Cops: Drunk neighbor stole 2 gallons of wine from vineyard

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Police said a Cutchogue man was caught stealing wine recently from a vineyard he lives close to.

According to Southold police, 40-year-old Arnoldo Lorenzo-Lopez was charged with petty larceny, a misdemeanor, last Thursday after he was caught taking two gallons of wine from a storage container on the site of Pugliese Vineyards.

The incident occurred about 10 p.m., according to cops. Police chief Martin Flatley said that operators at the vineyard believed the man had been stealing wine from the facility.

Mr. Lorenzo-Lopez lives on Bridge Lane in Cutchogue, the chief said, not far from the Main Road vineyard. Mr. Flatley said Mr. Lorenzo-Lopez was impaired by alcohol when police spoke to him.