Southold bay constables rescued father and son boaters Sunday after their boat capsized on Great Peconic Bay off Mattituck.
The 12-foot boat operated by Bryan Gordon, 37, of Baiting Hollow capsized after being struck by a large wave, according to police reports. Mr. Gordon and his son Joshua, 12, were wearing life vests and were unhurt when they were found in the water shortly after 10 a.m. Their boat was recovered by Sea Tow and the Southold bay constables.
* Mattituck resident James H. Pape, 26, was arrested by Shelter Island Police for allegedly boating while intoxicated after his boat reportedly crashed on the island Sunday evening. Police said Mr. Pape’s 24-foot Chris-Craft ran ashore on the north side of the island at 7:45 p.m., causing $6,000 worth of damage to a bulkhead. Mr. Pape was released on $500 bail and ordered to appear in court at a later date.
* A 24-year-old Greenport man was arrested for driving while intoxicated on Route 25 in Greenport Friday night. Erick R. Catalan was stopped after Southold Town police said that they saw him driving erratically in the eastbound lane just after 10 p.m. Mr. Catalan was also issued summonses for failure to maintain his lane of travel and for an open container violation after police said they found an open beer in his car. He was held overnight for arraignment.
* A woman from Garden City was arrested for DWI after she was involved in an accident on Route 48 Sunday evening. Carol Richner, 66, reportedly failed several field sobriety tests after Southold Town police responded to the scene of the accident just after 5:30 p.m. She was held overnight for a morning arraignment.
* The driver of a Freightliner truck drove through a culvert in a median, struck several arbor vitae trees and then barrelled into a parked car on Route 48 in Mattituck in the early hours of Saturday morning, according to police reports. Police said that the car was demolished. Truck driver Isabel Carias Cordiva, 25, of Takoma Park, Md., told police he had fallen asleep at the wheel. He was transported to ELIH with minor injuries.
* A Mattituck man reported that his car caught on fire east of the Mattituck school building on the Main Road just after noon on July 20. Ernest Jones, 83, saw smoke coming from the driver’s side door when he turned the key to start the car. The fire, which police said started in the wiring behind the glove box, caused extensive damage to the car, according to police. Mr. Jones was not injured.
* A business in Mattituck reported on July 24 that someone had stolen two go-carts, a generator, a pressure washer, a welding machine and a hand grinder from the Route 48 establishment. The business owner said he believed the theft had taken place the previous day.
* A business in Peconic reported on July 23 that someone stole a cash register from the premises sometime between July 18 and 23. Police said that the thief apparently entered the building through an unlocked window.
Those who are named in police reports have not been convicted of any crime or violation. The charges against them may later be reduced or withdrawn, or they may be found innocent.