Recent Stories: Police

T.E. McMorrow
May 25, 2017
Less than 24 hours after arriving home from the county jail, where he had served time for drunken driving, Christopher Stuart Taylor of East Hampton, 45, was arraigned in East Hampton Town Justice Court on the same charge, a felony this time, by the same judge who had sent him away in November, Justice Lisa R. Rana.

Less than 24 hours after arriving home from the county jail, where he had served time for drunken driving, Christopher Stuart Taylor of East Hampton, 45, was arraigned in East Hampton Town Justice Court on the same charge, a felony this time, by the same judge who had sent him away in November, Justice Lisa R. Rana.

T.E. McMorrow
May 25, 2017
A Brooklyn man who was pulled over on a traffic violation early Monday morning proved to be a wanted man in Alabama, according to East Hampton Town police.

A Brooklyn man who was pulled over on a traffic violation early Monday morning proved to be a wanted man in Alabama, according to East Hampton Town police. Alan Bustillo, 35, is currently being held in the county jail in Riverside, awaiting extradition. He faces numerous fraud and credit card-related felony charges, and a possible year or more in an Alabama state prison.

Christopher Walsh
May 25, 2017

“Every now and again we have a special day where a village employee is going to be recognized. That’s going to happen today,” Mayor Paul F. Rickenbach Jr. said at a brief East Hampton Village Board meeting on Friday.

Star Staff
May 25, 2017
A Hampton Bays man working at a construction site on Cranberry Hole Road told police on May 12 that back in February he had lent some tools to a co-worker, but never got them back.

Amagansett

Taylor K. Vecsey
May 25, 2017
A couple getting their Springs house ready for the summer rental season lost everything on Saturday night to a fire that presented challenges for firefighters

A couple getting their Springs house ready for the summer rental season lost everything on Saturday night to a fire that presented challenges for firefighters, not the least of which were radio communications in a known problem area.

T.E. McMorrow
May 25, 2017
The indictment of Kody Knudsen of Springs was unsealed yesterday in the county courtroom of Justice Martin I. Efman in Riverside.

The indictment of Kody Knudsen of Springs was unsealed yesterday in the county courtroom of Justice Martin I. Efman in Riverside. Mr. Knudsen, 28, has spent much of his adult life behind bars, a trend that is all but certain to continue. The grand jury charged Mr.

Star Staff
May 22, 2017
Bridgehampton firefighters battled the blaze Monday evening with help from the Sag Harbor and Southampton Fire Departments, shutting down Montauk Highway between the Bridgehampton Commons and Butter Lane as hose was stretched across the highway.

A fire Monday evening at Safelite AutoGlass in Bridgehampton left the building badly damaged, but still standing.

When the fire was first reported at about 6:50, smoke was seen pouring from the eaves of the building, which is at the intersection of Montauk Highway and Hildreth Lane. Flames could be seen not long after.

Taylor K. Vecsey
May 21, 2017
A house in Springs sustained substantial damage after a fire broke out on the roof Saturday night, according to fire chiefs.

A house in Springs sustained substantial damage after a fire broke out on the roof Saturday night, fire chiefs said. 

Star Staff
May 18, 2017
Terry Hoyt, a volunteer with the Bridgehampton Fire Department for 23 years, has been posthumously awarded the Southampton Town E.M.S. Advisory Committee’s Nancy Makson Award for Excellence.

Terry Hoyt, a volunteer with the Bridgehampton Fire Department for 23 years, has been posthumously awarded the Southampton Town E.M.S. Advisory Committee’s Nancy Makson Award for Excellence. During a dinner on Friday night at the Coast Grill in North Sea, Ms.

Taylor K. Vecsey
May 18, 2017
A father was charged early Sunday morning with violating the Suffolk County Social Host law after hosting what police called a “post-prom gathering” for his son at his Amagansett house.

A father was charged early Sunday morning with violating the Suffolk County Social Host law after hosting what police called a “post-prom gathering” for his son at his Amagansett house. East Hampton Town police said teenagers were found there drinking alcohol.

Taylor K. Vecsey
May 18, 2017
The East Hampton Town fire marshal’s office is investigating a Friday brush fire in the woods near the railroad tracks off Spring Close Highway in East Hampton.

The East Hampton Town fire marshal’s office is investigating a Friday brush fire in the woods near the railroad tracks off Spring Close Highway in East Hampton.

Star Staff
May 18, 2017
Three boxes of about 200 pieces of brass and copper plumbing fittings, worth about $5,000, were stolen from the East Hampton Y.M.C.A. RECenter on Gingerbread Lane between May 5 at 3 p.m. and May 8 at noon, according to a contractor.

