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An Arm in the Window

Wed, 09/08/2021 - 15:08

At 1:20 a.m. last Thursday, police were called to a house on Oakview Highway in East Hampton, where a dispute was said to be in progress. An officer reported seeing an "arm in the window opening" of the bathroom, which proved to belong to Kevin Llivisaca-Pulgarin, 23, who lives farther down the road, and who, police said, had ripped out the bathroom screen and shattered the window with his fist. He was arrested on a misdemeanor charge of criminal mischief with intent to damage property, and was to appear in court this morning before East Hampton Town Justice Lisa R. Rana.

On Saturday just after midnight, town police flagged Tammy A. Hurtado of Sarasota, Fla., who they said was speeding on southbound Springs-Fireplace Road and crossing both the double yellow line and fog line as she drove. An officer said she showed signs of drunkenness and performed poorly on sobriety tests. Ms. Hurtado, 35, consented to a breath test, which reportedly showed a reading above the legal blood-alcohol limit of .08 of 1 percent. Charged with two misdemeanor charges of drunken driving, she was arraigned Sunday morning by Justice Rana, and is due back in court on Oct. 7.

Miguel Nicholas of Dobbs Ferry, N.Y., 34, was charged with third-degree assault, a misdemeanor, following a fight on Friday evening at a pest-control business on Montauk Highway in East Hampton Village. Village police said a oral dispute had turned physical, with alcohol involved, and that Mr. Nicholas punched and kicked another man. That individual was taken by ambulance to Stony Brook Southampton Hospital, and requested an order of protection against his alleged attacker. Mr. Nicholas was arraigned Saturday by Justice Rana, and is to return to court on Oct. 7.

Eric Spagnoli of Eastport, 46, driving a 2007 Ford pickup truck, was pulled over for a traffic infraction Friday morning at South Emery and South Elmwood streets in Montauk. Police said he was driving with a suspended or revoked registration, a misdemeanor, and without insurance, which is a violation. He is due in Justice Court on Wednesday.

Emily Jackson of Houston, 37, driving a 2016 BMW, was stopped on Montauk Highway in East Hampton last Thursday morning and faces a charge of driving with a suspended or revoked registration. She too is scheduled to appear in court on Wednesday.

Back in the village, police said Stacey L. Bente of Islip, 45, was driving without a license on Woods Lane last Thursday afternoon when she was involved in a car accident. They charged her with two misdemeanor counts of aggravated unlicensed driving, including one that alleges three or more license suspensions. According to the report, Ms. Bente is employed by a car transport service company. Her vehicle was impounded, and her court date is Wednesday.

Following a minor car accident on Newtown Lane on Sunday, Meryl Hoffman of East Hampton, 75, was also charged with aggravated unlicensed driving, a misdemeanor. She is to appear in court on Friday, Sept. 16.


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