Two arrests, three tickets for week

Two Greenport youths, ages 16 and 17, were arrested on Thursday evening, March 4 and released, without bail, on their own recognizance. The 16-year-old was charged with two counts of sexual misconduct and one count of sexual abuse in the second degree; the 17-year-old was charged with three counts of sexual misconduct and one count of sexual abuse in the second degree.

The arrests followed a police investigation into an incident that took place in January.


Ross H. Milligan, 34, of Riverhead was driving on South Ferry Road on March 4 when he was stopped by police and ticketed for speeding — 53 mph in a 40-mph zone. He was also given a summons for failure to show a license.

Also on March 4, Antonello Fresa, 45, of Shelter Island was ticketed on Manhanset Road for driving a vehicle with more than three persons in the front seat.


Giochino D. Calabro of Shelter Island was driving southbound on Manhanset Road on March 6 when his vehicle was hit by a deer, causing over $1,000 in damage to the driver’s-side front and side. The deer ran off.


A case of harassment was reported to police on March 2.

An open burning was reported in Hay Beach on March 2. Police found small brush being burned with a valid permit.

A HiLo resident was advised by police not to drive following a license revocation by the DMV.

Police conducted radar enforcement at several Island locations on March 6.

A caller reported smelling propane at a residence in the Center on March 7. The Shelter Island Fire Department responded and shut off the valve to the gas system. The tenant agreed to inform the owner and contact the gas company.

Police opened a drug investigation on March 8.

On March 8, police took into custody a defendant who was sentenced to jail in Shelter Island Justice Court.

A boat with no identification was reported at a town landing in Cartwright on March 8. It was taken to the SIPD property lot.

On March 8 a caller reported that over a period of a few weeks, landfill was being dumped on a empty lot in South Ferry Hills. The caller complained about the trucks making noise late at night. An extra patrol of the area was ordered.


Shelter Island Red Cross ambulance teams transported four aided cases to Eastern Long Island Hospital on March 3 and 5. A case was also transported to Southampton Hospital on March 6. On March 3, an individual was medevaced to Stony Brook University Hospital from Klen Field by Suffolk County police helicopter.

Island death investigated

Brian Regan, 31, failed to respond to CPR and AED efforts Wednesday, March 3 at a home in Silver Beach. Shortly before midnight, he was transported by Shelter Island Red Cross ambulance to Eastern Long Island Hospital where he was pronounced dead. The cause of death is being investigated by the Suffolk County Medical Examiner.