One man was arrested and another seriously injured after two 17-year-old Greenport residents got into a fight on Front Street during the Greenport Maritime Festival Saturday afternoon. Southold Police charged William Mokus with misdemeanor assault. The other teen, who was not charged, suffered a dislocated shoulder and other injuries, according to police.
* A 2001 Hyundai Elantra, a pair of Yukon Advanced Optics night vision goggles, a Garmin Oregon hand-held GPS and 30 Vicodin tablets were reported stolen from a Route 48 residence in Southold on Sept. 22. The owner of the house reported that the goggles, Vicodin and GPS had been on the dining room table all day, along with the keys to the car, and that the house had been left unlocked.
* An 18-year-old from Southold was charged with DWI after he was involved in an accident on Cedar Point Drive in Southold just before 3:30 a.m. Sunday, according to Southold Town Police reports. Kevin Bergami was driving a 1991 Dodge pickup truck when, he said, a deer ran in front of his car, he swerved to avoid it and struck a tree, according to police. Police said that “excessive speed and alcohol consumption contributed to the collision.” Mr. Bergami was arrested at the scene and taken to Eastern Long Island Hospital by the Southold Fire Department rescue squad. He was treated for minor injuries and taken to police headquarters, where he was held for a morning arraignment.
* A Coram resident who allegedly stole a hat from a store in Greenport was arrested early Saturday morning, according to police. Police said that Paul E. Parks III, 21, was seen taking a hat off a rack in a store and walking out with it. Police said that, when the store owner identified him on the street, Mr. Parks was still wearing the hat but threw it on the ground while walking back to the store with the police to watch the surveillance video. He was charged with petit larceny, criminal possession of stolen property and littering.
* A Whitestone, N.Y., resident who keeps a boat at a marina in Southold reported a Mercury outboard motor valued at $2,000 had been stolen. The victim had been away since Sept. 4 and returned to find the motor missing on Sept. 20.
* A 21-year-old Orient man was hospitalized on Sept. 25 after being attacked by an unknown man on a Greenport beach just before 9 p.m., according to police. The victim, who was taken to ELIH by the Greenport Fire Department rescue squad, reported that two 17 and 18-year-old sisters had asked him to come to the beach. Police spoke to the women after the incident and reported that they admitted to calling the victim down to the beach so that an unknown friend of theirs could beat him up because they believed the victim was making advances toward their 15-year-old sister. A K-9 police officer and his dog found 91 cents in change and a pack of gum belonging to the victim on the beach but did not find his assailant. The victim did not want to press charges against the sisters.
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.