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Hidden by a Sweatshirt

Wed, 11/18/2020 - 16:32

At Montauk's Shagwong Tavern on Saturday night, a sweatshirt hanging in front of a sign pertaining to the alcohol beverage control law led to the arrest of Richard Cintron, the manager, for failing to place the sign in "conspicuous view." East Hampton Town police also said the sign in question "was not the one received from the [State Liquor] authority and does not meet the required specifications." Mr. Cintron faces two misdemeanor charges, the second one saying the sign was not enclosed in a "suitable wood or metal frame having a clear glass space." Both charges were brought previously, in July 2019, by the same officer, Michael Gomez. Mr. Cintron will appear on Wednesday in East Hampton Town Justice Court.

Schiavoni's Market in Sag Harbor was the scene of an alleged shoplifting on Nov. 13. After witnessing a woman walk to the beer cooler, place two bottles in her bag, and leave the store, Josiah Schiavoni phoned police to report the $2.10 theft. Patricia Dominski, 55, of East Hampton was identified via video surveillance at the Romany Kramoris Gallery nearby and arrested in front of 48 Main Street that afternoon. She will appear in Sag Harbor Village Court before Justice Lisa R. Rana tomorrow.

An employee at the Montauk 7-Eleven called police around midnight last Thursday, to say that a man had been in the store for the last two days without wearing a mask. He did not comply when told to put one on or leave the store, the caller said. The responding officer recognized the man as Robert Houston of Islip, "from prior contacts," who, following a computer check, was found to be wanted for violating his probation. Mr. Houston was processed, though police reported that he would not cooperate with arrest proceedings or give any information.

Three East Hampton residents were charged last week with driving with suspended registrations. In Sag Harbor, the license plate scanner led police to Fanny Remachemorocho, who will appear in Sag Harbor Village Justice Court tomorrow. In East Hampton, traffic stops resulted in court appearances for Braulio Garcia-Galaza and Jorge Lopezhenao, who were given a Town Justice Court date of Dec. 2.

Aggravated unlicensed driving was the charge against five people who were pulled over for various traffic infractions. In East Hampton, they were Luke Rosen of New York City, who will be in court on Wednesday, Rancel Sanchezminaya of Coram and Oswaldo Gonzalez-Freixas and Uriel Abarca-Rendon, both of Brentwood, whose court date is Dec. 2. Chase Wintjen of Sag Harbor appeared in court here yesterday; he was arrested in July on the same charge, as well as unlawful use of a mobile phone.

In East Hampton Village, Jenny Quito-Velecela of East Hampton and Benjamin Bernstein of Brooklyn were charged. They will be arraigned on Dec. 2 and Dec. 4, respectively.


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