04/18/12 7:50pm

Thomas C. Green, 23, of Shelter Island was arrested on the Island on Thursday, April 12 at about 7:15 p.m. on a bench warrant from Suffolk Count Criminal Court. The charges against him —  burglary, forgery and grand larceny — stemmed from a Shelter Island case. Mr. Green was remanded to Suffolk County jail in Riverhead in lieu of bail.

On Monday, April 16, Joseph Martin, 55, of East Hampton was stopped on South Ferry Road after police observed him smoking what appeared to be a marijuana pipe. He was subsequently charged with unlawful possession of marijuana and for operating a motor vehicle without a driver’s license. Mr. Martin was released on his own recognizance and issued an appearance ticket to return to Shelter Island Justice Court at a later date.

SUMMONSES

Three motorists were ticketed on South Ferry Road during the week — one for speeding (50 mph in a 40-mph zone) and unlicensed operation, another for driving while using a cellphone without a hands-free device and a third for unlicensed operation. A resident was given a summons for an illegal open burning, a town code violation.

ACCIDENTS

Ida Franzoni of Shelter Island was backing out of a parking space at the Center post office when she hit a vehicle driven by Elizabeth L. Kontje of Shelter Island, who was waiting for traffic to pass before entering the roadway. There was minor damage, under $1,000, to the left rear bumper of Ms. Franzoni’s vehicle and right rear quarter panel of Ms. Kontje’s vehicle.

OTHER REPORTS

A dog at large reported in the Center on April 10 was put in the town kennel and later returned to its owner with a warning.

Police responded on April 10 to a call from a Center resident who had received harassing phone calls.

A caller reported being a victim of identity theft on April 11.

A Center resident reported a burglary on April 11. Within the past eight months, items had been taken from the caller’s home.

Police checked on the welfare of an individual on April 11 at a caller’s request.

Police investigated a case of trespass on April 11; the complainant declined to prosecute.

On April 11, police documented a case, civil in nature, for the courts.

Police followed up on a missing person report on April 12; the individual was located.

Following up on a phone call on April 12, police located some youths creating a disturbance in the Center. They were advised to stop.

Police received a report on April 13 about a boat washed up on a resident’s backyard. It was put in the impound lot.

On April 14, a boat was reported at a Cartwright owner’s slip; it was moved with no problem.

The Shelter Island Fire Department responded to a brush fire in the Center on April 14 caused by an open burn. The fire ran from the rear of the residence to the front yard. The resident was given a summons for a town code violation.

A caller reported on April 14 seeing a “glow” from a residence in Hay Beach and was concerned that there was a fire at that location. The home, under construction, was searched and there was no sign of fire. A light left on could have caused the glow, according to the police report.

A large snapping turtle was reported in the middle of a road on April 15. Police responded but the turtle had crossed the road and no further action was taken.

On April 15 police investigated a possible motor vehicle accident in the Heights; there was no damage to either vehicle.

A golden Lab was reported missing in the Center on April 15. The animal control officer was notified and the area patrolled. The dog was subsequently located by the owner.

A dog reported at large in the Center on April 16 was gone when police arrived.

A caller reported smoke from a brush fire near a residential garage on April 16; it was extinguished by the SIFD.

Three residential fire alarms were activated during the week — two in Hay Beach and one in the Heights. The cause for the alarm was unknown in one case, no problems were found in the second, and steam from a shower set off the third.

Two burglary alarms were set off in residences in South Ferry Hills and the Center. Everything appeared secure in one case; a doorway may not have been secured properly in the second.

AIDED CASES

Shelter Island Emergency Medical Service teams transported four people to Eastern Long Island Hospital on April 13, 15 and 16.

03/22/12 8:00am

ACCIDENTS

Acaller reported a dead deer on a roadway in West Neck March 16. Police determined the deer’s injuries were consistent with a motor vehicle accident.

On March 19, Mark W. Ketcham of Shelter Island reported he was driving northbound on Winthrop Road and when he looked down, trying to pick up an object that had fallen from the armrest, he swerved off the roadway, hitting a tree and a fence. There were no injuries; damage to property and the front end of the vehicle was estimated to be over $1,000.

