Southold Police caught an alleged car thief on the morning of Sunday, Sept. 5, after a chase through Cutchogue and Mattituck.
The owner of a 1998 Volvo sedan reported his car stolen from outside a Mattituck shop just after 10:30 a.m. Four hours later, an officer making a traffic stop on Route 48 in Cutchogue saw the stolen vehicle and chased it back to Mattituck on Route 25, where the suspect jumped out of the car while it was still in motion on Sound Avenue and began running.
Tarell Holloway, 23, of Greenport was apprehended after he was briefly chased on foot, police said. He was charged with grand larceny in the fourth degree, criminal possession of stolen property, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, aggravated unlicensed operation and 13 vehicle and traffic violations. He was held overnight at town police headquarters and remanded to the Suffolk County Correctional Facility after his arraignment on Sept. 6.
* Labor Day revelers who tanked up before getting behind the wheel were nabbed all over Southold Town this weekend, according to police reports.
The screams of an arachnophobic passenger who thought she saw a spider on her lap drew the attention of Southold Town Police to a car stopped on Route 25 in Mattituck at about 2:30 a.m. Monday. They determined the driver, Angela Kontogiannis, 32, of Bayside, was intoxicated and charged her with DWI.
* Joni Dominick, 50, of Greenport was charged with DWI on Saturday night after a car she was driving struck two parked cars on Main Street in Greenport, police said. She was apprehended after attempting to leave the scene with a blown front tire and damage to the front end of the vehicle, according to police. She was also charged with leaving the scene of an accident, a seat belt violation and with failure to maintain her lane of travel.
* Efrain Garcia, 25, of Greenport was charged with DWI after he was pulled over for a traffic violation at the intersection of Third and Front streets Monday night.
* Antonio Saenz, 51, of Southold was also charged with DWI on Monday night, after police responded to a call about an erratic driver on Boisseau Avenue in Southold. Mr. Saenz also had an active bench warrant from the Suffolk County Court, police said.
* Nick Fusco, 41, of Rocky Point, was charged with DWI on Monday evening, after police said that he had run a stop sign at the intersection of Love Lane and Pike Street in Mattituck. Mr. Fusco was also charged with a violation for driving with a suspended license.
* Jeanne Ruland, 49, of Mattituck was charged with DWI after she was involved in a car accident on Route 48 on Saturday afternoon. She was held overnight for arraignment.
* Kevin D. Browne, 46, of Aquebogue was charged with DWI on the evening of Sept. 2 after police responded to a call about an erratic driver on Factory Avenue in Mattituck. Mr. Browne was found in his car with the engine running in the parking lot of the Mattituck Plaza shopping center, police said. He was held overnight for arraignment.
* A 28-year-old East Quogue woman was arrested on the evening of Sept. 1 after her car struck a guy wire while she was allegedly driving drunk in Laurel. According to police, Meghan Sullivan was heading east on Route 25 when she lost control of her vehicle, struck the guy wire and continued into a tree. She was transported by the Mattituck Fire Department to Eastern Long Island Hospital, where she was treated for minor injuries and released. She was then taken to police headquarters to be held for arraignment. Police said that her vehicle was seized due to a prior DWI conviction.
* Kevin Secaida, 17, of Cutchogue was charged with four counts of possession of a forged instrument, a Class D felony, after Southold Police pulled over a car with improper license plates just after 1 a.m. Saturday. Mr. Secaida, who was the passenger in the car, was reportedly in possession of three fraudulent Social Security cards and one fraudulent permanent resident card.
* Norman Whitney, 50, of New Suffolk was arrested for disorderly conduct on Thursday evening, after police said that he was swerving in and out of traffic on his bicycle on New Suffolk Avenue, causing cars to slow down to avoid hitting him. Police said that Mr. Whitney was intoxicated.
* Brian Hoey, 36, of Staten Island was arrested for disorderly conduct after Southold Police said they found him urinating on Route 25 in Southold at about 3 a.m. Friday.
* A 7-by-3-foot vinyl campaign banner for New York State Assembly candidate Dan Losquadro was reported stolen from a campaign office on Love Lane in Mattituck some time over Labor Day weekend. The sign had been affixed 10 feet above the ground at the office of attorney Stephen Kiely and had apparently been tampered with. Police later found the sign not far from the building. Mr. Kiely told police that he may install a security camera and plans to put up more sturdy mounts for the sign.
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.