had gone when police arrived and his pick-up truck was not located.

Responding to another December 19 report about a hunter in the Center, police did not find the hunter but located hunters who said they were hunting in the area and were driving the deer.

A petit larceny was reported on December 19 in Menantic —the cable ties on a trailer had been cut off and the license plate removed.

The Shelter Island Fire Department responded to an automatic alarm in the Heights on December 13; it turned out to be a false alarm. The SIFD was called out again on December 17 to an alarm at a Hay Beach residence. There was no fire and no other problems noted.

Police responded to two burglary alarms at homes in Hay Beach and West Neck on December 15 and 16 respectively. The owner used the wrong password in the first case; in the second, there was no apparent break in and no known reason why the alarm was set off.