OTHER REPORTS

Police responded to a Cartwright complaint about a verbal disagreement on March 13.

A possible scam was reported to police on March 14.

Also on the 14th, police opened a confidential investigation.

On March 15, a caller reported a dog tied to a bench in the Heights. The dog was put in the pound and later returned to its owner.

A case of grand larceny was reported in West Neck on March 16. Items worth approximately $250 were removed by person(s) unknown from a vehicle parked in the driveway. The vehicle was searched; no evidence was recovered.

Police responded to a report of harassment in the South Ferry area on March 16.

Reponding to a call, police contacted the owner of a disabled vehicle on Ram Island on March 17 and the vehicle was moved out of the roadway.

A caller in the Heights reported a petit larceny on March 17. Unknown person(s) had removed several items from a vehicle. A portion of what was taken was recovered along a roadway.

On the same day, a caller reported an open door on a vehicle in the Heights. No items were missing and there was no damage to the vehicle.

An open garage door was reported in Hay Beach on March 17. Police checked the premises; they appeared to be secure.

A goat was reported at large on a Center roadway on March 18. When police arrived, there were no goats loose.

On March 18, a caller was concerned about a possible burglary at a West Neck residence. Police checked the premises; the person seen on site was the caretaker.

A caller reported a black Lab at large in Hay Beach on March 18. Police checked the area but the dog had gone.

A Center caller told police on March 19 that someone was attempting to open the front door of the house. Police responded and searched the area with negative results.

On March 19, police documented an incident, civil in nature, for the courts.

An extra patrol was ordered, following a complaint on March 19 about a vehicle parked every night with its lights shining on a Center residence.

A burglary alarm was activated in Westmoreland on March 16. It was set off by an incorrect password.

AIDED CASES

Shelter Island Emergency Medical Service teams transported five people to Eastern Long Island Hospital on March 13, 14, 18 and 19.

10/12/11 11:07pm

Sarah K. Quinn, 37, of East Hampton was driving on North Ferry Road on Sunday, October 9 at about 11:45 p.m. when she was stopped by police for failure to keep to the right and to stay in lane. She was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated. She refused to take the pre-screen test.

Ms. Quinn was arraigned in Shelter Island Justice Court, Judge Helen J. Rosenblum presiding, and released on $500 bail.

SUMMONSES

Three motorists were ticketed during the week — one for failure to stay in lane on Clinton Avenue, a second for moving unsafely from a South Ferry Road lane and a third for failure to keep to the right.

OTHER REPORTS

Police responded to a resident/contractor dispute on October 4.

Police received a report about a downed wire on October 4. According to the police report, the wire appeared to have been there for quite a while; there was no need to notify the utilities.

In response to a call about illegal hunting, police patrolled woods in the areas of Dering Harbor and Ram Island on October 4. Evidence of hunting was located.

A caller reported  on October 5 that a truck had pulled down a telephone wire in South Ferry Hills. Verizon was notified.

On October 6, a caller reported an open door at a West Neck residence. The door apparently was not properly latched and had blown open. Police secured the door.

Police responded to an anonymous call about ATVs in Sachems Woods on October 6. The area was patrolled with negative results.

Police responded to a call about littering on the north side of Ram Island Drive on October 7. A request to the Highway Department was submitted for a clean up of the area and placement of a trash can.

A large dead buck, apparently shot and with its antlers cut off, was reported in Harbor View on October 8. Police checked the woods for hunters or hunting stands with negative results.

Police responded to a report that since Hurricane Irene, “no parking” signs have been missing on the roadway leading to Fresh Pond and along Lake Drive.

A caller reported that the new subdivision, Shorewood Court, has not been posted with town street signs. Police notified the Highway Department.

On October 8, a Menantic caller requested the removal of a deer carcass; police notified the Highway Department.

A Hay Beach caller told police on October 8 about seeing dogs, not on a leash, with their owner along a beach. Police canvassed the area with negative results.

