Blotter: Arson team investigates boat fires
The Suffolk County Police Arson Squad is investigating after five boats caught fire at Albertson Marine in Southold last week.
Police say an officer responded to the shipyard along Highway 25 early Monday morning and found five winterized boats that were stored outside were on fire. The Southold Fire Department responded and extinguished the fire around 3:40 a.m. and no cause has been determined, officials said.
• Southold Town Police cited a 76-year-old Greenport man for driving with a suspended license after he allegedly ran over another vehicle stopped at a red light in the eastbound lane of Route 48 in Peconic on Tuesday after – noon last.
According to a report, the driver, Robert Reed, told police he accidentally pressed the accelerator pedal instead of the brake and received two summonses. No injuries were reported, officials said.
• Police were called to a disturbance along Second Street in Greenport on Saturday evening.
According to a police report, a woman called police after two people plowing snow nearby ran a generator in the bed of their van and began insulting her when she asked them to turn it off shortly before 11 p.m. time. Both subjects reportedly left the area before police arrived.
• Police helped a 61-year-old man from Greenport return home after his vehicle broke down on Sound Avenue in Jamesport around 1am on Sunday.
• A 59-year-old Cutchogue man driving on New Suffolk Road damaged a park car after it spun into the road and hit it with his plow on Saturday afternoon.
The incident was reported to the police and no one was injured in the incident.
• Detectives are investigating after a 92-year-old man from Southold discovered that an unknown person had attempted to make a fraudulent bank transfer of $49,563.89 in his name. The incident was reported to police last Tuesday and the wire transfer was reversed, officials said.
• Police were called to a report of an overdose at a home on Route 48 in Greenport early last Monday morning. An officer responded and found an alert, breathing 28-year-old man who admitted to using cocaine. He was taken to Stony Brook Eastern Long Island Hospital for evaluation, reports said.
• An Orient woman called police to report hunters were too close to her property along Highway 25 Friday afternoon.
An officer responded at around 5:16 p.m. and spoke with a 57-year-old man from Jamesport who had permission to hunt in the field, had a valid license and was “well within” the state’s shotgun hunting parameters, according to a report.
Those named in the police reports have not been convicted of any crime or offense. The charges against them can then be reduced or withdrawn, or they can be declared innocent.