01/25/14 6:38pm
01/25/2014 6:38 PM

A 44-year-old Calverton man was arrested for driving while under the influence of drugs Saturday morning in Mattituck, Southold Town police said.

John C. Brophy was stopped for failing to maintain his lane at Route 48 and Elijahs Lane about 9:53 a.m., police said. Police determined Mr. Brophy was impaired by drugs and he was charged with the misdemeanor DWI.

He was transported to headquarters and held for arraignment.

01/21/14 8:01am
01/21/2014 8:01 AM

A Flanders woman is facing a felony grand larceny charge after allegedly stealing a diamond and gold necklace from a Southold home, Southold Town police said.

Lynn Danowski, 36, was arrested by Southold police at her Flanders home on Nash Avenue last night, police said.

Ms. Danowski, an acquaintance of the Southold homeowner, is suspected of taking the $1,200 piece of jewelry on Jan. 11, police said.

She was charged with felony grand larceny, according to a police report.

She was taken to Southold Town police headquarters where she was held awaiting arraignment, the report stated.

Ms. Danowski also has two active warrants from Southampton Town Justice Court, police said.

11/27/13 10:17pm
11/27/2013 10:17 PM

Police Southold

A Riverhead woman was arrested by Nassau County police Wednesday on an active bench warrant from Southold Town police, according to a press release.

Raquel Mahon, 44, failed to appear in court to face charges stemming from a prior DWI arrest, police said.

Ms. Mahon had been arrested in July after another driver spotted her driving in and out of her lane on Main Road in Cutchogue, police said. She had been driving with a suspended license at the time, police said.

10/13/13 6:00am
10/13/2013 6:00 AM

Southold Town police car

A Riverhead man who left a $130 tab at a Mattituck restaurant after buying food and drinks for himself and others at the bar Friday night was arrested a few hours later after he was found at a nearby pub, Southold Town police said.

Martin Caracuel, 50, ran up the bill at the bar of Michelangelo’s of Mattituck, according to the bartender who was serving him.

The man, who was not a regular at the restaurant, stayed in the restaurant for “at least five, six hours,” buying drinks for himself and for others at the bar, the bartender — who gave her name as Megan, said.

Mr. Caracuel also had his fill of food: he bought soup, appetizers and dinner, restaurant staff said. The bartender told the man to pay up, but when she began to close up the restaurant, Mr. Caracuel snuck out the door, leaving a $130.35 tab.

“He ate and drank like a king and then just left,” she said.

Police were called to the restaurant, and located Mr. Caracuel at the Broken Down Valise pub in Mattituck after looking at surveillance footage, police said.

Officers took Mr. Caracuel back to Michelangelo’s where the bartender ID’d the man as the one who “creeped off” without paying.

“He didn’t have a dollar on him when the cops brought him back in their car,” she said.

Mr. Caracuel was arrested and charge with theft of services, a misdemeanor, police said.


09/16/13 2:28pm
09/16/2013 2:28 PM

CYNDI MURRAY PHOTO | Police escort Brayan Cahueque, 23, into Southold Town court on Monday.

A 23-year-old Laurel man pleaded not guilty to a second-degree assault charge after being accused of shooting a man in the face with an air rifle early Sunday morning.

Brayan Cahueque fired the shot at a 23-year-old man during an altercation about 4 a.m. at 1345 Main Road in Laurel, police said.

In court on Monday, a translator read Mr. Cahueque the felony charge. After, his lawyer William Moore said Mr. Cahueque wasn’t guilty of the crime.

“We dispute the factual allegations,” Mr. Moore said.

Mr. Cahueque has three children and no criminal record, Mr. Moore told the court.

Cahueque is due back in court next month; his sister posted his $500 cash bail.

The victim of the incident was transported to Peconic Bay Medical Center for treatment of his injury, police said.

Police said they are holding the weapon as evidence.