Recent Stories: Police

T.E. McMorrow
June 23, 2016
He arrived in Montauk two months ago, Carlos Bonet, 21, told East Hampton Town Justice Steven Tekulsky Sunday morning during his arraignment on misdemeanor charges of petty larceny, possession of stolen property, and possession of a small amount of cocaine.

He arrived in Montauk two months ago, Carlos Bonet, 21, told East Hampton Town Justice Steven Tekulsky Sunday morning during his arraignment on misdemeanor charges of petty larceny, possession of stolen property, and possession of a small amount of cocaine.

T.E. McMorrow
June 23, 2016
Sgt. Dan Roman of the East Hampton Town Police Department had a brush with death last year.

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T.E. McMorrow
June 23, 2016
Car crashes followed by charges of driving while intoxicated once again ruled local roads last week.

Car crashes followed by charges of driving while intoxicated once again ruled local roads last week.

Star Staff
June 23, 2016

Amagansett

A man who parked in the Amagansett Square lot near Hampton Chutney the evening of June 9 returned to his 1998 Honda to find the cover for his spare tire, attached to the rear of the car, gone, and the B.F. Goodrich tire itself slashed. Stephen Murray estimated the loss at $250.

Joanne Pilgrim
June 23, 2016
Jaime Uzhcha, a Springs man who owns Jimmy’s Taxi Service, had his license suspended by the town’s licensing review board last week and is facing its possible revocation as well as a felony charge of possession of a forged instrument.

Jaime Uzhcha, a Springs man who owns Jimmy’s Taxi Service, had his license suspended by the town’s licensing review board last week and is facing its possible revocation as well as a felony charge of possession of a forged instrument.

T.E. McMorrow
June 23, 2016
Sean P. Ludwick, the driver charged with killing his passenger, Paul Hansen, in a drunken driving crash in Noyac last August, then fleeing the scene and leaving Mr. Hansen's body on the side of the road, will be put on trial within the next few months.

Sean P. Ludwick, the driver charged with killing his passenger, Paul Hansen, in a drunken driving crash in Noyac last August, then fleeing the scene and leaving Mr. Hansen's body on the side of the road, will be put on trial within the next few months, New York State Supreme Court Justice Fernando Camacho said Thursday.

T.E. McMorrow
June 21, 2016
A Montauk man who boasted in a recent Vanity Fair article about being above the law in East Hampton Town found himself face to face with it on Monday, when he was arrested and charged with driving while high on drugs, unlicensed driving, and multiple moving violations.

A Montauk man who boasted in a recent Vanity Fair article about being above the law in East Hampton Town found himself face to face with it on Monday, when he was arrested and charged with driving while high on drugs, unlicensed driving, and multiple moving violations.

Taylor K. Vecsey
June 20, 2016
A fire broke out in a building near the Downs Family Recreational Park on Flying Point Road in Water Mill on Monday evening, calling out firefighters from several surrounding districts.

Update, 9 p.m.: Southampton firefighters meeting up at the department's antique truck barn on Flying Point Road were the first to report flames coming from a house next door, according to Chris Brenner, the first assistant fire chief. They found a fire in the back of the house, he said. 

Taylor K. Vecsey
June 18, 2016
A woman was airlifted to Stony Brook University Hosptial Saturday with serious injuries after the car she was a passenger in drove off the road and into the woods on North Haven.

A woman was airlifted to Stony Brook University Hospital Saturday with serious injuries after the vehicle in which she was a passenger drove off the road and into the woods on North Haven. 

T.E. McMorrow
June 16, 2016
If the past week was any indication, drivers will need to be especially watchful on local roads this summer. The week saw 11 arraignments in East Hampton Town Justice Court involving defendants charged with driving while intoxicated.

If the past week was any indication, drivers will need to be especially watchful on local roads this summer. The week saw 11 arraignments in East Hampton Town Justice Court involving defendants charged with driving while intoxicated.

Star Staff
June 16, 2016
Ronald A. King Jr. of Springs was arraigned Friday at the Cromarty Criminal Court complex in Riverside on felony drunken-driving charges, in connection with his arrest on May 28.

Ronald A. King Jr. of Springs was arraigned Friday at the Cromarty Criminal Court complex in Riverside on felony drunken-driving charges, in connection with his arrest on May 28.

T.E. McMorrow
June 16, 2016
The case of a man accused by the Town of East Hampton of illegally converting a single-family house at 5 Hoover Court in Montauk into a multiple-dwelling residence is headed to a jury trial.

