Police blotter: Officers break up Greenport brawl, rescue boaters

08/21/2014 7:00 AM |

• A Mattituck man who was caught drunk driving in April was nabbed last week for violating the terms of his release, Southampton Town police said.

John Mokus, 46, was stopped for a traffic violation around 11:30 a.m. in Laurel Friday, police said.

Further investigation revealed Mr. Mokus has three suspensions on his license and did not have a court-mandated interlock device in his vehicle, police said.

He was charged with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and driving without an interlock device, police said.

• A fight involving at least 15 people broke out early Sunday on Front Street in Greenport, police said.

While patrolling the village at 3:45 a.m., an officer noticed a large group of people fighting with one another in the middle of the street, police said.

The officer was able to break up the fight and identify some of the subjects involved; however, no one wanted to file charges, police said.

• Southold Town Police’s marine unit rescued three fishermen off Cedar Beach in Southold Aug. 10 after their anchor line broke, causing them to drift away, police said.

The three men called for help around 8:15 a.m. and said they were drifting west in Hog Neck Bay and that the paddles they were using didn’t help, police said.

The police boat was able to find the men a short time later and return them to the beach, police said.