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Shelter Island Police Department Police blotter


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 In court, the charges against them may be reduced or withdrawn or the defendants may be found not guilty.

Roberta Lynn Cooke of Shelter Island reported to police December 8 that the left rear bumper of her car had been damaged at some unknown time.

The damage was estimated at less than $1,000.

Judith Hole of Shelter Island reported she was driving southbound on North Ferry Road around 2:30 p.m. on December 11 when a deer ran into the right front bumper of her vehicle. The deer did not survive the accident. Damage was estimated as less than $1,000.

Geoffrey R. Wells of Riverhead was ticketed December 5 on New York Avenue for speed not reasonable and prudent.

Police were investigating a possible grand larceny reported by a Center caller December 5. Another caller reported a possibly injured turkey on the roof of a Center building; the responding officer used a pole to coax the bird to fly away.

PSEG was notified to make repairs when a transformer blew just after midnight on December 6 in the Center, causing a power failure. Later, a Heights resident reported that an unknown person may have used his car without permission. That afternoon, a microchip matched a stray cat that had been found hanging around in a Hay Beach backyard to its owner, who said the cat had run away and was no longer wanted. A police officer assisted in turning the cat over to the Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons.

A person walking in Silver Beach who reported being accosted by two unleashed dogs on December 7 said dogs running at large were a problem in the area.  Later, an elderly dog got tangled in briars and its Hay Beach owner requested police assistance.

A wallet found in the Heights on December 8 was returned to its owner. A HiLo Shores homeowner reported that a floating dock had floated onto his property,

A disabled vehicle reported December 9 in the Menantic area was awaiting towing services. Later, an officer investigated a report of gun shots in the Center, but found nothing amiss.

A dog found at large in the Center on December 10 was returned to its owner. Later, police received a report domestic in nature.

On December 11, officers: helped a caller locate missing items in the Heights; helped another person with fingerprinting for employment purposes; provided DMV forms to a caller who lost a license plate; and took a report from a Hay Beach caller who said she’d been approached by an unknown man.

Shelter Island Emergency Medical Services teams transported eight aided cases to Eastern Long Island Hospital last week.