East Hampton Town Police
Michael G. Hand, 26, of East Hampton, was arrested and charged with DWI and unlawful possession of marijuana Saturday, January 10, at 3:05 a.m. at Three Mile Harbor Road and Woodbine Drive in Springs. Mr. Hand was pulled over for speeding, traveling 45 mph in a 35 mph zone. He was given field sobriety tests, which he failed. A small bag of what was later tested to be marijuana was found on the rear passenger seat, police said. The defendant was released on his own recognizance.
Joseph G. Norbut, 39, of East Hampton, was arrested and charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree and criminal possession of stolen property in the fifth degree on Tuesday, January 13, at 2:25 a.m. Mr. Norbut was accused of taking a quantity of prescription drugs that belonged to another person, whom police did not name. No bail information was available.
Ronald A. Merrill, 46, of East Hampton, was arrested and charged with petit larceny on Thursday, January 15, at 1 p.m. at North Main Street and Collins Avenue in East Hampton. Mr. Merrill allegedly took a donation jar containing $10.25 from the counter of North Main Street Cleaners. A few minutes later, police spotted Mr. Merrill in possession of the jar and arrested him. He was released on his own recognizance.
Erin E. Reiser, 26, of Sag Harbor, was arrested and charged with unlawful possession of marijuana on Thursday, January 15 at 1:47 a.m. at Stephen Hands Path and the Montauk Highway in East Hampton. Police observed two cars pulling into the parking lot of Delfino Insulation and followed them into the lot. Police then observed a plastic bag containing what was later tested to be marijuana on the passenger side floor board of one of the vehicles. Mr. Reiser was later released on his own recognizance.
Allen Gregg, 42, of East Hampton, was arrested and charged with resisting arrest, two counts of harassment in the second degree and criminal contempt in the first degree on Friday, January 16, at 9:35 a.m. at Morris Park Lane and West Drive. Officers were called to a residence at that location that morning to deal with a domestic disturbance. The victim said Mr. Gregg was violating a court order that he refrain from acts of domestic violence in front of his children. When officers interviewed Mr. Gregg, he became irate and shoved a police officer, police said. When police attempted to arrest him, they said, he refused to place his hands behind his back as ordered. Bail was set at $1,000.
Marylou Kaler, 48, of Montauk, was arrested and charged with aggravated unlicensed operation of a vehicle at Route 21 and Navahoe Lane in Amagansett on Friday, January 16, at 4:55 p.m. Police pulled her over as she was heading east on Route 27 because she had an expired inspection sticker. A computer check showed that her license was suspended in December 2008. Ms. Kaler was released on her own recognizance.
East Hampton Village Police
Juan Diaz-Garro, 49, of Hampton Bays, was arrested and charged with operating a motor vehicle with a suspended registration, being an unlicensed operator and operating a vehicle without financial security on Tuesday, January 13, at 4:31 p.m. at 103 Montauk Highway. Police observed that Mr. Diaz-Garro’s registration was suspended and pulled him over. A computer check revealed that the registration was suspended for an insurance lapse on September 17, 2008. The defendant was unable to produce a license. Bail was set at $100.
Donald Eugene Swanton, 61, of East Hampton, was charged with harassment in the second degree at the East Hampton Public Library Tuesday, January 13, at 5:54 p.m. Police said Mr. Swanton was waiting to use a computer at the library when he became angry and shoved the person who was using the computer. Police said on Tuesday they were searching for Mr. Swanton so they could arrest him on the charge.
James Harry Delaney, of Engelwood, New Jersey, was arrested and charged with aggravated unlicensed operation of a vehicle in the third degree and having insufficient taillights on Sunday, January 18, at 12:42 a.m. at Montauk Highway and Green Hollow Road. His age was unavailable. Police said they had observed the defendant traveling west on Montauk Highway with a taillight out. A computer check showed his license was suspended. Bail was set at $200.