Cops: Greenport man arrested following disturbance in hotel parking lot

A Greenport man was charged with criminal contempt for violating an order of protection prohibiting him from drinking alcohol Saturday evening, Southold Town police said in a press release.

An employee of the Greenporter Hotel had called police to remove Vincent Smith, 52, from the property’s parking lot, where he had allegedly been causing a disturbance shortly before 7 p.m.

Mr. Smith was arrested for violating the order of protection, transported to Southold police headquarters, processed and held overnight for a morning arraignment.