08/01/13 9:00am

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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 In court, the charges against them may be reduced or withdrawn or the defendants may be found not guilty.

Renee Serra, 44, of Norwalk, Connecticut was driving on West Neck Road on Saturday, July 27 at about 3:45 a.m. when she was stopped by police for failure to stop at a stop sign at North Ferry Road and  failure to keep to the right.

Following an investigation, she was arrested for driving while intoxicated. Ms. Serra was arraigned in Shelter Island Justice Court, Judge Mary-Faith Westervelt presiding, and released on $750 bail.

Karen M. Pohl, 31, of Hamden, Connecticut was stopped by police on Bateman Road on Monday, July 29 at about 1 a.m. for failure to signal and to stay in lane. She was arrested on a charge of DWI and arraigned in Justice Court in front of Judge Westervelt. She was released on $500 bail.

SUMMONSES
Michael J. Buckley, 30, of Sandwich, Massachusetts was ticketed on Grand Avenue on July 23 for driving while using an electronic device.

On July 24, Karen Dimeli Euceda Gutierrez, 33, of Laurel, Maryland was given a summons for speeding on North Cartwright Avenue — 50 mph in a 35-mph zone.

Elizabeth Anne Mule, 18, of Freeport was also given a ticket on North Cartwright on July 24 for speeding – 50 mph in a 35-mph zone.

Stephen J. Hasker, 43, of New York City was ticketed on North Ferry Road on July 26 for failure to stop at a stop sign.

Remi Bouteille, 42, of New York City was stopped by police on July 25 and ticketed for speeding on South Ferry Road — 55 mph in a 40-mph zone.

Benjamin N. Brougham, 34, of New York City was ticketed on Smith Street for failure to stop at a stop sign and for unlicensed operation.

Jeffrey C. Breshahan, 45, of Noank, Connecticut was stopped for speeding on New York Avenue on July 26 — 39 mph in a 25-mph zone.

William L. Gildin, 53, of Woodsburgh, New York was given a summons on July 26 for failure to stop at a stop sign on North Ferry Road.

Also on the 26th, George J. Kneeland, 46, of Shelter Island was ticketed on New York Avenue for speeding — 34 mph in a 25-mph zone.

Casey Pitcher, 18, of Eastport was given a summons on New York Avenue on July 26 for speeding — 39 mph in a 25-mph zone.

On July 27, Alexios Bacolas, 36, of Astoria and Richard J. Chalmers, 49, of New York City were ticketed on West Neck Road for failure to stop at a stop sign.

David Bonardel, 56, of Miami Beach, Florida was given a ticket on July 27 for operating an unregistered boat east of Buoy 11.

Steven R. Jauffraneau, 40, of Shelter Island was ticketed on July 28 for failure to keep to the right on Winthrop Road.

Also on the 28th on Winthrop, Adrien A. Angelvy, 31, of Brooklyn was ticketed for failure to keep to the right and for unlicensed operation.

On July 29, Eric R. Kraus, 25, of Shelter Island was ticketed on North Ferry Road for unlicensed operation.
TCOs issued 98 parking tickets over a two-week period, ending July 29.

ACCIDENTS
On July 25, Christopher R. Young of Shelter Island was driving on North Ferry Road behind Erika Bloom of Shelter Island when Ms. Bloom appeared to be turning left. Mr. Young skidded on the slippery pavement, was unable to stop on time and hit her vehicle. There was over $1,000 in damage to the right front of Mr. Young’s vehicle and the left rear of Ms. Bloom’s vehicle.

On July 26, Lindsay C. Rando of Shelter Island was backing out of a spot in the IGA parking lot when she hit a vehicle driven by Laura S. Estreich of Brooklyn. Both drivers reported not seeing the other’s vehicle. There was over $1,000 in damage to the right rear of Ms. Rando’s vehicle and the left rear of Ms. Estreich’s.

On July 29, William Aldrich Anderson of Shelter Island reported that he was driving a Shelter Island Fire Department vehicle on July 28 when he backed into a tree on Shore Road, causing minor damage to the rear bumper and cracking a taillight lens.

Richard F. Pressler of Southold reported that a vehicle belonging to William Anderson of Shelter Island hit his vehicle while backing out of a location on East Thomas Street. There was minor damage to the front bumper of Mr. Pressler’s vehicle; no damage was reported to Mr. Anderson’s. Mr. Anderson said he hadn’t realized his vehicle had rubbed up against the caller’s vehicle but will cover the cost of repairs.

