An East Hampton man was arrested Saturday night, September 15, charged with a felony count of criminal mischief stemming from an incident in Montauk last month. According to police, Alan Marcelino, 24, got into a dispute with a female friend in the early morning hours of August 13, in downtown Montauk.
He choked her, police said, then threw her phone to the ground, smashing it. It took police time to locate Marcelino because he had moved from the house he had been sharing with his mother on Accabonac Road.
During his arraignment on Sunday morning, he was represented by Brian DeSesa. East Hampton Town Justice Steven Tekulsky said that he was inclined to issue a stay-away order of protection for the victim. DeSesa countered that Marcelino and the alleged victim were students together at Suffolk County Community College, and shared some classes together, which Marcelino could not change. Justice Tekulsky modified the order to one which requires he stay away except when at school, and while at school, refrain from any criminal activity against the victim.
“You can’t talk to her. You can’t point at her,” Marcelino was warned. He posted $250 bail.