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Southold Town police arrested a 28-year-old man on weapons charges Monday, nearly two weeks after Mattituck High School’s campus was cleared following a report of possible gun shots in the neighboring area.
What started as a traffic stop for a broken headlight and erratic driving ended with a Southold man in custody for possessing a loaded, illegal handgun, Southold Town police said. (more…)
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A Laurel man was arrested Sunday for shooting an air rifle at another man, striking him in the face and causing a “large laceration,” Southold Town Police said.
Brayan Cahueque, 23, fired the shot at a man police described as “a 23-year-old Hispanic male,” during an altercation about 4 a.m. at 1345 Main Road in Laurel, police said.
Mr. Cahueque was arrested and charged with second degree assault. He is being held at Southold Police Headquarters until his arraignment Monday morning in Southold Town Justice Court.
Police said they are holding the weapon as evidence.
The victim was transported to Peconic Bay Medical Center for treatment of his injury, police said.
A 72-year-old Greenport woman accidentally shot herself in the hand Saturday while emptying a pistol, according to a Southold Town police report.
The woman, who was not charged in the incident, told police she was attempting to unload a .38 Smith & Wesson pistol registered to her late spouse when a bullet discharged and struck her hand around noon, according to a police report.
She told police she’s in the process of changing the gun’s registration into her own name, drove herself to Eastern Long Island Hospital, where she was treated for minor injuries. Police emptied the gun and are holding it at headquarters in Peconic, according to the report.
When reached by telephone Tuesday morning, the woman said she was “fine.”
PAUL SQUIRE PHOTO | Southold police are investigating the second armed robbery of a Chinese food restaurant in town this week.
For the second time this week, employees of a Chinese food restaurant in Southold Town have been robbed by a lone masked gunman, town police said.
Southold Police detectives are investigating a Tuesday night robbery at Cai Hong restaurant on Route 48 in Southold, where a masked man armed with a black handgun entered around 9 p.m., demanding cash from the register. He walked away with about $500, police said.
The suspect was dressed in all black, wearing a hooded sweat shirt, and he took off in an easterly direction, police said.
A detective said that due to a language barrier with employees of the restaurant, an interpreter was needed to aid in the investigation.
Shortly before 9 p.m. Sunday night, a lone masked gunman robbed New China Restaurant on Front Street in Greenport and took off with $400 cash. Police said they couldn’t yet confirm if the two crimes were connected.
A masked man armed with a handgun robbed a Chinese restaurant on Front Street in Greenport Sunday night, Southold Town Police said.
The man, who was wearing all black, entered the store shortly after 8:30 p.m. After displaying a black handgun, he stole approximately $400 and took off in an unknown direction, police said.
No other details were immediately available, police said.