Blotter: Mattituck man charged in burglary

10/13/2011 9:00 AM |

A Mattituck man was arrested for burglary, resisting arrest and harassment Monday afternoon after Southold police responded to a report of an unwanted person in home on Route 25 in Southold.

Police said Jason Capazzola, 36, fled the scene on foot when police arrived about 1:50 p.m. After a brief chase, officers caught up with Mr. Capazzola, who allegedly shoved and struggled with an officer before being taken into custody, according to police reports.

Police said Mr. Capazzola stole money from the residence.

• A Greenport man who was found hiding in the basement of a neighbor’s house was arrested for trespassing just before 2 a.m. Monday, according to police. Esteban Rodriguez, 21, of North Street, Greenport, was found after police responded to a call that someone was trespassing at another North Street home, according to reports. Mr. Rodriguez was charged with criminal trespass in the second degree and taken to headquarters for processing.

• Wayne Stepnoski, 43, of West End, N.C., was charged with driving while intoxicated just before 9 p.m. on Oct. 8, after he swerved and struck a telephone pole while driving on Route 25 in Southold, according to police. He was taken to Stony Brook University Medical Center and given an appearance ticket for a later court date.

• Linda Eckert, 63, of Mattituck was charged with DWI just after 11 p.m. on Oct. 9, after she struck a parked car in the Southold 7-Eleven parking lot, according to reports.

• Florence Muntyan, 86, of Southold was taken to Eastern Long Island Hospital after she was struck by a car as she was crossing Route 25 in Southold just after 10:30 a.m. on Oct. 6. Police said Ms. Muntyan was crossing with the light when Robert Giordano, 77, of Southold failed to yield the right of way when turning left from Youngs Avenue onto Route 25.

• Tyler Valcich, 18, of Montauk was taken to ELIH just after 8 a.m. on Oct. 3 after he hit a telephone and a tree while driving on Route 25 in East Marion, according to police. Mr. Valcich reportedly told police that he was distracted by tuning the car radio when he lost control of the vehicle.

• A South Street, Greenport, homeowner reported on Oct. 2 that someone had been sleeping and drinking in the basement while the homeowners were away. Police agreed to extra patrols of the area.

• A Front Street, Greenport, resident reported on Oct. 3 that someone stole $700 and a Sony laptop from his locked apartment. Police said that there was no sign of forced entry.

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.