Parking Rage In Amagansett


A dispute in the Amagansett train station parking lot Labor Day morning ended with the arrest of Felipe Zamora-Luna, 38, on a felony charge. It was about 10 AM when Zamora-Luna walked over to another vehicle in the lot, a black 2019 Ford Explorer rented from Hertz by a Montauk man, took out a key, and deeply gouged the passenger side doors, police said. The incident occurred at about the time an eastbound train was pulling out of the Long Island Rail Road station.

The damage to the finish of the keyed car was extensive, police said, estimating repair costs at $2500, leading to a felony charge of criminal mischief.

When police questioned Zamora-Luna, who lives in Bellport but works in Amagansett, he reportedly said, “I hate people parking like that.”

By the time he was put in handcuffs, taken to police headquarters and processed, the time for arraignments on Labor Day had come and gone. After spending the next 24 hours in a holding cell at headquarters, he was arraigned September 3, and was released without bail.

Sag Harbor Village police received a 911 call early morning September 6 reporting that Eiman Aziz, 45, of Manhattan, had been attempting to park the 2002 Toyota Land Cruiser she was driving on Main Street when she struck and damaged a bench on the sidewalk. When police arrived, Aziz was not in the parked vehicle, they said, but was quickly tracked down to Page at 63 Main. According to the police, she admitted she was the driver of the Toyota. She appeared to be intoxicated, police said, but there were no grounds for a DWI charge, since the officer had not seen Aziz operate the Toyota. Instead, the officer wrote her up for leaving the scene of an accident. Police said they warned Aziz that, after leaving Page, she should take a taxi to her destination.

Minutes later, the police said, the 2002 Toyota was spotted heading south on Main Street, less than a quarter mile from Page, with its headlights off. Stopped for the infraction, the officer reported that Aziz still appeared intoxicated, and failed sobriety tests.

At headquarters on nearby Division Street, Aziz took a breath test which allegedly showed enough alcohol in the blood to raise the misdemeanor charge to the aggravated drunken driving level.

A first-time offender, she was released, after being arraigned later that day, without bail.

East Hampton Town police arrested several people this past week on misdemeanor DWI charges, all of whom were arraigned, then released without bail.

Dennis Calabro, 37, was pulled over and arrested early morning September 4 on Route 114. Police said he swerved across lane lines in a 2012 Toyota, and was tailgating the car in front of him. Calabro has an Astoria address on his license, but said during his arraignment that he has been staying in Amagansett to work.

A Hampton Bays man was charged by town police on Labor Day, just before midnight. Joseph Sinclair, 59, was headed west on Montauk Highway in Napeague in a 2014 Jeep when he pulled out into the eastbound lane — crossing the double yellow lines — in an effort to pass a car, police said. At headquarters, he refused a breath test, leaving him with a suspended license following his arraignment September 3.

Two men were arrested around midnight Saturday, September 7. Andrew Michael Evancho, 28, of Dallas, was charged with aggravated DWI after being pulled over in a rented 2019 Ford on Main Street in downtown Montauk, with police citing him for six moving violations, including running a stop sign and failing to signal a turn. Raul Yamba-Tenezaca, 31, of East Hampton, was pulled over in a 2002 Ford Econoline van on North Main Street for allegedly swerving across lane lines. Both were arraigned that Sunday morning.

A Springs man, Michael Ochoa-Sanabria, 27, was arrested early September 7. His breath test, as reported by the police, was .09, the lowest of the week but still in excess of the legal limit. He was arraigned and released without bail later that day.

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