Southold Police Report

07/15/2010 12:00 AM |

Southold Police announced a pair of unrelated drunk driving arrests Thursday night and early Friday morning.

Benjamin Schwartz, 51, of Fleetwood Road in Cutchogue was arrested after a bicyclist reported seeing a possibly intoxicated man operating a vehicle in the King Kullen parking lot shortly before 6 p.m. Thursday, police said. Mr. Schwartz failed several roadside sobriety tests after being stopped, police said.

Salvatore Naro, 49, of Locust Valley was charged with DWI after being pulled over for a traffic violation on Pike Street in Mattituck, police said.

Both men were held overnight for arraignment Friday, police said.

* Southold Police Officer Richard Buonaiuto, 28, of Peconic swerved off the road to avoid a deer and struck a tree at the intersection of Main Bayview Road and Jacobs Lane early Wednesday morning, police said. Officer Buonaiuto was traveling south on Main Bayview Road in response to an alarm activation at 5:25 a.m., police said. He sustained a minor shoulder injury and was transported to Eastern Long Island Hospital for treatment, according to the police.

* Corey Kost, 22, of Wading River was traveling eastbound Tuesday on Route 48 in Greenport when his car hydroplaned on the wet road surface, causing him to lose control and strike a ditch along the side of the road, overturning the vehicle, police said. Mr. Kost did not report any major injuries but was transported to Eastern Long Island Hospital for a brief checkup, police said.

* Kevin Cande, 51, of Mattituck reported last Wednesday that a fireproof safe containing over $10,000 in cash was stolen from his office in Laurel, police said. Mr. Cande indicated that the safe, which also contained an assortment of certificates, corporate seals, vehicle titles and personal papers, was most likely taken by someone who works at the office and had prior knowledge of its location, police said. Detectives advised Mr. Cande to compile a list of current and recently terminated employees, police said. * Nikolaos Stergiou, 57, of Edgewater, N.J., reported Saturday that a dock box containing over $5,000 worth of property had been stolen from his sailboat docked at Brewer Stirling Harbor Marina in Greenport, police said. Mr. Stergiou said that he had last seen the dock box, which had the name “Agious Nikolaos” painted on its side, over a month ago, police said. No further action has been taken, according to the police.

* An anonymous caller reported two horses on the loose in Southold on Sunday. The horses, later found wandering down South Harbor Lane by police, were retrieved and given to caretaker Frank Arnold, 60, of Southold, police said.

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.