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Many Witnessed a Crash

Thu, 09/02/2021 - 08:29

East Hampton Town police handed out several misdemeanor charges in the last week, including alleged reckless endangerment, driving while intoxicated, and criminal possession of drugs.

Police said Holgar Omar Pesantez Chavez of East Hampton, 29, intentionally crashed his car head-on into another vehicle on the afternoon of Aug. 23 at the intersection of Spinner Lane and Springs-Fireplace Road. According to a report, the incident, which was witnessed by multiple people, posed the risk of serious injury to his passenger and another driver. He was to be arraigned this morning by Town Justice Steven Tekulsky on a charge of leaving the scene of an accident with personal injury, a misdemeanor.

The security manager at Montauk's Memory Motel called police early Sunday morning after seeing a guest in possession of a clear plastic bag filled with a powdery white substance. The manager confiscated the bag, and at 1:50 a.m., police charged the man, Conor J. Walsh of Miami, 29, with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a misdemeanor. The arrest was made by Officer Andrea Kess, who is trained and experienced in handling narcotics arrests, and who alleged that the substance was cocaine. Mr. Walsh will be arraigned on Sept. 16 by Justice Tekulsky.

Elsewhere in Montauk, police said they found Mark Robert Marose of Montauk, 67, passed out in the driver's seat of his car on Aug. 10, with the engine running and his foot on the brake, on Tara Road in Montauk. The report, which was just released this week, said Mr. Marose showed signs of intoxication and failed field sobriety tests. He consented to a breath test, which allegedly produced a reading over the legal blood-alcohol limit, .08 of 1 percent. He was charged with first-offense D.W.I. and driving with a blood-alcohol content over the legal limit, both misdemeanors.

Police also said they found in Mr. Marose's possession an oxycodone pill, for which he did not have a prescription, in a bottle labeled for a different medication. The former offense, seventh-degree criminal possession, is a misdemeanor; the latter, having medication in a non-original container, is a violation. Mr. Marose was arraigned by Justice Lisa Rana on Aug. 11 and is due back in Justice Court on Sept. 23.

Town police also booked five drivers said to be driving last week without a valid license or registration.

Milton Gordillo-Palacios of East Hampton, 38, was charged on Sunday with suspended registration, a misdemeanor, after being pulled over on Three Mile Harbor Road in East Hampton. He is due in court on Sept. 15. Donatilo Euceda-Castillo of Cutchogue, 58, was flagged on Squires Road on Friday on the same charge, and will appear in court on Sept. 26.

On Saturday, police stopped Jose Garcia-Utrera of Montauk, 31, on South Forest Street in that hamlet. He was charged with third-degree aggravated unlicensed driving, a misdemeanor. The same charge was lodged against Benjamin Winters of Scarsdale, N.Y., 24, who was pulled over on Carl Fisher Plaza on Aug. 25, and to Ruth Quichimbopulla of Montauk, 24, on South Euclid Avenue. All three are due in court on Wednesday.

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