A Montauk man remained in jail this week after failing to come up with $5,000 bail in an incident in which he was alleged to have kicked down a door at his estranged wife’s residence on Friday evening.
According to police, Chantelle A. Guanga, whose address was not provided, phoned for help when her husband, Jorge E. Guanga, 36, arrived at her house and began violently trying to get inside, which he eventually did. When police arrived, they found Ms. Guanga in tears. Mr. Guanga was arrested on trespassing and criminal mischief charges, both misdemeanors. Ms. Guanga told police that she intended to seek an order of protection against him.
Mr. Guanga was held overnight at police headquarters. East Hampton Town Justice Lisa R. Rana set his bail in the morning. Having been unable to come up with the money, Mr. Guanga’s next stop was the county jail in Riverside.
Also in Montauk Friday, town police arrested Virginia M. Morrow, 71, for allegedly ignoring a court order to stay away from Sylvia Kuznicki of South Euclid Avenue. According to a police report, Ms. Morrow had been ringing Ms. Kuznicki’s doorbell at about 10 a.m. despite an order of protection granted in East Hampton Town Justice Court mandating that she refrain from such acts.
Police did not say what had led to the initial court order; however, Ms. Morrow will now have to return to court to face a misdemeanor charge of second-degree criminal contempt, on which she was released on her own recognizance.
In East Hampton Village, police reported the arrests of two women who apparently went on a minor shoplifting spree last Thursday on Main Street. Police withheld the women’s names, as they were 18 and 19 and thus eligible as alleged low-level offenders for court-ordered youthful offender status. If a judge agrees, that status would seal their records.
According to a police report, an 18-year-old who lives on David’s Lane in the village and a 19-year-old Montauk resident, took five bottles of nail polish, a set of false eyelashes, a pair of socks, a ring, a pair of silver earrings, and a container of skin cream, worth $133 in all, from Ricky’s.
Police said the women also stole a shirt worth $40 from J. Crew, where one of them worked. The duo apparently admitted to taking items from other stores, but further details were not provided on the report.
Police charged both women with misdemeanor petit larceny and possession of stolen property and released them without bail. They are due in East Hampton Town Justice Court next Thursday for arraignment.