Crimes Nearby: Sag Harbor Man Charged With Assault

The following information was supplied by police departments on the East End. A criminal charge is only an accusation and does not indicate guilt.


• Only days after a high profile bust of an alleged house of prostitution in Riverhead, police arrested three Flanders women on Saturday on charges of prostitution. Members of the New York State Police Special Investigations Unit, State Police Troop L Riverside, and the Department of Homeland Security, with assistance from the Southampton Police Department, arrested three women in an alleged prostitution operation located at 424 Flanders Rd. in Flanders.
Mariluz Fonseca, 62, of 424 Flanders Rd. in Flanders was charged with promoting prostitution in the third degree, a class "D" felony. Milady Leclerc-Roman, 59, of the Bronx, was charged with prostitution, a class B misdemeanor. Belkis Serrano-Tejeda, 40 ,of 424 Flanders Rd. was also charged with prostitution.


• Orlando J. Roberts, 31, of Montauk, was held on $15,000 cash or $60,000 bond after he resisted arrest on Sept. 11, according to police.
Officer Joseph R. Montiel pulled him over for talking on his cellphone without a hands-free device at about 4:30 p.m. He parked his car in front of the Tiny Underwoods Apartments on West Lake Drive and attempted to get out of the vehicle, though the officer instructed him to stay inside of it. A DMV check revealed his registration was suspended for an insurance lapse on Aug. 27, and police told Roberts, who was now standing in front of his car, that he was going to be arrested. He allegedly head-butt and kicked officers and kicked out the passenger window in the squad car. For more click here.

• Two brothers were arrested on Sept. 11, a day after a woman claimed they came to her house in Springs looking for her son, pushed her, and menaced her. Christopher J. Piacentine, 21, and Thomas R. Piacentine, 23, both of East Hampton, were identified from photos. Christopher Piacentine was charged with menacing in the second-degree and fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon, both misdemeanors. Thomas Piacentine was charged with second-degree criminal trespass, a misdemeanor, and second-degree harassment, a violation. Justice Cahill released both defendants on $250 bail.

• Christopher J. Gettling, 37, of Southampton, was arrested on a felony charge of criminal contempt in Springs on Sunday at about 3:50 a.m. Police were called to the scene of an argument that resulted in a slight physical altercation and spilled out into the street. According to police, he is being held on $1,000 cash or $3,000 bond at the Suffolk County jail in Riverside.


• Anthony Borgese, 21, of Sag Harbor, was arrested Sept. 23 at 6 p.m in Noyac. Borgese was charged with second-degree assault, a class C felony, after Southampton Town police said he stabbed a woman with a pair of scissors and attempted to strangle her in Noyac. The incident sent the victim to Southampton Hospital for treatment of her injuries. Borgese was arraigned in


• According to state and court records, a Rocky Point man – who police said on Tuesday was arrested for in concert with two other individuals – has been convicted of burglary in the past, and currently stands charged with seven burglary charges across Suffolk County. Southold Police said on Tuesday that warrants were issued William P. Smith, who reportedly stole over 400 pounds of copper in August from an unnamed Mattituck business.

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