Cops: Disorderly conduct, pot arrests in Greenport Saturday

06/29/2014 10:08 AM |

A pair of Southold men were arrested in separate incidents in Greenport Village Saturday night, Southold Town police said. 

Joseph Charnews, 24, after he pushed a police officer following a fight on Front Street shortly before 10 p.m., police said. The officer was attempting to arrest Mr. Charnews, who had “become agitated and was using obscene language in the crowded parking lot,” police said.

He was charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest, police said. He is expected to be arraigned in Southold Town Justice Court Sunday.

About an hour later at the Mitchell Park Marina, Matthew Jerome, 21, was placed under arrest on marijuana possession charges, police said. The undisclosed amount of pot was discovered when Mr. Jerome was stopped for a routine safety inspection by the U.S. Coast Guard.

Southold Police took him into custody at the marina, transported him to police headquarters and released him on an appearance ticket for a later court date, police said.