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10/19/18 11:53am

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Arrest

On October 15, Walter Segundo Barrera Rea, 33, of East Hampton was stopped for a cellphone violation and upon further investigation, was determined to be operating with a suspended license. The defendant was arrested, processed, released on $100 station house bail and directed to appear in Justice Court at a later date.  (more…)

05/30/13 8:00am

REPORTER FILE PHOTO | Shelter Island Police Headquarters

Those named in arrest reports or receiving police summonses have not been convicted of a crime. In court, the charges against them may be reduced or withdrawn or the defendants may be found not guilty.

Following a vehicle and traffic stop at South Ferry on Wednesday, May 22 at about 9 p.m., Clifford J. Eames Jr., 43, of East Hampton was issued an appearance ticket “in the field” for unlawful possession of marijuana. He was released on his own recognizance and directed to appear in Shelter Island Justice Court at a later date.

Matthew J. Zajicek, 31, of Brooklyn was arrested at a police safety check point on Sunday, May 26 at about 10:15 p.m. and charged with driving while intoxicated. He was held overnight and arraigned in Shelter Island Justice Court, Judge Mary-Faith Westervelt presiding. Mr. Zajicek was released on cash bail of $750.

SUMMONSES
Matthew W. Miller, 20, of East Marion and Khatuna Feehan, 42, of Riverhead were driving on South Ferry Road on May 21 and 22 respectively when police issued them tickets for using a cellphone without a hands-free device.

John A. Kendrick, 43, of Southampton was ticketed on South Ferry Road on May 22 for operating an uninspected vehicle.

On May 25, Jason S. Weisenfeld, 46, of New York City was ticketed on West Neck Road for a cellphone violation.

Eduin O. Randales, 31, of Riverhead was stopped by police on West Neck Road on May 25 for driving while his visibility was distorted by broken glass. He was also ticketed for unlicensed operation. According to police, he ignored instructions not to drive and to leave his vehicle parked; 30 minutes later he was on Winthrop Road when he was ticketed again for unlicensed operation.

On May 26, Nicolas Iattoni, 29, of Sunset Beach was given a summons for a town code violation of noise in excess of 50 Dbs.

Arthur Richard DeSoultrait, 30, of Paris, France was given a summons on May 27 for failure to stop at a stop sign on West Neck Road.

A Shelter Island police officer participated on an East End DWI Task Force over the weekend in Riverhead, resulting in an arrest.
Police conducted over four seatbelt and safety check points during the week at various Island locations.

ACCIDENTS
Richard A. Grabowski of Smithtown was backing into the entrance at the rear of Bella Vita on May 22 when he hit the back bumper of a vehicle driven by Zachary J. Starzee of Shelter Island. There was minor damage (under $1,000) to Mr. Starzee’s vehicle.

Thomas G. Carr of Shelter Island was driving north on Menantic Road on May 24 when a deer ran in front of his vehicle, causing over $1,000 in damage to the front end.

On May 24, a Shelter Island resident, wearing a black wet suit, was swimming from Wades Beach to Shell Beach “in cloudy, choppy conditions.” Charles H. Hayward of Shelter Island, operating a boat in the marked channel of West Neck Harbor, did not see the swimmer, who was hit and suffered a 5-inch laceration to his forehead. He was assisted out of the water, treated and subsequently transported by an EMS team to Eastern Long Island Hospital.

Joan Misciagna Vecsey of New York City was driving northbound on South Ferry Road on May 26 when a deer ran into her vehicle, causing over $1,000 in estimated damage to the driver’s front and side.

OTHER REPORTS
The Shelter Island Fire Department responded to a pool heater fire at a residence in West Neck on May 22.

Police received an anonymous report of a truck being driven erratically in the Center on May 22. Police subsequently located the driver who was advised to obey the speed limits and drive with caution.

Gunshots were heard in HiLo on May 22; police patrolled the area with negative results.

On May 23, a caller informed police that patrons at a Center restaurant were unwilling to pay their bill. The cost of one meal was subsequently removed from the bill and the incident was settled.

A caller reported on May 23 that entwined tree branches were causing a hazardous condition on May 23. The Highway Department was notified.

On May 23, police received a report that street signs had been switched at a Center location. The Highway Department checked on May 24 and nothing appeared to have been moved.

On May 24 a petit larceny was reported at a Cartwright boat slip.

A caller told police on May 24 that her dog was attacked by a dog who jumped out of an unattended vehicle window. There were no injuries.

A resident reported a downed wire on a property in Hay Beach on May 24; Verizon was notified.

On May 25, police were told of a possibly injured dog at large in Silver Beach. Police patrolled the area with negative results.

A blown transformer caused a power outage in the Center on May 25. LIPA responded.

An SLA check was carried out at a Heights business on May 26. No violations were observed.

Two parking tickets were issued in the Heights on May 26 to illegally parked vehicles.

On May 26, police responded to a dispute between neighbors in the Center.

