Face Charges In 3 Courts

A man already facing charges in both Southampton Town and Village Justice Courts was arraigned in East Hampton on June 28 and has been in the county jail ever since.

Phouc Hoa Truong, 28, was arrested by East Hampton Town police at the intersection of Bluff Road and Montauk Highway in Amagansett at about 3 that morning, apparently after a traffic stop, and charged with three drug-related misdemeanors. Police said they found him to be in possession of heroin, as well as a form of methamphetamine known on the street as Molly or Ecstasy, and a hypodermic needle.

Earlier this year, Southampton Town police charged Mr. Truong with possession of a stolen credit card, a felony. On May 18 in Southampton Village, he was charged with possession of heroin, Ecstasy, and the prescription drug Xanax, as well as two hypodermic needles.

At his arraignment here, he was vague when questioned by Justice Lisa R. Rana as to where he lived before moving to Southampton. She set bail at $5,000, citing Mr. Truong’s growing legal problems. Unable to pay, he was taken to jail.

Town police arrested Michael J. Aydinian of Sag Harbor shortly after Friday at midnight in Montauk, charging him with misdemeanor aggravated harassment. According to police, he sent threatening text messages to Tara McGrath of Port Washington while she was visiting Montauk. The two had met first on social media and then once in person, after which Ms. McGrath told police she was not interested in seeing Mr. Aydinian again. Police say he then sent her multiple text messages, until she blocked his number.

Afterward he tracked her down via Snapchat, and threatened to “slit my throat,” Ms. McGrath told police. “I couldn’t screenshot the message because everything on Snapchat disappears,” she said. He then telephoned and threatened to kill her, police said, leading to their intervention.

Justice Steven Tekulsky granted the woman an order of protection during Mr. Aydinian’s arraignment on July 1. He was released after posting $250 bail.