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Charges Handed Down

Thu, 09/29/2022 - 10:14

An 18-year-old East Hampton man was arrested on the night of Sept. 21 and charged with two counts of petty larceny after police accused him of stealing $780 from the Inter Deli, 460 Pantigo Road, and another $144 from a 2012 Black Acura parked there. The charge is a misdemeanor. He was not identified because of his age.

On the afternoon of Sept. 19, Matthew Kopoulos of East Hampton, 30, was charged with criminal possession of fentanyl, a misdemeanor, after officers allegedly discovered a tinfoil packet of a white powdery substance in his car ashtray. Mr. Kopoulos, who was pulled over on Wainscott Northwest Road near Montauk Highway for failing to wear a seat belt and for non-operational brake lights, consented back at headquarters to a blood-alcohol test, which, according to police, was “inconsistent with the degree of impairment exhibited by the defendant at the time of vehicle operation”; conclusive results are pending. The D.W.I. charge meanwhile was raised to a felony after Mr. Kopoulos was found to have a prior drunken-driving conviction on his record within 10 years of this arrest.

Franklin Campoverde-Pauta of Montauk, 34, was charged on Sept. 19 with third-degree sexual abuse and two counts of acting in a manner injurious to a child under the age of 17, both misdemeanors. Police said he had “subjected another person to sexual contact without the latter’s consent” at a Montauk Highway address in Water Mill between Aug. 1 and Sept. 3. His alleged victim is a female whom he “intentionally touched,” according to police.

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