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Updated: 9/4/2008 - 4:02 AM

6 arrested, 6 ticketed, 8 reported accidents
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Carsten Birk, 38, of Shelter Island was driving on Shore Road on Saturday, August 23 at 1 a.m. when he was stopped by police for allegedly speeding — 55 mph in a 35-mph zone and for failure to keep to the right and stop. He was subsequently arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated. Mr. Birk was arraigned in Shelter Island Justice Court, Judge Helen J. Rosenblum presiding, and released on cash bail of $400. He was issued an appearance ticket for a later date on the court's calendar.

Following an investigation, Henri M. Alvarez, 21, of Greenport was arrested on Saturday, August 23 at 11:10 a.m. and charged with criminal trespass in the 2nd degree. According to police. Mr. Alvarez entered an occupied residence “without permission or authority.” He was arraigned before Judge Rosenblum and remanded to the Suffolk County correctional facility in lieu of bail. Mr. Alvarez will return to Justice Court at a later date.

At 4:34 p.m. on Saturday, Jonathan B. Aghravi, 24, of New York City was on Shore Road when he was given an appearance ticket in the field on a charge of unlawful possession of marijuana. He will appear in court at a later date.

Mark Polsky, 27, of New York City was driving on South Ferry Road on Sunday, August 24 at 1:57 a.m. when he was stopped for alleged failure to stay in lane, to signal and for speeding — 60 mph in the 40-mph zone. He was then arrested and charged with DWI. Mr. Polsky was arraigned in Shelter Island Court before Judge Rosenblum and released on cash bail of $1,000. He will return to court at a later date.

On Sunday, August 24 at 3:56 a.m., police stopped Jill N. Lewis, 30, of Warrenton, Virigina for alleged failure to stay in lane and subsequently arrested her on DWI charges. She was arraigned in Justice Court, Judge Rosenblum on the bench, and released on $1,000 cash bail. She was issued an appearance ticket for a later date on the court's calendar.

Nicholas O. Rand-Hanson, 26, of Shelter Island was stopped for speeding (45 mph in a 35-mph zone) on North Midway Road on Monday, August 25 at 4:01 p.m. and subsequently arrested for driving with a suspended license. He was released on station house bail of $250 and issued an appearance ticket.


J. P. Alloca-Astier, 42, of New York City was ticketed on West Neck Road on August 13 for failure to stop.

On August 19, Marianne T. Fuchs, 38, of Los Angeles, California was ticketed on North Menantic Road for speeding, 45 mph in a 35-mph zone.

Rigo R. Paradez, 22 of Shelter Island was given a summons on August 21 for unlicensed operation.

Joseph D. Bonanno, 31, of Lindenhurst was given a ticket on St. Mary's Road on August 22, for failure to stop at a stop sign.

Also on August 22, Bradley G. Auleta, 34, of Smithtown was ticketed on North Ferry Road for driving with a suspended registration and without insurance.

On August 23, Zachary R. Reylek, 20, of Shelter Island was ticketed for underage possession of alcohol.

Traffic control officers issued 67 parking tickets during the week.


Lori Finkel of New York City was driving northbound on North Ferry Road on August 20 when a deer ran into the driver's side bumper, causing more than $1,000 in damage. The deer ran off.

On August 22, William J. Farrugia of Fort Lauderdale, Florida was driving on South Ferry Road when he swerved to avoid a deer and hit a tree. There was over $1,000 in damage to the front of his vehicle.

Richard Vega of Brooklyn was traveling southbound on North Ferry Road on August 22 when he hit the rear of a car driven by Ken Liotti of New York City. Mr. Vega's vehicle had extensive front end damage and there was minor damage to the rear bumper of Mr. Liotti's vehicle.

Janet Carlson told police that she was driving southbound on Brander Parkway on August 23 when she stopped at a yield sign and made a left turn, heading eastbound on Peconic Avenue. There she hit a bicyclist, who she said she never saw, in the eastbound lane of traffic. She said her attention was diverted by a second bicyclist in the westbound lane of traffic. The person on the bicycle said he was riding in the middle of the roadway when he was told a car was coming and stopped. A witness verified that the driver did stop at the yield sign and was driving at a normal rate of speed and that the cyclist also stopped. The bicycle was found under the tire of the car and the cyclist, complaining of pain and with minor scrapes on the lower body, was taken to Eastern Long Island Hospital by an ambulance crew.

On August 23, S. E. Martayan of New York City drove out of the North Ferry line and into the North Ferry building, causing damage to the front end and undercarriage of her vehicle and to the building of over $1,000. There were no injuries.

