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Trouble at Shagwong Tavern

Thu, 04/07/2022 - 09:34

The St. Patrick's Day parade in Montauk on March 27 led to some alcohol-fueled, rowdy behavior, according to East Hampton Town police, who were called on two occasions to the Shagwong Tavern. One person there described the place as packed wall to wall with revelers, despite a $10 cover charge. In the end, a couple of arrests, and a separate charge of harassment, soured the festive mood.

Police were first called after a woman was asked to leave because she had cut the line to enter. She left, but tried to return to get her credit card. When the bouncer, Bryan Seekamp, saw her coming back, he grabbed her from behind, and while he was attempting to remove her, she hit him on the chin.

She told police that another, unknown, bouncer had told her she could go back in to get her card. Mr. Seekamp had a scratch on his chin but declined to pursue charges.

About two hours later, a fight broke out. It was not clear from the police report who was fighting whom or why, but both Kurt Adamcewicz, 20, and Rashad T. Oney, 29, both of Montauk, were charged with resisting arrest, a misdemeanor. Mr. Adamcewicz reportedly tensed his arms, pulled away, and then kicked at the officer who was attempting to arrest him. He also punched another officer in the face, police said, causing bruising.

Mr. Oney, the report said, also pulled away from officers, and spat at a female officer. In addition, he shoved her into a parked car, and tried to fight her.

Adding to the misdemeanor charges, both men were charged with violations for harassment for making physical contact, and disorderly conduct for fighting and overall violent behavior. They were held for several hours, then given appearance tickets and released on their own recognizance. Both are due in East Hampton Town Justice Court to answer the charges on Wednesday.

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