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• Karen A. Barnes, 54, of East Hampton, and Michael A. Papetti, 22, of East Hampton, were arrested on drug charges after a traffic stop on North main Street in East Hampton on Aug. 29 at about 2:30 a.m.
Barnes, who was behind the wheel, had blood shot and glassy eyes and "her pupils were pinned in low light levels," according to a report. The officer asked Barnes to step out of the vehicle and interviewed Papetti, who was in the passenger seat. There was a warrant out of New York City for his arrest. As police asked him to step out of the vehicle, he was asked if he was impaired. The report said he became "visibly emotional," and track marks were observed on both of his arms. Papetti handed police one hypodermic needle and five yellow wax paper envelopes containing a white powdery substance.
Police said Barnes signed a search form and performed field sobriety tests, which she performed poorly. In the car, police found a small nylon bag underneath the front driver's seat that had two wax paper envelopes with a white powdery substance inside, as well as a large brown canvas bag from behind the driver's seat with a make-up bag that contained two small clear plastic straws with a white powdery substance, police said.
Officers later found a pill bottle with multiple pills, most of which tested for herbal supplements, though some Alprazolam, the report said. Police said some of the white powder tested positive for heroin.
Barnes was charged with two counts of seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and operating a motor vehicle impaired by drugs, all misdemeanors. She was released on $500 bail. Papetti was charged with one count of seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and possession of a hypodermic instrument, also misdemeanors. He was held on $500 and turned over to the Suffolk County Sheriff's office.
• Philip W. Vernier, 27, of Brooklyn, was charged with third-degree assault, a misdemeanor, on Aug. 23, several days after a fight at the in Montauk.
On Aug. 14 at about 4:20 a.m., police responded there for a victim of violence. They found Vernier with what appeared to be dried blood on his arm and face, but he denied any involvement in the fight. The victim, who appeared to be intoxicated, had a possible broken nose and minor cut on his face. At the time, he did not want to pursue charges. The Montauk Fire Department's ambulance took him to Southampton Hospital for treatment.
The next day, the victim went to police headquarters with two witnesses and wanted to press charges. He said he would require surgery on his nose and also had been diagnosed with a head injury. Police contacted Vernier and arranged for him to turn himself in. Vernier was released on $750 bail.
• John J. Oxios, 55, of Mineola, was also arrested on a misdemeanor assault charge stemming from a fight in Montauk. Police were called to the on Aug. 29 and spoke to a man, who stated several times from 4:50 to 6:30 a.m., he could hear a woman crying and yelling from a nearby room. He was concerned with her well-being. Police knocked on the door to the room and Oxios answered. Police found a woman inside with a severe cut on her nose and a large contusion to her right eye. Her lips and gums were bleeding. Oxios was placed under arrest and the victim was transported to Southampton Hospital for her injuries. He was released on $500 bail. An order of protection was requested.
• A 19-year-old from Montauk was arrested on Aug. 5 on a charge of criminal obstruction of breathing and third-degree assault, both misdemeanors, related to a fight at in Montauk one day earlier. Police were called to Ditch Plains on Aug. 4 at about 9:40 a.m., and spoke to the 24-year-old female victim who said she was punched multiple times in the face and choked around the neck. She fought back and a witness and his dog helped break up the fight. Poli had already left the scene. When police found Poli the next day, he claimed self defense, according to a police report. The officer noted minor scratches on his chest. It was not clear what the relationship was between the victim and the defendant. He was released after arraignment on $500 bail.
Non-Labor Day Related DWI
• Matthew J. Gallo, 57, of East Hampton, was arrested in Springs on Aug. 29 at about 10:50 p.m. Police said Gallo's 2005 Ford pick-up truck failed to maintain its lane several times on Three Mile Harbor Road. After performing poorly on field sobriety tests, he was arrested. Held overnight, he was released on $500 bail.