Excerpts from the Southold Town Police Press Reports released Nov. 27, 2017
On Nov. 20 police were notified by the Southampton police department that they had detained a Southold man who had an active warrant out of Southold Town. Police took him into custody and brought him to headquarters to await arraignment.
Southold Town Police reported two arrests made during an East End DWI Task Force holiday enforcement action on Nov. 22. Police said Pasquale P. Cutone, 56, of Mastic, was stopped by police at about 11 p.m. after he was observed failing to maintain his lane of travel on County Road 48 in Mattituck. He found to be intoxicated and also driving with a revoked license. He was arrested on charges of driving while intoxicated and aggravated unlicensed operation. Richard Day, 26, of Southold, was charged with driving while intoxicated after a traffic stop on Central Avenue in Greenport, police said. Both men were transported to Southold Town Police headquarters and held for arraignment.
On Nov. 22 police arrested Pasquale Cutone of Shirley at the Strawberry Fairgrounds in Mattituck after a traffic stop. Police observed that Cutone’s eyes were red and glassy, his speech was slurred and he had alcohol on his breath. After Cutone failed a roadside sobriety test and refused to submit to a breath test, police arrested him and brought him to headquarters to await arraignment. Police also found that Cutone was driving with a revoked license.
Southold police received an anonymous complaint that an unknown person dumped household garbage at Bailie Beach in Mattituck on Nov. 23. Police checked for identifying features in the trash but found nothing. The highway department was notified to remove the trash.
Southold Town Police and Southold Fire Department responded to a chimney fire at a residence in Southold on Nov. 24. Upon arrival they found that the homeowner had succeeded in extinguishing the fire and the fire department found the residence to be safe.
On Nov. 24 an employee at Layyah in Greenport phoned police to report that a black male wearing NY Yankees sunglasses, a black wool jacket and a gray sweatshirt stole a bag of candy valued at $1.99. Officers were unable to locate a suspect.
On Nov. 25 police responded to a report of a motorist driving erratically in Greenport. Police located the vehicle and when they interviewed the driver he said he was driving slowly to avoid deer. No action was taken.
A Southold man phoned police to report that his boat broke free from a mooring in Town Creek. Police advised the man that they would notify him if it was found.
On Nov. 26 police received a call from a Mattituck man who reported that someone dumped 12 bags of leaves and miscellaneous garbage next to his driveway. Police will increase patrols in the area.
On Nov. 27 a Mattituck man was arrested and charged with DWI, aggravated unlicensed operating and speeding in a school zone, police said. Albizures Morataya was traveling 45 mph in a 20 mph zone in front of Mattituck School when he was stopped. Police noticed that his eyes were glassy and detected the smell of alcohol on his breath. Morataya was also found to be driving with a suspended license. After failing field society tests, Morataya was arrested and transported to police headquarters to await arraignment.
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.