SOUTHOLD TOWN POLICE PHOTO | First spotted on the ground, the iguana climbed a tree before police were able to capture it.
A green iguana more than four feet long was found roaming Eastern Shores in Greenport Sunday, Southold Town police said.
The lizard, which was first spotted on the ground by a passerby who notified police, was captured after it climbed a tree.
Officers then handed it over to employees at the town’s animal shelter. (more…)
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There’s no information yet on which of North Ferry’s boats was involved in a collision with a sailboat Friday night in waters off Greenport.
United States Coast Guard and North Ferry officials are investigating a minor collision between a North Ferry vessel and a sailboat that occurred on Friday, July 17, about 8:35 p.m. in waters off Greenport. (more…)
REPORTER FILE PHOTO | An car accident aboard the Manhansett Saturday required repairs to get it back in action Sunday morning
An 85-year-old New York City man caused a scene at the North Ferry terminal in Greenport Saturday when he accidentally stepped on the gas instead of the brake after boarding the Manhansett, Southold Town Police said. (more…)
A Shelter Island man who was arrested two weeks ago faces new charges after being caught in possession of heroin in Cutchogue Friday night, Southold Town police said.
Sean Patrick Cronin, 27, was stopped on Main Road by Stillwater Avenue after failing to maintain his lane about 7:45 p.m., police said. Mr. Cronin was found in possession of 16 wax envelopes of heroin, according to a report.
He is charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and criminal possession of a hypodermic needle, police said.
Mr. Cronin was transported and held for morning arraignment, according to a report.
He was arrested two weeks ago for petit larceny after entering a car that did not belong to him, however nothing appeared to be missing, according to a previous Suffolk Times story.
Mr. Cronin was also arrested in February on grand larceny and forgery charges for allegedly cashing an elderly woman’s checks without her knowledge, according to a previous Suffolk Times story.
TIM KELLY PHOTO | Southold Police Chief Martin Flatley with missing persons experts from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.
Southold Police do not anticipate filing any criminal charges in connection with the disappearance of Peconic teenager Ashley Murray, Police Chief Martin Flatley said Monday.
Police say they know where the teen was during her absence, but the chief declined to give the location.
“She was on the East End most of the time with friends who thought they were helping her,” he said. “I’d like to think that anyone who helped her over that time was doing it for the right reason. Do I wish it had gone differently? Absolutely, but I don’t think there was any criminal intent.”
Ashley, 16, failed to show up at Southold High School Feb. 25 and she was gone 11 days before she and an adult friend showed up at town police headquarters in Peconic Friday afternoon.
The chief said Ashley spent only one night in the hospital after turning herself in and is now in the care of another family.
“When she was being interviewed it became evident she didn’t want to be home,” the chief added.
The police will conduct a few more interviews before closing out the case, he said.