Editor's Note: The following information was supplied by various town police departments. A criminal charge is only an accusation and does not indicate convictions.
• Matthew F. MacGowan, 34, of Manorville, was arrested on drug charges after he was pulled over for talking on his cellphone on Montauk Highway in Bridgehampton on Aug. 16 at about 8:30 a.m. Police said they smelled marijuana coming from his car. A search found a small quantity of marijuana and a cigar case with some oxycodone pills that had not been described to MacGowan. He allegedly told police, "I got those from a friend for when my teeth are bothering me."
• James Pallister, 50, of Hampton Bays, was arrested on charges of resisting arrest and obstruction of governmental administration in the second-degree, both misdemeanors, and second-degree harassment, a violation, in Hampton Bays on Aug. 14 at about 12:15 a.m. Police were initially called because Pallister reportedly pulled his girlfriend's hair and punched her in the back of the head at a house on Fanning Avenue, but he left before police arrived. While an officer was speaking with the alleged victim, they saw Pallister drive by the house. A sergeant followed his vehicle and pulled him over. Pallister got out of the car and ran into the woods. He was located a short time later, police said.
• on charges that he sexually abused a 12-year-old child last month. Fabian D. Valencia, 36, was released from the Suffolk County jail on $5,000 cash bail the day after his arrest at Southampton Town police headquarters. said that Valencia was charged with sexual abuse in the second degree and endangering the welfare of a child, both misdemeanors.
• Suffolk County police said on Tuesday night they outside a bar, who ended up being arrested on charges of DWI, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct. Cops said the Eastport resident, 47-year-old Jay Condrill, had been asked to leave The Triangle Pub on Old Montauk Highway, and after originally complying, ended up returning to the bar. According to police, Condrill — a teacher in Central Islip — was seen exiting his car and appeared intoxicated upon getting out. He was approached by police, who reported that when attempting to place Condrill under arrest, he threatened physical harm to an officer and refused to place his hands behind his back. Police said they had to use physical force in arresting Condrill, and eventually had to use a Taser to take him into custody.
• Several pieces of jewelry have gone missing — totaling $18,768 — from a house on Island Road between April and August. Among the items were a David Yurman bracelet, worth $1,400, a ring, worth $600, and a watch worth $700, all of which was reported stolen on Aug. 11.
• Police said that on July 15, a Montauk man was walking across The Plaza on Main Street and was assaulted by a passenger in a car that stopped abruptly in front of him, at a stop sign. The driver put his hands up and appeared annoyed that he had to stop and the passenger grabbed the pedestrian by his shirt. The pedestrian told police that he threw a punch to break free, but suffered "a completely shattered nose" that required 20 stitches under his left eye. He filed a report at the police precinct and Montauk Fire Department ambulance personnel transported him to the hospital.
• A man told police that he gave another man a ride to McDonald's in Riverside on Flanders Road on Sunday morning for $5, and in turn the man refused to pay him, pulled a knife and threatened to kill him if he went to the cops. The driver said he drove the man from "El Carasol" in Riverhead and when they arrived at McDonald's, the passenger pulled out a pocket knife. When the driver told him to get out and that he as calling the police, the passenger said he would kill him. But, he left the vehicle and and the knife behind. The driver called police at 2:25 a.m.