Recent Stories: Police

T.E. McMorrow
February 16, 2017
Southampton Town detectives are investigating the disappearance of a dozen or more artworks from the studio of a Bridgehampton artist, Elaine Marinoff, who called police to her Ocean Road residence in early January to report the theft.

Southampton Town detectives are investigating the disappearance of a dozen or more artworks from the studio of a Bridgehampton artist, Elaine Marinoff, who called police to her Ocean Road residence in early January to report the theft. She had been away in the city for a month, she told police, and returned to find the paintings gone.

Star Staff
February 16, 2017

Montauk

T.E. McMorrow
February 16, 2017
The East Hampton Town Police Department handled a record number of calls last year, just missing the 20,000 mark, according to the annual report released by Chief Michael D. Sarlo on Monday.

The East Hampton Town Police Department handled a record number of calls last year, just missing the 20,000 mark, according to the annual report released by Chief Michael D. Sarlo on Monday. The 19,889 calls logged by the department continued a trend going back three years. Police reported a record number of calls in 2014, only to see that record broken in 2015, and again last year.

T.E. McMorrow
February 16, 2017
East Hampton Town police charged a Springs man with misdemeanor driving while intoxicated early Saturday morning.

East Hampton Town police charged a Springs man with misdemeanor driving while intoxicated early Saturday morning after stopping his 2005 Honda on frozen Three Mile Harbor-Hog Creek Road in Springs. Carlos G. Gutama-Mejia, 23, “was traveling at an unsafe speed on [the] snow and ice-covered roadway” before they pulled him over, according to the report.

Taylor K. Vecsey
February 13, 2017
Extensive damage from smoke and heat to a house on Sawmill Lane in East Hampton.

Just after noon on Monday, a gusty day on the East End, the East Hampton Fire Department was called out to a structure fire at 2 Sawmill Lane, off Roberts Lane in East Hampton. Firefighters made haste and quickly put a stop to a blaze fueled by a leak in a gas line inside the house.

T.E. McMorrow
February 9, 2017
More than 60 parents of East Hampton High School students gathered at Calvary Baptist Church in East Hampton on Tuesday night to voice their unhappiness over what they see as a runaway explosion of drug use at the school.

More than 60 parents of East Hampton High School students gathered at Calvary Baptist Church in East Hampton on Tuesday night to voice their unhappiness over what they see as a runaway explosion of drug use at the school, and to search for answers.

T.E. McMorrow
February 9, 2017
Since President Trump’s inauguration on Jan. 20, Suffolk County has returned to the practice of honoring such requests, even though ICE rarely acts on them.

Edras Mendez-Ventura of Northwest Woods in East Hampton, who turned 23 on New Year’s Day, has been in county jail in Riverside since his arrest on Jan. 31, unable to meet bail of $15,000 on charges of drunken driving. He was scheduled to be released on Monday, but Immigration and Customs Enforcement asked that he be detained.

Star Staff
February 9, 2017

East Hampton

Police warned two East Hampton High School girls last week to stop disparaging another girl on Facebook or face criminal charges of harassment. The two agreed to stop. The victim, who lives in Springs, told police she did not want to press charges at this time, but would do so if there were any more posts.

 

T.E. McMorrow
February 8, 2017
An East Hampton attorney who was barred from the practice of law in August for "mental incompetence" has been charged with stealing over $500,000 from the estate of a North Fork woman, and with thefts against local people as well.

An East Hampton attorney who was barred from the practice of law in August for “mental incompetence” has been charged with stealing over $500,000 from the estate of a North Fork woman, and with several more crimes including theft from another lawyer.

Taylor K. Vecsey
February 7, 2017
Sag Harbor first responders received $27,000 in donations after two fund-raisers were held as a way of thanking the agencies after the December fire that destroyed the Sag Harbor Cinema lobby and two other buildings on Main Street.

Sag Harbor first responders received $27,000 in donations following two fund-raisers to thank the agencies after the December fire that destroyed the Sag Harbor Cinema lobby and two other buildings on Main Street.

T.E. McMorrow
February 2, 2017

A Springs man was charged with driving while intoxicated Sunday afternoon after his 1998 Ford pickup crashed into a tree on Abraham’s Path in Amagansett, near Thomas Avenue.

