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Star staff
August 28, 2014

Amagansett

A Thule bicycle rack was stolen from a Toyota parked on Leeton Road last week. Maureen McCabe-Hamel told police the rack disappeared in the overnight hours of Aug. 19.

East Hampton

The parent of a student attending summer classes at East Hampton High School reported her son’s black mountain bicycle with red lettering stolen on July 22. The boy was in class at the time. Maria Guaman said the bike was fairly new, and valued it at $200.

T.E. McMorrow
August 28, 2014

Two East Hampton men and a teenager were arraigned last Thursday in East Hampton Town Justice Court in connection with a June incident at Albert’s Landing beach in Amagansett in which, according to East Hampton Town police, a fourth man was assaulted.

Taylor K. Vecsey
August 28, 2014

An Amagansett man found a paper lantern last weekend sitting atop a bed of dry pine needles in his driveway and called The Star to wonder about the dangers of fire. The popular lanterns wafting through the night sky may be attractive, but they can indeed be dangerous, according to East Hampton Town’s chief fire marshal, David Browne — all the more so with the recent dry weather.

T.E. McMorrow
August 28, 2014

A local tennis pro was arrested in Sag Harbor early Sunday morning on a drunken-driving charge, his third such in a little more than two years and the second in four months.

Sag Harbor police said they stopped Kiril P. Tcherveniachki, 28, on Bay Street after watching him drive erratically across the North Haven bridge. He failed roadside sobriety tests, police said, and “would not properly take the breath prescreen test” or the Intoxilyzer 9000 test at headquarters.

T.E. McMorrow
August 21, 2014

An East Hampton man who had agreed to plead guilty in exchange for a 4-month jail sentence got 11 months instead last Thursday and a stern warning from East Hampton Town Justice Lisa R. Rana.

Guy Tibbetts, 32, had been ordered at least twice to stay away from his ex-wife, Justina Tibbetts, and their two children. He was arrested twice in December for violating those court orders, and is facing the same misdemeanor charge, for criminal contempt, in Suffolk Criminal Court in Riverside, after another arrest in May.

Star staff
August 21, 2014

East Hampton

Manuel Guerro’s BMW, parked outside an Amagansett Drive East house, was damaged overnight on Aug. 11, with extensive scratches in the vehicle’s finish.
 

East Hampton Village

A mailbox was damaged, apparently by vandals, and fell off its post on Egypt Close Road last weekend.

T.E. McMorrow
August 19, 2014
The man East Hampton Village Police charged with drunken driving following a crash Sunday afternoon that left his three passengers in critical condition was arraigned in East Hampton Town Justice Court Tuesday and later released after his wife posted $10,000 bail.

The man East Hampton Village Police charged with drunken driving following a crash Sunday afternoon that left his three passengers in critical condition was arraigned in East Hampton Town Justice Court Tuesday and later released from police headquarters after his wife posted $10,000 bail.

T.E. McMorrow
August 19, 2014
With 10 extra officers from law enforcement agencies across the East End on patrol, a sweep designed to snare driving while intoxicated suspects netted 11 arrests Saturday night into Sunday morning across East Hampton Town.

With 10 extra officers from law enforcement agencies across the East End on patrol, a sweep designed to snare driving while intoxicated suspects netted 11 arrests Saturday night into Sunday morning across East Hampton Town.

According to East Hampton Town Police Chief Michael Sarlo, one extra officer came from each of the following departments: Quogue Village, Southampton Riverhead, and Shelter Island Towns, Suffolk County, and the Suffolk County Park Police. In addition, four officers from East Hampton's department were added to the patrols.

Taylor K. Vecsey
T.E. McMorrow
August 18, 2014
A Queens man who allegedly fell asleep behind the wheel was arrested on a drunken-driving charge in connection with an accident in East Hampton Village that left three others critically injured, police said.

A Queens man who allegedly fell asleep behind the wheel was arrested on a drunken-driving charge in connection with an accident in East Hampton Village that left three others critically injured, police said. 

Taylor K. Vecsey
August 17, 2014
Two of the occupants in a car that hit a tree Sunday afternoon were airlifted to Stony Brook University Medical Center for their injuries.

On a busy Sunday afternoon in East Hampton Village, a single car crashed into a tree on Pantigo Road, near Gay Lane, injuring four. Two occupants were flown to Stony Brook University Medical Center for their injuries.

Village Police Captain Mike Tracey said the minivan was heading west on Pantigo Road when it veered off the road, hitting a lamppost and then a tree, essentially head-on. The accident occured on the north side of the road, which is part of Montauk Highway, across from the CVS pharmacy. 

Taylor K. Vecsey
August 14, 2014

The Suffolk County Police Department’s medevac helicopter can land at the former 555 property in Amagansett, which is now owned by East Hampton Town, on a temporary basis.

Supervisor Larry Cantwell said last week that he authorized the use of the Montauk Highway property for the county’s emergency landings. The Amagansett Fire Department had requested the use of the field after pilots raised concerns about the safety of the longtime landing zone behind the firehouse.