Police responded to a complaint about a barking dog in the Center on October 8. On October 9, another call was received about a dog barking in the Center. Police spoke to the owner who will get a bark collar for the dog.

A caller in Westmoreland reported on October 8 that a boat was going in and out of the harbor from West Neck Creek. Other callers told police that the boat was stopping at docks and shining a spotlight into houses. The area was searched but the boat was not located.

Following up on a call on October 9, police found someone asleep along a roadside. The person was intoxicated and moved on without incident.

On October 9, a tree limb was reported leaning on wires in the Center; it had been reported earlier after Hurricane Irene. LIPA was notified.

An injured deer was reported in a yard in Hay Beach on October 9. When police arrived, the deer had run off into the woods.

A burglary was reported at a West Neck business on October 9.

On October 10, a caller reported that a person may have been trying to pick a fight and he was advised to call police if the situation happened again.

The Shelter Island Fire Department responded to an automatic alarm at a residence in the Center on October 4. Steam from a shower had set it off. A burglar alarm was set off accidentally on October 4 at a Silver Beach home. A medical alert was sounded on October 4 in the Center when a resident failed to make a customary call in to the alarm company.

AIDED CASES

Shelter Island Red Cross ambulance teams transported three people to Eastern Long Island Hospital on October 8 and 10.

08/24/11 10:42pm

Carl J. Krolikiewicz, 71, of Shelter Island was arrested on Friday, August 19 at about 3:30 p.m. and charged with two counts of harassment in the 2nd degree and criminal trespass in the 3rd degree. He was arraigned in Shelter Island Justice Court, Judge Helen J. Rosenblum presiding, and remanded to Suffolk County Jail.

Following an investigation of property damage caused by a driver who left the scene of the accidents, police located a vehicle with extensive damage and arrested Peter H. Warny, 21, of Port Washington on Sunday, August 21 at 7:30 a.m. He was charged with leaving the scene of two accidents after causing property damage. He was released on station house bail of $200.

Parag V. Vora, 33, of Yardley, Pennsylvania was stopped for speeding on North Ferry Road and subsequently was arrested on Sunday, August 21 at 12:52 a.m. on a charge of driving while intoxicated.

Mr. Vora was arraigned in Justice Court in front of Judge Rosenblum and released on $1,000 bail.

On Sunday, August 21 at 3:32 a.m., John Sheppard, 57, of Wading River was stopped by police for speeding (48 mph in a 25-mph zone), for failure to keep to the right, for driving a vehicle without rear lights and for not wearing a seatbelt. He was subsequently placed under arrest on West Neck Road for DWI. Mr. Sheppard was transported to Eastern Long Island Hospital for injuries caused when he exited his vehicle. He was treated and released and then arraigned in Justice Court, Judge Rosenblum presiding, and released on $750 bail.

ACCIDENTS

Zoe R. Belkin of New York City was backing up on Shore Road in West Neck on August 21 when she hit a vehicle driven by Eva K. Lewis of Shelter Island. There was minor damage to the left front quarter panel of Ms. Lewis’ vehicle and minor damage to the rear bumper of Ms. Belkin’s vehicle. Ms. Belkin, 24, was given a summons for operating an uninspected vehicle.

On August 20, Susan L. McCarthy of Deer Park was riding a motorcycle when she failed to negotiate a turn and drove through a privet hedgerow on Summerfield Place. There were minor scratches on the motorcycle and no injuries reported.

On August 21, Alan R. Shaw of Shelter Island was dropping off a passenger at North Ferry when the passenger opened her door and it hit a vehicle driven by Christina M. Donck-Guelton of New York City. Damage was estimated at under $1,000.

OTHER REPORTS

The Shelter Island Fire Department responded to a report of an arcing wire in Harbor View on August 16. Arcing wires were also reported in West Neck on August 18 and in the Center on August 20. LIPA was notified in all cases.

A boat was reported sinking low in the water on August 16; police notified the owner.

A caller reported that a vehicle had almost run him off Cartwright Road on August 16. Police were unable to locate the vehicle.

Also on the 16th, a caller told police a young person had broken a glass bottle on a Menantic roadway. When police arrived the person had cleaned it up.