OTHER REPORTS
A tree fell on wires in the Center on July 23 and caused a transformer to explode, resulting in a power outage. LIPA was notified.

On July 24, a caller reported that an illegal stake and pulley mooring was being installed at the south end of Crab Creek. Police posted a notice to remove the mooring.

A caller told police on July 24 that people were using the public tennis courts in the Center illegally. A large rip in the fence permits access onto the courts.

On July 26, there was another call about players on the FIT courts who were not “members.” The players were advised to leave and did so without incident.

As a result of mooring inspections by the Waterways Management Advisory Council in West Neck Bay, Creek and Harbor areas, three warnings and eight summonses will be issued and 10 moorings pulled.

Responding to an anonymous call, police conducted an SLA check at the Pridwin on July 24. No violations of underage alcohol sales or consumption were observed.

While walking her dog, a Center resident was chased by two dogs at large. The owner was advised to keep the dogs tied up or inside the truck when he was working in the area. The caller was referred to the animal control officer if there were further incidents.

A case of petit larceny in West Neck was reported on July 25.

On July 25, a dinghy was reported missing off of a moored vessel in Dering Harbor. The search for the missing dinghy will continue.

On July 25, a caller told police that a driver blocking a driveway shouted profanities when asked to move. The vehicle was already on the North Ferry when located; Southold police stopped the vehicle on the North Fork and the driver reported that the caller had screamed at him. The driver was advised to refrain from aggressive behavior.

On July 27 at 12:42 a.m., loud noise was reported in the bar area of La Maison Blanche. Police spoke to the manager.
At 9 p.m. on July 27, loud music was reported at SALT Restaurant; a fundraising event was reported over for the evening.

A complaint was also received on July 27 at 11:27 p.m. about loud music at Sunset Beach. The decibel level did not constitute  a violation of the town code. The outside speakers were, however, turned off.

A Silver Beach caller reported on July 27 that people were on his beach on July 27. Police found that they were below the high water mark.

The Shelter Island Fire Department responded to a July 27 call about a smoking washing machine at a Center residence. The situation was reported to be under control.

Police responded to a report of persons using drugs in the Heights on July 28. No suspects were located.

An anonymous passer-by reported persons smoking marijuana in the Center on July 28. Police located the vehicle but no marijuana was recovered or turned over to police.

On July 28 a marine unit assisted a caller in getting a boat back to the Island Boatyard fuel dock.

A black Lab was at large on a beach in South Ferry Hills on July 28; police spoke to the owner.

On July 28, a marine unit observed a commercial boat causing a potential hazard to navigation off Ram Island. The owner was contacted and will move the vessel.

A caller reported on July 29 that a dog was being pulled down a Center road by a person in a golf cart. The dog appeared to be slightly pulled by the cart, according to the police report, but did not show signs of injury. The owner was advised not to drive the cart on the roadway.

On July 29, the SIFD responded to a BBQ grill, engulfed in flames at a Center residence due to problems with a  propane tank. There was no damage to the home or the property.

Two medical alerts were activated in the Heights on July 23 and Hay Beach on July 28. Both were set off accidentally.

A smoke detector next to a dumpster set off an audible alarm in Harbor View on July 24. The battery was removed.

The SIFD responded to two fire alarms in the Center on July 26 and at the Perlman Music Program campus on July 28. The first was set off while a dress was being steam ironed; the second was caused by steam from the showers.

Two burglary alarms were reported on July 27 in Silver Beach and July 29 at Dandy’s Liquors in the Center. There was no sign of criminal activity in either case.

AIDED CASES
Shelter Island Emergency Medical Service teams transported 10 people to Eastern Long Island Hospital on July 23, 24, 25, 26, 27 and 29.

02/05/13 2:00pm

A Greenport resident with a suspended license and no insurance was arrested Monday morning on Shelter Island for several vehicle and traffic violations, Shelter Island Police said.

Police stopped Rafael G. Azama, 30, for speeding on North Ferry Road around 10:30 a.m. Monday. Police charged him with operating an unregistered motor vehicle, aggravated unlicensed operation and operating with improper plates, to go along with the speeding and no insurance charges.

Mr. Azama’s vehicle was impounded and he was released on $100 bail to appear in Shelter Island Town Justice Court at a later date, police said.

Shelter-Island-Police-car

12/20/12 8:00am

REPORTER FILE PHOTO | The Shelter Island Police Department reported a quiet week.

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.

SUMMONSES
Juan Cazares, 36, of Sag Harbor was driving on West Neck Road on December 11 when he was ticketed by police for failure to stop at a stop sign.

