Sleeper Looked Like Corpse

At a little after midnight Saturday, East Hampton Town police received a call reporting “a body” lying on the large rock revetment that protects Montauk Point and the lighthouse. Officers investigating came upon Karim Baksh, 26, who was asleep on the rocks. When he was awakened he reportedly spit in an officer’s face.

Told he was being placed under arrest for harassment, he refused to be handcuffed, and had to be subdued. He was taken to Southampton Hospital, where he was treated and released back to the police.

In East Hampton Town Justice Court Sunday morning, now facing a misdemeanor charge of resisting arrest, he was asked what he was doing in East Hampton. “I was in Montauk, actually” he answered, “coming out to get away from the city.” Mr. Baksh told Justice Lisa R. Rana that he lives in South Ozone Park with his parents. Justice Rana told him she was entering a not guilty plea to the charges, on his behalf.

When it came time to consider bail, Justice Rana said that Mr. Baksh has a prior felony conviction for incest. (His name is on the New York State registered sex offender list.) “You are on probation for 10 years. You are looking at a possible violation,” she said.

He told her he was on medication for a mental condition, is on public assistance, and has little money. She set bail at $1,500, and asked him if he had called his parents to help. He said he had not.

Justice Rana assigned him a Legal Aid attorney and sent Mr. Baksh to the county jail, where he remained as of yesterday.

Another man who has been in jail since his arrest, in mid-June, is Carlos D. Bonet, 21, who was charged with three misdemeanors after stealing cellphone accessories from the 7-Eleven in downtown Montauk. Justice Steven Tekulsky set bail at $1,000 saying that Mr. Bonet already has, at his young age, a criminal record. Justice Tekulsky also issued an order of protection for the manager of the 7-Eleven who made the criminal complaint, requiring that Mr. Bonet stay away from the store.

Unable to post bail, Mr. Bonet remained in county jail. On July 21, he pleaded guilty to petty larceny and was sentenced to 90 days. As with most sentences at the local level, he was granted one-third reduced time for good behavior, and was released in August.

Last Thursday afternoon he was arrested again, charged with violating the order to stay away from the 7-Eleven, a misdemeanor. Bail was set at $750, which he could not post. He was taken back to jail and remained there as of yesterday. A driver who gave Sag Harbor Village police a false name after her late-model BMW was stopped Saturday night for speeding on Main Street was charged with criminal impersonation, a misdemeanor.

Alana K. Singh of Schenectady, 25, handed over a Pennsylvania license identifying her as Indya A. West, but a computer check turned up her real name, and the information that her own license had been suspended for repeatedly failing to pay fines or appear in court to deal with summonses. She was released after her arraignment on Sunday morning after posting bail of $1,100.