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Update: Planning Board chairman arrested

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Shelter Island Police Department headquarters.

Update: Since this Reporter story was published this morning, Supervisor Gary Gerth notified the Reporter this afternoon that Emory Breiner had resigned his post as Planning Board chairman this week. “He had been acting out of his authority,” Mr. Gerth said.

Below is the original story.

Planning Board Chairman Emory Breiner, 69, was arrested Thursday by Shelter Island Police and charged with criminal impersonation in the second degree, harassment in the second degree and resisting arrest.

A restraint order was issued for the alleged victim.

Reached Friday morning for comment on the report issued by the police, Mr. Breiner said “it is a misunderstanding and factually incorrect.”

According to the Police Department, Mr. Breiner was arrested after an investigation.

He was released on his own recognizance with orders to return to court at a later date.

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