ACCIDENTS
Matthew J. Stromberg of Shelter Island was driving northbound on South Midway Road on December 14 when a deer ran out in front of his vehicle, causing minor damage to the side marker light. The passenger-side bumper was also dislodged. The deer was killed.

OTHER REPORTS
A caller reported a dog missing in Long View on December 11; police located the dog and returned it to the owner.
Two dogs at large in West Neck were reported on December 12 by an anonymous caller. They were gone when police arrived.

On December 12, police provided advice to a person who had received a nuisance cellphone call.

Police on patrol on December 13 reported graffiti on public property in Shorewood.

A caller told police on December 13 that a squirrel was caught in a bird feeder in Menantic. Police removed the squirrel.

Police were told by a Center caller on December 14 that someone had thrown something at her front door. Police were unable to locate anyone in the area and found no objects near or around the door.

Duck hunters were reported at Menantic Creek on December 14 — too close to nearby houses. Police located the hunters and advised them to relocate.

A cat was reported on the deck of a residence in Tarkettle on December 14. Police advised the caller to let the cat go home on its own.

The phone company was notified following a report on December 14 of a downed power line in the Center.

On December 14, a Silver Beach caller told police that a floating dock, which had broken loose during the last storm, had been re-secured and created a hazardous condition. The dock’s owner will be advised to secure the dock properly.

A caller reported being pushed during an altercation in the Center on December 16.

Noise caused by someone attempting to open a door in the Center at about 5:45 a.m. was reported on December 16.

Police patrolled the area but with negative results.

Police received an anonymous call on December 16 about a vehicle parked in a handicapped space in the Center without a permit. The owner was located and instructed to move the vehicle; he said he parked there by mistake.

Police opened an investigation into a case of theft in the Center on December 16.

A dog at large was reported on Manhanset Road on December 16 but was gone when police arrived.

Following a complaint on December 16, police advised an individual not to have contact with another person.

On December 17, police investigated a phone call complaint.

The Shelter Island Fire Department responded to two automatic fire alarms at Sweet Tomato’s on December 12 and at a South Ferry residence on December 16. The first was a false alarm; the second was set off by smoke from cooking.

A burglary alarm was activated in Dering Harbor on December 14 in a guest cottage. There was no apparent break-in.

AIDED CASES
Shelter Island Medical Emergency Service teams transported three individuals to Eastern Long Island Hospital on December 12, 13 and 14.

04/26/12 7:07am

Didi A. Quinones, 49, of Shelter Island was stopped for speeding while driving on North Menantic Road on Thursday, April 19 at about 12 noon. He was charged with unlicensed operation and also ticketed for speeding, 41 mph in a 25-mph zone. Mr. Quinones was released on his own recognizance and given an appearance ticket for a later date in Shelter Island Justice Court.

On Sunday, April 22, at about 1:30 a.m., Douglas D. Falcones, 24, of Woodside was stopped by police for speeding on South Ferry Road, 62 mph in a 40-mph zone. Police subsequently recovered marijuana from his vehicle and he was charged with unlawful possession of marijuana. Mr. Falcones was released on his own recognizance and issued an appearance ticket for Justice Court.

Police were investigating a report of an intoxicated driver at the North Ferry Terminal when Luis L. Pintado, 52, of Woodside was observed leaving a vehicle and urinating in the parking lot. He was arrested and charged with “exposure of person.” He was released and given a court appearance ticket.

SUMMONSES

Four motorists were issued tickets during the week — one on North Ferry Road for a cellphone violation; one on South Ferry Road for speeding, 50 mph in a 40-mph zone; a third for speeding on New York Avenue, 40 mph in a 25-mph zone; and the fourth on North Menantic Road for failure to stay in lane and unlicensed operation.

ACCIDENTS

Margaret M. Foley of Northport reported on April 23 that, while her vehicle was parked overnight on Sylvan Place, it was hit by an unknown vehicle, which left the scene of the accident. There was extensive rear-end damage, estimated at over $1,000.

Also on April 23, Carol W. Galligan of Shelter Island told police that while driving out of her driveway on Heritage Road, she went to brake before entering the roadway and instead stepped on the accelerator. Her vehicle crossed over the roadway, striking some small trees on the other side. There was extensive damage to the vehicle’s front end.

OTHER REPORTS

A caller was advised on April 18 to contact Family Court regarding visitation rights.

A case of grand larceny in the Center was reported to police on April 18.

