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While the Children Watched

Wed, 08/25/2021 - 16:55

A 40-year-old East Hampton man is facing multiple charges stemming from a Friday night incident that was witnessed by two children.

According to East Hampton Town police, Anibal E. Urgilez-Ortiz of Shorewood Drive got on top of a female victim at his house and put his hands around her neck, causing pain and shortness of breath. Police charged him with criminal obstruction of breathing, a misdemeanor, and second-degree harassment, a violation. A 12-year-old girl and a 3-year-old boy were in the room at the time, leading to two misdemeanor charges of acting in a manner injurious to a child under 17.

Mr. Urgilez-Ortiz was arraigned by East Hampton Town Justice Steven Tekulsky the next morning, and will appear in court again on Sept. 9.

In a report released this week, town police also said that Raymond M. Brown, 65, of Bull Path in East Hampton, had threatened another person with an open pocket knife shortly after noon on Aug. 3, on a property on Northwest Road. Mr. Brown was arrested the next day and charged with misdemeanor menacing; he is to answer the charge on Sept. 16 before Justice Tekulsky.

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