A caller told police on May 26 that two pickup trucks were driving at a high rate of speed in Long View. They were located and advised to drive slowly and carefully.

Police provided an escort for a highly intoxicated person on May 27.

A vehicle racing on a Cartwright roadway was reported on May 27; police were unable to locate the vehicle.

On May 27, police assisted a disabled boat in West Neck Harbor until SeaTow arrived.

An anonymous caller reported loud music at a Hay Beach location on May 27; the report was unfounded.

A burglary alarm was set off at the Shelter Island Historical Society on May 23. There was no sign of any criminal activity.

The Shelter Island Fire Department responded to an automatic fire alarm at a residence in the Heights on May 24. There was no sign of a fire.

AIDED CASES
Shelter Island Emergency Medical Service teams transported four individuals to Eastern Long Island Hospital on May 21 and 25. A case on May 27 refused medical attention.

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REPORTER FILE PHOTO | Shelter Island Police headquarters.

Those named in arrest reports or receiving police summonses have not been convicted of a crime. In court, the charges against them may be reduced or withdrawn or the defendants may be found not guilty.

Rene W. Bastian, 45, of Brooklyn was stopped by police for failure to stop at a stop sign on Sunday, April 14 at about 1:10 a.m. He was subsequently arrested for driving while intoxicated and later arraigned in Shelter Island Justice Court, Judge Helen J. Rosenblum presiding. Mr. Bastian was released on $750 bail and directed to appear in court at a later date.

SUMMONSES
Tamara L. Salerno, 38, of Shelter Island was given a ticket on Manwaring Road on March 25 for driving with a suspended/revoked registration.

On April 13 Berengere N. Gaber, 36, of Sag Harbor was ticketed on North Ferry Road for driving with inadequate brake lights.

Craig T. Comfort, 44, of Stony Brook was given a summons on April 15 for speeding on New York Avenue — 38 mph in a 25-mph zone.

On April 15, Robert M. Marcello, 44, of Shelter Island was ticketed on Manwaring Road for speeding — 48 mph in a 35-mph zone.

Stephen D. Lamson, 57, of Southampton was given a ticket on April 15 on West Neck Road for driving while using a cellphone without a hands-free device.

ACCIDENTS
A witness told police on April 9 that a motorist had driven his vehicle into a garage door and its framing at the IGA on North Ferry Road and then left the scene. Police located the driver, Edouardo Romani of Greenport, and the vehicle and issued Mr. Romani, 64, a ticket for leaving the scene of an accident with property damage involved. In addition to property damage, there was damage to the front end of Mr. Romani’s vehicle.

On April 14, Judith Sutton of Shelter Island told police that her vehicle had hit a fence on April 13, causing minor damage to the front bumper and none to the fence.

OTHER REPORTS
A caller reported the smell of propane near tanks in the Center on April 9. The Shelter Island Fire Department responded and shut off the tanks until the gas company arrived.

There was a power outage on the north side of the Island on April 10 after a brief rain and wind storm; LIPA was notified.

Police responded to reports of two disabled vehicles in Menantic and Cartwright on April 11 and 13 respectively.

A Shorewood resident reported a broken vehicle window on April 13. A property across the street had been cleaned up recently and that may have resulted in the damage.

On April 13 police investigated a report of suspicious activity in the woods in the Cartwright area.

A caller reported a neighborhood dispute in Menantic on April 14.

A person visiting police headquarters on April 15 was advised to obtain legal counsel regarding her concerns.

Also on April 15, police advised the parties involved in a civil dispute not to contact each other, other than through their respective attorneys.

Two burglary alarms were activated on April 10 and April 14, both in West Neck. Cleaning staff set off the alarm in a guest cottage as the result of an  inoperable keypad; no cause was indicated for the second.

A second-floor fire alarm went off at a Hay Beach residence on April 12; workers were on the scene and no problems were noted.

AIDED CASES
Shelter Island Emergency Medical Service teams transported three people to Eastern Long Island Hospital on April 12 and 15.

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REPORTER FILE PHOTO | Shelter Island Police Headquarters

Those named in arrest reports or receiving police summonses have not been convicted of a crime. In court, the charges against them may be reduced or withdrawn or the defendants may be found not guilty.

Manuel J. Vega, 35, of Southampton was driving on St. Mary’s Road on Thursday, March 21 at about 9 a.m. when he was stopped by police for not having an inspection sticker. Police detected the smell of marijuana emanating from the vehicle and arrested Mr. Vega for unlawful possession of marijuana. He was also ticketed for not having an inspection certificate.

Mr. Vega was released on his own recognizance.

Following an investigation, Michael A. McNemar, 41, of Shelter Island was arrested on Thursday, March 21 at 10 p.m. on charges of assault in the 2nd degree and strangulation in the 2nd degree. The assault was reported by the emergency center of Eastern Long Island Hospital. Mr. McNemar was arraigned in Shelter Island Justice Court, Judge Helen Rosenblum presiding, and released on cash bail of $20,000. He was instructed to appear in court at a later date. An order of protection was issued against him.

