Recent Stories: Police

Star Staff
September 22, 2016

Amagansett

Stephanie Bayless got up from a ledge near the front of the Stephen Talkhouse early on the morning of Aug. 18 to take a photograph of the cigarette machine. When she went back, she told police, her Tiffany purse, containing $270 in cash and two debit cards, was gone.

Montauk

T.E. McMorrow
September 22, 2016
The operator of an illegal nightclub in the basement of a house at 7 Muir Boulevard in East Hampton has agreed to pay a $20,000 fine in exchange for the criminal case against him in East Hampton Town Justice Court being adjourned.

The operator of an illegal nightclub in the basement of a house at 7 Muir Boulevard in East Hampton has agreed to pay a $20,000 fine in exchange for the criminal case against him in East Hampton Town Justice Court being adjourned.

T.E. McMorrow
Taylor K. Vecsey
September 22, 2016
A driver was injured and his car destroyed when it burst into flames after hitting a tree in Northwest Woods shortly after midnight Sunday.

A driver was injured and his car destroyed when it burst into flames after hitting a tree in Northwest Woods shortly after midnight Sunday.

T.E. McMorrow
September 22, 2016
Bob Sisk, an East Hampton Town employee driving a town-owned 2004 Ford pickup truck on Springs-Fireplace Road near Queen’s Lane in East Hampton on Monday afternoon, crossed into the oncoming lane and collided head-on with a 2004 Mercedes-Benz driven by Lisa Brown of East Hampton.

Bob Sisk, an East Hampton Town employee driving a town-owned 2004 Ford pickup truck on Springs-Fireplace Road near Queen’s Lane in East Hampton on Monday afternoon, crossed into the oncoming lane and collided head-on with a 2004 Mercedes-Benz driven by Lisa Brown of East Hampton.

T.E. McMorrow
September 15, 2016

East Hampton Town police were called to quell a disturbance near Liar’s Saloon in Montauk early Sunday but ended up having to subdue a neighboring resident. According to police, Christopher S. Verity, 23, took a fighting stance against four officers, allegedly striking and kicking all four.

Star Staff
September 15, 2016

Amagansett

Police were called to the Indian Wells Beach parking lot on the morning of Sept. 4, where Steve Dallal of Scarsdale, N.Y., had gone for an hour’s walk, leaving his wallet in the door panel of his unlocked 2006 Mercedes Benz. When he returned at 8:15, the wallet, which held $300 and many credit and debit cards, was gone.

T.E. McMorrow
September 15, 2016
The owner of one of the larger taxi companies in Montauk, Exclusive Taxi, was arrested the night of Sept. 6 on aggravated drunken driving charges after the cab he was operating, according to police, struck another car on Montauk Highway on Napeague, then sped off.

The owner of one of the larger taxi companies in Montauk, Exclusive Taxi, was arrested the night of Sept. 6 on aggravated drunken driving charges after the cab he was operating, according to  police, struck another car on Montauk Highway on Napeague, then sped off.

T.E. McMorrow
September 13, 2016
Three men, the driver of a Chevrolet S.U.V. and two passengers, were arrested on felony charges related to cocaine trafficking after a routine traffic stop in Montauk at about midnight Friday.

Three men, the driver of a Chevrolet S.U.V. and two passengers, were arrested on felony charges related to cocaine trafficking after a routine traffic stop in Montauk at about midnight Friday.

Morgan McGivern
September 12, 2016
Fifteen years after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, people gathered on Sunday to remember the nearly 3,000 lives lost that day.

Fifteen years after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, people gathered on Sunday to remember the nearly 3,000 lives lost that day. 

T.E. McMorrow
September 8, 2016
A Sag Harbor man, David Wisner, 42, accused by police of choking his girlfriend early Friday morning until she passed out, was arrested later that day on a felony charge of strangulation.

A Sag Harbor man, David Wisner, 42, accused by police of choking his girlfriend early Friday morning until she passed out, was arrested later that day on a felony charge of strangulation. An acquaintance of his, DoriAnn Fortunato, was also arrested, but later released, on a misdemeanor choking charge.

T.E. McMorrow
September 8, 2016
Bobby Conte Thornton, 24, a recent transplant from the West Coast to Manhattan, was charged with drunken driving early Saturday morning on Cedar Street in East Hampton.

Bobby Conte Thornton, 24, a recent transplant from the West Coast to Manhattan, was charged with drunken driving early Saturday morning on Cedar Street in East Hampton after his rented 2016 Jeep SUV was spotted swerving across lane lines. At East Hampton Town police headquarters in Wainscott, his breath test reportedly produced a .13 reading.

T.E. McMorrow
September 8, 2016
A 2006 Mini Cooper rear-ended a 2015 Toyota on West Lake Drive in Montauk Friday night just before 10 p.m., resulting in trips to Southampton Hospital for five people.

