An alleged drunk driver crashed into a parked vehicle on First Street in Greenport last Thursday, slamming the car into a utility pole and a tree, according to a Southold Town police report.
Police said Ervin Ardon, 26, of Greenport was driving south on First Street about 9:55 p.m. when his 2003 Hyundai struck the driver’s side of a Volvo sedan parked on the street. The force of the collision pushed the car into a utility pole and then into a nearby tree, according to the accident report.
Police responded to the scene and found Mr. Ardon was intoxicated, despite the fact he refused to take a breath test, according to the report. He was arrested at the scene and charged with driving while intoxicated, unlicensed driving, and refusal to take a chemical sobriety test.
He was arraigned in Southold Town Justice Court and released on $2,000 bail, according to a Suffolk County jail clerk.
• A Mattituck man wanted on a Southampton arrest warrant was taken into custody while working in Orient last Thursday, police said.
Jesse Reynolds was arrested about 2 p.m. and taken to Riverhead, where Southampton Town police took custody of him, police said. Police did not disclose what alleged crime the warrant was for.
• Someone took a Greenport man’s debit card from his house and made $260 in various “fraudulent charges,” according to a police report filed by the victim last Wednesday. Fifty dollars in cash was also taken, the victim reported.
• Yoga equipment was taken from a Southold woman’s parked Ford C-Max hybrid earlier this month, police said. According to the victim, the items were stolen while the car was parked at the Feather Hill plaza on April 11 from 1:30 to 3 p.m.
• Since December, someone in New York City has been stealing money out of a Southold woman’s bank account and completely depleted it, according to a police report.
In a police report filed by the woman last Monday, the woman noticed her account’s balance was off. The woman contacted her credit union, who explained that someone, twice a week at two separate banks, had been filing transactions and pulling money out of her account.
The victim said the money had been stolen and filed a police report to notify local detectives.
• A Southold woman reported someone damaged a metal horse garden ornament Saturday morning — again.
According to a police report, the $10 ornament was damaged in front of her property on Main Road. The woman said this is an “ongoing problem” and asked to have the incident documented, police said.
• A man walking his dog on the beach got into an argument with a homeowner, who called the cops saying the dog walker was trespassing on his property.
The dispute began just before 5 p.m. last Monday, when the homeowner saw the man allegedly trespassing on his beach in Mattituck, according to the police report. After the dog walker left, the officer located the man and brought him back to the house so the two could work out their differences, police said.
Though the two men couldn’t “reach an agreement as to where the high tide mark was,” the dog walker said he’d avoid walking his dog on that beach in the future.
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.