SEX OFFENDER HELD
Peter Foster, a 59 year old Level 2 sex offender Southold police had been searching for since March 2007, was arrested in May 2007 after a tip. Foster was charged with two felony counts of failure to register with the New York State Sex Offenders Registry. He was arraigned and ordered held on $1,500 bail. Police said they received a tip that Foster was doing work at a home next to Cutchogue East School on Route 25 in Cutchogue. In March, Southold Police were notified that Foster had not completed an annual address verification form. Foster had a previous conviction for failure to register with the state last year.
Foster was arrested again on April 11, 2008, for failing to notify authorities of a change of address. He is now homeless. Since he has committed the same offense twice before, he has therefore been charged with a D felony under a law that went into effect last year. He was arraigned in Southold Town Justice Court, where he pleaded not guilty and was held on $1,000 bail.