Loud music was reported in the Center on August 17; the radio was turned off.

A motorcycle operating at a high rate of speed in Cartwright was reported on August 17; it was not located.

Police received an anonymous report of kids playing “ding, dong, ditch” on August 17. The area was checked; no problems were noted.

Police escorted a person to North Ferry on August 18; the person was creating a disturbance, trying to get into a Heights business that was closed for the night.

A case of criminal trespass was reported in the Heights on August 18.

On August 18, the possible grounding of a large yacht was reported in Westmoreland. The crew on board verified that the depth had been checked before docking.

A caller reported on August 18 that two small trees had been cut down on his Center property while brush was being cut back along his property line. He was advised to contact the Shelter Island Highway Department.

A complaint about a barking dog in Hay Beach was called in on August 18; police spoke to the dog’s owner.

Police investigated a shouting incident in the Center on August 18. The area was patrolled with negative results.

A vehicle was reported driving on the beach in Hay Beach. The occupants were advised not to drive there and they complied.

A power failure in the Center was reported to LIPA on August 18.

On August 19, a Ram Island caller reported a bat had gotten into the residence. Animal rescue was notified to remove the bat in the morning.

Police were notified on August 19 that a deer had caught its leg in a picket fence in Menantic. Police freed the deer’s leg and the deer ran off without incident.

Police followed up on a complaint received on August 19 about loud music coming from outside speakers at a Hay Beach residence. The music was turned off.

On August 19, a Center caller reported that a passerby had possibly thrown something at the house. The neighborhood was patrolled with negative results.

Police received a report on August 20 about a large hawk that had stayed in a Center area for three days. Animal rescue responded and removed the hawk.

LIPA was notified when an anchor and chain got hooked on something in the water off Crescent Beach. The spot was marked by a buoy. A diver declined to search for the anchor and chain because he had previously dived in that area and found another anchor and chain sitting on an underwater LIPA power line. LIPA responded later this week.

A dog at large was reported in the Center on August 20 but was gone when police arrived. Another dog at large in West Neck was retrieved by police on August 22 and a relative of the owner notified.

On August 20, a West Neck resident was advised to post “no-trespassing” signs after persons unknown nailed boards to a tree next to stairs leading down to the beach.

Gunshots were reported in Menantic on August 20. A resident was located who said he had shot a rat. He was advised not to do so, given the close proximity of his neighbors.

A Center caller complained about persons photographing him on August 20.

The Shelter Island Fire Department responded to a smell of gas reported at a Center residence on August 21.

A sick raccoon was reported in Cartwright on August 21; police were unable to locate the animal.

Police received a complaint about a jet skier traveling at a high rate of speed under the bridge at Chase Creek. The area was patrolled with negative results.

On August 21, a Sunfish sailor with a broken boom off Silver Beach was assisted by a marine unit.

A gunshot was reported in Montclair on August 21; the source was not located.

A report of loud popping noises at a Center location was received on August 22; according to the police report, kids were fooling around  with black powder from old fireworks. A parent was notified.

A caller reported an audible alarm in the Center on August 22. Police located an alarm clock on a porch and unplugged it.

A case of petit larceny in the Center was reported on August 22.

The sound of fireworks or gunshots was reported in the Center on August 22. Police located a person shooting a pellet gun but the person agreed to stop, given the nearness of neighbors.

The SIFD responded to four automatic fire alarms in the Heights and the Center during the week. One was caused by outdoor cooking; a second was set off by a security company working on the system; one was a false alarm and another was activated at the school during a test.

There were two burglary alarms in the Heights and Cartwright. One was set off by an incorrect code entry and the other by a power failure.

AIDED CASES

Shelter Island Red Cross ambulance teams transported four aided cases to Eastern Long Island Hospital on August 19, 20 and 22. A fifth case was reported but medical attention was refused.

06/29/11 10:57pm

Ryan P. Vansteen, 28, of Lake Grove, was driving on New York Avenue at about 2 a.m. Saturday, June 25, when he was stopped by police for making an improper U turn, failing to keep to the right, failing to stay in lane and driving without a seatbelt. He was subsequently arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated. An open alcoholic beverage was also found in his vehicle, police said.

