Police

Two people and two dogs escaped a fire that destroyed a house in Water Mill early Thursday morning thanks to the quick action of two police officers.
The coroner for the Suffolk County Medical Examiner’s office has determined that Lilia Esperanza Aucapina, who disappeared in October and whose body was found six weeks later, committed suicide, Southampton Town Supervisor Jay Schneiderman said Tuesday.
An East Hampton man was hospitalized following a one-car crash on Cedar Street on Feb. 23.
East Hampton Town police recorded a record number of complaints last year, according to the department’s annual report, presented to the town board by Chief Michael D. Sarlo on Tuesday.
An East Hampton man with a long criminal record was back in jail this week after a series of legal twists and turns.
What's on the police logs this week.
A 44-year-old man working on a dock in Montauk died Thursday after he was run over by a piece of construction equipment he was helping to direct. A relative, whom he lived with in Hampton Bays, was behind the wheel of the forklift moving material.
The East Hampton Town Police Department has named its merit award winners for 2015.
The family of the late Lilia Esperanza Aucapina will meet with South­ampton Town Supervisor Jay Schneiderman on March 18 to review a report from Town Police Chief Robert Pearce on his department’s handling of the woman’s disappearance and subsequent death last year.