Skip to main content

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.

Thank you for reading . . . 
...Your support for The East Hampton Star helps us deliver the news, arts, and community information you need. Whether you are an online subscriber, get the paper in the mail, delivered to your door in Manhattan, or are just passing through, every reader counts. We value you for being part of The Star family.

Your subscription to The Star does more than get you great arts, news, sports, and outdoors stories. It makes everything we do possible.