Southold Blotter: Woman charged with harassment after making dozens of calls to police

Southold Town Police arrested a 45-year-old Mattituck woman who allegedly made dozens of calls to police in 12 hours on Saturday morning.

According to police reports, Tisha Watroba made a total of 46 calls to police on Friday to report unsubstantiated allegations about a domestic incident. Police note that she was belligerent towards dispatchers, rejected medical services and did not provide a description of her whereabouts.

Police responded to carry out a wellness check at her home on Saturday and she was placed under arrest for aggravated harassment. The woman was also advised to stop calling the police to avoid being accused of falsely reporting an incident.

• Fireworks were confiscated from a 61-year-old Flushing man in the Orient on July 4th.

Police say an officer attended a house in Ryder Farm Lane shortly before 7pm and heard fireworks go off. The man admitted to setting off the fireworks and said he had other fireworks he planned to use later that night.

The fireworks were confiscated and secured at police headquarters in the hazardous materials bin, according to an incident report.

Police received more than a dozen calls about fireworks in the town of Southold over the holidays, but were unable to trace the origin of most. Shortly after midnight on July 5, officers found two large empty fireworks boxes near the Third Street basketball courts in Greenport. No subjects were located nearby and the boxes were removed from the roadway, according to reports.

• Police arrested a 20-year-old Greenport man on Sunday for drug trafficking.

Officials said Matthew Gomez was in possession of prescription pills without a valid prescription and charged with seventh degree criminal possession of a controlled substance. He was released on an appearance ticket, police said.

• Police and members of the Cutchogue Fire Department were called to Peconic Bay Winery on July 4 after a small brush fire broke out around 11 p.m.

According to a police report, a ring of fire approximately ten feet in diameter was discovered and appears to have been caused by fireworks. The fire was extinguished and firefighters wetted the area to prevent further fires, officials said.

• A 37-year-old Greenport man was arrested for impaired driving after failing to maintain his lane on Route 25 in Peconic on Friday.

According to the police, Oscar Blanco Martinez was arrested around 6:36 p.m. when he was found intoxicated, arrested and detained at police headquarters.

• Jorge Perez, 45, of Cutchogue, was arrested for impaired driving and drug trafficking during a traffic stop on Sunday evening.

Police say Mr Perez was seen crossing the White Fog Line multiple times when he was pulled over on Route 48 in Cutchogue and found intoxicated shortly after 9pm. An officer also noticed a small white bag with a prominent white substance. .

Mr Perez has been charged with drunk driving and seventh degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and is being held for arraignment at police headquarters, according to reports.

• Police were called to the North Ferry last Thursday evening to a dispute between a passenger and staff.

Police say a 33-year-old Brooklyn man refused to pay for the ferry ride, saying he had already purchased a day trip.

An officer explained to the man that he had purchased a South Ferry return ticket and was currently on the North Ferry. The man made a payment and no further action was taken.

• A 39-year-old man from Patchogue was arrested during a traffic stop in Cutchogue last Tuesday afternoon.

According to a police report, Marley Ozyilmaz was arrested for driving with a cracked windshield and expired MOT at 2:25 p.m. when an officer arrested him on charges relating to a domestic dispute the day before. A police report also noted that Mr. Ozyilmaz was driving with a suspended license.

• A 36-year-old man was ticketed for opening a container of Budweiser beer at Mitchell Park in Greenport last Tuesday afternoon.

• A woman called the police after an ‘incoherent’ man entered her driveway along Calves Neck Road in Southold on Friday morning.

An officer spoke to the 38-year-old Riverhead man, who police described as being in a ‘semi-manic state’, admitted to smoking crack cocaine around 2am and was on his way to work . The man refused to receive medical treatment and no further action was taken.

• Police were called to the Greenport Post Office around 9am last Monday after receiving a report of a man vomiting. An officer spoke to a 30-year-old man who appeared to be intoxicated, refused to seek treatment and left the scene.

• Police were called to Mattituck Presbyterian Church in response to complaints of subjects sleeping in the stairwell early Saturday.

An officer spoke with a 61-year-old man from Mattituck and a 58-year-old man from Jamesport who were sleeping near a back door and informed them that they did not have permission to be there shortly after 2 a.m. morning.

• A Southold woman called police shortly after midnight on Friday to report hearing people screaming near her home on Old Shipyard Lane. Police spoke with an 18-year-old woman at a house who said she was in the pool with her friends and didn’t realize how loud they were. She said she would move the gathering indoors.

• The batteries of three tractors inside a greenhouse on a farm along Route 25 in Southold were reported stolen from police last Wednesday evening.

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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