ACCIDENTS
On March 24, Peter D. Rickenbach was boarding a North Ferry boat driving a LIPA truck when he hit a parked vehicle belonging to Michael E. Bleich of New York City. There was over $1,000 in damage to the rear tire and rear quarter panel of Mr. Bleich’s vehicle.

Henrietta M. Roberts of Shelter Island had stopped at the intersection of East Thomas Street and North Ferry Road on March 25. She said she failed to see an on-coming vehicle driven by Janet L. Kaften of Shelter Island. She proceeded through the intersection and pulled in front of Ms. Kaften’s vehicle, failing to yield the right of way. There was over $1,000 in damage to the right front of Ms. Roberts’ vehicle and the left front of Ms. Kaften’s.

OTHER REPORTS
An arcing wire was reported in the Center on March 19; police notified LIPA.

On March 19, police investigated a case of fraud.

A vehicle was stuck in the sand while making a turn at the boat basin at South Ferry Hills on March 21. Police dug out the vehicle.

A caller told police on March 21 that a person, who was possibly intoxicated, was having difficulty riding a bicycle in the Center. The area was patrolled with negative results.

On March 31, police responded to a case of criminal contempt; the alleged victim declined to prosecute.

A complainant reported a possible case of harassment on March 21.

Police received a report on March 22 that an order of protection had been violated; it was unfounded.

On March 22, a caller reported a person causing a disturbance at a business in the Heights. The person was gone when police arrived but was contacted later and advised he was no longer allowed on the premises.

A caller complained about a loud noise in West Neck on March 22. Police on stationary patrol determined the call was unfounded.

A caller reported on March 23 that a small white buoy, attached to a mooring or a crab trap, was floating off a Center dock.

A low-hanging wire in Hay Beach was reported on March 24; police contacted Verizon.

A Center caller told police on March 24 that a person was knocking on the front door and attempting to turn the door knob. Police contacted the person who was advised not to enter the property again.

On March 25, police investigated an incident involving a bounced check.

AIDED CASES
Shelter Island Emergency Medical Service teams transported five persons to Eastern Long Island Hospital on March 22, 23 and 24.

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REPORTER FILE PHOTO | Shelter Island Police Headquarters.

Those named in arrest reports or receiving police summonses have not been convicted of a crime. In court, the charges against them may be reduced or withdrawn or the defendants may be found not guilty.

As a result of a complaint, police arrested a male juvenile, age 17, of Shelter Island at about 1 p.m. on Tuesday, February 26. The charge was harassment in the 2nd degree. The youth was arraigned in Shelter Island Justice Court, Judge Mary-Faith Westervelt presiding. Prior bail was continued and an order of protection was issued.

Summonses
Dilshad Khan, 53, of Selden was driving on South Ferry Road on February 26 when he was stopped by police and issued a ticket for speeding — 56 mph in a 40-mph zone.
other reports

A caller complained on February 26 about a vehicle parked on a Hay Beach driveway, “blasting” music at 7:15 a.m. Police located the driver who said he was trying to contact the resident about work. He was advised to use a business phone number.

Police responded to a case of harassment in the Center on February 26.

A grand larceny was reported to police at headquarters on February 26.

A caller reported on February 26 that three sections of a fence had been damaged during excavation on a neighboring property. The business owner advised police he will repair the fence.

A caller asked police for help on February 26 in removing a raccoon from a Menantic garage. The raccoon was gone when police arrived.

Police responded to a request from the Southold Police Department on February 27 to check on the well-being of a Shelter Island resident.

Police responded to a business dispute in the Center on February 27.

A case of petit larceny — unauthorized charges on a credit card — was reported on February 28.

An extra patrol was requested on March 1 by a Dering Harbor resident as a result of an on-going dock dispute.

On March 1, police responded to unwanted telephone calls reported by a Menantic resident; the caller was advised to cease and desist.

A person reported on March 1 that while driving along the Shelter Island Country Club golf course, a golf ball hit the windshield, damaging it. Police located a golfer who said he had hit a ball that had gone into the road.

Police received an anonymous call on March 1 that a dumpster on a Hay Beach roadway was causing a hazardous condition. The driver was advised not to leave dumpsters on the road for any length of time.

A caller on March 3 reported a boat sinking in Tarkettle; the owner was advised.

Three burglary alarms were set off in West Neck and the Center on February 26 and March 4. No problems were reported in any case. The Shelter Island Fire Department responded to an automatic alarm on February 28 at a residence on Ram Island. Spray from an insulation applicator set off the alarm.

Aided cases

Shelter Island Emergency Medical Service teams transported five individuals to Eastern Long Island Hospital on February 27 and March 3 and 4.

A person was medovaced from Klenawicus Field to Stony Brook University Hospital by Suffolk County Police Department helicopter on February 28.