Excerpts from the Southold Town Police Press Reports released Oct. 29, 2017
A police cruiser was struck by two deer on Narrow River Road in Orient on Oct. 22. According to the police report the deer ran out from the side of the road and collided into the vehicle. No damage was reported and the officer was not injured. There was no word on the fate of the deer.
A Westhampton Beach man was arrested on a charge of driving while intoxicated after a crash at the intersection of County Route 48 and Wickham Avenue. Frederick W. Kollhop, 52, was driving eastbound on CR 48 and attempted to turn left on to Wickham Avenue through a red turn signal, colliding with a westbound vehicle, police said.
On Oct. 23 a Mattituck woman phoned 911 to report that someone entered her apartment while she and another person were home. When the intruder realized the apartment was occupied, he fled the scene in a silver Ford Focus. The woman said that nothing was taken and asked that police increase patrols in the area.
While on patrol in Southold on Oct. 23, a police officer observed three people in a heated argument. While the officer was conducting an investigation, one of the three yelled an obscenity to a passing motorist. This occurred within earshot of numerous members of the public, including a juvenile in a passing car. The man was placed under arrest and charged with disorderly conduct.
On Oct. 24, Southold Town police assisted the U.S. Coast Guard with a disabled sailboat which had broken free of its anchor and was on the beach at Orient State Park. Police helped two people off the disabled boat and transported them to the Orient Point ferry.
A worker at the post office in Peconic phoned police on Oct. 25 to report that a group of people was campaigning for politicians in front of the post office. He expressed concern for their safety since they were very close to the roadway. The group dispersed when police arrived.
On Oct. 25 police responded to Mattituck Plaza shopping center on Main Road after reports of a man asking people for money. The man said he’d run out of gas and needed money. He left the area without further incident.
A Southold man reported to police on Oct. 25 that he’d received a call from a subject claiming to be his son. The caller told the man that he’d been arrested and needed $2,100 for bail. The complainant said that he went to Walmart and sent the money to another Walmart in Georgia. It turned out to be a scam. No further information was available.
On Oct. 25, a Mattituck man called police to a gas station on Main Road after a clerk refused to give him back his debit card. The man said that he gave the clerk his card to pay for cigarettes, and after the clerk asked him for his pin number he thought this was a strange request and asked for the card back. The clerk initially stated that the did not have the card but returned it to the customer prior to police arriving.
On Oct. 25 a Mattituck man was arrested after a traffic stop in Cutchogue when police found him in possession of a bag of marijuana.
A Greenport man called police on Oct. 26 to report that he purchased a dog from a breeder six months ago and about three weeks ago a woman came to his house showing papers that stated she was the dog’s owner. She took the dog with her. The complainant does not have the woman’s contact information.
A worker from the Sterlington Deli in Greenport called police on Oct. 27 to report finding a counterfeit $50 bill in her cash drawer. She remembered a customer paying with a $50 and when police interviewed the customer she told them she’d received it from the Greenport 7-Eleven. No action was taken against the customer.
On Oct. 28 police received a call reporting that a “Vote Democrat” sign in Laurel was vandalized.
On Oct. 29 police received numerous reports of downed trees blocking roadways throughout Southold Town. The highway department was notified and the trees were removed.
Editor’s note: A criminal charge is an accusation. By law, a person charged with a crime is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.