August Arrests Ran Gamut

A dispute between neighbors last Thursday led to fisticuffs, in which one neighbor bit, choked, and punched the other, East Hampton Town Police Detective Sgt. Dan Toia said yesterday.

Officers were called to a fight in progress in the roadway of Webster Road in Montauk at about 7:10 p.m. According to the report, Thomas S. Mongiello, 41, of West Sayville repeatedly bit Matthew Kirmser, 46, causing him “substantial pain and swelling to his back and thumb,” and requiring medical attention. 

Police said Mr. Mongiello also repeatedly punched Mr. Kirmser in the head, causing lacerations, swelling, and substantial head pain. He was charged with third-degree assault and criminal obstruction of breathing or blood circulation, both misdemeanors, at about 8 p.m. It was unclear what caused the fight between the men, Detective Toia said. Justice Steven Tekulsky released Mr. Mongiello on $300 bail on Friday.

In Sag Harbor, a 40-year-old East Hampton man was arrested for alleged public lewdness on Friday evening. Marvin Batcin was sitting on the beach at the Long Wharf windmill when a woman said he exposed himself and rubbed his genitals at about 6:30 p.m. He had an empty Coors Light in a paper bag and a full one next to him, police said. He was charged with public lewdness, a misdemeanor, and having an open container, a violation. 

Also on Friday, at 3 a.m., Sag Harbor Village police said they found a Frenchman in an alleyway with cocaine. Jeremy J. Belmonte, 31, of Donges, France, was sitting on a chair when police approached him. When he got up, police said, he dropped a folded foil and his cellphone, which was coated in a white powdery substance, as was his debit card.

The substance in the foil tested positive for cocaine and Mr. Belmonte was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree, a misdemeanor. He was released on $250 cash bail with an order to appear in court on Oct. 5. 

A 43-year-old from Hampton Bays was charged with felony possession of stolen property — a Mickey’s Carting Dumpster — on Aug. 23. East Hampton Town police said Leonardo Osorio had the 10-yard steel Dumpster, valued at $1,300, at an Island Road construction site where he was working. He was arrested at the site at about 12:45 p.m. and charged with criminal possession of stolen property, a felony. It was not clear how long he had the Dumpster in his possession. Detective Toia released Mr. Osorio on $500 bail and an order to appear in court at a date to be determined. 

Peter D. Bistrian, 61, of Springs was charged with criminal contempt in the second degree, a misdemeanor, at East Hampton Town police headquarters on Aug. 29. In unusual circumstances, Mr. Bistrian and his wife, Michelle Maseolo, were both in the parking lot and lobby of police headquarters. Police said he disobeyed a Family Court order, effective Aug. 21, not to have contact with her and that he spoke to her directly at about 12:40 p.m. Arrested at 1 p.m., he was held overnight and arraigned the next day by Justice Lisa Rana. She released him on $500 bail. 

A 16-year-old was arrested on Aug. 22 after police were called to a domestic dispute at a house on Oakview Highway in East Hampton. Police said an officer asked the teen to step out of the house at about 7:30 p.m. and felt the backpack he was carrying because it smelled of marijuana. The young man, whose name was withheld because he is eligible for youthful offender status, allegedly admitted having some marijuana and police searched the bag. They said they found seven cannabis vape cartridges containing a brown substance that later field-tested positive for the presence of marijuana. Police also found two plastic containers with a green leafy substance that also tested positive for marijuana. 

The young man was charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree, a misdemeanor, and unlawful possession of marijuana, a violation. He was released on an appearance ticket and is due back in court today.