A 2006 Mini Cooper rear-ended a 2015 Toyota on West Lake Drive in Montauk Friday night just before 10 p.m., resulting in trips to Southampton Hospital for five people.

Taylor K. Vecsey
September 8, 2016
A decision could be announced as early as next week as to who the next chief of the Southampton Town Police Department will be.

A decision could be announced as early as next week as to who the next chief of the Southampton Town Police Department will be. It has become known in recent days that the town board is eyeing one candidate, said to have stood out among the nine considered for the top brass position.

Star Staff
September 8, 2016

Amagansett

Andreas and Caroline Deutschman’s 1976 Mercedes-Benz pickup truck, with advertising signs for their new nail salon, Fresh Cut Nails, on its sides, was vandalized on Aug. 31 in the Indian Wells Beach parking lot. The signs were damaged to the tune of $400 in repairs.

T.E. McMorrow
September 6, 2016
Responding to a report of 2015 Dodge Charger with flashing emergency red and white lights forcing cars off the road in Montauk on Sunday afternoon, East Hampton Town police arrested a Brooklyn man, Krishna L. Parihar, on charges of impersonating an officer.

Responding to a report of 2015 Dodge Charger with flashing emergency red and white lights forcing cars off the road in Montauk on Sunday afternoon, East Hampton Town police arrested a Brooklyn man, Krishna L. Parihar, on charges of impersonating an officer, criminal possession of a weapon, and possession of an illegal ammunition loading device.

T.E. McMorrow
September 1, 2016
A man accused of pistol-whipping a Springs man during a robbery on Soundview Drive in Montauk early Sunday was arrested following a manhunt in Amagansett later that morning.

A man accused of pistol-whipping a Springs man during a robbery on Soundview Drive in Montauk early Sunday was arrested following a manhunt in Amagansett later that morning.

T.E. McMorrow
Taylor K. Vecsey
September 1, 2016
An East Hampton man was charged with misdemeanor drunken driving in Springs shortly before 3 a.m. yesterday after crashing a sport utility vehicle into a tree, seriously injuring his passenger.

An East Hampton man was charged with misdemeanor drunken driving in Springs shortly before 3 a.m. yesterday after crashing a sport utility vehicle into a tree, seriously injuring his passenger.

Taylor K. Vecsey
September 1, 2016

Jimmy Buffett often croons about his love of the water, but this week he's singing the praises of the emergency medical service in Amagansett. 

T.E. McMorrow
September 1, 2016
Two women were charged within a three-day period recently for driving while intoxicated with children under 15 in the car, an automatic felony under Leandra’s Law.

Two women were charged within a three-day period recently for driving while intoxicated with children under 15 in the car, an automatic felony under Leandra’s Law. The law is named for an 11-year-old killed by a drunken driver seven years ago on the Henry Hudson Parkway in Manhattan.

T.E. McMorrow
September 1, 2016

East Hampton Town police arrested a Manhattan man Sunday on misdemeanor charges of reckless boating while intoxicated after he ran his vessel aground, injuring four passengers, all of whom were taken by ambulance to Southampton Hospital. The man, Benjamin Plum, 33, was held overnight for a Monday morning arraignment.

Star Staff
September 1, 2016

Amagansett

Overnight on Aug. 19, someone walked onto the 17th green of the East Hampton Golf Club and pulled out the flag and ball cup. The manager of the club, Thomas Barnard, also told police that youths have been bike-riding on the course after closing hours all summer long, and asked for additional police patrols in the area.

T.E. McMorrow
September 1, 2016
An East Hampton woman, Angelique M. Smith, 39, is facing two felony charges after a domestic altercation with her boyfriend on Aug. 22. East Hampton Town police accused Ms. Smith of repeatedly striking Levy Mwanza before hurling a flowerpot at his head and smashing the front window of his 2003 Ford.

An East Hampton woman, Angelique M. Smith, 39, is facing two felony charges after a domestic altercation with her boyfriend on Aug. 22. East Hampton Town police accused Ms. Smith of repeatedly striking Levy Mwanza before hurling a flowerpot at his head and smashing the front window of his 2003 Ford.

“I smashed his car. He has been cheating on me,” she told police.

Taylor K. Vecsey
August 31, 2016
An East Hampton man was arrested on drunken driving charges after crashing a sport utility vehicle into a tree, seriously injuring his passenger, in Springs early Wednesday.

An East Hampton man was arrested on drunken driving charges after crashing a sport utility vehicle into a tree, seriously injuring his passenger, in Springs early Wednesday.

T.E. McMorrow
August 29, 2016
A robbery at gunpoint on Soundview Avenue in Montauk Sunday morning ended with a manhunt in Amagansett and the arrest of the alleged assailant and his accomplice.

Update, 2:40 p.m.: A man accused of pistol whipping a Springs man during a robbery on Soundview Drive in Montauk on Sunday morning was sent to county jail by East Hampton Town Justice Steven Tekulsky on Monday without the possibility of bail.