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He Allegedly Slapped and Punched Her

Thu, 10/15/2020 - 07:19

Henry Lupercio of Montauk, 31, was charged early Friday morning with first-degree criminal contempt, a felony. East Hampton Town police said that on Oct. 3 he slapped an unidentified woman in the face and mouth and punched her in the back of the head with a closed fist, in violation of an order of protection served against him last year. Justice Steven Tekulsky released him on his own recognizance that morning, to await arraignment at a future date.

Shawn Bryant of Manhattan, 30, was charged last Thursday morning with criminal trespassing at an enclosed property. Police said he had entered an apartment at 51 South Edgemere Street in Montauk that morning without permission. The name of its owner was redacted. Mr. Bryant will answer the misdemeanor charge in Justice Court on Friday, Oct. 23.

In Montauk early Sunday morning, on South Edgemere Street near Flamingo Avenue, police stopped a car driven by Gerson Mancilla of Springs, who, they said, misidentified himself as Oscar Mancilla and produced a fake driver's license with a false birthdate. Police caught up to the 44-year-old at the Plaza in Montauk, where he was charged not only with criminal impersonation but also aggravated unlicensed operation of his 2008 Dodge van. Police allegedly found small Ziploc bags containing cocaine in his wallet, which was in the driver's side door pocket, and added a felony charge of criminal possession of a controlled substance to their accusations. Mr. Mancilla will be arraigned on Oct. 29 before Justice Lisa R. Rana.

Those charged recently with unlicensed operation on town roads included Ufuk Masat, 52, of Brooklyn, Elvis Barreneche, 28, of Shoreham, and Sophia K. Winter, 23, of Deer Park. In East Hampton Village last week, three drivers were so charged: Gabrielle Migoya, 32, of the Bronx, Diane Schreck, 63, of Forest Hills, and Ronald Sciortino, 52, of Amityville. A fourth driver, Gerber Sabangarcia, 29, of Silver Spring, Md., was charged on the morning of Oct. 7 with lacking proper registration.

License plate scanners again made a thorough sweep of Sag Harbor and caught five drivers with suspended registrations. They are Jacob Guarino, 29, of Saratoga, N.Y., who was also charged with aggravated unlicensed operation, Jose Ovando Barrios, 29, of Flanders, Eldaio Ochoa, 58, of Water Mill, Christopher Kline, 36, of Southampton, and Susan Murtagh, 59, of Setauket. Ms. Murtagh will appear before Justice Rana on Oct. 30; the court date for the others is tomorrow morning.

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