Mr. Vansteen was arraigned in Shelter Island Justice Court, Judge Helen J. Rosenblum presiding, and released on cash bail of $5,000. He was directed to return to court at a later date. Mr. Vansteen’s vehicle was seized pursuant to the Suffolk County’s DWI seizure law.

Also on June 25, Jeffrey D. Pribor Jr., 25, of New York City was stopped on North Ferry Road at about 8:45 p.m. for driving with less than two headlights. He was subsequently arrested and charged with aggravated unlicensed operation in the 3rd degree. He was released on station house bail of $100 and issued an appearance ticket for Justice Court.

Kayla E. Shanks, 21, of Waldorf, Maryland was stopped for failure to stay in lane on North Ferry Road on Sunday, June 26 shortly before midnight. She was subsequently charged with unlawful possession of marijuana. Ms. Shanks was released on her own recognizance and given an appearance ticket for Justice Court.

On Monday, June 27 at about 2 a.m., Jonnathan Garrido, 25, of Miami Lakes, Florida, was stopped on North Ferry Road for failure to keep to the right and for speeding — 40 mph in a 30-mph zone. He was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated. Mr. Garrido was arraigned in Justice Court in front of Judge Rosenblum and released on $750 bail.

A passenger in the car, Collin C. Hill, 24, of Stratford, Connecticut was arrested on a charge of unlawful possession of marijuana. He was released on his own recognizance and given an appearance ticket for Justice Court.

SUMMONSES

Elizabeth A. Bishop, 57, of Shelter Island was ticketed on June 24 for failure to stop at a stop sign on West Neck Road.

Also on June 24, Matthew L. Biedron, 21, of Warren, Vermont was given a summons on North Ferry Road for speeding — 50 mph in a 30-mph zone.

Brian R. Gode, 65, of Floral Park Center was ticketed on June 25 on Winthrop Road for driving a vehicle without insurance.

On June 25, Jeffrey D. Pribor, 25, of Madison, New Jersey was given a ticket on North Ferry Road for aggravated unlicensed operation in the 3rd degree.

D. J. Dellacroce, 23, of Ft. Salonga, New York, was ticketed in the waters off Crescent Beach on June 26 for operating an unregistered motorboat.

William E. Connolly, 41,of New York City was given a summons off Crescent Beach on June 26 for operating a boat without a safety certificate.

Santiago A. Hernandez, 28, of Wainscott was ticketed on June 26 for operating a vehicle on Reel Point without a valid town beach driving permit.

Franklin Bermeo, 30, of East Hampton was also ticketed for operating a vehicle at Reel Point without a beach driving permit.

ACCIDENTS

Stephen Lenox of Shelter Island was parked on Shore Road on June 21 but had not shifted into park. His vehicle rolled back, striking a second parked vehicle — a large delivery truck. There was more than $1,000 in damage to the driver’s-side rear bumper and rear quarter panel and taillight of Mr. Lenox’s vehicle; no damage was reported to the truck.

On June 25, Sheron D. Potashner of New York City was driving north on a curve on Grand Avenue in the Heights when she failed to keep toward the center of the roadway, sideswiping a legally parked vehicle belonging to Dennis M. Clark of Shelter Island. There was more than $1,000 in damage to the passenger-side front and side of Ms. Potashner’s vehicle and the left rear fender and side of the parked vehicle.

Also on June 25, Michael H. Loriz of Shelter Island was backing out of Hubbard’s auto shop driveway when a vehicle driven by Victor Nussenzwig of New York City drove in behind him in a perpendicular direction. According to the  police report, Mr. Loriz was distracted by another vehicle that was also moving in the shop’s parking area and didn’t see Mr. Nussenzwig’s vehicle behind him and backed into it. There was more than $1,000 in damage to the left rear bumper of Mr. Loriz’s vehicle and to the passenger-side front and center panel of Mr. Nussenzwig’s vehicle.

