Recent Stories: Police

T.E. McMorrow
July 22, 2016
Town police, working with the New York State Liquor Authority, snared four bars and two retail shops in Montauk for allegedly selling alcohol to a minor.

East Hampton Town police, in conjunction with the New York State Liquor Authority, conducted a plain-clothes enforcement effort Sunday in Montauk that snared four bars and two retail shops that police said sold alcoholic beverages to minor. According to East Hampton Town Police Chief Michael Sarlo, the four bars were La Brisa, Salt Box, Grey Lady, and Swallow East.

Taylor K. Vecsey
July 22, 2016
A woman was airlifted to Stony Brook University Hospital late Friday afternoon following an accident at the intersection of Montauk Highway and Old Montauk Highway.

A woman was airlifted to Stony Brook University Hospital Friday afternoon following an automobile accident at the intersection of Montauk Highway and Old Montauk Highway in Montauk. 

Star Staff
July 21, 2016
What's on the logs.

Amagansett

It is an election year, meaning petty misbehavior on the campaign trail. A Deep Woods Lane man told police on July 9 that the “Veterans for Trump” sign he had put up a week earlier in his front yard had been knocked over, breaking the wooden posts. Nicholas Pupo said wanted the incident documented in case there is a reoccurrence.

T.E. McMorrow
July 21, 2016
Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota announced a major arrest sweep of East End drug dealers on Tuesday. The result, he said, is the destruction of two big operations, one dealing in cocaine; the other, heroin.

Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota announced a major arrest sweep of East End drug dealers on Tuesday. The result, he said, is the destruction of two big operations, one dealing in cocaine; the other, heroin.

T.E. McMorrow
July 21, 2016
An Orange County man, Michael J. Lounsbury, 34, was jailed over the weekend in lieu of $10,000 bail following his arrest in downtown Montauk a little after midnight last Thursday.

An Orange County man, Michael J. Lounsbury, 34, was jailed over the weekend in lieu of $10,000 bail following his arrest in downtown Montauk a little after midnight last Thursday. He faces multiple felony charges of driving while intoxicated and without a license. 

Taylor K. Vecsey
July 21, 2016
Police chiefs The Star spoke with this week say they are not ignoring the deaths that have occurred elsewhere and are taking steps to try to ensure such violence never erupts here.

A longtime resident of Sag Harbor Village, an older black man, stopped in to police headquarters this week to have a word with the police chief. Austin McGuire, a former East Hampton Town police lieutenant who took the top spot in the small village force less than a year ago, was happy to see him.

T.E. McMorrow
July 21, 2016
Christian R. Fusco of Ronkonkoma, 25, put his head and shoulder through a window after yelling at people inside.

Christian R. Fusco of Ronkonkoma, 25, was sitting on a porch early Sunday morning with another man and a woman, outside apartments on Kirk Avenue in Montauk. The conversation was boisterous enough that a neighbor asked them to quiet down and go inside their unit.

T.E. McMorrow
July 21, 2016
Between Saturday and Monday there were three serious accidents in which helicopters were called to take people to Stony Brook University Hospital’s level-one trauma center.

Between Saturday and Monday there were three serious accidents in which helicopters were called to take people to Stony Brook University Hospital’s level-one trauma center. 

T.E. McMorrow
July 20, 2016
An East Hampton man is facing an assault charge after allegedly punching an acquaintance on the side of the head hard enough to send him to the hospital with bleeding on the brain.

An East Hampton man is facing an assault charge after allegedly punching an acquaintance on the side of the head hard enough to send him to the hospital with bleeding on the brain.

Taylor K. Vecsey
July 20, 2016
East Hampton Town and Village and Sag Harbor police chiefs, noting there are few Spanish-speaking and few African-American officers on the South Fork, said in interviews this week that they were concerned about diversity in their departments.

East Hampton Town and Village and Sag Harbor police chiefs, noting there are few Spanish-speaking and few African-American officers on the South Fork, said in interviews this week that they were concerned about diversity in their departments. 

July 19, 2016
Montauk Highway in Southampton, between the Stony Brook Southampton campus and Peconic Avenue is closed due to a car accident.

Montauk Highway in Southampton, between the Stony Brook Southampton campus and Peconic Avenue is closed due to a car accident. 

Southampton Town announced the closure at 3:30 p.m. 

Check back for updates during your evening commute.

Taylor K. Vecsey
July 17, 2016
An 83-year-old man was found floating in his pool on Ocean Avenue in East Hampton Village on Saturday afternoon.

An 83-year-old man was found floating in his pool on Ocean Avenue in East Hampton Village on Saturday afternoon. 

Mark Handler was found at about 1:15 p.m., according to Police Chief Gerard Larsen. Police started cardiopulmonary resuscitation before emergency medical service providers arrived. He was taken to Southampton Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. 