The case of a man accused by the Town of East Hampton of illegally converting a single-family house at 5 Hoover Court in Montauk into a multiple-dwelling residence is headed to a jury trial, following a contentious exchange on Monday between his attorney, the town’s, and East Hampton Town Justice Lisa R. Rana.

Star Staff
June 16, 2016
What's on the police logs this week:

Amagansett

T.E. McMorrow
June 9, 2016
On Amagansett Main Street at a little after midnight Friday, East Hampton Town police spotted a 1991 Dodge pickup truck with a burnt-out taillight hanging by wires, and wound up charging its driver, Zachary Persico of Springs, 27, with felony drunken driving.

On Amagansett Main Street at a little after midnight Friday, East Hampton Town police spotted a 1991 Dodge pickup truck with a burnt-out taillight hanging by wires, and wound up charging its driver, Zachary Persico of Springs, 27, with felony drunken driving.

T.E. McMorrow
June 9, 2016
Ronald A. King Jr., 39, accused by East Hampton Town police of taking a single mother’s car on Memorial Day weekend and destroying it in a drunken crash, was indicted by a grand jury in Riverside Friday on multiple felony charges.

Ronald A. King Jr., 39, accused by East Hampton Town police of taking a single mother’s car on Memorial Day weekend and destroying it in a drunken crash, was indicted by a grand jury in Riverside Friday on multiple felony charges.

T.E. McMorrow
June 9, 2016
East Hampton Town police charged two men with felony criminal contempt in recent days for violating orders of protection.

East Hampton Town police charged two men with felony criminal contempt in recent days for violating orders of protection. One, Jacob Schwartz, who turned 21 last month, spent five days in the county jail in Riverside following his arrest.

Christine Sampson
June 9, 2016
No one has stepped forward yet to claim the fake ceramic giraffe found last week chained to a tree by the Nature Trail in East Hampton Village — and village police appear to have better things to do than investigate its origin.

No one has stepped forward yet to claim the fake ceramic giraffe found last week chained to a tree by the Nature Trail in East Hampton Village — and village police appear to have better things to do than investigate its origin.

Star Staff
June 9, 2016
What's on the police logs this week:

Amagansett

Taylor K. Vecsey
June 9, 2016
A 2-year-old nearly drowned on June 1 when he fell into the water at a Montauk marina and couldn’t be found for several minutes.

A 2-year-old nearly drowned on June 1 when he fell into the water at a Montauk marina and couldn’t be found for several minutes.

Taylor K. Vecsey
June 2, 2016
Investigators are trying to determine what caused a masonry worker to fall to his death at an oceanfront construction site in East Hampton Village Tuesday morning.

Investigators are trying to determine what caused a masonry worker to fall to his death at an oceanfront construction site in East Hampton Village Tuesday morning, and whether anything could have been done to avoid the fatal accident.

Star Staff
June 2, 2016

East Hampton

A pair of Nike sneakers was reported stolen last month from outside a Boatheader’s Lane house after they had been delivered. Karla Briones said this was not the first time an item she ordered by mail had disappeared.

Montauk

Star Staff
June 2, 2016
Two men who left the scene of accidents last weekend were among a raft of drivers arrested on drunken driving charges.

Two men who left the scene of accidents last weekend were among a raft of drivers arrested on drunken driving charges. One driver kept going after allegedly sideswiping a car in Montauk. The other tried to flee after crashing into a utility pole; his arrest is covered separately.

T.E. McMorrow
June 2, 2016
A Sag Harbor single mother with a 2-month-old son has been left without a vehicle, after her 2005 Jeep Cherokee was taken without her permission and destroyed, the driver crashing into a LIPA pole, and then into a tree Saturday night in Springs.

A Sag Harbor single mother with a 2-month-old son has been left without a vehicle, after her 2005 Jeep Cherokee was taken without her permission and destroyed, the driver crashing into a LIPA pole, and then into a tree Saturday night in Springs.

T.E. McMorrow
June 2, 2016
Calls for police assistance over the Memorial Day weekend were up from last year’s, although Chief Michael Sarlo of the East Hampton Town Police Department said the overall tenor and tone in the streets was calmer.

Calls for police assistance over the Memorial Day weekend were up from last year’s, although Chief Michael Sarlo of the East Hampton Town Police Department said the overall tenor and tone in the streets was calmer.