OTHER REPORTS

A caller reported on June 21 that a pool in Silver Beach was being filled with hose water. The caretaker told the police that water was not going into the pool.

A caller told police on June 21 that debris and garbage had been deposited on the beach in South Ferry Hills.

Also on the 21st, a Center resident called police to obtain a better understanding of parental rights.

A Center caller reported on June 21 that a neighbor’s dogs had been barking for an extended period of time. The owner agreed to put the dogs inside.

Police responded to a child custody matter on June 21.

On June 21, police responded to a report of verbal abuse.

A person was reported intoxicated and disorderly at a Heights business on June 22. The individual was driven home.

A case of criminal mischief (damage to a sign) was reported in Silver Beach on June 22.

A caller told police there were hazardous conditions at a construction site in Hay Beach on June 22. Police found two delivery trucks on the scene with flagmen directing traffic. No further action was taken.

A beach fire made with treated wood in Hay Beach was extinguished by the Shelter Island Fire Department on June 22.

At a caller’s request on June 22, police notified a person to refrain from contacting the caller in the future.

On June 22, police investigated a miscommunication regarding payment for a delivery.

The heavy rainstorm on Thursday afternoon, June 23, caused flooding in a number of areas — Bridge Street, Hay Beach and the Center. The road at Bootlegger’s Lane and Brander Parkway and a Ram Island roadway were impassable. The roadway at the corner of Westview Road and Crescent Way was also flooded. An arcing wire in Silver Beach and downed tree in West Neck were reported.

Gas was leaking from a vehicle on board a South Ferry boat on June 23. The SIFD responded and said when the engine was running the gas was coming from the fuel pump. The vehicle was towed from South Ferry.

On June 24, police assisted Communities That Care volunteers and students with their “Sticker Shock” project, providing stickers and information about teenage drinking to Island businesses selling alcohol.

On June 24, children on a Harbor View roadway were causing a dangerous situation. A person was advised to keep the children off the roadway.

Police responded to a case of trespass in the Center.

On June 25, police noticed a sailboat drifting away with the tide in West Neck; the boat was towed back to the Quinipet dock.

A person was reported driving erratically in West Neck on June 25. Police searched the area with negative results.

Dogs were reported barking at a Center residence on June 25; the owner put the dogs inside.

An anonymous noise complaint was received at 1:30 a.m. on June 26 at a business in West Neck. An employee said the volume would be lowered. Police received a call at about 5 a.m. on June 26 about a large party at a residence in Silver Beach. Debris was found in the roadway and cars were left in front of the residence and neighboring properties — opposite the flow of traffic. Parking tickets were issued.

An anonymous caller reported vehicles parked illegally in West Neck on June 26; no violations were noted.

On June 26, a Silver Beach resident reported someone “driving aimlessly” in the area and coming onto the caller’s driveway. Police searched the area with negative results.

On June 27, police responded to a domestic dispute in the Center.

A complaint about a neighbor’s dog was made by a Ram Island resident on June 27.

A caller reported on June 27 that a young person had thrown a glass bottle onto a Center roadway. The person was located and told to clean up the debris.

Vehicles parked in front of a Hay Beach construction site caused a hazard, police were told on June 27. Police talked to the construction site manager and advised him to monitor the vehicles and parking.

A caller told police that traffic was blocked in front of the Sylvester Manor farmstand on June 27 and police talked to the manor staff.

On June 27 a Center caller was advised to contact police if a person showed up where he was not welcome.

An anonymous caller reported people were swimming at the beach along the boat basin in South Ferry Hills. The area was patrolled without result.

One burglary alarm was set off at a Ram Island residence for no apparent reason.

The SIFD responded to four fire alarms and one carbon monoxide alarm in homes in the Center, Dering Harbor, the Heights and Silver Beach. Flooding caused an alarm panel to go off in one case; basement flooding caused another. A malfunction and a false alarm were cited in two other instances. The test for carbon monoxide read “zero.”

AIDED CASES

Shelter Island Red Cross ambulance teams transported six aided cases to Eastern Long Island Hospital on June 21, 24, and 25.