Police

After nearly 20 years with the East Hampton Town Police Department, Lt. Austin McGuire, known A.J., is leaving for a new position as Sag Harbor Village’s next police chief. Starting in January, Lieutenant McGuire will take over from Chief Tom Fabiano, who announced his retirement in September.
A former bookkeeper and teacher’s aid at the Rainbow Preschool in Bridgehampton was charged with stealing more than $35,000 from the school. Lauren E. Comber, 30, of Sag Harbor turned herself in to Southampton Town police on Nov. 10.
East Hampton Town police made three arrests over the weekend on misdemeanor drunken-driving charges, all in Montauk.
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On the day before Election Day, a Springs woman was caught on video hurrying off with a neighbor’s campaign signs. Elizabeth M. Ruth, 73, was an unlikely arrestee. The signs’ owner, Lynne Scanlon, told East Hampton Town police that she had put up several anti-rental registry signs, all of which had been stolen. She decided to fight back.
The mental competence of a man accused of murdering his father earlier this year in their Manhattan apartment is at issue this week in the Centre Street courtroom of New York State Supreme Court Justice Melissa Jackson.
Three more people were arrested on the Montauk beach on Friday morning while protesting the Army Corps’s construction of a sandbag revetment there. The arrests were the latest in a series of early morning incursions that began Friday by opponents of the project into the oceanfront work site.
After 18 years with the East Hampton Town Police Department, A.J. McGuire will move to Sag Harbor Village to replace Chief Tom Fabiano.
The family of Paul G. Hansen, a Noyac resident who died in a car accident in late August, has filed a wrongful death case against the driver, a New York City real estate developer who is being prosecuted for drunken driving.