Police Logs: Montauk Man Causes Scene, Resists Arrest

Two officers eventually subdue defendant who was arrested on a charge of driving with a suspended license.

The following information was supplied by the East Hampton Town Police Department . A criminal charge is only an accusation and does not indicate guilt. The following reports were released for the week of Sept. 24.

• Orlando J. Roberts, 31, of Montauk, was held on $15,000 cash or $60,000 bond after he resisted arrest on Sept. 11, according to police.

Officer Joseph R. Montiel pulled him over for talking on his cellphone without a hands-free device at about 4:30 p.m. He parked his car in front of the Tiny Underwoods Apartments on West Lake Drive and attempted to get out of the vehicle, though the officer instructed him to stay inside of it. A DMV check revealed his registration was suspended for an insurance lapse on Aug. 27, and police told Roberts, who was now standing in front of his car, that he was going to be arrested.

Instead, he walked away from Officers Montiel and Daniel Toia and into the parking lot. Both officers surrounded him and "repeatedly informed him he was under arrest and to put his hands behind his back at which time the defendant took a fighting stance," police said in an arrest report. One officer pointed a Taser at him and he then complied and was handcuffed.

Once inside the squad car, police said Roberts tried to crawl through the cage window into the front seat. Officer Toia, sitting in the front seat, told Roberts to sit back, but he attempted to head butt Toia. Both officers got out of the car and tried to forcibly push Roberts back into the seat, but he pushed himself out of the car by head butting one of them in the shoulder.

"By doing so, the defendant fell onto the gravel parking lot and landed on his head causing lacerations and abrasions on the back of his head," the arrest report said. Roberts then rolled onto his back and began kicking Toia in the chest and upper right thigh, police said. Montiel was kicked in the upper left thigh. They managed to hold him down until he was calm.

Though he complied with sitting back in the car, he kicked out the rear driver-side passenger window, police said. A sergeant responded to the scene and leg restraints were put onto him. The two officers transported Roberts to Southampton Hospital, where he was examined and released back into their custody. He was held overnight for arraignment.

He was charged with third-degree criminal mischief, a felony, for allegedly causing more than $250 in damage, resisting arrest and driving a vehicle with a suspended registration, both misdemeanors, and two counts of second-degree harassment, which are violations.

He was turned over to the Suffolk County Sheriff's office after arraignment in East Hampton Town Justice Court.

Menacing Charges for 2

• Two brothers were arrested on Sept. 11, a day after a woman claimed they came to her house in Springs looking for her son, pushed her, and menaced her. Christopher J. Piacentine, 21, and Thomas R. Piacentine, 23, both of East Hampton, were identified from photos. Christopher Piacentine was charged with menacing in the second-degree and fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon, both misdemeanors. Thomas Piacentine was charged with second-degree criminal trespass, a misdemeanor, and second-degree harassment, a violation. Justice Cahill released both defendants on $250 bail.

*Police did not identify the type of weapon used. We will update the story as soon as we find out.

Argument Spilled into the Street

• Christopher J. Gettling, 37, of Southampton, was arrested on a felony charge of criminal contempt in Springs on Sunday at about 3:50 a.m. Police were called to the scene of an argument that resulted in a slight physical altercation and spilled out into the street. According to police, he is being held on $1,000 cash or $3,000 bond at the Suffolk County jail in Riverside.

Drunken Driving Charges

• Yohanna Guarin, 30, of East Hampton, was arrested on a DWI charge on Sunday morning in Montauk. Police said they saw her "passed out and slumped over the steering wheel" while the engine was running in the shoulder of Montauk Highway, near Lincoln Road, at about 3:40 a.m. As police activated their emergency lights, they saw the passenger vomiting outside of the vehicle, while sitting in it. Police approached the driver, who appeared "startled and disoriented," they said. She refused to submit to an breathylzer test. Justice Rana released him on his own recognizance.

• Rosa C. Fikir, 37, of East Hampton, was charged with misdemeanor aggravated DWI charge on Sept. 21 due to her blood alcohol level being above .18, police said. According to an arrest report, they saw her vehicle swerving on Tub Oarsman Road and into the opposite lane as she was making a right turn at about 2:50 a.m. Then, according to police she stopped in the middle of the road and backed down the road. When she was pulled over, she appeared drunk and was arrested. Justice Cahill released her on her own recognizance.

• Juan C. Perez Alpires, 37, of Montauk, was arrested on a charge of DWI in Amagansett on Sept. 20. Police said he swerved in a 2001 Ford on Montauk Highway, near Cranberry Hole Road, while traveling east at about 9:40 p.m. According to the arrest report, he accelerated to 95 mph in a 55 mph zone. He was pulled over near Shipwreck Drive. Police said he appeared intoxicated and performed poorly on all field sobriety tests. Held overnight, Justice Cahill released him on $250 bail on Sept. 21.

• Christopher D. Hollobaugh, 22, of East Hampton, was arrested on a drunken driving charge, after police came upon a stopped, but running 2001 Hyundai, in the westbound shoulder of Montauk Highway, near Abraham's Path, in Amagansett on Sept. 16 at about 4:40 a.m. Hollobaugh was asleep at the wheel with his foot on the brake, police said. He was charged with misdemeanor DWI at about 5 a.m. Justice Cahill later released him on $250 bail.

• Michael T. Reale, 36, of East Hampton, was arrested for driving while intoxicated on the beach in Montauk on Sept. 2. Police said while a harbormaster was on patrol on the ocean beach at about 3:15 a.m., they saw a Toyota Tundra traveling west in front of the Royal Atlantic towards Kirk Park Beach. Reale tried to exit the beach from the Emery Street access at a high rate of speed, but almost got stuck in the soft sand on the incline. He backed down, parked, exited the vehicle and began to stagger up the incline toward the street. Police said he appeared drunk and performed poorly on field sobriety tests. He was charged with operative a vehicle on the beach while under the influence of alcohol or drugs under the town code. He was released with an appearance ticket on $400 cash bail.

Domestic Disturbance

• An 86-year-old East Hampton man was arrested on two charges following a domestic disturbance on Sept. 18. According to police, an Order of Protection was in place, issued by Family Court, that the man must refrain from assaulting and harassing the victim. Police said they also removed three riffles from the house. He was charged with criminal contempt in the second-degree, a misdemeanor, and second-degree harassment, a violation. The defendant was released on his own recognizance.

East Hampton Patch's policy is not to name those involved in domestic incidents unless they are charged with serious felonies.


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