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Southold Blotter: East Moriches man arrested for driving while intoxicated

An East Moriches man was arrested for felony driving while intoxicated in Mattituck Saturday.

According to a police report, an officer on foot observed William Sinclair, 31, driving a 1997 Dodge westbound in the village of Cutchogue at a high rate of speed with a headlight out at approximately 12:15 a.m.

While attempting to perform a traffic stop, an officer paced the vehicle at 75 mph in a 40 mph zone, officials said.

After failing a field sobriety test, Mr. Sinclair was arrested and transported to the Southold Town Police Department for processing.

• A Southold woman reported that a blue stand-up paddleboard was stolen from her residence on Paradise Shores Road Sunday around 4 p.m., police said. An investigation is ongoing.

• A man called Southold police Sunday to report that an intoxicated female left Osprey’s Dominion Vineyards in Peconic just before 4 p.m. The complainant stated to police that he tried to get her a ride home but she left.

Police said multiple units checked the area but were unable to locate the vehicle, a 2014 Mercedes-Benz.

• Firefighters from the Orient Fire Department extinguished flames Sunday at a structure on Halyoake Avenue in Orient, police said. 

An Orchard Street resident called to report flames coming out of the front doors, police said.

Firefighters determined that fire originated at the door sill and was possibly started by a cigarette, officials said. No injuries were reported.

• A woman called Southold police Sunday to file a complaint about noise and possible trespassing at the Oyster Factory in East Marion.

An officer responded around 9:11 a.m. to check the Shipyard Lane location and found the noise was due to wind moving the structure, officials said.

• Mattituck Fire Department and Southold police responded Saturday to extinguish a tractor fire on Oregon Road in Mattituck.

A Mattituck man told police he was attempting to start a Ford tractor around 11 a.m. when he heard a popping noise. The tractor had a fuel leak that was ignited as he attempted to start it, police said.

• A sign and signpost were stolen from Grand Avenue in Mattituck last Tuesday.

A Woodcliff Drive resident’s security cameras showed a white Jeep Cherokee with a black top that stopped on Woodcliff Drive around 9:54 p.m. Two subjects exited the vehicle, ran to Grand Avenue and picked up the sign and post, police said.

The post was dropped in a neighbor’s yard before the subjects placed the sign in the vehicle and fled, officials said.

• A Southampton woman reported to police that a decorative log was stolen from her Front Street business in Greenport last Wednesday.

Security footage shows an unknown white female taking the property Aug. 20 at approximately 10:42 p.m., officials said.

• A Jamesport man reported a Honda motorcycle stolen from Natural Image Landscaping in Southold last Wednesday, police said.

An officer was able to locate a trail leaving a barn on the property across the railroad tracks and into Osprey’s Dominion Vineyard, police said, but a search of the area was conducted with negative results, officials said.

• A Greenport man called police last Wednesday to report hearing gunshots near a pond on Bayview Avenue in Southold.

An officer responded around 7:13 a.m. and did not see or hear anyone shooting. The man was advised that the shots could have been goose hunters, as goose season is currently open, police said.

• A Greenport woman reported to police last Tuesday that she saw two white females, possibly intoxicated, one of them removing her clothes, on First Street in Greenport around 6 p.m.

After a search, officers could not locate the women, police said.

• Southold Town police arrested a Rutherford, N.J., man last Tuesday for driving drunk.

Daniel Papa, 48, was stopped on Boisseau Avenue in Southold while operating a 1977 Chevrolet Nova, police said.

Mr. Papa was arrested and transported to police headquarters for arraignment the next day. He was charged with aggravated DWI, a misdemeanor.

• An anonymous caller reported ATVs riding in a Cutchogue vineyard last Monday around 5:33 p.m.

Police spoke to a Riverhead man, an employee of the vineyard, who stated that he did have permission to ride the ATV on the property.

• A Southold man reported last Monday that five fishing rods valued at approximately $900 were stolen from his 2006 Sea Ray located at the Peconic Bay Yacht Club.

The items were resting in outside pole holders on the back deck area, police said.

• A family was asked to leave Truman’s Beach in East Marion on Labor Day after an officer observed them camping, police said.

They told officers they were not aware that the DEC area was off-limits to camping, tents and fires and left the area, the report states.

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.