Recent Stories: Police

T.E. McMorrow
July 2, 2015
A local man who was charged early Sunday morning with drunken driving is said to have told the East Hampton Town police officer who arrested him that “I only had six drinks tonight.”

A local man who was charged early Sunday morning with drunken driving is said to have told the East Hampton Town police officer who arrested him that “I only had six drinks tonight.”

T.E. McMorrow
July 2, 2015
Everyone knows about K9s, dogs that help the military and police save lives and chase suspects, among other heroic missions, but who knew the East Hampton Town Animal Control Department had two dogs as auxiliary staff members?

Everyone knows about K9s, dogs that help the military and police save lives and chase suspects, among other heroic missions, but who knew the East Hampton Town Animal Control Department had two dogs as auxiliary staff members? Said to be invaluable in the field, they are a Maltese named Gracie and an Australian shepherd named Tiki.

Star Staff
July 2, 2015
The weekly police logs

Amagansett

A Parks Department employee told police last Thursday that a porcelain sink in the men’s room at Atlantic Avenue Beach was destroyed during the night. It will cost the town $410 to replace it, he said.

T.E. McMorrow
July 2, 2015
East Hampton Village police charged a Mount Sinai man with petty larceny Monday afternoon for allegedly stealing an Apple iPhone from a youth at the Main Beach pavilion.

East Hampton Village police charged a Mount Sinai man with petty larceny Monday afternoon for allegedly stealing an Apple iPhone from a youth at the Main Beach pavilion.

Taylor K. Vecsey
June 29, 2015
The Bridgehampton Fire Department responded to a small fire coming from a ceiling in a Sagg Main Street house on Sunday morning.

 

A rodent's nest behind the walls of a Sagaponack house caused a small fire on Sunday morning. The Bridgehampton Fire Department was called to 794 Sagg Main Street just before 7 a.m., and chiefs discovered smoke coming from the house.

T.E. McMorrow
June 29, 2015
The 21 Uber drivers facing misdemeanor charges of operating a car for hire without being licensed by the Town of East Hampton agreed Monday to pay fines of $400 each in return for the town lowering the charges to simple violations.

The 21 Uber drivers facing misdemeanor charges of operating a car for hire without being licensed by the Town of East Hampton agreed Monday to pay fines of $400 each in return for the town lowering the charges to simple violations.

Taylor K. Vecsey
June 26, 2015
One of the young men injured in an early-morning crash was set to graduate from East Hampton High School on Friday.

A motorcycle accident in Springs during the early-morning hours Friday left two riders injured, one of them critically. 

T.E. McMorrow
June 25, 2015
A Bridgehampton man accused of assaulting an elderly Northwest Woods woman was indicted by a grand jury last Thursday on multiple felony charges, and was re-arraigned in Riverside Wednesday

A Bridgehampton man accused of assaulting an elderly Northwest Woods woman was indicted by a grand jury last Thursday on multiple felony charges, and was re-arraigned in Riverside Wednesday. Bronte E. O’Neal, 50, faces a minimum sentence of two years in state prison if convicted of either of the assault charges he is facing, which are classified as violent felonies.

Taylor K. Vecsey
June 25, 2015
A man fell while possibly experiencing a medical problem aboard the Montauk Star charter boat Wednesday morning, according to the Coast Guard.

A man fell while possibly experiencing a medical problem aboard the Montauk Star charter boat Wednesday morning, according to the Coast Guard. 

T.E. McMorrow
June 25, 2015
Jefferson Davis Eames who has an open case stemming from an alleged road-rage incident on Neck Path in Springs in December 2013 was back in court last Thursday on a new charge.

A Springs man who has an open case in the town court of Riverhead stemming from an alleged road-rage incident on Neck Path in Springs in December 2013 was back in court last Thursday, sort of, on a new charge of harassment.

Star Staff
June 25, 2015
A roundup of calls to police

Amagansett

Two bicycles were stolen from outside the Accabonac Apartments on the night of June 16. Paulette Hill described her missing bike as an adult maroon Roadway, with a wide handlebar and black tape on the frame. She valued it at under $100. The second missing bike was described by David Almodavor as a child’s green Cannondale mountain bike, worth $300.

Taylor K. Vecsey
June 25, 2015
A 4-year-old child who nearly drowned in a pool in Springs earlier this month was released from the hospital this week.

A 4-year-old child who nearly drowned in a pool in Springs earlier this month was released from the hospital this week.

T.E. McMorrow
June 25, 2015

Over the weekend, there were two drunken-driving arrests involving accidents here, police said, including one in which a driver got into not one, but two crashes in two different townships. 

