Southold Blotter: Greenport man arrested for DWI after driving on sidewalk, front lawn

Southold Town Police arrested a 28-year-old Greenport man for drunk driving after he apparently drove onto a pavement and lawn in Peconic early on Sunday.

Police say Derby Perez Mijangos was driving a 1996 Toyota 4Runner on Route 48 around 2:35 a.m. when he jumped over a curb and rolled onto a lawn. An officer discovered he had “several open containers” of alcohol in the vehicle and arrested him for DWI, according to reports.

• Police were called to Orient/East Marion Causeway after a man reported seeing a man armed with a knife confront another man shortly before 10am on Sunday.

An officer responded and observed two men practicing a form of Filipino martial arts on the bay’s concrete barrier and noted in a report that they were using blunt practice knives. No injuries were reported and there was no confrontation.

• A Greenport man was arrested for DWI after apparently leaving the scene of an accident along Highway 48 on Friday.

While responding to a report of an erratic driver heading east on Route 48 in Greenport, a subject flagged an officer and reported that his car was struck by a vehicle that matched the description of the erratic driver and had left the premises around 4:22 p.m.

Police located the vehicle and determined that the driver, Jose Alvizures Concoba, 53, was intoxicated.

He was charged with DWI and leaving the scene of an accident, according to reports.

• Police were called to an argument at Founders Landing Park in Southold on Friday afternoon.

According to a police report, a 55-year-old woman had a verbal argument with a 47-year-old Greenport man after confronting him about his child using a jet ski in an unsafe manner.

She said the man started yelling at her and the man said she was yelling profanities at him. Police advised them to keep their distance and no further action was taken.

• A 22-year-old Mattituck man contacted police to report a potential scam Sunday night.

The man told police he was contacted via Instagram and Snapchat by a woman claiming to have explicit photos of him and threatened to reveal the photos unless they were given $700.

• A 35-year-old woman from Greenport called police on Saturday evening to report seeing a man wearing dark trousers and white trainers crouching in the bushes on Wiggins Street.

Four police officers responded to the area around 9:45 p.m. and surveyed the area with negative results, according to reports.

• Police are investigating after a 42-year-old woman said she was shoved during a verbal argument at an antique shop on South Street in Greenport on Friday.

Officials said the woman had allegedly come across the theft of goods in the past and told police she was pushed by a 72-year-old man during the dispute.

The man told police she was no longer welcome at the store and vehemently denied pushing her. An investigation is underway, according to reports.

• A small oven fire was reported at a house in Bennetts Lane in Southold on Saturday morning.

Southold Fire Service and a Southold Police Officer responded to the house and found heavy smoke in the kitchen shortly before noon.

The woman who called 911 closed the oven door and turned it off, which extinguished the fire, as responders used fans to help ventilate the area. The fire department determined that bacon grease dripping into the oven created heavy smoke and a small fire, according to an incident report.

• Police were called to a Main Street home in New Suffolk last Thursday after a 49-year-old man walking his dog stopped to say hello to a 14-year-old girl swimming in a pool and put her down uncomfortable.

The police informed the man that the girl was uncomfortable and he apologized and agreed to walk his dog in a different direction. No further action was taken.

• Southold Town Police were called to the North Ferry in Greenport last Wednesday after receiving a call about a man swimming near the terminal.

An officer responded around 12:15 p.m. and saw a 21-year-old Greenport man come out of the water, who said his basketball had fallen and he was retrieving it. The man was advised not to swim in the large boat area for his own safety, according to an incident report.

• Southold Fire and Police were called to a house on Carole Road after a woman reported smoke coming from a garage shortly before 1am last Tuesday.

After an investigation, firefighters determined that the smoke was coming from underneath the house and located a burnt, smoking electrical wire that was believed to be causing the smoke.

PSEG Long Island was alerted and responded to fix the wiring and the woman required no further assistance.

• Police received an anonymous report of underage drinking at Goose Creek Beach last Tuesday night.

An officer responded shortly before midnight and found no one in the area, but disposed of empty bottles of Mike’s Hard Lemonade and red Solo cups that had been left behind.

Those named in the police reports have not been convicted of any crime or offense. The charges against them can then be reduced or withdrawn, or they can be declared innocent.

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