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Trouble at Headquarters

Thu, 06/30/2022 - 10:24

A Calverton man was charged with disorderly conduct and intoxication in Sag Harbor Sunday night after police were called to check on a fight at the Corner Bar. They found James Romanello, 26, stumbling down Main Street, reportedly after an altercation with an elderly friend. Police said he was unable to stand without assistance, and attempted to pull away from the officers.

After Mr. Romanello was processed at Sag police headquarters, a family member came to pick him up. Police said, however, that he then became “belligerent” and “incoherent,” and was approaching officers and others “with balled fists.” When they tried to contain him, they said, he became violent, and it took three officers to subdue him. He was then charged with resisting arrest, a misdemeanor, and with a second disorderly conduct violation.

Instead of being released to his relative, he was held overnight. He is due back in Sag Harbor Village Court on Friday, July 8.

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