T.E. McMorrow
June 25, 2015
On Saturday night, a routine Coast Guard safety check of a 50-foot Viking yacht ended with its owner under arrest for boating while intoxicated.

On Saturday night, a routine Coast Guard safety check of a 50-foot Viking yacht ended with its owner under arrest for boating while intoxicated. Charles W. Robins, 50, of Westport, Conn., was intoxicated at the time the Coast Guard patrol pulled alongside the Insight, about a mile northwest of Montauk Harbor, officials said.

Taylor K. Vecsey
June 24, 2015
The driver of a car that crashed on Main Street in East Hampton swatted at a spider she spotted in her car, causing her to lose control of it and crash into a pole and a tree.

Update, 11:40 a.m.: East Hampton Village police said it was a spider that caused a single-car crash on Main Street Wednesday morning. 

T.E. McMorrow
June 22, 2015
An Oakdale man led East Hampton Village police on a chase Sunday night that ended when he allegedly crashed the 2001 Nissan Pathfinder he was driving through a fence and into a construction site at busy Bridgehampton intersection.

An Oakdale man led East Hampton Village police on a chase Sunday night that ended when he allegedly crashed the 2001 Nissan Pathfinder he was driving through a fence and into a construction site at a busy Bridgehampton intersection.

Taylor K. Vecsey
June 22, 2015
A woman who fell off a bicycle, and a man who fell from a 15-foot ladder, were flown within a half-hour of each other to Stony Brook University Hospital, the nearest trauma center.

Two fall victims were flown to Stony Brook University Hospital out of Sag Harbor Village on Monday morning after they were injured in separate incidents. The two medevac helicopters landed at Havens Beach within a half-hour of each other. 

Taylor K. Vecsey
June 19, 2015
Officers for the East Hampton Town and Village Police Departments graduated from the Suffolk County Police Academy on Monday.

From left Town Police Lt. John Claflin, Town Officer Arthur Scalzo, new Officer Andrew Nimmo, Police Chief Michael

Taylor K. Vecsey
June 19, 2015
Elmar Hernandez Cruz, 20, of East Hampton, was charged with driving while intoxicated after a head-on crash on Route 114 in East Hampton on Friday night.

Update, June 22, 10:50 a.m.: The head-on collision that occurred in East Hampton on Friday night was caused by a drunken driver, according to East Hampton Town Police Chief Michael Sarlo. 

T.E. McMorrow
June 18, 2015
Every year as the summer season advances, alcohol-related carnage on local roads keeps pace. This past week was no exception

Every year as the summer season advances, alcohol-related carnage on local roads keeps pace. This past week was no exception. There were four single-vehicle accidents that sent six people to the hospital; all four drivers were charged with driving while intoxicated, and several other D.W.I. arrests involved drivers whose blood-alcohol content was significantly higher than the legal limit.

T.E. McMorrow
June 18, 2015
Woman caught on camera stole a $300 necklace from a Newtown Lane boutique, police say.

East Hampton Village police are seeking help from the public in identifying a woman they say shoplifted a $300 necklace from a boutique on Newtown Lane on June 8. According to Detective Steve Sheades, the theft occurred at about 3 p.m., after the suspect entered the store with another woman. The necklace was taken off of a counter display. Police did not name the store.

Star Staff
June 18, 2015

East Hampton

A two-person kayak was stolen from Sharon Gajajivain’s yard at the Oakview Highway mobile home park at some point over the past six weeks. Ms. Gajajiva reported the theft Saturday, saying the yellow Perception kayak had cost $500.

East Hampton Village

T.E. McMorrow
June 18, 2015
East Hampton Town detectives executed a search warrant during the pre-dawn hours Saturday and arrested Brian A. Cowell.

East Hampton Town detectives executed a search warrant during the pre-dawn hours Saturday and arrested a local man, charging him with possessing narcotics with intent to sell, a felony. Police reported finding a “quantity of wax envelopes containing [heroin] on a living room table” at the home of Brian A. Cowell, 34.

T.E. McMorrow
June 15, 2015
The standoff between the Town of East Hampton and the car-for-hire service Uber moved into the East Hampton Justice Court Monday, with six drivers being arraigned on charges of operating a taxi business without a license.

The standoff between the Town of East Hampton and Uber over the car-for-hire company’s lack of a business license in the town moved into the East Hampton Justice Court on Monday, with six drivers being arraigned on charges of operating a taxi business without a license, a misdemeanor.