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Mar 29, 2016 11:21 AMPublication: The Southampton Press

Ruschmeyer's Employees Take Rap For Party Mess; Arrest Warrant Issued For Sloppy Tuna Manager

The beach in front of Ruschmeyers in Montauk was trashed by partiers last year. VIRGINIA GARRISON
Mar 29, 2016 2:04 PM

Four employees of Ruschmeyer’s hotel and nightclub in Montauk pleaded guilty in East Hampton Town Justice Court this week to having hosted a boisterous staff party at the end of last summer that incensed residents when a large amount of party detritus was left on the beach the following morning.

The employees—Tyler Aposhian, Fiona Bourke, Johnathan Crowley and Dylen Power—admitted on Monday to throwing the party without the proper public assembly permits. Each agreed to pay a $1,500 fine.

Neighbors and beachgoers who visited Navy Road were irate when they arrived at the shoreline on the morning of September 1, the Tuesday after Labor Day 2015, to find tables filled with food, bottles of liquor, still-smoldering beach fires and empty beer kegs strewn across the beach.

Investigation by town officials concluded that the party had been thrown by staff from Ruschmeyer’s as a send-off to the summer season and partiers had departed in the early morning without cleaning up. The mess was ultimately cleaned up by the staff from the chic hotel and the four defendants who pleaded guilty on Monday took responsibility for having not made the proper arrangements for holding, and cleaning up, the party.

Sloppy Tuna Arrest Warrant

In another remnant of the rowdy summer of 2015 in Montauk, an arrest warrant was issued by Town Justice Steve Tekulsky on Monday for a manager of the Sloppy Tuna, for failing to show up for multiple court dates stemming from a dozen noise violations issued to the oceanfront bar.

Robert Anderson, the Sloppy Tuna’s head of security, was issued 12 citations for the club under his control for violating town noise ordinances on several nights throughout the summer of 2015. He has pleaded not guilty. Town Attorney Michael Sendlenski said that Mr. Anderson failed to appear for court dates on at least three separate occasions and Judge Tekulsky had warned his attorney, Thomas Horn, earlier this year that if his client didn’t show up for the next scheduled appearance, which was Monday, he would issue a warrant for his arrest.

If found guilty, Mr. Anderson faces fines of more than $10,000, and possibly jail time, for the multiple offenses.

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Detritus? Better get out my SAT prep book
By johnj (960), Westhampton on Mar 29, 16 12:35 PM
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Great vocabulary word!
By Arnold Timer (314), Sag Harbor on Mar 30, 16 7:26 AM
Wow - I would rather clean up after a party myself than fork out $1500 to be lazy and have the disgusted local residents clean up after my mess.
By Vikki K (490), Southampton on Mar 31, 16 1:06 PM
Oh yeah - Perfectly named place of employment for them....They took it a bit too seriously - eh?
By Vikki K (490), Southampton on Mar 31, 16 1:08 PM
Real klassy. Montauk has such klassy folk nowadays.
By btdt (435), water mill on Apr 2, 16 9:07 PM
Where are the booking photos? No perp walk?
By Funbeer (255), Southampton on Apr 3, 16 7:16 PM
Well - the fish does stink from the head down - right? The boss is a scofflaw - the employees are scofflaws - their restaurant creates rowdy noise pollution, so what is next - DWI as people leave & accidents? Drug abuse?
By Vikki K (490), Southampton on Apr 7, 16 4:37 PM
I saw that disgusting mess first hand in person, the morning after the party. so sad what has happened to MTK

hipsters and hedge funders, what a lovely combo
it was better when it was dudes and fish heads
By louse pt. (143), springs on Apr 7, 16 9:08 PM
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