T.E. McMorrow
August 14, 2014
John D. Re is lauded by some as an art expert who guided them to important art purchases at discount prices. Others, including the Federal Bureau of Investigation, which has accused him of selling fake Jackson Pollocks for almost $2 million, consider him a thief, peddling forged art and tall tales.

John D. Re is lauded by some as an art expert who guided them to important art purchases at discount prices. Others, including the Federal Bureau of Investigation, which has accused him of selling fake Jackson Pollocks for almost $2 million, consider him a thief, peddling forged art and tall tales.

A confidence man or a confident man, Mr. Re, 54, who is from East Hampton, has been called both.

T.E. McMorrow
Bella Lewis
August 14, 2014

A New York City woman already charged three times with stalking her ex-husband, his current wife, and their three children, now faces a fourth charge, this time of violating his order of protection.

T.E. McMorrow
August 14, 2014
Nathaniel H. Miller, an East Hampton Town Trustee accused of choking another man at a Maidstone Park beach barbecue last month, was cleared of the charge Thursday in East Hampton Town Justice Court.

Nathaniel H. Miller, an East Hampton Town Trustee accused of choking another man at a Maidstone Park beach barbecue last month, was cleared of the charge Thursday in East Hampton Town Justice Court.

"At the end of the day," said Daniel G. Rodgers, Mr. Miller's attorney, "baymen's justice was served."

T.E. McMorrow
August 14, 2014

A New York City man already facing a felony charge of drunken driving was arrested in Montauk Harbor Saturday evening after being stopped for speeding in a no-wake zone. Coast Guard officers charged John C. Hulme, 62, with boating while intoxicated and reckless operation of a vessel, both misdemeanors.

Star staff
August 14, 2014

Amagansett

On July 17 at about 3:30 p.m., a resident of Old Stone Highway flagged down an officer on patrol and pointed out some “waste dirt with a putrid smell,” which he said had been illegally dumped onto his driveway, about 20 feet from the road. The estimated four to five yards of dirt was blocking access to three houses that share a common driveway. One of the homeowners called Bistrian’s to remove it.

East Hampton

Taylor K. Vecsey
August 13, 2014
A man armed with a handgun broke into a house on the Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike and repeatedly hit a man while demanding cash and stealing electronics.

Police are looking for a man they said broke into a Bridgehampton house, armed with a handgun, robbing a victim and pistol whipping him on Tuesday.

Southampton Town police said they were called to a house on the Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike, near Huntington Crossway, at 11:31 a.m., and found a 26-year-old with injuries.

Taylor K. Vecsey
August 7, 2014

On the South Fork, where construction is booming, there were several accidents at building sites over the past week.

Five men were injured, four of them airlifted to Stony Brook University Hospital, in three separate incidents.

T.E. McMorrow
August 7, 2014

An East Hampton man was charged with drunken driving shortly after midnight Monday after crashing his 2009 Mercedes Benz into a telephone pole in Wainscott, according to East Hampton Town police.

William A. Dreher Jr., 48, told the first officer to arrive that he had lost control of the car “due to wet pavement.” He had been eastbound, just past the Montauk Highway intersection with West Gate Road, before veering across the highway and hitting the pole.

Taylor K. Vecsey
August 7, 2014

A handful of voters turned out for a special Bridgehampton Fire District referendum Tuesday night, approving the district’s plan to renovate the interior of the firehouse on School Street.

In a 23-to-3 vote, a resolution to approve a 15-year bond at a maximum of $750,000 to renovate the kitchen and offices, add women’s bathrooms, renovate the recreation area in the basement, and make other repairs was passed.

T.E. McMorrow
August 7, 2014

A man who told East Hampton Town Justice Steven Tekulsky that “I’m not homeless. I live outside,” has spent the last few days in the county jail, charged by East Hampton Village police with trespassing.

Taylor K. Vecsey
August 7, 2014

Leaders of the Amagansett Fire Department have to find a new place for the Suffolk County police helicopter to land in emergencies when patients need to be airlifted to Stony Brook University Hospital.

The medevac has been landing in a field behind the firehouse, between Main Street and the Long Island Rail Road tracks, but the chief said he was recently informed that pilots had raised concerns about the safety of the landing zone.

Star staff
August 7, 2014

Amagansett

An employee of the Stephen Talkhouse, Brendon Gabbard, was “escorting” two men out of the bar on July 26 when, police reported, a third man punched him on the back of the head, ran out of the building, headed west on Main Street, and jumped into a black sedan, driving away.

East Hampton Village

T.E. McMorrow
August 7, 2014

The annual Barcelona Point boat party on Sunday was either very poorly attended or rescheduled for another weekend.

The watery revelry has been held on the first Sunday in August for several years, but only about 30 craft were in the waters of Northwest Harbor on Sunday.

Enforcement personnel from Sag Harbor, Shelter Island, East Hampton Town Marine Patrol, the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department, and the Coast Guard were among those on hand Sunday to monitor the party. One arrest was made for boating while intoxicated.