Jan Michael Joson of New York City told police on August 24 that he was backing out of a parking place on Shore Road, failing to see a vehicle owned by Jean Louis Pierson of Shelter Island behind him, hit the front of Mr. Pierson's vehicle. Mr. Pierson said he was stopped in traffic in the westbound lane, saw Mr. Joson backing up and honked his horn. There was over $1,000 in damage and Mr. Pierson's vehicle had to be towed.

Correll L. Murray of Shelter Island reported that she was in her parked vehicle on August 22 at the Heights Post Office when someone mowing next to her vehicle apparently hit a rock that hit the driver's-side back window causing minor damage.

In another minor accident, Deborah A. Corbett of Shelter Island reported for informational purposes on August 23 that she had backed a school bus into a Tuthill Drive entrance fence post, causing very minimal damage to the post assembly and none to the school bus.

Other reports

A petit larceny in the Center was reported on August 19.

A caller reported a boat stored illegally at a town landing in Silver Beach on August 19. A WMAC warning was left on the boat.

A caller reported on August 19 that a boat was illegally tied up at a Menantic mooring; the owner was notified.

Police assisted in pumping out a boat sinking in Dering Harbor on August 20. The owner was notified.

A caller reported on August 21 that a rented truck was parked in the Heights blocking one lane at the North Ferry terminal; the renter was advised to move it.

A burglary was reported in the Center on August 21 and another in Hay Beach on August 22.

On August 21, kids in costume knocked on the door of a residence in Longview for trick or treat. They were located later and apologized.

A caller reported that a number of roadways were overgrown with vegetation and trees, causing a hazardous condition. Low hanging brush had damaged his trucks and other trucks and boats on trailers have to drive down the center of roadways to avoid problems. Traffic control officers also reported some roadside dry wells that were full of sand and dirt. The Highway Department was notified.

On August 22 a Silver Beach caller reported that he had hired “Pet Detective” to find his missing cat and that someone would be in a minivan checking the area.

On August 22, a marine unit towed a boat adrift off West Neck into more shallow water and reset the anchor. Another boat adrift off West Neck was towed on August 23.

A case of grand larceny was reported in the Center on August 23.

On August 23, a Montclair resident reported a black substance with a slight smell of sewage in the water off the caller's property. Police found that it extended five feet from the shore and was 250 feet long. Its origin was not determined. The DEC was informed.

A caller reported on August 23 that an unidentified male had walked into a portable john in the Heights with nothing on but a jacket. The area was canvassed with negative results.

On August 23 a caller told police that she was walking her dog in the Center when a dog ran out and charged her and her dog. There were no injuries. Police spoke to the owners who were in the process of putting in an electric fence.

On August 24 SLA checks were conducted at Luna's, the Dory, the Chequit and Sunset Beach. The Onshore and Planet Bliss were closed. No incidents were reported.

Police responded to a domestic incident in the Center on August 24.

Police received a call that two youths had overturned in a kayak off Camp Quinipet on August 24. A marine unit took the young people on board and towed the kayak back to the dock.

A petit larceny was reported on August 24 and an extra patrol requested.

A disabled boat near the swim area at Wades Beach was towed out of the area and anchored.

North Ferry staff reported a boat adrift in Dering Harbor on August 25. It was secured at a mooring and a message left for the owners.

The Shelter Island Fire Department responded to four automatic fire alarms during the week —two at residences in the Center and West Neck and two at Ciaglo Plaza in the Center. Two were set off for reasons unknown, one was a false alarm and a malfunction caused a fourth. A burglary alarm activated at North Ferry was a false alarm.

Noise reports

Loud music was reported at Camp Quinipet on August 20 at about 10:10 p.m. The American Cancer Society was conducting a retreat; the music was over by 10:30 p.m.

A loud party was reported in Longview at 3:21 a.m. on August 22. According to the police report, a party may have taken place but no one was located in the area.

A complaint was received on August 23 of loud music at Sunset Beach. The restaurant was closing down when police arrived.

The owner of Luna's was advised to lower the music at 1:32 a.m. on August 23. Police also noticed under-aged youths on the premises; all parties were advised to leave and a warning was issued to the owner.

An anonymous caller complained at 10:51 p.m. about loud music at the Yacht Club. The music was turned down immediately.

Following a complaint about loud music at Sunset Beach at 1:35 a.m. on August 24, police advised the management to turn it down and they complied.

Aided cases

Shelter Island Red Cross ambulance teams transported 10 aided cases to Eastern Long Island Hospital on August 19, 20, 21, 22, 23 and 25.

In addition to these reports, the SIPD responded to 38 other cases.

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