Police responded to a case of aggravated harassment on April 19.

On April 19, police responded to a call about a disoriented person at a residence in the Center.

Police assisted another agency on April 22 with a welfare check.

A person visited police headquarters with a harassment complaint on April 22.

Also on April 22, a Cartwright caller reported a case of harassment.

A dog was reported barking in Silver Beach on April 22; police contacted the owner.

Police responded to a complaint about equipment left on the caller’s property in the Center.

Weather conditions caused a manhole cover to heave up, causing a hazardous road condition in the Heights, a caller reported on April 22. Cones were set out temporarily until a highway crew could repair the damage.

On April 23, police documented a case, civil in nature, for the courts.

The Shelter Island Fire Department responded to three automatic alarms during the week, two at homes in the Center and one in West Neck. The cause of two of the alarms was unknown; the third was triggered by damage to an alarm wire.

A burglary alarm was activated at a residence on April 23, possibly set off by an open door on the second floor.

AIDED CASES

Shelter Island Emergency Medical Service teams transported seven individuals to Eastern Long Island Hospital on April 18, 19, 20, 21, 22 and 23.

03/14/12 6:42pm

One motorist was ticketed on New York Avenue for speeding — 42-mph in a 25-mph zone.

ACCIDENTS

James F. Gibbs of Shelter Island told police on March 6 that the damage to his vehicle in a deer accident on Manhanset Road reported in November of last year exceeded the amount estimated at that time. The deer had run into the passenger side of the truck and then slid underneath. At a later date an auto repair technician estimated that damage to the undercarriage was more extensive.

On March 12, Derrick Smith of Shelter Island was being directed off a North Ferry boat when he sideswiped a parked vehicle driven by Charles C. Hine of Shelter Island. According to the police report, the driver had an obstructed view caused by the height difference between the two vehicles and was watching the ferry personnel as well as his surroundings. Damage was estimated at more than $1,000; the right side of the bed of Mr. Smith’s pickup truck scraped and dented the left front fender and bumper of Mr. Hine’s vehicle.

OTHER REPORTS

Police opened an investigation into a case of reported drug activity on Shelter Island.

A case of larceny was reported on March 7.

A caller told police on March 7 that ATV quads were being operated by a group of youths at a Center location. At the caller’s request, they turned off the ATVs without incident. Police subsequently contacted the owner of the property, who said in the future the ATVs would not be operated unless he was present. He was also trying to find another location so that the noise would not bother the neighbors.

Police received a report on March 7 that burning debris in Menantic had been left unattended. The Shelter Island Fire Department responded and extinguished the burn. The SIFD also verified that the property owner had a burn permit. The next day, police received a call that the debris might still be smoking. A water spray had been left on the burn in the meantime and was turned off by police.

On March 8, a caller reported an audible alarm on a Center property. Police found a pool safety sensor had fallen off a post. The homeowner was notified.

Police investigated a possible burglary on March 8.

A caller reported graffiti in the Center on March 9; damage was estimated at under $250.

In response to a call on March 9, police checked on the identity of unknown persons taking photographs of a property in the Heights. They were FEMA employees following up on an earlier claim.

Police responded to a domestic dispute in the Center on March 9.

On March 10, police on patrol noticed a vehicle parked on the shoulder of a Center road with the interior light on. The area was canvassed but no one was located.

A caller reported an open door at a location in the Center on March 10; police found no sign of any criminal activity.

On March 10, a caller told police about a possibly intoxicated driver in the South Ferry area. A short time later police located the vehicle, parked and unoccupied.

On March 11, police responded to a call from a Silver Beach resident that a neighbor’s dock and sailboat were adrift. Police found that the chain securing the dock to the dolphin/piling had broken; they temporarily secured the dock and notified the owner.

An open window was reported at a Silver Beach residence on March 11. No one was home and the doors were all locked so police were unable to close the window.

Police responded to a report of a person creating a disturbance at South Ferry on March 11.

A caller told police on March 12 that a pit bull was running in and out of a Center yard. Police spoke to the owner who at the time was getting the dog back inside the residence. The dog warden was notified.

Police responded to a domestic dispute in Long View on March 12.

A burglary alarm was set off in West Neck on March 9; high winds may have blown open a second story window.

A medical alert was activated at a Heights residence on March 12; it appeared to have been set off accidentally.

AIDED CASES

Shelter Island Emergency Medical Service teams transported two people to Eastern Long Island Hospital on March 8 and 9. An EMS team also responded to a case on March 9 but medical attention was refused.