06/29/15 2:33pm
06/29/2015 2:33 PM

A Greenport man with nine prior suspensions on his license was arrested Sunday afternoon after he tried to hide from police in a bathroom, according to a Southold Town police report.

Authorities said police spotted 56-year-old Alfred Welch violating traffic law on Route 48 about 3:15 p.m. and attempted to pull him over. Mr. Welch ran from the vehicle, police said, and into his home’s basement to hide from the police officer.

Mr. Welch was eventually found in the first-floor bathroom of the house and was taken into custody. Authorities learned that in addition to his suspensions, his registration was also suspended and his vehicle had a forged inspection sticker.

Mr. Welch was charged with aggravated unlicensed driving, a misdemeanor, as well as other traffic law violations, according to a news release.

10/27/14 7:15am
10/27/2014 7:15 AM

A Greenport woman was caught driving with a revoked license Sunday after police noticed her SUV had switched license plates, according to a Southold Town police news release.

Deborah Ryan, 55, was stopped on Center Street in Greenport about 1:50 p.m. while driving a 1998 Ford Explorer, police said. Officers found that Ms. Ryan’s license had been revoked and that she was also driving uninsured, according to the news release.

She was arrested and charged with aggravated unlicensed operation, a misdemeanor, as well as violations for switched plates, unlicensed driving and having an uninsured vehicle, police said. She was taken back to police headquarters and released on cash bail.

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