A former Southold Town police officer’s motion to reconsider a petition against the town for reinstatement to his job has been denied, according to court records.
Garrett Lake, who claimed he was fired in bad faith due to political pressure, had argued that the court erred in dismissing his petition last year. But New York State Supreme Court Justice William Ford found Lake “has failed to sustain his burden of demonstrating how the court has misapprehended or overlooked key, material or relevant points of law or facts and evidence,” according to the decision filed earlier this month. — READ
When a Greenport man was stopped for a driving infraction last Sunday, officers smelled a strong odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle, police said. –READ
A Greenport woman had an unwanted guest at her private party Saturday night at a Greenport bar, police said. The highly intoxicated man was observed yelling at staff around 11 p.m. and the woman said he hit her in the chest after being asked to leave, police said. READ
Mattituck Fire Department volunteers, along with Southold Police and a gas station attendant with a fire extinguisher, made quick work of a car fire in – of all places – a gas station Friday afternoon.
Kelli Thompson, 24, of Cutchogue was arrested March 28 around 5:30 a.m. for driving while intoxicated and aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, a felony, after police received a report of an erratic driver, police said. Ms. Thompson was also charged with first-degree aggravated unlicensed operation for driving in an intoxicated condition while her license was under suspension from a prior DWI charge in January, the report states. READ
Recent news that the remains of Louise Pietrewicz were found in grave six feet beneath the basement in the house that once belonged to her married boyfriend, William Boken, rocked this small town — and beyond. Finally, it was the answer to a 51-year-old mystery. READ
Julio Miranda-Jimenez, 21, of Mattituck was arrested Saturday for DWI, failing to maintain in his lane, driving with no head or tail lights, and driving without a license, according to Southold Town police. He was stopped while driving eastbound on Route 25 in Mattituck around 1:40 a.m. and was observed to be driving in the center turn lane, officials said. READ
Update (March 29, 12 p.m.): The man accused of stealing $20,000 in garden supply items from North Fork nurseries was released Thursday morning on $1,500 cash bail after pleading not guilty. READ
A Riverhead man was arrested on felony charges of handgun possession after Southold Town police said they spotted a pistol in his car earlier this month, police said in a press release Wednesday. READ
Update (March 27, 4:30 p.m.): Police found where the dead animals discovered on a sidewalk in Greenport next to a sign that said, “Anyone missing a cat?,” came from, Southold Town Police Chief Martin Flatley said Tuesday afternoon. READ