Police: Officer injured when Peconic man resisted arrest

JULIE LANE PHOTO | The Valero gas station in Cutchogue where Southold Town police say a man resisted arrest early Sunday morning.

A Southold Town police officer was injured when a “highly intoxicated” Peconic man resisted arrest at the Valero gas station in Cutchogue early Sunday morning, Southold Town police said.

Thomas J. Glasser, 48, of Peconic was causing a disturbance at the gas station about 3 a.m. when he was confronted by police, according to a press release issued by the Southold PD. He was asked to leave but refused and he engaged four policemen on the scene in a fight, police said.

Officer Richard Buonaiuto was transported to Eastern Long Island Hospital in Greenport for an injury he suffered during the arrest. Police declined to disclose specifics of the injury.

An employee at the gas station Sunday morning said he was not working at the time of the incident.