A roundup of notable arrests on the East End:
on North Sea Mecox Road in Southampton Sunday evening and brandished a revolver at police officers that was later discovered to be a starter pistol, according to the commanding officer of the Southampton Town Police Emergency Services Unit.
Marc Castro, 27, of Dix Hills was arrested Sunday at 4:09 a.m. at the corner of Deerfield Road and Montauk Highway in Water Mill and charged with fifth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a felony, and second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, a misdemeanor. Southampton Town police said they stopped Castro for not using his blinker when they discovered that he had a container of Vicodin pills. Castro said he bought them for recreational use from a friend.
Lakema Nelson, 22, of Ridge was arrested Sunday at 6:29 a.m. on Seven Ponds Road in Water Mill and charged with DWI and suspended registration, both misdemeanors. Southampton Town police said Nelson lost control of her car, running off the road and into hedges in front of a home. She was transported to by for injuries and released on a court appearance ticket.
A 26-year-old woman who was at the Sunday told police that she was assaulted around 7 p.m. The woman, who police said was highly intoxicated, had a cut about her right eye and swelling on her eye and forehead. Police said she declined to give police her address, or any details about the attacker. Police told her that she could report the incident Monday and press charges.
Marc D’Aconta, 34, of Southampton was arrested Aug. 16 at 1:30 a.m. on Montauk Highway in Hampton Bays and charged with DWI, a misdemeanor. D’Aconta crashed into three unoccupied parked cars along Main Street in Hampton Bays and was reportedly discovered to appear intoxicated.
Flabio Pop, 24, of Riverside was arrested Saturday at 9:45 p.m. on Flanders Road in Riverside and charged with first-degree criminal contempt, a felony, and criminal obstruction of breath, a misdemeanor. Police said Pop, while intoxicated, violated an order of protection and put his hands around the neck of a woman.
A 19-year-old woman from Flanders told police that on Wednesday, August 17 at around 2:30 p.m. a 21-year-old man from Riverhead, her on-again-off-again boyfriend, threatened her by trying to come into her Oak Avenue home uninvited. The woman said she saw the Riverhead man take the license off her car and also scratch its hood. She told police he also punctured her tire and told her “If you have me arrested, I’ll put you in the hospital.” Police are investigating.
Frank Setelius, 46, of Middle Island was arrested on Aug. 9 and charged with DWI. Police said they received a report that the man was driving erratically. When police arrived they found the suspect sitting on the ground in the parking lot of Eagle Chevrolet, according to a police report. Police said Setelius failed sobriety tests and refused to take a breath test. Setelius was arrested and held for arraignment.
Police received a call on Aug. 13 that an unknown taxi driver and his passenger had attempted to rob a customer riding in the cabnear the Citgo Gas Station on West Main Street. The customer, who spoke through a translator, claimed the passenger put a knife to his neck and demanded his money. The alleged victim said he ran from the cab when it stopped. Police are investigating.
Mariusz Pawelski, 28, of Mattituck was charged with driving while intoxicated on Sunday at 8:49 p.m. after police responded to a report of an erratic driver possibly involved in a motor vehicle accident on New Suffolk Road in Cutchogue, police said. Pawelski was stopped, and he failed several roadside sobriety tests, police said.
Ronald Franklin, 50, of Islip Terrace was charged with driving while intoxicated on Aug. 17 at 9:08 p.m. after police stopped him for failing to maintain his lane on Route 48 in Southold, police said.
William Kelly, 71, of Southold was charged with aggravated DWI on Aug. 18 at 11:51 a.m. after police stopped him for driving a 1987 Mazda pickup truck onto the the shoulder of Route 25 in Southold near Harbor Lane, police said.
Robert Aleksander, 55, of Cutchogue was charged with DWI and third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a vehicle on Saturday at 3:44 p.m. after police, who reported that the defendant was known to have a suspended license, observed him driving east on Sterling Road in Cutchogue, police said. He was found to be intoxicated after he was stopped and his vehicle was towed from the scene because of an expired registration and no insurance, police said.