10/27/14 7:15am
10/27/2014 7:15 AM

A Westchester man is facing a drunken driving charge after he was stopped for a traffic violation in Laurel Sunday afternoon, Southold Town police said.

Jeffrey Greenspan, 25, of Larchmont was pulled over on Route 25 about 4:38 p.m., according to a news release. Police said they found Mr. Greenspan was intoxicated and arrested him at the scene. He was charged with misdemeanor DWI, police said.

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10/27/14 7:15am

A Greenport woman was caught driving with a revoked license Sunday after police noticed her SUV had switched license plates, according to a Southold Town police news release.

Deborah Ryan, 55, was stopped on Center Street in Greenport about 1:50 p.m. while driving a 1998 Ford Explorer, police said. Officers found that Ms. Ryan’s license had been revoked and that she was also driving uninsured, according to the news release.

She was arrested and charged with aggravated unlicensed operation, a misdemeanor, as well as violations for switched plates, unlicensed driving and having an uninsured vehicle, police said. She was taken back to police headquarters and released on cash bail.

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10/26/14 10:52am
10/26/2014 10:52 AM
The scene Sunday morning near where a Laurel man was injured in a crash on Route 48 in Laurel. (Credit: Grant Parpan)

The scene Sunday morning near where a Laurel man was injured in a crash on Route 48 in Laurel. (Credit: Grant Parpan)

A Laurel man is being treated for “traumatic injuries” after his Jeep overturned several times in a crash along Route 48 in Peconic early Sunday morning, Southold Town police said.  (more…)

10/24/14 8:00am
Southold shooting suspects (from left) Walter Vasquez, 17, of Greenport;  Pedro Emilio Santamaria, 31, of Greenport; and Jeremias Nathaniel Recinos Torres, 19, of Aquebogue are escorted by corrections officers into Southold Town Court Friday morning. The three were arraigned in Suffolk County court Wednesday. (Credit: Paul Squire, file)

Southold shooting suspects (from left) Walter Vasquez, 17, of Greenport; Pedro Emilio Santamaria, 31, of Greenport; and Jeremias Nathaniel Recinos Torres, 19, of Aquebogue are escorted by corrections officers into Southold Town Court Friday morning. The three were arraigned in Suffolk County court Wednesday. (Credit: Paul Squire, file)

Last Tuesday’s shooting in Southold, in which four alleged members of MS-13 attacked two men from a rival gang with guns and a machete, has brought attention to the growing problem of gangs on the East End.

In Riverhead, Riverside and Flanders, gang violence has long been an issue. Town, police and community leaders say they are working together in an attempt to attack the root of the problem.

In Southold Town, gangs are more prevalent than in the past, as changing demographics have brought Latin groups like MS-13 and 18th Street to the East End.  (more…)

10/24/14 8:00am
CARRIE MILLER PHOTO | Several bullets pierced windows following this East Avenue shooting in 2013, though no one was hurt.

Several bullets pierced windows following this East Avenue shooting in 2013, though no one was hurt. (Credit: Carrie Miller, file)

Two shootings within two days rattled the North Fork last week, though police said the incidents are rare, especially in Southold Town.

Suspects have been caught in both cases. The four men (one from Aquebogue) who allegedly attacked two other men in Southold last Tuesday have been indicted by a grand jury on felony assault charges. Authorities say a fifth suspect may also have been involved. (more…)