Girlfriend Allegedly Beaten
East Hampton Town police received a call at about 10:15 Saturday night from a woman who had run out of her East Hampton house with her daughter after being beaten by her boyfriend, a police report said.
According to the report, the woman told police through an interpreter that she had been at home when her boyfriend, Domingo Mejia Augustin, 26, of East Hampton returned from work drunk and began arguing with her.
The argument turned physical, with Mr. Mejia Augustin hitting the woman on the face and body, in front of their daughter, police said. Mr. Mejia Augustin then allegedly grabbed her by the neck, but she managed to break free, taking her daughter and running to a neighbor’s house. Police were called.
Police took her to headquarters, where, with aid of the interpreter, she made a statement about the alleged beating.
Police went to the couple’s house, but Mr. Mejia Augustin had fled, police said. He was later found at a friend’s house and arrested and charged with harassment in the second degree. The county’s child protective services bureau was notified. Bail was set the next morning at $350.
On the morning of April 9, town police said, they got a call from the stepfather of a 16-year-old girl in the Northwest Woods section of East Hampton. The man told police that the girl had left the house the previous day and had not returned or called since.
He told them that in October he and his wife had obtained an order of protection for their daughter from Town Justice Court against Lucas M. Ward, 19, of East Hampton, according to the police report.
Police interviewed Mr. Ward, they said, and he gave them a written statement that said he had sent text messages to the girl the previous day and had picked her up at her house. He was arrested and charged with criminal contempt in the second degree for disobeying a court order. He was released on his own recognizance the following day.
Too-tinted windows led to an East Hampton Village arrest last Thursday at about noon. An officer at the intersection of Woods Lane and Main Street noticed a black 2004 Mazda with dark windows. The officer stopped the car and, using a tint meter, determined that the windows had only 26 percent visibility, the police report said.
The officer then asked the driver, Jamie R. Jappa, 31, of East Hampton for his license but was given a passport instead. Mr. Jappa allegedly told the officer that he did not have a driver’s license.
The officer then arrested Mr. Jappa and took him to headquarters, where, after running his fingerprints, it was determined that, under the name Oscar R. Solano, he had previously had his license suspended three times between 2005 and 2006, twice for alcohol-related offenses, police said. Mr. Jappa reportedly told the police he had used that name before.
He was charged with three counts of driving without a license, two of which were aggravated, and two counts of driving a vehicle with nontransparent windows. Bail was set at $250.