Star Staff
July 15, 2016
Phone and online scams are on the rise, and many of the con artists behind them are targeting older people.

Phone and online scams are on the rise, and many of the con artists behind them are targeting older people. Suffolk Legislator Bridget Fleming and East Hampton Town Supervisor Larry Cantwell will be joined by a representative of the New York attorney general’s office on Friday, July 22, for an 11:30 a.m. presentation at the Town Senior Citizens Center on Springs-Fireplace Road.

T.E. McMorrow
July 14, 2016
Sag Harbor police received a call on the afternoon of July 5 reporting a man sleeping under a bush in the Long Wharf area.

Sag Harbor police received a call on the afternoon of July 5 reporting a man sleeping under a bush in the Long Wharf area. Austin McGuire, the new chief of police, who has been a hands-on boss, took the call himself. He found Marvin Batcin, 37, of Riverhead, sleeping as described.

T.E. McMorrow
July 14, 2016
Another Saturday-night police dragnet to snare drunken drivers helped lead to the arrest of defendants from a wide variety of professions.

Another Saturday-night police dragnet to snare drunken drivers helped lead to the arrest of defendants from a wide variety of professions.

Star Staff
July 14, 2016
What's on the logs this week.

East Hampton

A vandal smashed the rear driver’s-side window of a 2006 BMW parked in the driveway of an Oakview Highway house Saturday night. Wilson Guerrero told police nothing was missing from the car.

Taylor K. Vecsey
July 14, 2016
Two protest demonstrations are planned for the South Fork on Sunday in connection with the recent shooting deaths of black men at the hands of law enforcement elsewhere in the country.

Update, July 15, 2:30 p.m.: The Black Lives Matter demonstration in East Hampton Village will take place at Herrick Park on Newtown Lane, according to Police Chief Gerard Larsen, who met with an organizer on Friday morning. Participants will meet at noon, and at some point march over to Village Hall on Main Street, and then return to Herrick Park.

T.E. McMorrow
July 14, 2016
Several defendants have been brought into court on drug-related arrests.

A Northport man, Ryan J. Stillman, 28, who was charged with burglary, asked East Hampton Town Justice Lisa R. Rana during his arraignment Saturday if he could be sent to a drug treatment center. While the request was unusual, his arrest was among several before the judge this week that involved drugs.

T.E. McMorrow
July 8, 2016
Kyle L. Rosco, 33, of Sag Harbor was arraigned in East Hampton Town Justice Court Friday morning on felony charges of drunken driving stemming from crash on Saturday evening in which his car rolled over and came to rest on the Maidstone Club's golf course.

Kyle L. Rosco, 33, of Sag Harbor was arraigned in East Hampton Town Justice Court Friday morning on felony charges of drunken driving stemming from crash on Saturday evening in which his car rolled over and came to rest on the Maidstone Club's golf course.

T.E. McMorrow
July 7, 2016
The holiday weekend produced many arrests, some on unusual charges.

The holiday weekend produced many arrests, some on unusual charges.

A 1965 gray Shelby Cobra, a car that according to the internet sells for six figures, figured in a charge of criminal mischief against Ronald P. Balcuns, 55, of Springs.

Taylor K. Vecsey
July 7, 2016
The charge against Mr. Rosko was further elevated yesterday after police announced that blood tests showed his blood-alcohol level to be over three times the legal limit.

On Further Lane in East Hampton Saturday night, the driver of a classic 1985 Mercedes-Benz 230 coupe lost control and drove onto the eighth hole of the Maidstone Club golf course, where the car rolled over at least twice and came to rest on its roof.

T.E. McMorrow
July 7, 2016
The July Fourth weekend was marked by a number of vehicular accidents resulting in charges of drunken driving.

The July Fourth weekend was marked by a number of vehicular accidents resulting in charges of drunken driving.

Taylor K. Vecsey
July 7, 2016
The detective declined to say whether arson had been positively identified as the cause until town police receive a complete report from the county squad, which collected evidence in the hours after the fire.

Arson detectives are investigating a fire at an Academy Award-nominated composer’s house in Amagansett at the start of the July Fourth weekend. The house was occupied at the time.

T.E. McMorrow
July 7, 2016
An apparently homeless woman was sent to jail last Thursday after being accused of stealing an Oklahoma oilman’s Mercedes Benz from in front of his Ocean Avenue, East Hampton, property.

An apparently homeless woman charged with two felonies, grand larceny and possession of stolen property, and two misdemeanors, false impersonation and unauthorized use of a vehicle, was sent to jail last Thursday after being accused of stealing an Oklahoma oilman’s Mercedes Benz from in front of his Ocean Avenue, East Hampton, property.