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Weapons Charges Follow Traffic Stop

Thu, 03/23/2023 - 10:59

A Bronx man was charged Sunday morning in East Hampton Village with four misdemeanor counts of criminal possession of a weapon during a traffic stop on Pantigo Road at Methodist Lane.

Guillermo Antonio Contreras, 59, who was pulled over in a Ford pickup truck that police said had a dirty license plate and windows tinted too dark, was found to be in possession of four weapons, according to a report: A black wooden billy club, brass knuckles, an electronic stun gun, and a collapsible baton.

“I got this from my friend,” Mr. Contreras told the officers, who confiscated the weapons and stowed them in a property locker at headquarters.

Mr. Contreras was released on his own recognizance following his arrest, and is set to be arraigned on April 12 in East Hampton Town Justice Court.

In other police news, Pablo A. Gutama-Bermeo, 19, was charged on March 12 with third-degree attempted robbery, a felony, during an early-morning incident at a house on Fanning Avenue in Springs. Town police had attempted to subdue him, but said Mr. Gutama-Bermeo “did attempt to forcibly disarm” an officer “by repeatedly grabbing and pulling on” the officer’s gun, a Glock 19 pistol.

Mr. Gutama-Bermeo, of Springs, was arraigned the next day by Justice Steven Tekulsky, who released him on his own recognizance to await a date in court.

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On Friday, Justice Jerry Garguilo of the Supreme Court of Suffolk County ruled that the East Hampton Village Ambulance Association, a nonprofit that had served the village since 1975, could no longer exist, and ordered it dissolved. 

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A Rolex watch was the subject of a dispute late Saturday night between a man and a woman, both intoxicated, on Main Street in front of the Point Bar and Grill. Each of them claimed to own the watch, so an officer took it to the Montauk precinct until documentation could be provided. The watch turned out to belong to neither of them. The man’s father showed up in the morning with a copy of an insurance policy showing the Rolex was in fact his.

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