10 tickets, one leads to warrant
Police Report for the week of May 7 4 comments below
Six motorists were stopped by police and issued tickets on April 28 for driving while using cell phones without hands-free devices. According to Police Chief Jim Read, this was the result of “proactive cell phone enforcement” carried out by police in an unmarked unit.
The following were ticketed on North Ferry Road: Christopher R. Vene, 39, of Soundbeach, New York, Howard B. Rasi Jr., 49, of Montauk, and Michael J. Lynch, 65, of Port Jefferson.
Steven A. Fioretti, 30, of Wading River, Raymond E. Williams, 53, of Northport, Florida and William G. Foster 3rd, 65, of Greenport were ticketed on Grand Avenue.
On May 1, police stopped Beatriz Elena Puerto, 52, of Greenport, who was driving northbound on New York Avenue, for exceeding the speed limit — 42 mph in a 25-mph zone. It was subsequently learned that Ms. Puerto was wanted on an active arrest warrant issued by Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE). SIPD later released her with instructions from ICE for her to report to that agency at a later date.
Yevgeniy Medovoy, 26, of Brooklyn was stopped on New York Avenue on May 2 and given a summons for speeding, 35 mph in a 25-mph zone, and a second summons for aggravated unlicensed operation.
On May 5, Christopher M. Ruthinoski, 24, of Southold was also ticketed for speeding on New York Avenue — 44 mph in the 25-mph zone.
Edgar Cungu of Shelter Island was driving westbound on Summerfield Place on May 1 when he said the vehicle slid on the wet pavement and he drove into a resident's roadside hedge as well as a Heights “Do not block driveway” sign. Damage to the property and the driver's-side front and side of the vehicle was estimated at over $1,000. Mr. Cungu informed the property owner about the damage at the time of the accident.
A disabled scooter reported in a visitor parking area in the Center was moved by police on April 28 with the owner's permission.
On the same day police also contacted the owner of a vehicle taking up two parking spaces in the lot next to the school's baseball field and advised the person to move.
A dog at large was reported in Silver Beach on April 28 but was gone when police arrived.
In other animal incidents, an injured dog was reported in the Center on May 2. Police located the dog and contacted the owner. A dead fox was reported in a Center yard on April 29 and a sick raccoon in the Heights on May 2. The raccoon was not found in a canvass of the area.
A downed cable wire on April 29 blocked the northbound lane of Grand Avenue in the Heights and Cablevision was notified. A downed wire in West Neck was reported on May 2.
The Shelter Island Fire Department responded to a report of a propane leak in the Center on May 3. A slight outside leak was located and repaired.
A case of possible harassment was reported on May 4.
The SIFD responded to an automatic fire alarm in the Center on May 1. The alarm was set off by cooking in a kitchen. Two burglar alarms were set off during the week in South Ferry and Shorewood. The first was activated accidentally; the premises appeared to be secure in the second.
Shelter Island Red Cross ambulance teams transported seven aided cases to Eastern Long Island Hospital on April 28, 29 and 30 and May 2, 3 and 4.
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