T.E. McMorrow
February 2, 2017
An alleged prostitute who solicited business online and a man who accompanied her to Montauk in August pleaded guilty to felony charges on Jan. 11 in connection with the beating and robbery of a would-be client.

An alleged prostitute who solicited business online and a man who accompanied her to Montauk in August pleaded guilty to felony charges on Jan. 11 in connection with the beating and robbery of a would-be client.

Star Staff
February 2, 2017

East Hampton

T.E. McMorrow
February 2, 2017
Two teenagers charged with robbing the Speedway gas station in Wainscott on New Year’s Day were seen laughing last Thursday as they were being led away to jail following their arraignment in East Hampton Town Justice Court.

Two teenagers charged with robbing the Speedway gas station in Wainscott on New Year’s Day were seen laughing last Thursday as they were being led away to jail following their arraignment in East Hampton Town Justice Court.

T.E. McMorrow
February 2, 2017
A Deer Park man recently paroled from a state prison has spent the past few days in county jail following a domestic incident at the Royal Atlantic Hotel in Montauk.

A Deer Park man recently paroled from a state prison has spent the past few days in county jail following a domestic incident at the Royal Atlantic Hotel in Montauk.

T.E. McMorrow
January 26, 2017
Unable to make bail of $10,000, a Springs man charged with felony drunken driving has been in the county jail since Saturday.

Unable to make bail of $10,000, a Springs man charged with felony drunken driving has been in the county jail since Saturday.

T.E. McMorrow
January 26, 2017

A career criminal already behind bars has now been charged with six more felony counts after an investigation by Southampton Town detectives into a string of burglaries between March and May.

Richard Ambrose, 40, of Shirley was taken to Southampton Town Justice Court from the county jail in Riverside on Jan. 12 and arraigned on the new charges.

T.E. McMorrow
January 26, 2017
The East Hampton Town Police Department has named its annual “Cop of the Year” for 2016.

The East Hampton Town Police Department has named its annual “Cop of the Year” for 2016. “The senior staff and I have selected Police Officer Ken Alversa as this year’s recipient,” Chief Michael D. Sarlo said yesterday.

Taylor K. Vecsey
January 26, 2017
The Southampton Town Police Department’s new chief will not report for full duty until mid-March, two months later than initially expected.

The Southampton Town Police Department’s new chief will not report for full duty until mid-March, two months later than initially expected.

Star Staff
January 26, 2017

East Hampton

A Montauk man called police on Jan. 15 after taking his car to the Citgo service center on North Main Street. The man, known locally as McKenzie, said a mechanic had become physically confrontational while talking with him, and had followed him outside the repair area acting aggressively.

T.E. McMorrow
January 26, 2017
A ruling on numerous motions filed in Suffolk District Court in Central Islip by attorneys for Sean P. Ludwick, the Manhattan developer accused of vehicular homicide in an early morning crash in Noyac in 2015, is expected from Justice Fernando Camacho on Feb. 16.

A ruling on numerous motions filed in Suffolk District Court in Central Islip by attorneys for Sean P. Ludwick, the Manhattan developer accused of vehicular homicide in an early morning crash in Noyac in 2015, is expected from Justice Fernando Camacho on Feb. 16.

T.E. McMorrow
January 20, 2017
A career criminal already behind bars has now been charged with six more felony counts after an investigation by Southampton Town detectives into a string of burglaries between March and May.

A career criminal already behind bars has now been charged with six more felony counts after an investigation by Southampton Town detectives into a string of burglaries between March and May.

Richard Ambrose, 40, of Shirley was taken to Southampton Town Justice Court from the county jail in Riverside on Jan. 12 and arraigned on the new charges.

T.E. McMorrow
January 19, 2017
After failing sobriety tests and being told he was to be arrested, police said, he resisted, hanging on to the rear of the car while an officer tried to handcuff him.

A Springs man, Xavier G. Calle-Mendez, 30, was stopped early Saturday morning on Three Mile Harbor Road in Springs after police said they clocked his 1997 Dodge at 70 miles per hour in a 40-m.p.h. zone. After failing sobriety tests and being told he was to be arrested, police said, he resisted, hanging on to the rear of the car while an officer tried to handcuff him.

Star Staff
January 19, 2017

East Hampton Village