01/25/14 6:38pm
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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

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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

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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.


09/15/13 5:10pm
09/15/2013 5:10 PM

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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.

09/01/13 11:32am
09/01/2013 11:32 AM

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A Riverhead man was among five drivers arrested at DWI checkpoints set up throughout Southold Town by the East End DWI Task Force Saturday night and early Sunday morning, police said.

Dillon Cassidy, 26, of Riverhead was charged with driving while intoxicated and cited for three traffic violations.

He was held overnight at police headquarters for a Sunday morning arraignment, police said.

08/25/13 9:55am

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A seafood delivery truck driver from Southold was arrested on drunken driving and leaving the scene of an accident charges after a two-car crash Saturday evening in Riverhead, authorities said.

CARRIE MILLER PHOTO | Brian Pressler, 26, of Southold is walked into Southold Town Justice Court Sunday. He was charged with DWI in Southold and cited with leaving the scene of a crash in Riverhead.

Brian Pressler, 26, was driving east on Route 25 in Laurel about 8 p.m. in a delivery truck from Braun’s Seafood in Cutchogue when he was pulled over by Southold Town police, who were alerted to the accident by Riverhead Town police.

Riverhead police said Mr. Pressler had his high beams on and was tailgating a brown Honda at the intersection of Main Road and Edgar Avenue in Aquebogue about 7:50 p.m., when he rear-ended the vehicle.

After he was eventually located in Laurel, officers at the scene determined Mr. Pressler was intoxicated, police said.

He was charged with DWI and issued a citation from Riverhead police for leaving the scene of an accident with property damage, police said.

Southold Town Justice Rudolph Bruer said at an arraignment Sunday that this was not the first time Mr. Pressler, who was released on his own recognizance, has been before him for an alcohol-related offense.