Trespass And Drug Charges

Sag Harbor Village police arrested three men, Hector A. Suruy-Velasquez, 25, of Riverhead, Antoine Chin, 34, of Flanders, and Marco Quiran Saban, 37, of Southampton, at 4:47 p.m. on June 5 for allegedly going into a house on Rysam Street in the village without permission.

Howard Krotman had called police after seeing three men in his house. Police found them at the corner of Rysam and Burke Streets and said they were highly intoxicated. They were detained, and Mr. Krotman was able to identify them as those who had been in his house. They were each charged with criminal trespass in the second degree, a misdemeanor. Mr. Suruy-Velasquez was additionally charged with false personation, because, police said, he had given them a false name at first. 

Mr. Quiran Saban was taken to Stony Brook Southampton Hospital for evaluation and was released with an appearance ticket. The other two were taken to Suffolk County jail in lieu of bail. 

In other arrests, early on Sunday morning a Montauk man was charged with possession of a small quantity of cocaine. Garbeil Mateo-Brito, 33, was the passenger in a car that police stopped on South Elmwood Avenue at about 2 a.m. Police found a Ziploc bag containing a white powdery substance “directly outside of the passenger side of the Pontiac,” the report said. The bag had been next to the vehicle’s lighter and police said they saw him drop it when opening the door. 

The powder tested positive for cocaine, police said. Charged with possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree, a misdemeanor, Mr. Mateo-Brito was released on $75 bail and given an appearance ticket. He is expected to appear in East Hampton Town Justice Court on June 21. 

Another man, Joseph Leitman, 46, of Lawrence, was arrested on drug charges after a traffic stop on South Edgemere Street at the intersection of South Edison Extension, in Montauk, at about 9:35 p.m. on Friday night. Police reported finding two smoking device cartridges that contained a substance that later tested positive for marijuana. Police also found that Mr. Leitman’s license had been suspended in September 2017 for failure to pay a driver responsibility assessment. 

In the report, police said the cartridges were in the center console of Mr. Leitman’s 2019 Kia. Also in the center console, according to police, was a green leafy substance that later tested positive for marijuana. He was charged with possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree, a misdemeanor, aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, a misdemeanor, and unlawful possession of marijuana, a violation. He was released after posting $200 that night, with an appearance ticket to report to East Hampton Town Justice Court on June 20. 

An 18-year-old from St. James was also arrested with what police said was concentrated cannabis in a smoking device cartridge. Police said the cartridge, which later tested positive for marijuana, was in plain sight in an open backpack inside the vehicle he was in, a 2017 Kia. Police withheld his name because he is eligible for youthful offender treatment. 

Police also said they found a forged driver’s license in his wallet. The fake license claimed he was 22 years old, instead of 18. Charged with possession of a forged instrument in the third degree, a controlled substance in the seventh degree, and unlawful possession of marijuana, he was released with an appearance ticket after posting $100 bail. He is due in court on June 28.

On June 2, Marisa T. Salamone, 42, of Manhattan, was reportedly driving with a forged inspection sticker and a suspended license when she was stopped on Karin Drive in East Hampton at about 2:05 p.m. It was not clear why she was pulled over, but police said they found a 2018 sticker meant for a 2006 Ford on her 1992 Honda’s windshield. Police also discovered that her New York State license had been suspended on April 11 for failure to answer a summons in East Hampton Town Justice Court. 

She was charged with two misdemeanors — displaying a forged certificate without inspection and aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle in the third degree. She was released on $100 bail and issued an appearance ticket. 

Earlier this month, Edgar P. Uzhoquinchi was arrested on a charge of violating an order of protection. East Hampton Town Justice Lisa Rana had ordered him to refrain from any communication with the victim, whose name was not released. Police said he called the woman several times and asked about their 9-month-old daughter on the evening of June 5. 

A few hours later, on June 6 at 12:20 a.m., he was charged with second-degree criminal contempt, a misdemeanor. He was arraigned and released on $500 bail.