Blotter: Southold Police make arrest in Greenport assault

A Brookhaven man has been arrested by Southold police for his involvement in an assault that occurred in Greenport on Jan. 22, according to police reports.
Police said that Maki T. Haynes, 29, was one of several people who beat a male victim with a baseball bat, causing several broken bones, brain swelling and a broken tooth. Police said other arrests are anticipated. Mr. Haynes was arraigned in Southold Town Justice Court Wednesday morning on one felony count of assault in the second degree. He is being held on $10,000 cash bail.

• Alberto Calixto, 28, of Central Islip was driving westbound on Route 25 in Southold just before midnight Saturday when he was pulled over by Southold Town Police for failure to maintain his lane of travel, according to police reports. Mr. Calixto failed several roadside sobriety tests and was taken to headquarters and held for arraignment, according to police. Police said Mr. Calixto’s 1993 Toyota was impounded due to a prior DWI conviction.

• Roque Ochoa, 32, of Southold was charged with aggravated unlicensed operation just after 7 p.m. on Feb. 16, after a car he was driving was stopped on Front Street in Greenport when a computer check revealed that the vehicle’s registration was suspended, according to police reports. Police said a second computer check revealed that Mr. Ochoa’s driver’s license had also been revoked for a prior DWI offense.

• Charles Flatt, 64, of Mattituck was charged with aggravated DWI, a misdemeanor, just after 9 p.m. on Feb. 20, after he was stopped for a traffic violation on West Mill Road in Mattituck, according to police reports. Mr. Flatt was taken to police headquarters and held for a morning arraignment.

• Southold police are investigating a series of graffiti incidents in Cutchogue, Greenport and Mattituck. Between Feb. 13 and Feb. 15, the tags “SK” and “Smoker,” often painted together in silver and black paint, were found at five separate locations. A Mill Lane, Mattituck, farmer reported that the tags had been spray painted on a barn and storage trailer on his property sometime between Feb. 12 and Feb. 13. Just after 1 a.m. on Feb. 14, the same tags were found on a fence at the North Fork Country Club, the Country Delicatessen and a Long Island Rail Road switch box in Cutchogue. On Feb. 15, the word “Smoker” was found painted 10 times at the skateboard park on Moore’s Lane in Greenport, along with two dozen other tags including “SK” “SGF” and “GHS 2011.” Police said they also found an Airsoft BB gun in pieces atop one of the skateboard ramps and BBs scattered around the park near the graffiti. An investigation is continuing.

• Two young men were hospitalized just after 1:30 a.m. on Feb. 17, after failing to negotiate a sharp turn on Cox Neck Road in Mattituck, just before the intersection with Breakwater Road. Drew J. Sepielli, 23, of Mullica Hill, N.J., was driving north on Cox Neck Road at a high rate of speed when his car failed to make the turn and crashed into several trees, running over the guywire to a LIPA pole in the process, according to police reports. Both Mr. Sepielli and his passenger, Andrew Mesller, 25, were taken to Peconic Bay Medical Center by Mattituck Fire Department volunteers.

• A Mattituck woman filed menacing charges on Feb. 16 against a New Suffolk woman she said twice tried to run her over while she was jogging on the street where the other woman lived, according to police reports. The Mattituck woman told police that the New Suffolk woman had been stalking her.

• A resident of Cedarfields Drive in Greenport reported that her Apple iTouch was stolen Feb. 12 from her car, which was parked in her driveway overnight.

• An East Marion woman reported that someone stole the license plate from her car while it was parked at a Greenport convenience store.

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.