Shelter Island Police Department Desk Pad – September 22
Those named in arrest reports or who have received summons from the police have not been convicted of a crime. In court, the charges against them may be reduced or withdrawn, or the accused may be found not guilty.
Jane M. Wagner of New York was driving on West Neck Road on September 14 when she was fined for not stopping at a stop sign.
On September 15, Kenneth Nochimson of New York received a summons for speeding on North Cartwright Road – 59 mph in a 35 mph zone.
Nathan W. Millett of Sandown, NH, was arrested on North Ferry Road on September 18 for not wearing an approved protective helmet while riding his motorcycle.
From September 14 to 19, police conducted distracted driving, radar checks and traffic checks in the Center, West Neck, Heights and Cartwright resulting in seven warnings and three tickets.
A traffic control officer issued a parking ticket during the week.
Shelter Island’s Hally E. Dinkel reported that her vehicle sustained damage to the driver’s side front bumper between September 14 and September 16 while parked at multiple locations, including the IGA and STAR’s Café. The cost of the damage is unknown; Mr. Dinkel will get estimates.
Police responded to an anonymous report on September 14 about a fisherman taking undersized fish at Silver Beach. Seven porgies were checked; one was under the legal height of 9 inches and was released.
An appellant complained that a large truck created a dangerous danger in the heights on September 15; a response officer did not observe any danger or vehicle bearing this description in the area.
A low limb was reported to the Center on September 15; the Highway Department was notified and an officer remained at the scene for traffic control.
The Shelter Island Fire Department responded on September 16 to a caller report of a propane odor at a Center location. The fire chief said there was no emergency and Piccozzi was asked to check the gas tank.
On that date, a Bay Police Officer noticed a small fuel leak from a boat in Cartwright; the owner has been notified and will bring the boat back for repair. The next day, a Bay Police officer found several boats at a Menantic mooring – a violation of city code – and informed the mooring owner that failure to comply would result in a summons.
On the 17th, police investigated a property line dispute in Cartwright. The recipient of a possible fraudulent phone call was advised to check their bank and financial statements, contact the banks concerned and notify the police department of any loss of funds.
Also on the 17th, the police were contacted regarding a verbal marital dispute in Montclair.
Shortly before 11:00 p.m., a caller complained about a loud party at a short-term rental in Longview; the music was then turned off and the party moved inside.
A police marine unit told police headquarters on September 18 that a sailboat was anchored in the Crescent Beach swimming area. The owner of the boat was advised to move out immediately. Two paddleboarders, who were drifting towards the North Ferry Canal, were escorted to the beach. In another maritime incident, a stranded boat in West Neck harbor was aided by a notification to Sea Tow.
A caller complained that a pickup truck was illegally parked in front of his Silver Beach residence. The officer replied that the van was legally parked.
On September 19, a boat was stopped in the North Ferry channel for boarding passengers on the bow with their legs hanging sideways – a violation of navigation law. The owner complied with the warning and the passengers were repositioned.
An environmental conservation law audit was carried out at Hiberry Lane in Hay Beach. There was no violation; seven people were fishing.
The owner of a boat that was operating with excessive wake around other boats in the waters off the Heights received a warning on September 19.
Also on the 19th, the owners of six boats moored at Silver Beach outside the designated anchorages were asked to move.
A roadside argument was reported anonymously by a caller on September 20. A property line dispute was reported to Cartwright that day.
In other cases during the week, police: responded to two reports of lost and found; conducted a search for well-being; opened two vehicles with the keys locked inside and received on-site training.
A residential alarm in Shorewood was triggered by a carpenter on September 15; he had only received the code after the alarm had sounded. Police discovered that a residence at the Center was secured, following another alarm in the Center on September 18. A poorly closed door in the Center on September 18 also triggered an alarm.
Five raccoons at risk were reported during the week. Two at the Center and at Hay Beach were reported ill but an animal control officer (ACO) found healthy animals. Three other sick raccoons in Dering Harbor, West Neck and an unspecified location – one stuck in a window well – were captured by an ACO and transported to a vet for humane euthanasia.
A dead turkey was reported on a central roadway and removed by the roads department.
A caller reported a cat in his home in the Center that did not belong there; an ACO kidnapped the cat and took it outside. A loose dog was returned by an ACO to its owner – a guest at a B&B.
Shelter Island emergency medical teams transported six people to Eastern Long Island Hospital on September 16, 18, 19 and 20. A seventh case did not require transport.