East Hampton

Taylor K. Vecsey
May 17, 2017
Police are investigating what caused a one-car accident on Accabonac Road in East Hampton Wednesday afternoon.

A Volkswagen sedan rolled over on Accabonac Road, just east of East Hampton Village, on Wednesday afternoon. Police at the scene said they were not sure what caused the accident, but that the car had beed headed east on Accabonac Road and hit a utility pole and a tree before landing on its roof. 

Taylor K. Vecsey
May 15, 2017
A woman was airlifted to Stony Brook University Hospital after the sports utility vehicle she was driving was sideswiped by a Mack truck on Monday afternoon.

A woman was airlifted to Stony Brook University Hospital after the sports utility vehicle she was driving was sideswiped by a Mack truck on Monday afternoon. 

Star Staff
May 11, 2017
Police found no signs of forced entry at a house on Lazy Point, where $5,000 in cash and two watches went missing last week.

Amagansett

A house on Shore Road in Lazy Point was burglarized on May 2. John Gicking told police he had left about 9 a.m. and returned at 5 p.m. to discover $5,000 in cash and two watches, one by Panerai and the other by Breitling, missing from a closet. Police found no sign of forced entry.

East Hampton

Taylor K. Vecsey
May 11, 2017
A Springs man was selling cocaine and ecstasy in the East Hampton area, including out of his house on Hollyoak Avenue, East Hampton Town police said. Officers with the East End Drug Task Force arrested Kody J. Knudsen, 28, on Thursday morning on several felony drug charges.

A Springs man was selling cocaine and ecstasy in the East Hampton area, including out of his house on Hollyoak Avenue, East Hampton Town police said. Officers with the East End Drug Task Force arrested Kody J. Knudsen, 28, on Thursday morning on six felony drug charges. 

T.E. McMorrow
May 11, 2017
Two men were arrested this past week following alleged domestic disputes, one with his wife, the other with a former acquaintance.

Two men were arrested this past week following alleged domestic disputes, one with his wife, the other with a former acquaintance.

Taylor K. Vecsey
May 11, 2017
With just over a week in office, Steven E. Skrynecki outlined three things he will be focused on as the new Southampton Town police chief at a town board meeting on Tuesday afternoon.

With just over a week in office, Steven E. Skrynecki outlined three things he will be focused on as the new Southampton Town police chief at a town board meeting on Tuesday afternoon.

T.E. McMorrow
May 11, 2017
East Hampton Town police charged Jo Becker, 50, of Manhattan, with misdemeanor drunken driving Saturday night in Montauk after stopping her 2014 Mercedes-Benz on South Edgemere Street.

East Hampton Town police charged Jo Becker, 50, of Manhattan, with misdemeanor drunken driving Saturday night in Montauk after stopping her 2014 Mercedes-Benz on South Edgemere Street. The arresting officer reported that the car had veered into the oncoming lane several times, and that the driver had failed roadside sobriety tests.

Taylor K. Vecsey
May 4, 2017
Ken Brown, who will turn 73 in June, joined the fire department at 18 and still responds to calls as a member of Company No. 5. He has no plans to retire.

The East Hampton Fire Department gathered for its annual inspection dinner on Saturday night, regrouping for another year and honoring those who have served.

Taylor K. Vecsey
May 4, 2017
Steven E. Skrynecki, named by the Southampton Town Board in September to take over as town police chief, was officially sworn in this week.

Steven E. Skrynecki, named by the Southampton Town Board in September to take over as town police chief, was officially sworn in this week. His appointment was delayed several times for various reasons, but he took the oath of office at Town Hall on Monday.

Star Staff
May 4, 2017

Amagansett

A real estate agent called police on April 22 after receiving a series of harassing text messages from a potential client. Martha Gundersen said she had contacted the person, whose name was blacked out in the report, hoping to represent the property this summer, as she had in the past. Police are trying to contact the homeowner.

T.E. McMorrow
May 4, 2017

East Hampton Town police charged Christopher Paul Gallegos of East Hampton, 20, with second-degree rape and sexual misconduct, felonies, on Friday, in a case involving a then-14-year-old girl. Police said he had carried on a six-month relationship with the teen last year, which continued after she turned 15.

T.E. McMorrow
May 4, 2017
While in the custody of East Hampton Town police Saturday night on a charge of driving while intoxicated, a 21-year-old woman turned violent, striking a village policeman, who had come to assist, with a closed fist.

While in the custody of East Hampton Town police Saturday night on a charge of driving while intoxicated, a 21-year-old woman turned violent, striking a village policeman, who had come to assist, with a closed fist. Amanda E.