Southold Police Report

08/26/2010 12:00 AM |

A fisherman from Brentwood was arrested on a felony assault charge after he allegedly hit another fisherman in the head with a flashlight early Saturday morning, severely lacerating him. Both men were fishing at Goldsmith Inlet in Peconic.

Just after 3 a.m., Julio Lopez, 51, reportedly struck Emmanuel Rosales, 30, of Franklin Square following an argument with Mr. Rosales and a group of other fishermen from Franklin Square. Police responded to the scene after another fishermen had dialed 911 on his cell phone when he heard shouts for help.

Mr. Lopez had fled by the time police arrived. He was stopped on Route 48 in Mattituck, according to Southold Town Police Captain Martin Flatley. He said that Mr. Lopez also had a laceration on his head. Both men were taken to ELIH and treated for their injuries.

Only Mr. Lopez was charged because, after an investigation that was made difficult by a language barrier, police determined that he instigated the physical confrontation, Capt. Flatley said.

* Southold Town Police are looking for three men who reportedly sexually abused another man while he was sitting on a bench on Adams Street in Greenport just before 4 a.m. on Aug. 15. The victim, from Greenport, told police that the men held him down, exposed themselves and rubbed against him, making lewd accusations about his sexual orientation. He could not describe the perpetrators because they were behind him and held him face down. The victim said his assailants ran away when a car pulled into the Adams Street parking lot. The victim could not find his wallet or his cell phone, but police later found a credit card belonging to him in front of the Greenport laundromat. A police investigation is ongoing.

* A man from Riverhead was arrested for driving while intoxicated in Greenport on Friday night, after a 14-year-old girl told Southold police that he had attempted to pick her up. The girl said the man, who approached her just after 8 p.m., was driving a red Honda Civic. Police said they later found Ronald Eldridge, 43, driving a car matching that description on Adams Street. Police said that Mr. Eldridge’s breath smelled of alcohol and that they later determined he was intoxicated. He was taken to police headquarters and held for a morning arraignment.

* A 71-year-old Peconic resident was taken to ELIH on Tuesday morning after the SUV he was driving collided with a parked street sweeper on Peconic Lane. Joel Reitman was driving north on Peconic Lane when he reportedly hit the town-owned vehicle, which was parked in front of the town’s youth center. Mr. Reitman was taken to the hospital by the Southold Fire Department Ambulance Corps after complaining of chest pains.

* An employee of the Soundview Restaurant in Greenport was injured Tuesday morning while attempting to cross Route 48 on a bicycle in front of the restaurant, police said. No further information was immediately available.

* Two East Marion residents reported on Aug. 15 that outbuildings on their properties had been burglarized. A Rocky Point Road resident reported that someone cut a window screen on his pool house and stole a 12-pack of Budweiser beer, a bottle of cognac and an antique shotgun. The suspect reportedly left through the front door. A Gillette Drive resident reported the same morning that his grass trimmer had been stolen from his garage. There was no sign of forced entry. Police are continuing to investigate.

* A Sony car radio was reported stolen from a car that had been parked for a week in an unlocked garage on Denkel Lane in Cutchogue and another car radio was reported stolen from a car that had been parked for a week in the parking lot of a business on Eugene Road in Cutchogue. Both incidents were reported on the morning of Aug. 16. Police have begun extra patrols of the area.

* A restaurant owner in Mattituck reported that a bank bag containing $230 in cash was stolen from the kitchen of the restaurant on Saturday, Aug. 14. The restaurant owner also reported that someone had stolen a 400-pound metal dough mixer from behind his establishment two months earlier, but he had not filed a report because he had no use for the mixer.

* A green 1977 Puch moped was reported stolen from a shed on Corey Creek Lane in Southold on Aug. 19. The owner of the moped said that it had two flat tires and was buried behind other items in the shed.

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.