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Southold Blotter: Peconic man charged with driving while intoxicated

A Peconic man was charged with driving while intoxicated in Cutchogue last Monday.

Around 10 p.m., after observing that Jose Canizalez-Macua was unable to stay in his lane of traffic on Route 25, police learned he was intoxicated, officials said. 

• Police received five reports that mailboxes in Southold and Cutchogue were damaged between last Thursday and Friday mornings, officials said. 

Two homes on North Bayview Road and others on South Harbor Road, Soundview Avenue and Cases Lane reportedly had their mailboxes damaged with a blunt object by unknown persons, officials said.

• A man working on a roof plunged nearly 25 feet to the ground and was airlifted to Stony Brook University Hospital Friday afternoon, according to Mattituck Fire Department Chief James Rugnetta.

A Suffolk County police helicopter landed at Strawberry Fields in Mattituck at 3 p.m. and departed about 15 minutes later. The man had been working on the roof at Strong’s Yacht Center when he fell through it, Mr. Rugnetta said. He was treated by first responders from the Mattituck Fire Department and transported by ambulance to await the medevac.

His injuries were not life-threatening.

• Police received several reports this week of eggs thrown at several homes and a car, officials said. Two Route 48 locations in Southold and a home on Wiggins Street in Greenport were egged last Tuesday between 10 a.m. and 1:15 p.m., officials said. Additionally, a car on Carpenter Street in Greenport was reportedly egged around 1:20 p.m. Sunday.

• Police received a report last Thursday of a man bothering lifeguards at Veterans Memorial Park in Mattituck.

A Cutchogue man allegedly kept “making strange and inappropriate comments” to on-duty lifeguards around 12:15 p.m. Police told the man the lifeguards were there to work and “not to fraternize with beachgoers,” officials said.  

• Police responded to a call about a small fire in a grease trap under a grill and quickly extinguished the fire around 3:40 p.m. last Wednesday, officials said. The Mattituck Fire Department also responded. 

• An employee at the Husing Pond Preserve nature conservancy in Laurel reported that an unknown person knocked a wooden railing off a bridge and into the pond around 10:50 a.m. Friday, officials said. The employee also reported finding beer cans on the trail and reported planning to set up a deer cam to try and catch the subject(s) as it’s an ongoing problem, officials said. 

• Police responded to Bailie Beach in Mattituck and found two people skeet shooting with shotguns over the open water around 12:25 p.m. last Wednesday, officials said. After the men were informed that it was private property and they couldn’t shoot there, they left the area, officials said. 

• Police received a report of possible gunshots in the vicinity of Rocky Point Road in East Marion around 3:20 p.m. last Tuesday. Police responded and, finding no problem, determined the sound was possibly an air cannon used to keep crows away from corn on the property, officials said. 

• A glass window pane on the southwest corner of the Greek Orthodox church on Main Street in Greenport, as well as flower pots and a large sign in the front of the church, were reportedly damaged around 7:45 p.m. Sunday, officials said. 

• Graffiti was reportedly drawn on a gazebo at the Peconic Lane recreation center around 12:15 p.m. Saturday. The images, done in pencil, consisted of a heart and a four-letter curse word, officials said.

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.