Recent Stories: Police

Taylor K. Vecsey
May 5, 2016
A Rockland County man was arrested within hours of the discovery of a break-in at the Sag Harbor Variety Store at 114 Main Street in the village Saturday morning.

A Rockland County man was arrested within hours of the discovery of a break-in at the Sag Harbor Variety Store at 114 Main Street in the village Saturday morning.

Taylor K. Vecsey
May 5, 2016
A classic 1968 Ford Mustang that crashed into the front of a Sag Harbor store last Thursday evening once belonged to the writer Truman Capote.

A classic 1968 Ford Mustang that crashed into the front of a Sag Harbor store last Thursday evening once belonged to the writer Truman Capote.

Taylor K. Vecsey
May 5, 2016
Ted Stafford Jr., a longtime Sag Harbor Fire Department volunteer, died on Monday night after collapsing in the driveway of his village house.

Ted Stafford Jr., a longtime Sag Harbor Fire Department volunteer, died on Monday night after collapsing in the driveway of his village house. Because he had responded to a call a few hours earlier, it is being considered a line of duty death, according to Tom Gardella, the department’s chief. He was 73.

Christine Sampson
May 5, 2016
A pedestrian was flown to Stony Brook University Hospital with a head injury Saturday night after being hit by a car in Bridgehampton.

A pedestrian was flown to Stony Brook University Hospital with a head injury Saturday night after being hit by a car in Bridgehampton.

Taylor K. Vecsey
May 5, 2016
A 65-year-old man who spent 34 years without a driver’s license following his first arrest for drunken driving was charged with the same offense on Sunday, this time with an additional charge of aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, a felony.

A 65-year-old man who spent 34 years without a driver’s license following his first arrest for drunken driving was charged with the same offense on Sunday, this time with an additional charge of aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, a felony.

Star Staff
May 5, 2016

East Hampton Village

A Dayton Lane resident was back to his old habits of calling 911 without an emergency. Police stopped at his house at about 3 a.m. on April 26, and he appeared to be intoxicated but was not a threat to himself or anyone else, police said in a report. He was advised to call 911 only in an emergency.

Taylor K. Vecsey
May 5, 2016
The Sag Harbor Village Police Department is without a detective after its sole detective was brought up on disciplinary charges.

The Sag Harbor Village Police Department is without a detective after its sole detective was brought up on disciplinary charges.

Taylor K. Vecsey
May 5, 2016
East Hampton Village police stopped a driver Monday afternoon for talking on his cellphone without a hands-free device, and discovered that he was wanted in Brazil on drug-trafficking charges.

East Hampton Village police stopped a driver Monday afternoon for talking on his cellphone without a hands-free device, and discovered that he was wanted in Brazil on drug-trafficking charges.

Star Staff
May 4, 2016

Local police officers were among Suffolk County officers honored on Tuesday for leading their departments in drunken-driving arrests last year.

Taylor K. Vecsey
May 3, 2016
East Hampton Village police stopped a man for talking on his cellphone while driving on Monday afternoon and soon discovered he was wanted in Brazil on drug trafficking charges.

East Hampton Village police stopped a man for talking on his cellphone while driving on Monday afternoon and soon discovered that he was wanted in Brazil on drug trafficking charges.

Christine Sampson
May 1, 2016

A pedestrian was flown to Stony Brook University Hospital with a head injury Saturday night after being hit by a vehicle in Bridgehampton, Southampton Town police said Sunday.

T.E. McMorrow
April 28, 2016
Whitney L. Posey, 28, was arrested on Friday outside the CVS in East Hampton Village and charged with felony possession of stolen property, two credit cards, which she had reportedly tried to use inside the store.

Whitney L. Posey, 28, was arrested on Friday outside the CVS in East Hampton Village and charged with felony possession of stolen property, two credit cards, which she had reportedly tried to use inside the store.

Star Staff
April 28, 2016
It was a quiet week on local roads, with police making just one arrest on drunken-driving charges.

It was a quiet week on local roads, with police making just one arrest on drunken-driving charges.

Star Staff
April 28, 2016
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Taylor K. Vecsey
April 28, 2016
The cherry red 1968 Ford Mustang, driven by the owner, a friend of Truman Capote's, crashed into the Henry Lehr store on Sag Harbor's Main Street Thursday evening.

Update, April 29, 10:10 a.m.: The 1968 Ford Mustang that smashed into the front of a Sag Harbor store on Thursday evening once belonged to the novelist and playwright Truman Capote. Myron Clement, who, with his husband, Joe Petrocik, were friends with the "In Cold Blood" author, was identified by Village Police Chief Austin McGuire as the driver.

Taylor K. Vecsey
April 27, 2016
The East Hampton Fire Department quickly brought a fire at Stop and Shop in the village under control Wednesday afternoon.

Update, 8:20 p.m.: Stop and Shop in East Hampton Village reopened Wednesday evening after a fire broke out in a mechanical room hours earlier. 

Taylor K. Vecsey
April 26, 2016
A vehicle crashed into the woods off Accabonac Road, near the East Hampton Golf Club greens, leaving an occupant trapped inside on Tuesday afternoon.

Update, 3:45 p.m.: The patient was extricated from the Kia at about 3:15 p.m. and taken to Southampton Hospital. No further information was available about the patient's condition.

Taylor K. Vecsey
April 21, 2016
Eddie Downes was named member of the year — never an easy choice, Stacy McGowin, the president of the corps, said. Mr. Downes put his 27 years of experience as an emergency medical technician to good use on several difficult calls this year.

At its annual dinner party on Saturday, the Sag Harbor Volunteer Ambulance Corps recognized a member who has answered a staggering number of calls for emergency medical service — more than 11,000.

Star Staff
April 21, 2016

Those interested in learning about volunteer fire or emergency medical service are being invited to two meetings in the coming weeks.

T.E. McMorrow
April 21, 2016
A young Holbrook man was arraigned in East Hampton Town Justice Court last Thursday on three felony charges in connection with the theft of thousands of dollars worth of fishing rods and reels last year from two Montauk marinas.

A young Holbrook man was arraigned in East Hampton Town Justice Court last Thursday on three felony charges in connection with the theft of thousands of dollars worth of fishing rods and reels last year from two Montauk marinas.

Star Staff
April 21, 2016

East Hampton

Taylor K. Vecsey
April 21, 2016
Firefighter doing well after airlift; wheelchair-bound woman flees burning house.

A wheelchair-bound woman and her dog escaped a Water Mill house that was on fire Friday afternoon.

T.E. McMorrow
April 21, 2016

A rollover on Abraham’s Path in East Hampton a little before midnight Saturday resulted in an eye injury to a Connecticut man, who was taken to Southampton Hospital for treatment while under arrest on a charge of drunken driving.

Star Staff
April 18, 2016
The Suffolk County Sheriff's Office has created two Safe Transaction Zones in Riverhead and Yaphank designed to help protect citizens from crimes associated with online transactions.

Need to meet someone you don't know to hand over money or goods from an online purchase? You're right to be cautious about such an exchange, what with the horror stories of robberies, thefts, and assaults all over the Internet.