Police


Marked with red-and-white signs, the two Safe Transaction Zones in Riverhead and Yaphank are in full view of on-duty deputy sheriffs to help make meetings between buyers and sellers safer. Suffolk County Sheriff's Office

On village force for 30 years, Larsen is 'interested in other opportunities'
In East Hampton Village, Chief Gerard Larsen oversees 25 officers, 17 dispatchers, and about 20 seasonal traffic control officers.


Paroled for felony D.W.I., caught behind wheel
Wayne B. Burling, 33, was one of the first residents of New York State to be hit with the lifetime ban by the Department of Motor Vehicles.

A Ronkonkoma man, William Fagan, has been charged by East Hampton Town police with a felony, burglary, for allegedly breaking into a work site he had been fired from and stealing supplies. T.E. McMorrow

The Sag Harbor Volunteer Ambulance Corps treated a Sag Harbor firefighter after he fell eight feet into the Sag Harbor Gym. He was airlifted to Stony Brook University Hospital.

Two East Hampton Town police officers and two Southampton Town police officers were among the Suffolk County Police Academy graduates. Jeanne Sciacchitano
Top brass from the East Hampton Town Police Department attended the ceremony to congratulate the graduates, including Officer Robert J. Lucas, second from left. In attendance were Lt. John Claflin, left, Chief Michael Sarlo, second from right, and Lt. Robert Gurney, right.
From left, Officers Robert Lucas, Devin Toia, Jack Spaulding, and Thomas Spaulding
Bagpipers were part of the ceremony.

Woman was questioned in mother’s 2008 death
The house at 36 Payne Avenue on North Haven was once again a crime scene when, on Monday afternoon, the body of Margaret Jean Burke was discovered. Her mother, Jessie Burke, was murdered there nearly eight years ago. Taylor K. Vecsey

Robert Anderson, an employee of the Sloppy Tuna bar in Montauk, outside East Hampton Town Justice Court on Monday, where he was fined $7,500 to settle noise violation charges. T.E. McMorrow