Cops: 'Fit of Rage' Leads To Felony Arrest

Several drunken drivers and one hitchhiker who tried to take MDMA infront of police were also arrested, police say.

The following information was supplied by the East Hampton Town Police Department. A criminal charge is only an accusation and does not indicate guilt.

• Kody J. Knudson, 24, of Springs, is being held on was arrested on a felony criminal mischief charge on Sept. 27 after a domestic incident. He reported pulled pictures off the wall, flipped furniture, and put two holes in the ceiling during a "fit of rage," police said. He was charged with third-degree criminal mischief. Originally held on $200 bail, he was released from the Suffolk County jail on his own recognizance on Oct. 3, according to jail records.

• Manuel C. Pena-Tacuri, 25, of East Hampton, was arrested on an aggravated driving while intoxicated charge, a misdemeanor, on Oct. 5. According to police, he was driving a 2003 Chevrolet south on Stephen Hands Path, near Route 114, when he crossed over the pavement markings into the opposite lane several times at about 7:30 p.m. He was also following the vehicle in front of him too closely, police said. Police pulled him over and he appeared intoxicated. Police said he even had trouble taking off his seatbelt to get out of the car for field sobriety tests. Held overnight, he was arraigned in East Hampton Town Justice Court and released on $1,000 bail.

• Geovanny E. Plaza-Moyan, 33, of East Hampton, was arrested on an aggravated driving while intoxicated charge, a misdemeanor, on Oct. 5. Police said they saw a green 1999 four-door Saturn with Illinois plates making a right turn onto Three Mile Harbor Road, from Abraham's Path, at about 9:10 p.m. The turn was so wide, police said, that he momentarily drove into the oncoming lane. Police pulled him over and he appeared intoxicated, they said. He was held for arraignment and released on $350 bail.

• Erin E. Stewart, 29, of Ocala, Fla., was arrested on a drunken driving charge on Oct. 5 after police received a 911 call at about 3:45 a.m. When police turned onto Abraham's Path, they saw a 2010 Porsche parked on the front lawn of 4 Abraham's Path. The driver was was asleep behind the steering wheel with the Porsche running and he headlights on. Stewart was difficult to wake up, and when she did, police said she appeared intoxicated. She was charged with driving while intoxicated, a misdemeanor, and released on $500 bail following arraignment.

• Matthew P. Opalack, 41, of Brooklyn, was arrested on a driving while intoxicated charge in Amagansett on Oct. 6. Police said they saw him driving west on Montauk Highway, near the intersection of Hedges Lane, when he made an improper U-Turn, driving over the designated safety zone. He also drove partially in the shoulder and proceeded east. He was stopped, while driving in the shoulder, near Miankoma Lane. Police said he appeared intoxicated, and was arrested at 1:25 a.m. Arraigned later that morning, he was released on $350 bail.

• Laert Rapo, 34, of Waltham, Mass., was arrested on a misdemeanor drunken driving charge in Amagansett on Oct. 5 at about 1:30 a.m. Police said they aw him driving on Abraham's Path, near Town Lane, when he drove into the opposite lane three times. He was pulled over at the Accabonac Road intersection, and appeared drunk, according to police. After arraignment later that morning, he was released on $750 bail.

• A 22-year-old East Hampton man was arrested on a drug charge after hitchhiking on Accabonac Road in East Hampton on Oct. 2. Police said they saw him walking near Queens Lane and stopped. The man approached the unmarked detective's unit and asked for a ride to Manor Lane. He appeared intoxicated, police said. They asked him for identification and observed a bulge in pants that the officer inquired about. He pulled tobacco for rolling cigarettes out of one pocket and tried to conceal a small plastic capsule between his right thumb and forefinger. He then tried to put the capsule in his mouth. Police grabbed the capsule, which later tested positive for the presence of MDMA. He was charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a misdemeanor. He was later released on an appearance ticket.
bernette October 11, 2013 at 12:14 PM
what is mdma
Greg Simmons October 11, 2013 at 12:36 PM
Mary Grady October 11, 2013 at 12:45 PM
Bernette; molly or ecstasy!
Sophie7 October 11, 2013 at 02:23 PM
rte 114 is scaring me now. Way too much bad driving
Taylor K. Vecsey October 11, 2013 at 04:03 PM
Thanks for answering Bernette's question!


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