Southold Town police blotter

07/07/2011 5:55 AM |

Three people were hospitalized late on the afternoon of June 28 after a three-car accident at the intersection of Route 48 and Depot Lane in Cutchogue.

Southold Town Police said Gerald Cruise of Southold, 85, was making a left turn onto Route 48 from Depot Lane when he failed to yield the right of way to an eastbound car driven by James Wysocki, 31, of Cutchogue. After the impact with Mr. Wysocki’s car, Mr. Cruise’s car then struck another car driven by Doreen Williamson, 56, of Ridge.

Cutchogue and Mattituck fire departments and rescue squads responded to the accident and took Mr. Cruise and his wife, Patricia, and Ms. Williamson to area hospitals for treatment, according to police. Mr. Wysocki was treated at the scene for minor injuries.

Southold Police impounded all three vehicles for safety inspections.

• A 79-year-old Cutchogue man was saved from a sinking boat after it began taking on water from the wake of several larger boats in Peconic Bay on the morning of July 1. James Ray called 911 after his boat began taking on water just south of Robins Island about 11:30 a.m., police said. Bay constables soon found the 17-foot 1983 Grady White boat. Mr. Ray told police the boat took on the water from the waves, but its bilge pump was not working and the vessel began to founder. When police arrived, the water was up to the boat’s gunwales. Mr. Ray, who police said was wearing a life preserver, was ferried to shore. Bay constables towed the boat to shallow water and bailed it out.

• An 8-year-old girl from Oceanside was found unharmed on a Cutchogue beach Saturday evening after a one-and-a-half hour search by Southold police. Eleni Pappas was separated from her family without their knowledge at a beach near Glen Court at about 9:20 p.m. She was found unharmed not far from her family after a search that included Southold police officers and a Suffolk County Police helicopter and returned to her mother, who was at the scene.

• Manuel Merino-Romano, 20, of Greenport was charged with driving while intoxicated just before 2 a.m. on June 30, after he was stopped for failing to maintain his lane of travel when driving on Route 25 in Greenport. Mr. Merin-Romano was taken to police headquarters and held for arraignment.

• A resident of Deep Hole Drive in Mattituck reported that an iMac and three pairs of shoes in a beach bag were stolen from her car while it was parked outside her house on June 27.

• Greenport Fire Department extinguished a kitchen fire at a home on Second Street, Greenport, just after 6:30 p.m. on July 2.

• A Levittown woman who stores her boat at a boatyard on Manhanset Avenue in Greenport reported June 27 that, sometime in the past two months, someone stole a navigation equipment package, a spotlight and a porthole window from her boat while she was out of town.

• A resident of Captain Kidd Drive in Mattituck reported on June 26 that sometime since the previous evening an unknown person wrote derogatory remarks all over her car while it was parked at her home. Southold detectives are investigating.

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.