The following information was supplied by police departments and courts on the East End. A criminal charge is only an accusation and does not indicate guilt.
• A Riverhead teen who pleaded guilty to two November 2011 shootings was sentenced to six years in prison, followed by five years of post release supervision, on Wednesday. Juan Soyos-Pixtun, 19, in the shootings. He was sentenced on Wednesday in Suffolk County Criminal Court on eight criminal charges before Judge Mark Cohen. Police said Soyos-Pixtun shot Riverhead resident Edgar Bautista, 20, with a 9mm semiautomatic handgun on Nov. 10 around 10:21 p.m. near Marcy Avenue and Pulaski Street. A witness identified Pixtun as the shooter. In an unrelated incident on Nov. 4, police said outside the on West Main Street at about 10 p.m. At the sentencing, two orders of protection were issued for Bautista and Alvarado, which will expire on Nov. 10, 2025.
• On July 9 at 3:18 a.m., Quogue Police charged Michael Rodgers, 26, of Bohemia, with DWI and aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle in the first degree, both felonies. Rodgers, who was pulled over on Montauk Highway for failing to maintain his lane of travel, was additionally charged with circumventing an interlock device, and aggravated unlicensed in the second degree, both misdemeanors. He was arraigned on July 10.
• A 17-year-old Hampton Bays boy was arrested July 8 and charged with leaving the scene of an accident, a felony, reckless driving, a misdemeanor, and for being unlicensed, a traffic infraction. Police say they nabbed the teen after he was involved in an accident with injuries on Argonne Road East and fled the scene. Police located him on Terrace Drive in Hampton Bays.
• Justin Castellano, 20, of East Quogue, was charged with allowing the consumption of alcohol by minors on July 4. Police say they were called to Kennedy Drive in East Quogue in regard to a physical altercation. While on scene, police say they found numerous people under the age of 21 who had been consuming alcohol.
• William J. Kennedy, 52, of Southold, was charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, resisting arrest and failing to comply on July 3 at 7:03 p.m. after police stopped him on Route 25 in Cutchogue for a prior incident involving the possession of drugs, police said. Using vulgar language, Kennedy told the office at the scene to “get lost” then sped away in his vehicle, police said. The officer on the scene followed Kennedy in his patrol vehicle with the emergency lights and siren activated. Other units from the Southold Police assisted until Kennedy came to a stop approximately two miles from the initial location, police said. Kennedy was arrested, transported to police headquarters, processed and later released on cash bail.
• Craig A. Costello, 44, Farmingdale, was charged with aggravated unlicensed operation of a vehicle, failing to signal turn and failing to wear a safety belt on July 3 at 4:53 p.m., after police observed Costello operating his Dodge Dakota on Route 25 in Greenport without wearing his seatbelt, police said. Costello also failed to signal while making a right-hand turn into Drosso's mini-golf parking lot, police said. Further investigation revealed Costello's license to be suspended. Costello was arrested, transported to police headquarter, processed, released on cash bail, and ordered to appear before Southold Town Justice Court at a later date.
• Alfonso Mendez, 21, of Southold, was charged with DWI on July 8 at 9:47 p.m. after he was stopped in Cutchogue by police officers who were investigating a previous incident that had occurred in Mattituck, police said. Mendez had driven by a female a couple of times in the Mattituck Plaza parking lot, making her uncomfortable and prompting her to report the incident to police, police said. Officers responded and found Mendez on Route 25 in Cutchogue where he was stopped and found to be intoxicated, police said. Mendez was arrested, transported to headquarters, processed and held overnight for arraignment.
• As part of a ramped up anti-drunken driving campaign on the East End, police set up check points and put on extra patrols in the Town of East Hampton over the Fourth of July weekend , including 22 for drunken driving offenses. The enforcement was part of the Suffolk County District Attorney's new that launched before Memorial Day weekend to crack down on drunken drivers on the East End.
• Jeremy Sunderland, 25, of Holbrook, and a 17-year-old from Holbrook was arrested on drug charges after a traffic stop in Amagansett on July 8. Police were on Montauk Highway, near Bunker Hill Road, when they saw a beer can thrown from the passenger window of a car at about 2 a.m. Police pulled the car over and while speaking with the occupants of the vehicle, they saw a clear Ziplock bag containing pills on the passenger seat. The front seat passenger was placed under arrest and the driver was interviewed for possible drinking and driving. During field sobriety test, police noticed a bulge in his left-shirt pocket that turned out to be another Ziplock bag of pills. All of the pills turned out to be methylphenidate hydrochloride, also known as Ritalin. Both the driver and the passenger were charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a misdemeanor. Both were released on appearance tickets.