Southold Police Report

09/16/2010 12:00 AM |

A 20-year-old Greenport man who allegedly threatened another 20-year-old Greenport man with baseball bats and an unloaded shotgun was arrested on Monday by Southold Town Police and charged with menacing in the second degree.

The victim told police that Richard Hermance, holding several baseball bats, followed him out of a house at about 1:15 a.m., after the two had had an argument After the victim managed to get the bats away from his assailant, police said, Mr. Hermance went into the house to get a shotgun, which was unloaded. After he cocked the gun and pointed at the victim, police said, the victim managed to take the shotgun and wrestle Mr. Hermance to the ground until police arrived.

Southold Town Police charged four people with DWI in the past week.

* Otar Lezhava, 25, of Providence, R.I., was charged with DWI just after midnight on Sept. 13, when he was stopped for a traffic violation on Route 25 in Mattituck.

* Antonio Pinto, 41, of Shirley was charged with DWI just after 5:30 p.m. on Sept. 12 after police said he had been seen driving erratically on Route 25 in Laurel.

* Eric A. Brown, Jr., 25, of Coram was charged with DWI at nearly 3 a.m. on Sept. 12 after he was stopped by police for a traffic violation on Route 48 in Mattituck.

* Jennifer J. Curtin, 36, of Greenport was charged with DWI under the influence of drugs after police said she struck a parked car on Route 25 in Southold just after 3 p.m. Sept. 10.

* Police reported that a 24-year-old Shoreham man was allegedly found with bags containing heroin and hypodermic needles on Gold Spur Street in Cutchogue Tuesday evening. Police responded to a call of a suspicious vehicle at just after 5:30 p.m. to find driver Dominic Lorig, who was allegedly impaired due to the use of narcotics, at the scene. He was charged with DWAI drugs, criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree and criminal possession of a hypodermic instrument.

* A bicyclist and a driver were taken to Eastern Long Island Hospital on the morning of Sept. 7 after they were involved in an accident at the intersection of Main St. and Manor Place in Greenport. Police said that Catherine Sucic, 81, of Southold, driving the car, failed to yield the right of way to Lisa Scanlon, 47, of New York City, who was riding her bicycle on Main Street when Ms. Sucic turned left onto Manor Place. Ms. Scanlon was treated by Greenport Fire Department volunteers for her injuries and taken to ELIH. Ms. Sucic was treated for shock at the scene and was taken to ELIH. No charges were filed.

* Two local women were also taken to ELIH on Sept. 10 after they were involved in a car accident at the intersection of Route 48 and Horton Lane in Southold. Cindy Ruggles, 51, of Southold was turning left onto Horton Lane when she failed to yield the right of way to Chelsea Anderson, 17, of East Marion, according to police reports. No charges were filed.

* Frank Seidl, 37, of Greenport was charged with aggravated unlicensed operation on Saturday evening, after police, who said they knew he had a revoked license, saw him driving out of the Greenport 7-Eleven parking lot.

* The manager of a group home in Southold reported on Sept. 7 that someone had stolen a camera, printer, laptop and CD player from the home’s residents sometime before 2 p.m. that day.

* The owner of a farm stand on Sound Ave. in Mattituck reported on Saturday evening that someone had pried open the locks on two sheds where the cash registers were stored. The farm stand had been burglarized last month and was no longer keeping any money in the registers at night. Not far from the sheds, police found a crowbar in tall grass, which they believe had been used to pry open the doors.

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.