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Low-Flying Pilot Arraigned

Thu, 05/13/2021 - 07:35

David Wisner, the low-flying pilot who was charged with second-degree reckless endangerment after buzzing Sag Harbor at around 5:30 p.m. on April 13 and, minutes before that, areas of Springs, was arraigned on May 7 in Sag Harbor Village Justice Court for the alleged misdemeanor. Mr. Wisner's 90-day ban from East Hampton Airport is ongoing. Court conferences begin on July 2; meanwhile, the Federal Aviation Administration is still investigating the incident.

In other police news, on March 3 between 5:30 and 6:30 p.m. at Cirillo's I.G.A. in Amagansett, East Hampton Town police alleged that Brian Rivera-Aguirre, 25, who lives on Route 114 in Wainscott, spray-painted the rear driver's-side door of a 2008 Land Rover, the outside of a walk-in fridge, and a bathroom door, all with white paint. He was charged with making graffiti and criminal mischief with intent to damage property, which are misdemeanors. 

With regard to the Land Rover, Mr. Rivera-Aguirre was additionally accused of criminal mischief in the third degree, a felony charged when someone allegedly causes $250 or more in damage to another person's property. Mr. Rivera-Aguirre was issued an appearance ticket to be arraigned next Thursday in East Hampton Town Justice Court.

Rosabel Medina, 42, of West Drive in East Hampton was pulled over in a 2000 Ford on the evening of May 5 on Montauk Highway near Carl Fisher Plaza in Montauk, charged by town police with going 60 miles per hour in a 30-m.p.h. zone. Police further charged the driver with false personation, aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, and, after sobriety tests, with driving while intoxicated, all of which are misdemeanors. Arraignment was with Justice Lisa R. Rana the next morning. 

There were no arrests this week in Sag Harbor or East Hampton Village, but roadside citations were doled out on Montauk roads to two men from New York City. Peter Sachon was arrested on May 2 while driving on Second House Road, and Salvatore Olivella was pulled over on Edgemere Street last Thursday, resulting in misdemeanor charges of aggravated unlicensed operation for both. Mr. Sachon appeared in court yesterday, and Mr. Olivella will be arraigned on Wednesday.

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