Police Blotter: Slaphappy Southold man arrested at vineyard

• Daniel Jerome, 49, of Southold was arrested for slapping a Southold vineyard employee’s buttocks on the evening of Sept. 24, police said.

Mr. Jerome allegedly walked behind the counter at the Route 25 vineyard and, after talking to an employee “in a way that made her feel uneasy,” announced he was going to slap her on the backside and then did so, police said.

Mr. Jerome, who police said was intoxicated, was held overnight. He was charged with harassment.

• Two under-age parties were broken up by police on the weekend of Sept. 28, according to reports. The first occurred in Cutchogue Friday night, Sept. 28, where a 16-year-old girl, retained by the resident to feed his cats while he was away, instead had a party that police estimated had 50 guests. The second occurred the following night when several teenagers broke into a local yacht club. No charges have been filed.

• The investigation is ongoing in the case of a 50-year-old East Marion woman who was airlifted to Stony Brook University Medical Center after she called police claiming she had been hit by a car on Route 25 Sunday, Sept. 30, police said. Police and rescue personnel found the woman lying on the side of the road, where she appeared confused. She said she thought she’d been hit by a car and didn’t know which way she was walking. After police found no substantial evidence suggesting she had been struck, the woman was treated by the East Marion Fire Department rescue squad, transported to the fire department and then airlifted to Stony Brook.

• The investigation is ongoing in the case of a headlight stolen and trailer home door damaged in Mattituck on the evening of Sept. 17, police said.

That night, the left headlight and the keys to a gray 2001 Honda Accord were stolen and the screen door of a tan 1987 trailer was ripped off and cut into four pieces, according to the report.

• A Southold woman’s beige canvas purse, containing her car keys and $30 in cash, was reported stolen from the counter top of a Greenport hotel at 11 a.m. on Sept. 24.

• A part-time Greenport resident reported that sometime between Sept. 3 and 24, three 20-inch copper gutter leaders with a combined value of $90 were stolen from outside his home.

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 The charges against them may later be reduced or withdrawn, or they may be found innocent.

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