Charged After Approaching A Child

    A 9-year-old Springs girl ran home from the Springs School at a little after 3 p.m. on Oct. 17 after being approached by a man on a bicycle. Mariano Melchior Galindo, 35, of Springs was arrested 40 minutes later when a town police officer spotted him, still on his bicycle, near the school.
    After being read his Miranda rights, he reportedly gave the police what they termed a “confession statement.” He was charged with endangering the welfare of a child, a class A misdemeanor.
    Bail was set at $200 the next morning.
    Mark S. Lester, 49, of East Hampton was arrested on the morning of Oct. 15 after a dispute at 162 North Main Street in East Hampton turned physical. The complainant, Brian K. Damark, also of East Hampton, told police that during an argument Mr. Lester poked him with a tire iron, then brandished it threateningly, as a weapon.
    Mr. Damark left, went home and called the police, who spoke with both men before placing Mr. Lester under arrest. He was arraigned later that day in East Hampton Town Justice Court by Justice Catherine Cahill, who released him without bail, due to his longtime roots in the community, but with a future date in court.
    Town police took Elliton L. Jordan into custody on Oct. 16  after New York City police arrested him in Queens for violating, in July, 2011, an order of protection issued by the East Hampton court. The charge was criminal contempt in the second degree, a misdemeanor. He was released the next morning on $400 bail.
    A man accused of an assault on Sept. 1 at 3 a.m. at the Stephen Talkhouse in Amagansett was placed under arrest on Oct. 11 after turning himself in.
    Peter A. Mangiameli, 43, of Bridgehampton had reportedly punched Robert Anderson of San Francisco several times, cutting his face and breaking the bones around an eye. The victim was treated afterward at Southampton Hospital. Mr. Mangiameli was charged with assault with intent to cause physical injury, a class A misdemeanor. Due to his roots in the community, Justice Lisa Rana released him without bail the next morning, according to the police report.
    Privet bushes dug up in March of this year resulted in the arrest of Dennis M. Gallagher, 56, of Northwest Woods. The privet was on a Springs-Fireplace Road property belonging to James Pine. According to the report, Mr. Gallagher had his landscapers dig it up in order to transport them to his Diane Drive property. A neighbor on Springs-Fireplace Road saw what was happening and called the police, who took three landscapers into custody for questioning. They were released after giving statements to detectives.
    Police then showed a photo lineup to an unidentified witness on May 2. Mr. Gallagher surrendered on Oct. 17, and was charged with a class D felony, grand larceny. Justice Rana released him later that morning without bail.


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